Belong Gaming Arenas have announced that from Monday March 30th March they will be hosting online tournaments via Battlefy.
The free-to-enter tournaments have been provided to keep the gaming community together whilst the social distancing and isolation guidelines are in effect around COVID-19.
The news comes after Belong announced temporary store closures across the UK:
With physical arenas closed, the team at Belong said they are pleased to take their tournaments online for the first time. These tournaments will not only be open to existing community members but also to gamers all over the UK.
Players will battle it out, with winners walking away with prize pools from £75 to £190. Streams of selected matches will be available to watch on twitch.tv/belongarenas, with casters adding their professional touch to the commentary.
Tournaments take place between 6pm-10pm. Players must be 16 or over, live in the UK and must have a Battlefy account and GAME Reward card.
Belong will also be hosting some online activities for younger gamers over the coming weeks, with details to be announced soon.
The schedule announced so far is as follows:
Monday 30th March 2020
- MK: 1v1 ‘Kompetitive’ – Prize Pool £75
- Tekken 7: 1v1- Prize Pool £75
Tuesday 31st March 2020
- Gears 5: 2v2 Gnashers -Prize Pool £90
- Rocket League: 3v3- Prize Pool £115
Wednesday 1st April 2020
- CSGO : 5v5 Competitive- Prize Pool £150
Thursday 2nd April 2020
- COD MW: 1v1″ Warzone -Prize Pool £90
Friday 3rd April 2020
- Rainbow 6: 5v5 Competitive Prize Pool- £150
- Apex: 3v3 Lobby- Prize Pool £115
The Belong brand is part of retailer GAME, as is Insomnia, the LAN gaming festival that has seen its most recent event cancelled.
There’s more info over at https://www.belong.gg/tournaments/belong-online-cups/
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.