Synchronous multiplayer fighting game developer nWay has announced that Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, developed in partnership with Saban Brands and Lionsgate , will be one of the featured titles in Amazon’s Mobile Masters Las Vegas (MMLV) live esports event. Taking place from Oct. 14-15, 2017 at the Millennial Esports Arena at Neonopolis in Las Vegas, MMLV will host the championship rounds of the first official Power Rangers: Legacy Wars tournament with a cash prize of $10,000 for the winner.
“As one of the first truly synchronous multiplayer mobile fighting games, Power Rangers: Legacy Wars is a perfect fit for Mobile Masters Las Vegas, letting fans see some of the very best players go head-to-head live,” said Taehoon Kim, CEO, nWay. “Events like Mobile Masters show off the deep following and high quality of competitive mobile gaming, and nWay is excited to continue creating experiences that are both fun to play and watch for the growing esports community.”
To earn a spot in the final showdown at MMLV, eligible North American Power Rangers: Legacy Wars players must participate in the preliminary online qualification rounds, which will run from Sept. 23-30 through the ESL website. Full details and eligibility requirements can be found at https://play.eslgaming.com/powerrangers/north-america.
At the end of the qualifiers, the top four players from each region will be eligible to participate in the final live tournament as part of MMLV to compete for the title of Power Rangers: Legacy Wars’ first official champion. Fans will be able to watch the action of MMLV on Amazon Appstore’s Twitch channel during the event.
“Saban’s Power Rangers is a franchise that engages fans across generations and entertainment platforms. The appeal of Power Rangers: Legacy Wars as both an action-packed game and esport is a great example of that. We’re proud to team up with nWay, Saban Brands and Amazon to further extend our brands and activities in competitive gaming,” said Peter Levin, President of Interactive Ventures, Games & Digital Strategy, Lionsgate.
“Like the Power Rangers franchise, esports has been built through a strong community and over the years, that community has morphed into one of the biggest and most engaged,” said Janet Hsu, CEO, Saban Brands. “In bringing Power Rangers: Legacy Wars to Amazon’s Mobile Masters with nWay and Lionsgate, we’re merging two incredible fans bases while we continue to expand the Power Rangers’ interactive footprint.”