Press Release (ePRNews.com) - MACAO, Macao - Aug 05, 2016 - The Macau member nation of the International eSports Federation, Grow uP eSports proudly announces the 8th e-Sports World Championships 2016 Qualifiers Tournament. Grow uP eSports will host a tournament on August 27 and 28 at MP5 Cyberstation to find Macau’s best League of Legends and Hearthstone players to participate at the world championships, where winners will have the honor of representing Macau at the World Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia on October 6 – 9th, 2016. All team flights and accommodation expenses will be covered by Grow uP eSports and the IeSF. Other cash and prizes will be awarded to the first three finishers in both tournaments.
The qualifier tournament will take place Saturday, August 27th through Sunday, August 28th at MP5 Cyberstation at Rua do Terminal Marítimo, Nº63, Edifício Centro Internacional de Macau, with the final round occurring on August 28th.
League of Legends is an online multiplayer game played in teams of five. Players must work together in order to successfully navigate through several treacherous battlefields, while relying on strategy and strong teamwork. The winners will have to exemplify both of these qualities in addition to relying on their own ingenuity, while playing as part of a team.
All computers and graphics cards will be provided by the venue, although players are allowed to bring their own peripherals. For more information, visit www.growupesports.com. There are still team slots left for the qualifiers, although act now as they are filling up fast.
Grow uP eSports will also hold a Hearthstone tournament to find the individual who will represent Macau at those same International eSports Federation World Championships.
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is a free-to-play online collectible card game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. Hearthstone builds upon the lore of the Warcraft series, using characters, creatures, and relics from the game. A turn-based card game played between two opponents, Hearthstone uses constructed decks of thirty cards, along with a selected hero with a unique power. Players use ‘mana’ points to cast spells or summon minions to attack the opponent, with the goal of reducing the opponent’s health to zero.
For the Hearthstone Tournament, players should bring their own mobile device (Smartphone/Tablet) to participate. If the player requires a computer to participate, the organization may provide one upon previous request.
Rules of Engagement
The League of Legends (LoL) tournament will be played under a double elimination bracket system. Teams in the “winners bracket” continue to play until they are beaten. Any team that loses a match gets relegated to the “losers’ bracket”, where they get a second chance to win. The winning team in the losers’ bracket will be able to play against the winning team in the winners’ bracket and could eventually be crowned champions. Another loss, however, and they are out of the tournament entirely.
The Heartstone tournament will be played under Swiss-style format rules. The Swiss format matches players with similar records against each other. For example, if a player wins their first match, they will be put up against someone who also won their first match. Similarly, a player that lost their first match will be against someone else who lost their first match.
Particpation fee for each tournament is 200 MOP.
About Grow uP eSports
Founded in 2015, Grow uP eSports is a non-profit association based in Macau, with the objective to create and develop an eSports industry that will be headquartered in Macau, but operate throughout the ASEAN region. Grow uP eSports is promoting eSports in Macau via tournaments to unite existing communities of console, computer and mobile gamers. An eSports industry will definitely diversify Macau’s economy from the main industries (gambling and real estate), as well as attract a specialized tourism group with very specific reasons why they would choose to visit the city.
The International e-Sports Federation (IeSF) is a global organization based in South Korea whose mission is to promote electronic sports as true sports, and it aims to become the global body in charge of maintaining, promoting and supporting eSports. In order to achieve these goals, the IeSF is focused on four core projects:
• Increase the number of member nations
• Create regulations and standards for international e-Sports
• Train referees through the human resources program
• Host an international e-Sports world championship
In order to become an international sports body that is true to its name, the IeSF is working with governmental bodies, international sports organizations, and video game developers in order to achieve the greater goal of uniting the entire e-Sports world under one jurisdiction.
About the e-Sports World Championship
The e-Sports World Championship is the only international e-Sports competition based on nationality. The official games are League of Legends (LoL), Counter-Strike Global Offensive (CS:GO), and Hearthstone. IeSF has finalized negotiations with the game developers which are Riot Games, Valve Corporation and Blizzard Entertainment. IeSF has opened participation of all titles to all people regardless of gender, age or disabilities.
Member nations of IeSF which participate in the World Championship will hold National Qualifiers to qualify players to represent their countries.
The 8th e-Sports World Championships 2016 will be held from 6th to 9th of October this year, in Ancol Beach Auditorium, Jakarta, Indonesia. The total prize pool is $54,000 USD, which is broken down to $20,000 USD for each team title, $4,000 USD for the individual title, and $10,000 USD for the overall champion nation.
For additional information:
Spokesman: Andrew Pearson
website: http://www.growupesports.com Source :
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