Battlerite development team Stunlock Studios has just announced in a press release that it will be partnering with Next Generation Esports to produce the "BattleRekt" tournament, which starts its preliminary season on November 15, 2016.
Beginning today, players can register for the preliminary season, which will last until the first season of BattleRekt begins on December 02, 2016. Each season will consist of weekly player-versus-player battles with a season finale at the end of each month; the press release states that 256 North American and European teams will compete for over $10,000 in cash prizes per week. An exact prize structuring has not been announced at this time.
BattleRekt will be produced and filmed by Next Generation Esports in their Burbank studio, and livecast for viewers on Twitch. The tournament will last until an undetermined period in January 2017.
In this press release, Stunlock Studios CEO Rickard Frisegård explains that this tournament is happening because "Arena brawlers have exploded in popularity, and Battlerite is leading the charge in shaping this genre for esports. Partnering with NGE on BattleRekt will allow our growing community to compete in a definite Battlerite competition."
Battlerite is in Early Access and is currently available to purchase on Steam for $19.99. If you want to learn more about Battlerite, check out our preview here.
Stay tuned to TechRaptor for more information on BattleRekt, Battlerite, and other Stunlock Studios titles.
Quick TakeSeems like esports gaming and tournaments are becoming less and less niche these days, especially with certain companies pushing to have their tournaments broadcast on cable television and not just streaming services like Twitch. It's going to be interesting to see what companies will do to separate their tournaments from other companies, as well as what they'll do to entice players to compete.
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