The ESWC ShootMania Elite Finals are down to the final two teams!
Team TJO advanced in the winners bracket to take the #1 seed, and they will be facing off with team Alpha Mantis this Saturday, October 12th with streams starting at 1:30PM EDT (10:30AM PST / 6:30PM BST / 7:30PM CEST). This will be a heated match that you will NOT want to miss! The winner will win a free trip to represent North America at the ESWC Finals at Paris Games Week!
Catch all the ESWC ShootMania Elite NA Finals action here:
The Next Level: http://www.twitch.tv/TheNextLevel
Be sure to follow those channels on Twitch.tv so you never miss a ShootMania event!
For a full recap of the ESWC ShootMania North American Tournament, click here.
Attention North American Players!
We have a very important announcement in regards to the North American ESWC Qualifying Tournament. Beyond Gaming has recently made some changes to the number of rounds and dates for ShootMania Qualifying tournament:
The last chance to qualify for the Finals Round will be on Friday, September 20th beginning at 7:00 PM EDT.
In addition to the four teams who have qualified in previous rounds, three additional teams who have actively competed in the Beyond Gaming event will be seeded into the Finals. This decision was made based on feedback from the players, as well as a joint decision between Ubisoft and Beyond Gaming in order to foster the best level of competition and to maintain the integrity of the tournament.
Sign-ups are still open for the last qualifying spot.
Additionally, the date for the finals round has been changed as well. The Round of 8 will begin on October 7th, with the Grand Finals match scheduled to broadcast on October 12th as part of The Next Level coverage at New York Comic Con. Additional details regarding the livestream will be made available closer to date of the Grand Finals.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact one of the Beyond Gaming Admins via the Beyond Gaming ESWC North American Qualifier page, or by contacting BeyondBadger directly at: Jason@BeyondGaming.com
Thank you, and good luck to the rest of the competing teams!
With the release of the Elite Guest Access system, some of you may be interested in playing ShootMania in a more “serious” environment. That’s why we wanted to take this oppurtunity to highlight several websites and upcoming events which may wish to know more about.
Tomorrow, the largest free LAN party in the world kicks off in Dallas, Texas – and we’ll be there, covering our events live from the Hilton Anatole!
Information regarding event times and participants will be updated as it becomes available in the following forum thread: ManiaPlanet @ Quakecon 2013
As always, you can follow us on Twitter [TrackMania, ShootMania], or Like us on Facebook [TrackMania, ShootMania] for the latest news and updates regarding your favorite ManiaPlanet titles and events [including this one!].
If you are interested in learning more about QuakeCon, you can check out the official website, here.
Event Dates: August 1st 2013 – August 11th, 2013
The Feast is back! Starting on August 1st Beyond Gaming, Ubisoft and our partners invite you to bring your TrackMania² skills to the Stadium and drive home the “Triple Crown” Championship. If your endurance holds out you could walk away with Burger King Gift Cards, awesome prizes from Alienware, Coolermaster, Qwerkeys and even a “DXRACER Style”, a racing inspired chair from Need for Seat [a must for any racing enthusiast]. With over $4,000 in prizes and the top 50 players guaranteed to win, you won’t want to miss out on this event!
Registration is completely free, and is now open: http://bit.ly/135OINs
Don’t have Trackmania² Stadium?! No problem! Nadeo is giving away free 30 day trials to new users who want to play in the event. Claim your free trial at: http://woobox.com/6nwien
Interested in featuring TrackMania² at your local LAN competition? Want to hold an online tournament for Shootmania Storm? Know of any other kind of event where you’d like to see ManiaPlanet featured? We’d love to help! Nadeo and Ubisoft are looking to help support community and local gaming events, whether it’s simply by spreading the word, sponsoring a booth or exhibit, or providing some awesome ManiaPlanet prizing such as:
- Access to ShootMania/TrackMania Accounts to use for your Event
- Promotional Material, including Banners and Signs.
- 7-Day Trial Keys
- Miscellaneous “Swag” Prizing [T-Shirts, Bags, etc.] – Currently ShootMania Only
- Full Retail Keys of ManiaPlanet Titles
- Advertisement on our official channels, including Facebook, Twitter and In-Game
If this sounds like something you’d [or someone you know of] would be interested in, be sure to contact us at: ManiaPlanet@Ubisoft.com.
We are happy to help support events of all sizes, in both North America and Europe. Please note that the availability of prizing and promotional material may be dependent on the size and time frame of the event.
Congratulations to the top 100 players from North America and Europe who qualified to compete in the Semi-Finals and Finals for the Beyond Gaming Royal Feast Tournament! Over 1,000 players from across the globe registered to compete, but the following players came out on top, guaranteeing them prizes from sponsors such as Gunnar Optiks and Sound Blaster, and a chance to compete for the Grand Prize, a Revolt R770 Gaming PC (Valued At $1,400) provided by iBuyPower.
The final matches will be livestreamed June 1st and 2nd on the official ShootMania Twitch.tv page, starting at 5PM EDT [2PM PDT, 11PM CEST].
Congratulations once again to our finalists, and to everyone who signed up to participate!
At the start of each month, we like to bring attention to the ShootMania events and competitions which will take place in the upcoming weeks. It’s now time to talk about what’s currently planned for June!
On the Local Event Side:
ShootMania will be present at the You.de event, from May 31st to June 2nd in Berlin, Germany. For more information about it, we invite you to go to their website. ShootMania will be in the n!faculty booth n°229 in Hall 22A.
ShootMania will also be featured at the Computex event in Taipei, Taiwan at the Tesoro booth. The event is scheduled from June 4th to June 8th.
On the Online Tournaments Side:
If you’re a Joust adept, Zotac organizes a weekly tournament each Sunday at 2PM CEST [8AM EDT]. To register you only need to go to their website.
If you prefer the Elite mode, each Sunday shortly after the Zotac Cup, you can participate in the ESL Go4 ShootMania Elite weekly cup series. To register, go here for the European cup or here for the US one. The EU event begins at 6PM CEST [12 PM EDT], followed by the US event at 2PM EDT [8PM CEST].
And of course, the finals for the ShootMania Royal Feast tournament will be livestreamed the weekend of June 1st and 2nd, with the return of Alex “GoldenboyFTW” Mendez to shoutcast. Tune into the Ubisoft Twitch.tv Channel on June 2nd at 5PM EDT [11PM CEST] to watch.
That’s a pretty solid schedule for June! We’ll keep you updated of any new events that may take place this month. You can also contact us at: email@example.com [for Europe] or firstname.lastname@example.org [For North America] if you know of, or if you are interested in holding any ShootMania events this summer.
Today marks the start of the Open Ladder play in the Beyond Gaming ShootMania Royal Feast Tournament! From now until May 30th, players will have the chance to compete and earn a spot as one of the 100 Semi-Finalist, all guaranteed prizes, including a Revolt R770 Gaming PC (valued at $1,400) provided by iBuyPower. The semifinal and final rounds will take place June 1st and 2nd.
Registration is still open, and will remain open throughout open ladder play. Click here to register, and for full tournament details.
Daily Match Times:
May 24th: 3 PM, 6 PM, 9 PM, Midnight EDT [9 PM, Midnight, 3 AM, 6 AM CEST]
May 25th – May 30th: 12PM, 3 PM, 6PM, 9PM EDT [6 PM, 9 PM, Midnight, 3 AM CEST]
Don’t have ShootMania Storm? No problem! We’re providing free 30-day trials for anyone who wishes to compete. Click here to get yours!
This event is open to players in North America and Europe, unless otherwise noted. See the Official Rules for more details.