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The GO Malta Esports Festival 2018

Starts: December 7th, 2018 at 4pm Ends: December 9th, 2018 at 7pm
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World Pro Racing GT Tournament - GO Malta Esports Festival 2018

One of the recent trends we've acknowledged in the local community is the recent excitement regarding the SIMRacing scene, thanks to the care of companies such as World Pro Racing. Therefore, it only made sense to include the esport in our upcoming event; the Malta Esports Festival 2018, in order to continue kickstarting the scene! All the action will take place from the 7th through to the 9th of December at MFCC. The following is a message from the co-organizers, World Pro Racing regarding the details of the event. Having organized plenty of international online events, they have the experience and passion which has brought the local SIMRacing scene so very far.   This is our first event which is not a Time Attack challenge. This time we will be holding a GT tournament for the first time in Malta. The platform we will be using is rFactor2. This tournament will consist of a qualifiers phase where all participants will have a limited time to do their best time on track, then moving into eliminations and depending upon the number of participants we will split the drivers in groups of 5 where they will be racing each other and a number of drivers will be eliminated and the winners will move to the next phase. On Sunday the finals will be held in a different track and will battle each other for the top 3 positions. The event will be broadcasted live on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch and also commentated throughout the 3 days of racing. The overall winner will win a Thrustmaster TS-XW steering wheel and pedals, thanks to Thrustmaster and also a Trophy. The fees of the Malta Esports Festival are €5 euro for 1 day and €10 for the whole weekend. Payment can be made at the door and you will be entitled to take part in our tournament. We are also open for people who want to get experience with us in running this event, such as broadcasting and other technical stuff. If you’re interested please send an email to justin@worldproracing.com. We'd like to thank Justin Mifsud once again for his contributions, as he's always assisted us in understanding the once-alien SIMRacing scene. Anyway, the tournament will be one of the highlights of the event, especially due to the fact that such young talent is being introduced into the scene, ready to compete professionally at the upcoming event. Of course, as Mr Mifsud pointed out, anyone else interested in participating with the organizing can send him a direct email.  The World Pro Racing GT Tournament will be the first-ever inclusion of a competitive SIMRacing competition locally! Check out their coverage of the event here.

National Tekken Cup - 72 Player Tournament by Visionary Iron Team

We are proud to announce that GMR Entertainment will be helping out Visionary Iron Team in the National Tekken Cup. This is the third tournament of its kind, following two previous iterations which have had continuous success yearly. To continue on a yearly basis, the tournament aims at crowning a new Maltese Tekken champion each year - here's everything you need to know.  Although we've referred to the tournament as Maltese, there are also plenty of foreign participants  - with the total number being 20 out of 72 competitors. With that being said, tickets were sold out within the first month of sales, fueling the fact that this will be the largest Tekken tournament to ever be held in Malta, while also being the first tournament to involve foreigners flying over to compete.  The number of competitors will be split into 8 groups of 9 competitors each, who will battle it out through a round-robin format within the group in order to move onto the final stages. These will come in the form of the familiar winners-losers bracket format, in order to determine a rightful champion. The winner will be declared the champion of the tournament for the remaining year, engraving his name onto the trophy; keeping the title until next year where he/she may be challenged. Whoever manages to win this cup a total of three times will become the permanent holder and gets to keep the cup apart from the prestige.  Of course, prizes are still to be awarded each cup. First place will be awarded the aforementioned National Cup, a statue of around 60cm in length which amounts to roughly €500. Second and third place both earn 30cm figurines to commemorate their achievements, while 4th to 8th place will earn smaller trophies.  The tournament is set to take place at JCMCB, Bar and Grill in Marsa on the 17th of November with the help of the respective sponsors of AOC, JG Gypsum, Marindex and The Gamers Lounge. All information regarding the tournament can be found by pressing on the following link below - https://www.gamers.com.mt/tournament/203/malta-tekken-national-cup We'll be showing off the organizers' thoughts in a separate article later on next week in the mean time it's time for Tekken to take-off in Malta. 

