Tomorrow (April 13th) Guns of Boom will be hosting a Pro Series tournament in Esports Stadium Arlington, Dallas, and a UK player is ready to enter the fray.
XLNC has been confirmed as a substitue for ForZe – one of the European teams competing in the tournament.
XLNC usually plays for Lazarus, the team that won the Season One championship, so he has good experience and knows how to win.
This competition is the first Pro Series tournament of the game’s second season, with the winners taking home a slice of the overall $500,000 Season 2 prize pool and a spot at the Gods of Boom ESL One tournament in Cologne later this year.
This Pro Series tournament in particular has a $40,000 pool and kicks off on Saturday at 2pm CDT.
Mobile shooter Guns of Boom has been growing in the esports space over the past year.
Following the success of their Season 2 kick-off event at Intel Extreme Masters Katowice, Game Insight and ESL are back again for this latest tournament. It will see the top six teams from around the world competing, having earned their spots through their domination of Guns of Boom’s Winter Challenger Series.
“We opened up our online tournaments to two new territories for Season 2 – Latin America and Southeast Asia – and players from these regions have been really shaking things up on the leaderboards,” said Nikita Sherman, head of strategy for Game Insight.
“In fact, we have one team from each of these regions making their professional debut at Pro Series Texas. They’ll be joining two teams from Europe and two from North America in their quest for the crown. As always, we wish the best of luck to all of our players around the globe.”
The competitors in Guns of Boom’s Pro Series Texas tournament are:
Impact Gaming (North America)
Team Force (North America)
BrazuKas (Latin America)
IND_WOLVES (Southeast Asia)
Esports Stadium Arlington, which will play host to Pro Series Texas, is the largest dedicated esports facility in North America.
Earlier this year, Guns of Boom became the first mobile game to host a tournament on the main stage at IEM Katowice.
Players not in the Pro Series can earn own spot at Gods of Boom Cologne can compete into Guns of Boom’s online Spring Challenger Series, currently underway.
The Guns of Boom Pro Series Texas tournament will be broadcast live on the official Guns of Boom Youtube, Twitch, and Facebook channels.
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.