The GO Malta Esports Festival 2018, happening between 7th December and 9th December 2018 at the Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre in Ta’ Qali is set to be the largest esports event of its kind that Malta is yet to see this year. In it’s sixth and largest edition, the iconic event will host the passionate gaming community present on our island and abroad. Esports, a form of competition using video games usually takes the form of organised multiplayer video game competition between professional players.
With a number of tournaments and a mix of local and international teams, the impressive prize of €25,000 is being offered to top gamers in an array of games including CS:GO, CODBO4, Fortnite, RL, HS, LoL, PUBG, DOTA and FIFA.
“Over the years, esports has grown tremendously and we can see a huge number of players from all around the world, interested in such tournaments,” said Kersten James Chircop from gamers.com.mt. “We’re really looking forward to the event in every aspect imaginable as we’ll be pushing our limits to ensure the highest quality of competition for all who plan to visit us for the event.”
Eight of the best upcoming Counter Strike:Global Offensive teams in the world will be battling it out at the event for an initial prize pool of €13,000, starting online and ending the last four-team rounds offline live on stage at MFCC for the biggest prize pool in the whole festival. A €5,000 prize pool is also up for grabs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, with gamers.com.mt teaming up with European Esports Gaming [EEG] to provide one of the best Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 competitions to date in Europe, having 22 teams coming from across Europe and with two of the teams coming from Malta itself.
“Spectators are invited to observe the high-quality esports; made possible thanks to the top-class tournament being organized, fueled by large prize pools, inducing a new dimension of competition within participants. Spectators can also witness hundreds of gamers battle it out across the various tournaments available,” he added.
An estimated 15 teams will also bring their computers to battle it out for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, competing in multiple tournaments during the weekend to determine the best four-player squad for a wonderful prize of €1,500. Lastly, participants attending the Festival can also compete against players from two skill levels on the beloved football video game; FIFA 19, showcasing talents and skills in gaming for a final prize of €2,000.
The GO Malta Esports Festival 2018 is endorsed by local and international sponsors, including GO, Gaming Malta and The Malta Tourism Authority. More information can be obtained on https://www.gamers.com.mt/event/23/the-go-malta-esports-festival-2018.