The GO Malta Esports Festival - 100 Free Tickets for BYOC Area

The fan-favourite event, the largest franchise on the island of the Malta Esports Festival is always fully-booked due to the massive appeal of engaging at the highest level of LAN competition available on the island. This year, we’ve decided to give back to the community which has allowed Gamers.com.mt to grow up to this point, by giving 100 Free Tickets for the BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer). The core message of the event is gratitude from our part, especially when considering the rest of the details involved. Thanks to The Gamers Lounge which will be hosting this year's BYOC area we're ready to bring a total of 5 tournaments in the BYOC Area for some local environment of the MESF. The first two tournaments will involve the two titles of CS:GO and League of Legends; two of the largest esport titles in the world which are beloved in the local area. With an especial excitement for CS:GO, we cannot wait for the local rivalries to continue as Project Eversio try to uphold their former position as the top team. Apart from those two, Gamers.com.mt will also host Fortnite, Hearthstone and Rocket League as smaller local esports titles, nonetheless still beloved. For all the titles, we will be offering medals and trophies and also vouchers from The Gamers Lounge for all of the podium winners competing within our free BYOC area, in which we are offering 100 spots. This is a first for Malta; an environment for LAN competition across five separate title for absolutely free in the context of 100 free spots. Free tickets are now available at The Gamers Lounge right now. We’re encouraging gamers to grab their tickets as from Monday from the The Gamers Lounge, Msida's Outlet to participate in in a competitive environment without compromising too much friendliness as the act of socializing with other gamers is just as productive and contributory. Competing alongside other gamers in a physical area is not comparable to online interactions. We’re excited to welcome all the new faces together with our favorite veterans!

Chiliz Sponsoring the MESF 2018

Any esports enthusiast will let you know that nothing beats a well-organized international event involving the top teams or competitors of a given scene. What if there was a way in which the globe's gamers could contribute to ensuring that these major decisions are taken carefully and in favour of high-quality competition beneficial to the scene? This is made possible thanks to the chiliZ platform, an innovative company stacked with top names in esports, also acting as a sponsor for the upcoming MESF 2018; the largest esports event on the island.  The platform is a 'crowd management environment which lets the world's 2.2+ billion gamers and 380+ million esports fans take a meaningful active hand in guiding the major decision making events for their favourite organizations.' Considering so many opinions is quite the feat, and is achieved through a complicated yet simple structure thanks to a few teams on-board. The aim of the platform is to give power to the viewer or competitor to manage leagues, events and game titles which in the end, are there for our own use. The vision of powering a Global Player League as the first fan-controlled esports league involves tokenized team control, unique voting rights involving franchises and fans in order to make the most of the growing esports scene. Gamers.com.mt is proud to note that a few Maltese names form part of the core team, especially since the chiliZ platform is already planned to be implemented on the island, following meetings with members of parliament.  The platform also consists of an advisory panel in esports and business. The esports panel involves the likes of characters such as Dr. DisRespect and Anomaly as prominent characters with esports experience. Based within three countries so far; China, South Korea and Malta, chiliZ has a bright future ahead.  With all this being said, Gamers.com.mt couldn't be more content with the sponsorship agreement, as the platform will be helping us out to ensure that the MESF 2018 continues to maintain the franchise' reputation for being the largest esports event on the island. 

