London-based esports organisation Fnatic has announced the Moonryde Invitational, a European Call of Duty Warzone tournament featuring 36 teams, including some of Europe’s biggest streamers.
The tournament will be led by Fnatic’s own Dario ‘Moonryde’ Ferracci, one of Italy’s biggest streamers.
This is the first European tournament presented by Fnatic global partner Jack Link’s, a US snacks brand that has seen success in similar tournaments via its North American office, including the Toronto Ultra’s $100,000 Canada Cup, which led to criticism of the Timed Kill Race format after UK players won the tournament.
The Moonryde Invitational will offer streamers the chance to win part of a prize pool of £30,000, as they battle it out in teams of four on July 22nd.
Competing alongside Moonryde will be squads of Europe’s top streaming talent, to be announced in the coming weeks. The main event will consist of four games, where squads will compete against each other in a private lobby and accumulate points.
Additionally, teams will have the opportunity to show their skills in a showmatch with a ‘gentlemen’s agreement sniper loadout’ to collect a separate jackpot to the main event.
Fnatic head of creators, Soraya Sobh, said: “We’re so excited to have some of Europe’s biggest streamers competing for bragging rights in our tournament, and proud to have Jack Link’s supporting it.
“Warzone has proven itself to be one of the most competitive games right now, so we’re looking forward to seeing who comes out on top!”
Competitors will be encouraged to stream their own perspectives throughout the competition and engage their fans, with a hub broadcast taking place on Fnatic’s Twitch channel.
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.