Friday, May 29th 2015

MSI to Host US$200,000 Masters Gaming Arena 2015

MSI MGA (Masters Gaming Arena), a globally renowned eSports tournament formerly known as MSI Beat IT and hosted by the leading gaming brand, MSI, has partnered with ESL and will be ready to launch its 6th culmination as the months approach. Eric Kuo, MSI Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing, talks about renaming the annual gaming tournament from Beat IT to Masters Gaming Arena, "The rename marks our determination to evolve and do even better as one of the world's leading gaming brands. Years of MSI Beat IT gaming legacy will be carried on in the name of Masters Gaming Arena. MSI's gaming spirit and unflinching devotion to eSports live on. MSI MGA will continue to bring global players together and hand in hand we'll write thrilling chapters in the gaming history!"

MSI MGA will kick off with regional qualifiers for the United States, Europe and Asia. The first qualifier will start in June for Asia, with subsequent weeks covering the rest of the regions across the globe. The 4-day Grand Finals will be held in late August in the United States, where the best gamers from all around the world will compete over more than $200,000 USD in cash prizes and travel support.
ESL, the world's leading eSports company, proudly announces that it will be working with MSI for the MSI MGA 2015 event, as a major partnership that is the first of its kind for MSI and ESL. "MSI works hard to help promote and elevate eSports to a new level. The annual MSI MGA (Beat IT) gaming tournament and numerous award-winning gaming products are the solid proof of MSI's dedication to the development of competitive gaming. This year, we are thrilled to collaborate with ESL to take MSI MGA to the next level. It will be the first time ever for MSI MGA to have its Grand Finals concluded in the United States and we will go all out to make this event cool and fun," said Eric Kuo, MSI Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing.

The tournament will feature qualifiers running on the ESL Play website and streaming LIVE on MSI official Twitch channels, with details of the qualifiers being shown on the MSI MGA portal. Jasper Mah, ESL Asia Pacific's Business Development Director, gives his perspective on working with MSI for this exclusive event, "without a shadow of a doubt, MSI is one of the world's best gaming hardware manufacturers. As a professional tournament organizer, ESL is deeply privileged to partner with MSI to orchestrate the months-long gaming event."

Blizzard Entertainment's StarCraft II and Heroes of the Storm will be the premier titles players will be competing in at MSI MGA 2015. Furthermore, MSI MGA 2015 will be a part of the global Blizzard WCS events happening worldwide. StarCraft II players competing at MSI MGA 2015 will be able to earn WCS qualifier points. A total of 4000 points will be given out at this particular event. During the Grand Finals, top StarCraft II and Heroes of the Storm players from around the world will be able to play on cutting-edge MSI GAMING products that help them showcase their skills and perform at their best.

On the heels of June-to-July qualifiers, the Grand Finals of MSI MGA 2015 will conclude in August at PAX Prime 2015. It's the first time ever for the Grand Finals to set foot in the United States. MSI will lead gamers and fans into a brand-new gaming era by presenting unprecedented, adrenaline-pumping tournaments as well as interactive product showcase and a variety of fun activities on the site. The Grand Finals feature top players from around the globe and will be an eagerly-awaited event that draws hundreds of thousands to watch live or online.

Get a chance to shine on world stage and win prizes!
Visit the website to register and join MSI MGA 2015 for the chance to become eSports superstars! Plus, we've got online events to hand out prizes. Be sure to follow us on official MSI MGA website and MSI Facebook for event updates and more chances to win awesome prizes!

MSI MGA 2015 Official Trailer Sharing
Time: 2015/5/28 - 6/18 23:59 (GMT+8)
Rules:
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  • Follow the instructions on the event website.
Prizes: MSI SteelSeries Siberia V2 headset, MSI W8 GAMING mouse, MSI GAMING mouse pad
MSI MGA 2015 Daily Quiz
Time: 2015/6/22 - 6/26 23:59 (GMT+8)
Rules:
  • Follow MSI Twitter at: https://twitter.com/msitweets
  • Take the Daily Quiz by posting your answer below the Daily Quiz post.
  • Follow the instructions on the event website.
Prizes: MSI GTX 760 GAMING graphics card, MSI Gaming Gear
More details will be announced on the event website. MSI reserves the right to make changes.
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5 Comments on MSI to Host US$200,000 Masters Gaming Arena 2015

#1
Haytch
$200,000k to play StarCraft 2 or Heroes Of The Storm, no thanks.
At-least, slowly these tournaments are moving away from trash like Counter-Strike.
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buildzoid
Haytch, post: 3288918, member: 51583"
$200,000k to play StarCraft 2 or Heroes Of The Storm, no thanks.
At-least, slowly these tournaments are moving away from trash like Counter-Strike.
What would you want to see?
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#3
Haytch
I am not sure, perhaps something like Live For Speed. I love my Real time strategy games but I just don't think they are exciting enough for a tournament, it's like watching a game of chess (Nothing wrong with chess). Maybe a very modern first person shooter or racing game.
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buildzoid
Haytch, post: 3289460, member: 51583"
I am not sure, perhaps something like Live For Speed. I love my Real time strategy games but I just don't think they are exciting enough for a tournament, it's like watching a game of chess (Nothing wrong with chess). Maybe a very modern first person shooter or racing game.
AFAIK there are no computer racing games that handle spectators well. As for FPSs most people don't like them as much as MOBAs. I generally don't watch e-sports at all because I play hyper active arena shooters on speed and so everything is slow by comparison.
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Haytch
buildzoid, post: 3289518, member: 111437"
AFAIK there are no computer racing games that handle spectators well. As for FPSs most people don't like them as much as MOBAs. I generally don't watch e-sports at all because I play hyper active arena shooters on speed and so everything is slow by comparison.
I understand that. It really is a shame. I tend to find the faster games are the ones that require more reflex and precision.
Although a more simple minded game like Project CARS seems to have a big following now. I think sales in Australia alone have reached 1 million. Surely something like this is worth considering. I understand how a Formula 1 game can attract less spectators. Maybe it is all related ?
The more skill (over-all) required = less spectators ?
The more simple the game = more spectators ?
Maybe someone has done some direct comparison research regarding this, ill be interested in the findings.
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