The GO Malta Esports Festival - $15,000 Loot.bet Cup #3

Every year, we're always challenging ourselves to step things up for both the community and in terms of personal development as a company. With that being said, Gamers.com.mt is hosting an international CS:GO tournament with a $15,000 prize pool for this year's GO Malta Esports Festival, fueling the well-established fact that the franchise remains the largest on the island. The tournament will only be possible thanks to the support of the main sponsor in Loot.Bet and a the support of the Malta Tourism Authority, Gaming Malta, Chiliz and Zowie. With the prize pool that is involved, one can expect some of the top teams in the world grabbing out at it - and that's exactly who've we've invited. Eight of the best upcoming CS:GO teams in the international scene will be competing throughout the tournament, the following names should sound familiar. Including the names of Red Reserve, consisting of players such as draken (ex-NiP) and disco doplan (ex-Fnatic) among others, Left Out and Team Vitality which rose from the ashes of G2 and EnVyUs with players like ScreaM, NBK, Happy and more! One shouldn't forget AGO, the Polish team ranked 24th in the world and Spirit, ranked 33rd in the world. Simply put - the stacked talent for the competition is simply another article on its own; you can check out the official list of participants here. They are all upcoming names which we expect to see more of at the top in the coming year of international CS:GO.  Of course, comparing statistics is not how the better team is decided in esports, as the far opposite in cold-cut competition serves as the standard. Kicking off as soon as 1st November, the teams will be recovering from a late night of Halloween practice in order to compete in the Group Stage to be carried out from the 1st to the 8th of November. Having already been split into two groups of four, as viewable on the event page, a Round Robin format will animate the two groups through a total of twelve best-of-one matches(three best-of-one matches for each team), by the end of which, the top two teams will progress to the final stage of the event.  By this point, the Final Stage will consist of just 4 teams. Following a month of preparation, the remaining teams will recollect on the decisive weekend of 7th-9th December in order to determine a victor from the single elimination bracket consisting of 3 best-of-three games. The prize pool will be divided as follows: $10,000 for first place, $3,000 for second and $1,000 a piece for the 3rd and 4th place. This places a huge amount of gravity on the games deep into the final stage. Note that all match-ups will proceed as according to ESL's most recent 5v5 competitive layout.  The whole event will be broadcasted internationally through twitch, covered by professional casters breaking everything down in both English (https://www.twitch.tv/gmr_tv) and Russian, courtesy of UCC (https://www.twitch.tv/uccleague).  The brackets are empty while the group stages are eerily quiet; this will all change as soon as next week. Be sure to follow the progress of the event here while also paying attention to the twitch links shown. Schedule for group stage match-ups is viewable in the 'Group Stage' section.  Gamers.com.mt wishes luck to all the teams involved, once again thanking our main sponsor of Loot.Bet and the help of the Malta Tourism Authority, Gaming Malta, Chiliz and Zowie in organizing it all!

Pepsi Sponsoring The GO Malta Esports Festival 2018

As the largest esports event in Malta draws near once again, Gamers.com.mt will be covering the sponsors that make everything possible, highlighting their contribution to the event and giving them recognition for their efforts to assist the growth of the esports industry on the island. We're glad to announce a global heavyweight in the realm of carbonated soft drinks - Pepsi. Started in the late 1890s in the United States, Pepsi-Cola grew exponentially in popularity due to its originality at the time.The modern-day rival of Coca-Cola would only appear in the 1970s to spark the ongoing 'cola war'. While we try to remain as impartial as possible, blind taste tests have found that the taste of Pepsi is more natural than that of Coca Cola, Anyways, Pepsi has been around for quite some time now, watching various technological industries take off and succeed, including that of esports. While the brand continuously creates new spin-off products from their winning formula, Pepsi is also looking for new opportunities of sponsorship within esports, just like its sister brand  Mountain Dew, which is also incredibly active in many esports scenes. While Mountain Dew sponsors the likes of Team Dignitas, Splyce and Team SK Gaming (huge esports organizations), Pepsi sponsors and has sponsored teams such as Virtus.pro, Counter Logic Gaming and MSG; the company responsible for organizing LoL Worlds. Esports is a growing phenomenon globally and Pepsi is proud to be supporting The GO Malta Esports Festival once again. We have been part of the gaming community in various ways over the years and we have seen this event grow into the festival it is today. Undoubtedly, the event will continue to develop thanks to the passion and determination of Gamers.com.mt. - Karen Cutajar, Pepsi Brand Executive at Simonds Farsons Cisk plc. Therefore, we're very proud to be collaborating with Pepsi as a brand dedicated to helping out esports and fueling the prosperity of the industry. Gamers.com.mt is very grateful for the support; we'll definitely be offering fresh, cold Pepsi at the venue for you all to enjoy - what else would you want to drink?

