Hoplon, the developers behind the upcoming free-to-play car-combat MOBA Heavy Metal Machines is pleased to reveal new details for a number of its Esports Championships ahead of the South American Championship final hosted by ESL Play this Sunday, 22nd October.
After a successful inaugural Heavy Metal Machines European Championship in 2017, the tournament returns in Q1 2018 and Hoplon is taking steps to build a much larger and compelling competition, with the main final now taking place live on stage. Earlier rounds will still be conducted locally.
The Heavy Metal Machines South American Championship final takes place this Sunday and teams are competing for a slice of R$12,500, as well as Razer Kraken headphones and in-game cosmetics. From an original 20 teams, three teams from Europe; one German and two Russian entered the tournament – with Russian entrant, KVASDOPIL placing fifth. Three Brazilian teams, Zony Gaming Wolf Team and WarLive eSports, will now compete in for the title this weekend.
Universities across the world are investing in Esports College leagues and Hoplon is looking to take this initiative to Brazil, by assisting in the unearthing of competitive gamers at student level. In addition to Brazil, Hoplon is looking to target College Championships throughout Europe (Germany, Russia, Portugal and Italy) and the Americas.
“With every Heavy Metal Machines championship, we’ve noticed a rise in interest amongst players across the globe, therefore we’ve decided to take the next step by taking local play to live stage finals to really rev-up the competitiveness and turn up the pressure,” said Tatiana Moreira, Head of Marketing and Publishing. “The College Championships initiative is a great way to discover the latest talent in competitive gaming, and we’re thrilled to be a part of it.”
The championships can be watched live in English from the official Heavy Metal Machines.