As Season 2 in Battlerite soon falls upon us, so does our first Official Tournament!
Stunlock Studios and Twitch are proud to announce the ‘Enter the Arena’ Battlerite tournament presented by Beyond the Summit later this month. This kicks off the competitive scene for Battlerite in 2017 with a mix of invited teams and open qualifiers for a showdown of the best-of-the-best in both Europe and North America on two consecutive action-packed days, with a prize pool of $10,000.
We at Stunlock Studios are excited to kick off Season 2 with a bang together with the awesome people over at Beyond the Summit and Twitch. In just a week the open qualifiers begin, where both European and North American players can earn their place to duke it out with pre-invited teams in the two-day tournament finals presented by Beyond the Summit from their studio in the L.A.
If you’re tuning in to Battlerite for the first time you’ll get the gist of it in a heartbeat, with similarities to fighting games, and World of Warcraft arena. It’s a fast-paced, visually dynamic brawlfest with an emphasis on skill and precision, favoring ‘WASD’ character movement and skillshots over ‘click-to-move’ and targeted abilities. As a first encounter with Battlerite for many viewers, we’re hoping to not only offer an entertaining broadcast, but to also introduce the game’s intricacies to fresh audiences, newer players as well as esports fans. We’re looking forward to the full free-to-play release and a series of competitive events this year.
Join the Qualifiers
For the qualifiers you’ll need a team of three Battlerite players signing up at https://smash.gg/tournament/enter-the-arena before the 17th of February. There’s not much time to get into it before the qualifiers, but who knows, with a fresh from the oven metagame you just might come up with a strategy that will stump some overconfident veterans.
Qualifiers – Key Dates
- Open Qualifier – Europe
- Feb 18th
- 17.00 CET
- Open Qualifier – North America
- Feb 19th
- 14.00 PST / 16.00 CST / 17.00 EST
- 3-player teams
- Open qualifier
- Double Elimination
- Top 4 Team Advances
- Before top-8: Best of 9 Rounds, Best of 1 Games
- Top-8: Best of 5 Rounds, Best of 3 Games
- Main Tournament
- 8 Teams
- 4 Directly Invited
- 4 Teams Qualify
- Group stage: Best of 5 Rounds, Best 3 Games
- Final Stage: Best of 9 Rounds, Best of 3 Games
- 8 Teams
- Round time: 2:00 (2 minutes)
- $10,000 prize pool, split evenly between NA and EU
- 1st place: $2000
- 2nd place: $1500
- 3rd place: $900
- 4th place: $600
If you want a more detail-oriented breakdown of the tournament ruleset (or try to weasel your team through a ruleset loophole) you’ll find that here under the rules section.
- TelroskMi (Teldo, Verosk, Mini)
- MyCon – Prepare to Die (LittleMaster, GodOf, K3b4b1)
- Intolerant (Joltz, Iska, Nyy)
- Project Horizon (HotBiscuit, Blankzz, Wuzac)
- Onslaught (Averse, Arakune, Ninjas)
- Identity Crisis (InTheFlesh, Vorime, Emperor)
- Scylla (Maelstrom,Jeter,Rarepeep)
- Excel Wizards (Neewha, Skywind, Finlev)
Watch the live broadcast
If you’re not already following Beyond the Summit at Twitch, you’ll find their channel here.
- Finals – North America Feb 25 – 26
- Finals – Europe Feb 25 – 26
Battlerite is an action-packed team arena brawler. Experience the unique combination of a top-down shooter with a fast-paced fighting game. Challenge friends and others in a battle of reaction, unleashing the champion within you.
About Beyond the Summit
Beyond the Summit (BTS) is a new-media company based out of Los Angeles, California that creates and broadcasts high-quality eSports content.
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