A new edition of MSI’s Master Gaming Arena is on its way! And, this time, Overwatch is going to be the main event. Teams from North America, Europe And Asia will compete in this tournament. They are going to try and get a spot in the LAN Finals in London.
The registration starts today, September 5th. The qualification process for the event will go through several steps in October. The finals, 4 teams competing at the Gfinity Arena in London for that juicy $75,000 prizepool.
The 4 teams will be 1 from NA, 1 from Europe, 1 from Asia. The fourth one is a sponsored invite from MSI. There is no information about the fourth team yet.
Matches times and dates
- Regional Online Qualifiers
- Americas – October, 4-5 (Tuesday & Wednesday), 18:00 – 23:00 (PDT)
- Europe – October, 7-8 (Friday & Saturday), 18:00 – 23:00 (BST)
- Asia – October, 10-11 (Monday & Tuesday), 18:00 – 23:00 (CST)
And, for the regional finals:
- Americas – October, 14-15 (Friday & Saturday), 18:00 – 23:00 (PDT)
- Europe – October, 17-18 (Monday & Tuesday), 18:00 – 23:00 (BST)
- Asia – October, 20-21 (Thursday & Friday), 18:00 – 23:00 (CST)
And then, the grand final. The finals are going to be played on the 7th and 8th of December in London. This means that there is still quite some time to get the hype going. Also, with that much time ahead, some patches might come out that will probably change the current meta. It will be interesting to see how the teams adapt to this situation. Some new champs might even com out in that time.
MSI official announcement is full of expectation. They expect to deliver gamers and fans all over the world with new and exciting matches. Also, they offer interactive product showcase and several different activities on the site. With a host like this we can only imagine the size of the tournament they will put up!
If you are interested in reading the official announcement, you can do so by clicking here: MSI Master Gaming Arena