UnLtd launches Big Game - industry’s first virtual gaming tournament
UnLtd, our industry’s social purpose organisation, has launched a virtual gaming tournament for the industry titled Big Game.
The tournament, sponsored by Twitch and supported by LetsPlay.Live and eGen, sees 22 teams across the industry go head to head in a game of Rocket League over five weeks.
The first round of qualifying games kicked off this week and the next round, commencing on Tuesday 12 May, will be broadcast live on Twitch.
The winning team will not only get the bragging rights of being the gaming champions of our industry but will also receive a ‘money can’t buy’ prize donated by Twitch. There is also a prize up for grabs for best supporting team who can come up with the best virtual chant for their team in the game chat.
Jenni Hayward, Head of Events at UnLtd said there was a big appetite for a gaming event in the industry:
“We’ve been overwhelmed by the interest and support for Big Game. Turns out there are many keen gamers in our industry and the lock-down has given us the perfect excuse to trial a virtual event in a field that is rapidly growing. We can’t wait to tune into all the action from the comfort of our own sofas!”
The funds from the event will go towards UnLtd’s work supporting charities helping children and young people at risk.
Big Game will be live streamed on Twitch every Tuesday at 4pm for 4 weeks starting on Tuesday 12 May through this link. UnLtd is encouraging industry to tune in to support their teams and take part in the audience competition for coming up with the best chant for their team.