Last week Amazon announced that they would be hosting the mobile esports tournament, called the Champions of Fire Invitational, here in our city of Las Vegas. Well besides us attending the event to cover it, we are also hosting the live stream of the event right here as well.
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.
Pokemon GO may still have some issues that need to be fixed, but that hasn’t stopped millions of players for loading the game up daily and playing it. Pokemon GO leagues, tournaments, and events have already been taking place in all kinds of locations, and we are actually hosting one of them ourselves this weekend.
eSports as an industry has come a long way in the last 10 years, growing a lot in size in pretty much every way possible including with the creation of mobile eSports tournaments and games. Needless to say there are plenty of avenues in which to keep up with all the goings-on when it comes to eSports. Yahoo has launched their own mobile application dedicated to eSports coverage.
The platform called Skillz, which allows developers to offer cash prizes for tournaments within their games as well as paying the prizes out, has pushed out an update that now offers cross-platform support. Developers using this platform will now be able to host tournaments across iOS and Android for cash prizes.
The North American Autumn finals for the rather popular mobile MOBA title Vainglory took place last weekend, with a prize pool for the season of over $200,000 up for grabs. Taking place at the eSports Arena in Santa Ana, California, Liberation X battled through three days of matches, ending up in a showdown on the final day against Nemesis Hydra. Eventually Liberation X would defeat Nemesis Hydra and take home a cool $10,000.
Bandai Namco has decided to host a limited time in-game event in honor of breast cancer awareness month from within their Pac-Man + Tournaments game on Android. This event begins today and features a PINK Maze tournament that players can participate in. Of course the goal of this is to help spread the word about Breast Cancer Awareness.
Mobile eSports is starting to grow in size, with games like Vainglory already hosting professional teams and tournaments already. So it is no surprise that World of Tanks Blitz, that has a PC version in eSports currently, has announced their first tournament as well called Rise of Continents.
More MOBA news today but this time it is regarding Gameloft’s long running title Heroes of Order and Chaos which will be getting updated soon. This update is actually quite a big one and it brings with it new game modes, a new spectator mode, and new heroes for players to use when playing the game.
Madfinger Games has been hard at work developing this latest update for Dead Trigger 2 and it is now finally available on Google Play as of today. There is actually quite a lot of good stuff coming with this update including the beginning of an ongoing series of tournaments which we are teaming up with Madfinger Games to help host them. This includes the ability to win real prizes.