ShootMania will be at Gamescom from the 16th to the 19th of August, with a European-wide tournament organized by the ESL boasting a prize pool of up to 8000€ !
From the 24th to the 31rst of July, European teams are able to register to the Op3n ShootMania Gamescom tournament on www.shootmania.com/esl. The first 4 qualification phases will take place online during 4 days between the 31st and 3rd of August, and the winning team of each phase will be qualified for the finals taking place on the 17th of August at the Gamescom show in Cologne, Germany. A last qualification phase will take place on site on the 16th of August, allowing 4 more teams to take part in the tournament.
All qualification phases will be broadcasted online and shoutcasted by Joe Miller from the ESL TV as well as the finals who will be livestreamed, allowing everyone to take part in the event.
Visitors at Gamescom will be able to discover ShootMania and and challenge pro-gamers on the ESL and Ubisoft booth throughout the show. More information on the Op3n ShootMania Gamescom 2012 can be found on www.shootmania.com/esl
Following the opening of the beta registrations and the release of our latest trailer, there’s been a lot of buzz around Shootmania lately, but don’t forget it’s just the beginning. Here’s a summary of what’s happening in the coming weeks:
First of all, if for some reason you haven’t received the new Shootmania trailer, don’t forget you can find it on Youtube ( http://youtu.be/oVUFv8QwmUY )
Then, we have the Twitch.tv Shootmania Tournament that will be streamed live on the 1rst and 2nd of June, with the comments of Total Biscuit and ESLTV’s Joe Miller as our shoutcasters. The two winning teams will be invited to attend E3 with us and compete in the final on the Ubisoft E3 stage on Wednesday. Watch it all live on http://twitch.tv/shootmaniastorm
And since we’re mentioning E3, Ubisoft and Nadeo are getting real serious about esports with Shootmania this year, with an exclusive showmatch between pro-gaming stars to be featured during the official Ubisoft E3 Press Conference. Following that, the Nadeo team will be joined by a unique cast of pro-gamers demonstrating Shootmania on the Ubisoft booth: Stermy, SpawN, veNemAA, Swifty, Ali, and more will be there for showmatcheswhile Total Biscuit and Joe Miller will be joined by Day9 to showcast all of this.