Top Gamers from 46 Countries to Compete for Overwatch® MSI MGA 2016 Championship Presented by MSI
Online Regional Qualifiers kick off on October 4, 2016, paving the way for Grand Finals in London with a US$75,000 prize pool.
After one month of feverish online registration, MSI MGA 2016 Online Qualifiers are now ready to kick off on October 4 in Americas, followed by Europe (Oct. 7) and Asia (Oct. 10), and will continue until October 11. Top eSports gamers and teams from 46 countries will compete for the tickets to Grand Finals at Gfinity Arena in London, where they will be fighting for the final Championship and a US$75,000 prize pool.
MSI MGA (Masters Gaming Area) is a global annual eSports tournament organized exclusively by MSI for pro-gamers and teams around the world. Registration for this year’s event has just ended, and there will be 46 countries participating this year. Online Qualifiers are schedule to start from October 4. Many well-known teams from pro-leagues in Asia, Europe, and Americas have joined the registration and here are some of the well-known teams from each region:
- Asia: ahq, Newbee, KongDoo, KongDoo-2, afreeca Freecs RED, DeToNator, etc.
- Europe: REUNITED, Misfits, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Team Dignitas, ALTERNATE aTTaX, Team LDLC, melty eSport Club, k1ck esports club OW, GamersOrigin, No Heaven, Sydioda, Tropic Gaming, etc.
- Americas: Cloud9, Team Liquid, Tempo Storm, Nocturns Gaming, compLexity Gaming, Elite Wolves, H2K Gaming OW, Rise Nation, Obey Alliance, SelflessGG, etc.
MSI MGA 2016 Online Qualifiers will be held from October 4-11 in three main regions: Americas, Europe, and Asia. Top eight teams from each region will compete in the Regional Finals from October 14-21. Final winners from each region will be eligible for Grand Finals to be held on December 7 at Gfinity Arena in London—including plane tickets and accommodation—to compete for the Championship title and the US$75,000 prize pool. The final champion can walk away with a US$40,000 cash prize. Second place, third place, and fourth place will be awarded US$20,000, US$10,000, and US$5,000, respectively.
MSI MGA 2016 is the first time to hold its Grand Finals in London. MSI will be bringing an exciting event, the latest gaming products, and lots of fun to Gfinity Arena, taking eSports experience to a whole new level for gamers and fans around the world. Regional Finals and Grand Finals will be broadcast live on Twitch by MSI at: https://www.twitch.tv/msigamingameu/profile. Don’t miss out on the chance to enjoy the live event at the arena or online!
REGIONAL ONLINE QUALIFIERS
- Americas – October, 4-5 (Tuesday & Wednesday), 18:00 – 23:00 (PDT)
- Europe – October, 7-8 (Friday & Saturday), 18:00 – 23:00 (BST)
- Asia – October, 10-11 (Monday & Tuesday), 18:00 – 23:00 (CST)
- Americas – October, 14-15 (Friday & Saturday), 18:00 – 23:00 (PDT)
- Europe – October, 17-18 (Monday & Tuesday), 18:00 – 23:00 (BST)
- Asia – October, 20-21 (Thursday & Friday), 18:00 – 23:00 (CST)
- London, United Kingdom – December, 7-8 (Wednesday & Thursday), 18:00 – 23:00 (GMT)
Venue: Gfinity Arena, London, United Kingdom