Press Release Overwatch EBC – EMEA Regionals
Overwatch® EBC – EMEA Regionals:
A €18.000,- prize pool tournament!
The Esports Broadcast Collective is creating the biggest third-party tournament across the EMEA Region!
Europe, the Middle East and Africa, 2020-06-11
The Overwatch® EBC EMEA Tournament is a gigantic undertaking. We are bringing together teams from every corner of the EMEA regions, working with ambassadors from more than 40 countries and teaming up with Blizzard who are providing the €18.000,- prize pool that will make this epic!
The tournament is starting its qualifiers in just one month’s time; Saturday the 11th of July the fireworks go off!
The EMEA Regionals will be open to everyone in the Europe, the Middle East and Africa regions where teams will represent and play in the division where the majority of their players are from.
With a tournament of this size, showing off the quality of play from all these regions, we are committed to show as many games, in as many languages of as many different teams as possible. Saturdays and Sundays starting at 16.00 CEST on the 11th of July with the Atlantic, Central and Mediterranean qualifiers starts this off and we finish with the Major invitational in November!
The tournament will be played in 6 divisions representing the EMEA regions with every division being cast in English and/or the primary language of the region.
These are the;
Eastern Division / Russian
Middle East & Africa Division / Arabic
Central Division / German
Nordic Division / Swedish
Mediterranean Division / Spanish
Atlantic Division / French
Each division will have qualifiers to determine the brackets of 24 teams of each region that make up the total 144 teams of the Regionals. From these 6 divisions 32 teams will qualify and be invited to the Major that will pitch the best of every region against each other to crown our grand champions!
Beyond this, our aim is to have as many countries and languages represented as possible, to have the country based teams be cast in their own language in parallel with the primary streams.
Start singing up!
For updates, FAQ, Schedule, Rules and more information go to EBC.gg and start following ours and our partners social media:
EMEA Regionals Trailer:
-“It’s incredibly exciting to finally have the EBC go public and to have this done with this epic tournament spanning the entirety of the EMEA region will show that we seriously establish the Esports Broadcast Collective at the top level. That Blizzard acknowledges this as a great initiative, run by their trusted partners and are supporting us with this tournament prize pool is important to see for the future of this scene we love and want to continue building.” says Oskar Svanberg, Co-founder of the EBC.
About the Esports Broadcast Collective
The EBC is an organization recently created by individuals from existing production houses and events that have been running some of the biggest Overwatch third party tournaments very successfully for the past years. An expanding partnership across the EMEA and Americas regions. The EBC set up gaming and esports events connecting with an international audience or activate and focus on specific regions or communities, wanting to represent everyone in esports. Whether they are hosting Europe-wide, triple-A esports tournaments or looking to create a platform to broadcast emerging esports titles worldwide.
About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft®, Hearthstone, Overwatch®, the Warcraft, StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises, and the multi-franchise Heroes of the Storm®, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes twenty-two #1 games* and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company’s online gaming service, Blizzard Battle.net®, is one of the largest online-gaming services in the world, with millions of active players. *Sales and/or downloads, based on internal company records and reports from key distribution partners.
OVERWATCH is a trademark or registered trademark of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
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