Supercell Partners with ESL to Host the Brawl Stars Championship, which Begins Airing March 7
Helsinki – February 20, 2020 – Supercell, the developers of Brawl Stars, has partnered with ESL, the world’s largest esports company, to deliver the 2020 Brawl Stars Championship, a truly open competition that invites Brawl Stars players from around the world, no professional gaming experience required, to compete for over $1 million in prizes. The open-format global esports competition, which will host monthly finals out of ESL’s studio in Poland and will be broadcast on the Brawl Stars YouTube channel, is already underway, with broadcasts beginning March 7th.
The Brawl Stars Championship is open to fans from around the globe, who can participate in monthly in-game Championship Challenges in order to reach online regional qualifiers. The top teams from the Online Qualifiers will participate in-person at the Monthly Finals, the first of which is scheduled for March 7-8 in Katowice, Poland. Following these monthly tournaments, the season will culminate with the World Finals in Fall 2020. Supercell is providing $1 million in prize money for the competition, and the community will be able to bolster the prize pool by up to $500,000 through select in-game purchases.
“The Brawl Stars Championship makes it possible for all players—no matter their previous experience in esports—to brawl on a global stage,” said Supercell’s Kim Jensen, who oversees Brawl Stars esports. “The open format of the competition removes any barriers to entry and means that it will truly be the best of the best that is crowned World Champion. Brawl Stars esports grew out of fan-initiated tournaments during the game’s beta, and we felt it was important that the Brawl Stars Championship continued to highlight the game’s most important element: its passionate community.”
In 2019, Supercell hosted the Brawl Stars World Finals, which began less than eight months after the game’s global launch and saw thousands of teams from all over the world compete. For the 2020 Brawl Stars Championship, Supercell has teamed up with ESL to produce and administer the Online Qualifiers and Monthly Finals. With two decades of experience in the esports industry, ESL has shaped the esports landscape and will help the Brawl Stars Championship operate a truly global competition.
"We are incredibly excited to work on such an amazing game like Brawl Stars. Supercell has produced a great competitive title for esports and we are truly happy to execute The Brawl Stars Championship together with them" says Bogdan Grigorie, Publisher Relations Manager at ESL. "Teaming up with the leading Finnish game developer on the delivery of their first championship of Brawls Stars is an extremely important step for us since we have been supporting mobile esports and innovative, new formats here at ESL from the very start."
*Players must be 16 years or older to compete.
For more information about the upcoming 2020 Brawl Stars Championship, fans can visit esports.brawlstars.com and follow @brawl_esports on Twitter for the latest news on the championship.
Brawl Stars is a fast-paced multiplayer team shooter from the makers of Clash Royale, Clash of Clans and Boom Beach. In Brawl Stars, players round up their friends for real-time 3v3 battles and winner-take-all solo or duo showdowns. In Brawl Stars, players battle with friends or solo across a variety of three-minute game modes including Gem Grab, Showdown, Bounty, Heist, Brawl Ball and Siege!
Supercell is a mobile game developer based in Helsinki, Finland, with offices in San Francisco, Tokyo, Seoul and Shanghai. Its games are available for tablets and smartphones using both Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating systems. Since its founding in 2010, Supercell has brought five games to market - Hay Day, Clash of Clans, Boom Beach, Clash Royale and Brawl Stars.
ESL is the world’s largest esports company. Founded in 2000, ESL has been shaping the industry across the most popular video games with numerous online and offline esports competitions. The company operates high profile, branded international leagues and tournaments under the ESL Pro Tour including ESL One, Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL Pro League, and other premier stadium-size tournaments, to more clearly define the path from zero to hero. ESL also produces the ESL National Championships, grassroots amateur cups, and matchmaking systems, creating a world where everybody can be somebody. With offices all over the world, ESL is leading esports innovation on a global scale through the combination of global ESL competitions, amateur leagues, publisher activations, and more. ESL is a part of MTG, the leading international digital entertainment group. about.eslgaming.com