Esports organiser and manufacturing firm Calyx has introduced the return of Dune Cup Fall Version, a Center East Qualifier for the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown.
Calyx has additionally revealed Warsaw-based interactive media start-up StreamCards and Dubai-based theme and journey park IMG Worlds of Journey as principal sponsors of the qualifying occasions.
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The Dune Cup Fall Version will happen from August 26th-28th calling all Counter-Strike groups to compete within the open qualifier. The Dune Cup would be the MENA counterpart of the BLAST Premier expanded Qualifier Collection permitting groups to progress to the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown on October 12th-17th.
Andrew Haworth, Commissioner for BLAST Premier mentioned: “We’re delighted to welcome again the Dune Cup for the Fall Season after Calyx’s profitable internet hosting of the Spring Qualifier again in March.
“The MENA area is a massively thrilling area with a promising future and ever-growing proficient pool of gamers – it’s vital for BLAST Premier and Counter-Strike to proceed to supply groups on this area the chance to carry out on a world stage so the scene can proceed to prosper within the coming years.”
The Fall Showdown will function a $162,500 (~£117,194) prize pool. Although the winners of the qualifying occasions may even rating a $25,000 (~£18,029) participation charge to spend money on the expansion of their crew and organisation.
As a part of the Dune Cup Fall Version, 4 groups will obtain direct invitations and shall be joined by two winners from every of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Levant & North Africa Open Qualifiers. The finalist crew may have the possibility to symbolize the Center East on the Fall Showdown.
Ishan Saksena, CEO of Hockwood Video games commented: “Calyx is our first step on this area to point out to the world that the Center East and North Africa is a powerhouse of abilities and may be on par with internationally acclaimed esports athletes. One such initiative for us to show that is the Calyx Dune Cup Fall Version.
“The earlier iteration had NASR Esports step as much as the worldwide stage in BLAST Premier Spring Showdown to face behemoths like Gambit Esports and Astralis. This version may even deal with native and regional expertise and help them in reaching the massive league. By varied partnerships, extra focus can be introduced upon manufacturers and their function in esports and in flip contributing to a brand new supply of financial progress through esports.”
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In keeping with a launch, StreamCards will ship interactive gamification options whereas IMG Worlds of Journey focuses on connecting the esports and gaming neighborhood of the area with the ‘world of indoor themed leisure’.
Daniel Sieradzan, CEO of StreamCards added: “Our partnership with Calyx is an thrilling subsequent step towards the absolutely interactive expertise of watching esports live-streams. Each StreamCards and Calyx’s mission is to revolutionize the esports panorama.
“We do it by offering a know-how by no means seen earlier than in esports broadcast, and within the case of Calyx, it’s a great journey of bringing esports to the MENA area. We’re thrilled to companion with such a like-minded firm and construct collectively the way forward for interactive media.”
Esports Insider says: After Riot Video games, we see one other large title within the esports scene, BLAST Premier, making the most of the MENA area potential. Trailblazers Hockwood Video games and Calyx proceed distinguishing themselves within the discipline and area and recruiting beneficial sponsors to assist their mission.
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