The Red Bull 5G UK eSports tournament North regional finals get underway at the Play Expo in Manchester this weekend (October 8th and 9th).
There are five games in the tournament – Project CARS, League Of Legends, Rocket League, Hearthstone and Street Fighter – which is pitching teams from the North of the UK against the South. The Red Bull 5G UK tourney was first announced back in August.
Winning teams will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Japan.
According to the Red Bull highlight videos, the League of Legends teams that have qualified so far include Enclave Gaming, UoY Bother, Perilous Void and Team Sublime (for the North) and Recall, Indecisive Team Name, New Breed UK and the University of Exeter (for the South). See the results and brackets on the ESL website here.
Systems at the regional finals will be powered by Nvidia’s GeForce GTX graphics cards and anti-stutter G-Sync monitors.
The South regional finals will follow on October 29th and 30th at the MCM Comic Con in London (which will also host some of the ESL UK Premiership summer 2016 finals).
The winners from each regional final will represent Team North and Team South in a national final in Birmingham on November 20th.
You can check out the video highlights from five weekly qualifiers below:
You can watch the Red Bull 5G finals at RedBull5G.com.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
A keen League of Legends and World of Warcraft player, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He works as full-time content director for the British Esports Association and runs ENUK in his spare time.