ESL to host EVOLVE Xbox One Tournament
(Los Angeles, CA) April 24, 2015 – EVOLVE Proving Grounds is set to make waves in the console scene with a US$100,000 Xbox One tournament in June. Together, ESL and 2K will search for the world’s best console EVOLVE players starting April 26th, with online qualifiers for Europe and the United States. Four weeks of online competition will lead to a travel-expenses-paid-for offline tournament at both the ESL Cologne studios and ESL Burbank studios, respectively, from which the top two will advance to the Grand Finals in Los Angeles on the week of June 15th.
“EVOLVE has commanded the attention of the gaming world since – and before – its release in February of this year. We consistently see demand for the game at our events and are happy to now be doing more with it in terms of esports competition,” said David Hiltscher, Vice President of Gaming Communities at ESL.
“The future looks bright for EVOLVE esports, and we’re happy to be a part of it.”
EVOLVE is a 4v1 shooter game in which four hunters cooperatively fight to take down a single-player controlled Monster. For more information regarding EVOLVE, please visit the official website. A detailed breakdown of the tournament, which will be played out on Twitch at twitch.tv/EvolveGame, can be found onwww.eslgaming.com . Alternatively, join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #4v1!
ESL’s EVOLVE Proving Grounds tournament is open to legal residents of the following countries who are at least 17 years of age: Canada, Mexico, United States, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Ukraine and is void where prohibited by local law. Participants must have a legal copy of Evolve, a team of 5 players, each with an active Xbox Live Gold membership account in good standing and be registered with an account on the ESL website.
ESL is world’s largest, independent eSports brand, leading the industry across various games with numerous online and offline competitions. This includes high profile international and national leagues and tournaments such as the Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL One, ESL Pro Series, Starcraft® II World Championship Series, as well as grassroots amateur cups, leagues and matchmaking systems. ESL covers a broad field of services in gaming technology, event management, advertising and TV production, fully catering to the needs of the eSport’s ecosystem. With offices in Germany, Russia, France, Poland, Spain, China and North America, it has a true global footprint (www.eslgaming.com ).
Evolve – From Turtle Rock Studios, creators of Left 4 Dead, Evolve is a shooter in which four Hunters face off against a single, player-controlled Monster in adrenaline-pumping 4v1 matches. Play as the Monster to use savage abilities and an animalistic sense to kill your human enemies, or choose one of four Hunter classes (Trapper, Support, Assault and Medic) and team up to take down the beast on the planet Shear, where flora and fauna act as an adversary to Hunter and Monster alike. Level up to unlock new Hunter or Monster characters as well as upgrades, skins, and perks. Earn your infamy on the leaderboards and become the apex predator.
Evolve is now available worldwide for Xbox One, PlayStation®4 system, and Windows PC. Evolve is rated M for Mature by the ESRB. For more information on Evolve, watch us on Twitch, follow us on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook, subscribe on YouTube and visit www.Evolvegame.com .