After teasing the event over the last few days, KFC Gaming has shared the first official details on their upcoming Blackout tournament for UK fans and players, but not everyone looks to be thrilled about it.
KFC Gaming has been making a name for itself in the esports world mainly by issuing some incredible burns on Twitter, but will now amp things up a bit by holding a Blackout tournament as part of a new partnership with Call of Duty UK.
The teases officially started on January 11 and only ramped up in the ensuing days ahead of January 14’s official announcement.
The event will feature a total of 16 content creators who will compete for their share of a £50,000 prize pool, a KFC Black card, and more.
Each of the 16 content creators will hold separate tournaments on their own to find a duo partner for the grand finals of the event set for February 24. The first qualifier will take place on January 17 and will continue in the weeks leading up to the event.
Of note, however, is that this tournament series will only be open to players in the UK.
Popular esports organization eUnited noticed this fact and decided to poke a bit of fun at KFC, questioning the fact that KFC is named after a state in the US but is holding a tournament exclusive to the UK.
Company named after a state in USA— eUnited (@eUnitedgg) January 14, 2019
Hosts tournaments exclusively for Europe pic.twitter.com/X5FcHLwBVR
Not to be outdone, KFC fired right back by pointing out that the organization quite literally has ‘EU’ in it.
Your name is literally (EU)nited.... pic.twitter.com/NsJynwp9tZ— KFC Gaming (@kfcgaming) January 14, 2019
eUnited took this right in stride, seeing it as an opportunity to jump into the tournament themselves, to which CoD player James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks seemed to enjoy, asking his org to get him into the tournament.
nice get me in this— eU Clayster (@Clayster) January 14, 2019
However, according to Gaz Beadle of the Geordie Shore - one of the 16 content creators featured in the event - pro players won’t be allowed into the tournament, ending Clayster's hope of winning that elusive KFC Black Card.
With all the joking and playful jabs aside, those hoping for a shot at playing in the tournament should keep an eye on their favorite content creators for more information on upcoming qualifiers.