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Introducing Realm Royale Esports – Details and Breakdown of Upcoming Weekly Tournaments

Published: 18/Jul/2018 21:10 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Albert Petrosyan

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Hi-Rez Studios has announced that the competitive and esports scene for its popular Realm Royale BR game has officially launched.

The developers have been at work with third party hosts and organizers to put together weekly tournaments and events that will feature massive prize pools.

As of now, there will be two major competitive series that will be played on a weekly basis – the Realm Royale Invitiational and 100K Thursday tournaments

Both competitions will be organized by Skillshot Media, a community-driven esports production company and subsidiary of Hi-Rez Studios, while the latter will be a collaborative effort with popular YouTuber Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem.

In a video released by Hi-Rez Studios, Community Manager ‘HiRezJNASH’ provided details for each of the tournaments, starting with the Realm Royale Invitational, which will be held every Wednesday starting at 3 PM ET / 12 PM PT.

“Skillshot Media will launch its first weekly Invitation tournament. This will feature players from North America and Europe that are both highly ranked Masters players as well as broadcasters. Each Invitational will offer a prize pool of $10,000.”

The second major competition, which is being called the KEEMSTAR Realm Royale 100K Thursday tournament, will be held every Thursday starting at 4 PM ET / 1 PM PT.

Just as with KEEMSTAR’s weekly Friday Fortnite event, this tourney is set to feature popular broadcasters and content creators, and will include a whopping $100,000 prize pool. 

Both of these tournament series will be live-streamed by Skillshot Media hosts and casters on the Realm Royale Twitch and Mixer channels, as well as the participating broadcasters on their personal channels.

We will also provide a dedicated hub for the KEEMSTAR 100K tournament, including all rules, details, streams, and the full bracket once it is officially released.

The entirety of the Realm Royale esports announcement can be viewed below:

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Madden NFL launches multi-year collegiate program across 2,500 campuses

Published: 28/Oct/2020 14:06

by Adam Fitch

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Electronic Arts and Learfield IMG College have entered a multi-year partnership to find future esports stars at colleges.

Level Next, The College Esports League, is said to support over 2,500 campuses across the United States and starts with Madden NFL 21. Beginning on November 9, registration is open to all college students that are attending a four-year accredited university.

The league will “feature at least one of EA’s esports franchises” and serves as the gaming company’s official home for collegiate esports.

There’s no word on other titles that the league may adopt in the future but EA are also behind FIFA, NHL, and Apex Legends.

Level Next, The College Esports League
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Level Next, The College Esports League will initially utilize Madden NFL 21.

Taking collegiate esports to the next level?

An eight-week regular season will lead to playoffs and a culminating championship, with the winning team being named the national champions. The Fall Champions Series will have a $150,000 total prize pool.

The Madden NFL 21 Championship Series is the official top flight of competition for the American football game and includes sponsors such as Pizza Hut, Snickers, Verizon, and Gillette. The 2021 Club Championship, which is part of the series is set to give out $750,000 across its competitors.

“Until now, collegiate esports has been primarily small-scale, community-based and fragmented. This program will bring the excitement and camaraderie of college competition to a new level,” said Todd Sitrin, SVP of EA’s competitive efforts.

“By leveraging EA’s decades of experience at the intersection of traditional sports and esports, and Learfield IMG College’s unprecedented scale and position as the official rights holder for more than 200 universities and conferences, this collaboration will establish a much-needed structure within the collegiate esports ecosystem and help accelerate Madden NFL competitive gaming popularity.”

The ultimate goal of Level Next is to “unify competitive play at universities nationwide,” which also provides a platform for up-and-coming talent to show off their abilities.

Much like in traditional sports, esports organizers are looking to schools and colleges to create a talent pipeline across multiple gaming titles.