Gfinity will host the Overwatch Masters Gaming Arena (MGA) 2016 Championship Grand Finals in London this December.
The tournament sees MSI, Blizzard and the Gfinity Arena team up to host the finals on December 7th and 8th. The competition will feature the best teams from Europe, America and Asia, with a $75,000 prize pool.
MGA 2016 team registrations close today (September 27th) and the first regional online qualifier for America will get underway from October 4th to 5th.
European online qualifiers run from October 7th to 8th and Asian qualifiers commence from October 10th to 11th. These qualifiers will allow 128 teams to take part in each region, but won’t be streamed online.
Regional finals – to be streamed online – will take place on October 14th to 15th (Americas), 17th to 18th (Europe) and 20th and 21st (Asia).
Winners at the regional finals will be invited to the grand finals, along with one more MSI-sponsored team.
The overall winner will leave with $40,000, while second, third and fourth place teams will receive $20,000, $10,000 and $5,000 respectively.
Tickets to the final aren’t on sale yet, but will be available from the Gfinity website in due course. More details can be found here.
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