Once one of the most important events in the world of esports is now set to make a comeback with a €50,000 PUBG tournament during Paris Games Week 2018.
Presented by ESWC and OMEN by HP the tournament titled OMEN Trophy will gather 16 teams to battle it out in France’s largest video game convention for the lion’s share of the hefty prize pool. From 28th to 30th of October four qualified teams will compete against 12 invited squads over three days of competition.
The event will hold four online qualifiers, starting 13th of October. Out of all signed up teams, 16 will be chosen to participate in a single round qualifier based on their merit and previous results. Only the top scoring team will be invited to the LAN finals in Paris. In addition to the invitation, the best team of the qualifier will get €2,000 to help the team to prepare for their trip to Paris Games Week.
The finals will take place on the main stage in front of 4000 fans and will be broadcast live on Twitch.
Registration for the qualifiers is still open and any teams willing to participate should head over to the official tournament page. First invited teams should be announced next week. The event is expected to feature some of the best teams in Europe.
Already known teams for the first online qualifier include some well-known names, with the likes of Izako Boars, Planetkey Dynamics, Purple Cobras, and o1ne participating.
Paris Games Week is a trade fair for video games held annually at the Paris expo Porte de Versailles in Paris, France. It is organized by SELL, a French organization that promotes the interests of video game developers. Last year more than 350,000 visitors attended the popular gaming convention.
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