Gfinity to host the Overwatch® MGA 2016 Championship Grand Finals presented by MSIGfinity are proud to announce that they have been selected by MSI as the official host of the Overwatch® MGA 2016 Championship. The Gfinity Arena & Studios will play host to its first Overwatch event from December 7th – 8th, as the best teams from Europe, the Americas and Asia compete for their share of the $75,000 prize pool.
This year, Masters Gaming Arena (MGA) 2016 will descend upon London for the very first time, as MSI teams up with Blizzard Entertainment’s new team-based first-person shooter, Overwatch. Featuring a diverse cast of 22 unique heroes and a variety of game modes, including Assault, Escort and Control, Overwatch allows players to swap heroes in order to adapt to the ever-changing situation on the battlefield—the action is fast and fun, and the tactical possibilities are endless.
MSI MGA 2016 is currently open for registrations to European, American and Asian teams, and is scheduled to close on the 27th September, 2016. The first Regional Online Qualifier will commence from October 4th – 11th.
The top eight teams from each Regional Online Qualifier will then compete at the Regional Finals from October 14th – 21st, in which the winning teams from each respective region will receive their invitation, alongside one MSI sponsored team, to the Grand Finals, held at Gfinity Arena, London, United Kingdom from December 7th – 8th.
The Overwatch® MGA 2016 Championship Grand Finals will feature a $75,000 prize pool, with the victors taking home the $40,000 grand prize, while the second, third and fourth place teams will receive $20,000, $10,000 and $5,000 respectively.
If you would rather watch the action unfold live from the Gfinity Arena & Studios, spectator tickets can also be booked in advance via the official Events Page.
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
About MSI MGA
MSI MGA (Masters Gaming Arena), a globally renowned eSports tournament hosted by the leading gaming brand, MSI. It is an international eSports event with pro-gamers and top teams tournaments broadcasted, allow all gamers to polish their gaming skills and enjoy competitive contests with worldwide gamers. For more information about MSI MGA, please visit https://www.msi.com/event/mga/
About MSI GAMING
As a world leading gaming brand, MSI’s goal is to become the most trusted name in gaming and eSports. We stand by our principles of breakthroughs in design, the pursuit of excellence, and technological innovation as we have continued to raise the bar for ourselves and have accomplished a great deal of pioneering work in the industry. For more product information, please go to www.msi.com .
About BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft® and the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com ), a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes twenty #1 games* and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company’s online-gaming service, Battle.net®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.
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