Publisher Gameloft has announced the Asphalt Esports Series, a new mobile esports tournament for racing game Asphalt 9: Legends.
Gameloft has partnered with tournament provider ESL, Porsche and smartphone brand Black Shark, which will be the official gaming device of the tournament’s first edition.
The Asphalt Esports Series will culminate with a grand finale at Gamescom in Germany later this year.
The tournament will offer the players from nine countries – including the UK – the chance to face off in Asphalt 9: Legends.
For four months, players will be able to compete to qualify for the grand finale where only the best player from each country will be able to try and win the €20,000 prize.
The tournament is pushing the Black Shark 2 mobile which claims to have ‘the world’s lowest latency screen touch and the world’s first DSP used on a smartphone’ which promises high graphics performance.
The first qualification rounds for the Asphalt Esports Series presented by Black Shark began yesterday (May 20th 2019). The best teams will be selected depending on their overall ranking and will then meet in Germany for the grand finale in August at Gamescom.
It’s open to players from France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.
“Esports coming to mobile is a natural evolution of the industry and a testament to how important mobile gaming has become,” said Damien Marchi, VP Marketing & Communications at Gameloft.
“With this first Asphalt Esports Series, we push the competition further by combining the best mobile gaming device with Black Shark and the benchmark for mobile racing games with Asphalt 9: Legends.”
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