Mobile eSports is still a young part of the entire eSports scene but it is growing. Amazon has announced today that they will be holding their first mobile eSports tournament next month called the Champions of Fire Invitational in Las Vegas. The prize pool? A cool $100,000, with 1st place cashing in $30,000. The official host of this tournament is actually the Amazon Appstore and the tournament as a whole will feature a variety of casual mobile games.
The Champions of Fire Invitational will be a one-day blitz mobile gaming tournament that will feature famous personalities in the video game and gameplay streaming world. There will be well-known individuals from Twitch and other video platforms, including Boxbox, Professor Broman, Northernlion, lolRenaynay, Brian Kibler and more. The format will be a head-to-head single-elimination tournament, with each competitor competing across five of the biggest casual mobile games: Disney Crossy Road, Pac-Man 256, Bloons TD Battles, 8 Ball Pool and the all new Fruit Ninja Tournament Edition.
“Competitive video gaming has seen huge growth, and we see tremendous customer value in expanding the tournament experience to include the casual mobile games played by millions of people today. The Champions of Fire Invitational will see some of the top gaming pros square off in the same fun games our customers can download and enjoy today from the Amazon Appstore.” – Aaron Rubenson, Director, Amazon Appstore
The tournament will be held on December 2nd, 2016 starting at 2pm PST and running until 9pm PST. The entire event will be live streamed on the Amazon Appstore Twitch channel. If you happen to miss the stream, it will be re-aired in a highlights 2-hr special on the CBS Sports Network on December 12th, 2016 at 7pm PST. For those of you curious, yes we will be there attending and covering the tournament, along with doing interviews with the participants. Stay tuned for more details about our coverage of the Champions of Fire Invitational.
If you’re interested in tickets or any other additional details, you can find those over on the tournament’s official website.
Official Website: Amazon’s Champions of Fire Invitational