Belong Gaming Arenas has launched ‘the Summer of Esports’, which will include all-new tournaments, a Summer Pass discount scheme and esports parties for local communities.
There will be four weeks of one-day-only tournaments across the country, with the likes of Rainbow 6 Siege, Mortal Kombat 11, CSGO and more giving participants the chance to win cash prizes.
The Summer of Esports is open to Belong members, who can compete in each tournament for free, as well as access discounts on snacks and drinks.
Kids can also get involved with giftcards up for grabs during tournaments for Knock Out City, Golf with Friends and Minecraft weekly build competitions. Interested players can see more info on the schedule schedule on the Belong.gg website.
There are also free-to-enter online cups, sponsored by gaming energy drink brand Beyond, every Monday to Thursday and streamed each night via twitch.tv/belongarenas. Each tournament has a cash prize as well as stream prizes ranging from HyperX accessories to PS5 Pulse headsets, Beyond shakers and more.
The Summer Pass offers discounted hours so that players can game for a little as £3 per hour. Venues and rooms are also available for local parties.
Last year, UK retailer GAME sold its Belong Gaming Arenas brand to Vindex, which hopes to open 500 stores in the US and 1,000 more globally over the next four years.
In November 2020, UK esports organisation Excel extended its Belong Gaming Arenas partnership. As a result of this partnership, Excel ran a competition with Belong earlier this year, giving a winner the chance to meet Excel players, coaching staff and performance team in one-on-one sessions. You can see more in this Excel Belong video.
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.