The GO Malta Esports Festival 2018 - €2000 Qlash FIFA 19: Open

The Malta International Airport FIFA19 tournament, which we organized this past week, was an incredible success as it was quickly saturated in overbookings (64+) - leading to an outstanding atmosphere as a product of intense competition. Just like last year, it was a pleasure to host the event and witness the local FIFA scene compete. On the back of this success, GMR Entertainment will be including the latest title of FIFA 19 as a tournament part of this year's iteration of largest esports event on the island - the GO Malta Esports Festival. This will also be the second tournament for the title on the island.  We have teamed up with Qlash a foreign Italian esports organization to bring you the Qlash FIFA 19: Open Tournament. Qlash have competitive pro teams in StarCraft2, Clash Royale, FIFA, Fortnite, Hearthstone and Vainglory with their aim is to expand their organisations and including Maltese talent.  FIFA is only growing each subsequent year. Hence, we'll be kicking off the prize pool at a total of €2000, being made available to all skill levels willing to compete. For the title, there will be two separate tournaments; the Gold Tournament embracing the highest level of competition with the majority of €1750 and the Silver Tournament which acts as a ground for amateurs and those who fall out early from the Gold Tournament with a friendly €250 on the line. Note that the top three of each respective tournament will be awarded a trophy corresponding to their podium placing.  We encourage anyone to participate, from veteran to complete amateur, because you'll never know how skilled you are without trying - it's also quite fun. That's why we've created the Silver Tournament.  All in all, that's all to know about the featuring of FIFA19 at this year's GO Malta eSports Festival. To find out, even more, we recommend that you take a look at the tournament page here:  https://www.gamers.com.mt/tournament/200/the-go-malta-esports-festival-fifa-19-open

The GO Malta Esports Festival 2018 - €5000 Black Ops 4: Open

If there's one game which has everyone seething with anticipation and excitement, is the recently released yearly iteration of Call of Duty, in the form of Black Ops 4 as a continuation of the beloved Treyarch franchise. Greeting a yearning fanbase, the immense wave of content in Multiplayer, Zombies and Blackout game modes is appealing to so many gamers out there, coming from previous and other titles to try it out - especially the Blackout; the recent battle royale craze in the form of Call of Duty which has seen much praise. Treyarch's new gamble, an attempt to shake up the Call of Duty scene, has been the leading cause of the international rostermania for the largest organizations - I can only imagine that the situation is the same for lesser teams. With the first global Call of Duty Major event taking place in December through CWL Vegas, there's an annoying amount of time left until the esports community can enjoy the highest tier of competition - this tournament will act as a small taste of what is to come for the extremely promising year of Black Ops 4 play. Naturally, as with every Call of Duty, will be implementing the title into our next event The GO Malta Esports Festival as we understand the strength of the local Call of Duty community both locally and internationally.    We will be teaming up with European Esports Gaming [EEG] in order to elevate the standard of the tournament. The event will be broadcasted internationally and organized very well, thanks to the experience of EEGOnline who've been creating opportunities for competition since release day of the title. The tournament will be taking place during the fateful weekend of the GO Malta Esports Festival, from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th December, with its own dedicated area with PS4s ready in place for particpants to play their games on. The competition will be fueled by an ambitious €5000; a fantastic start for the first Black Ops 4 title on Maltese soil. The organized tournament will concern the revamped 5v5 competitive play system, and not Blackout - don't worry, the time will come for Blackout competition. Teams don't have to worry to search for Hotels, Transport etc since they will find all information one needs on our website, with very cheap and reduced rates for both. All one needs to do is get the team together, book the flights, check the website for all info and he is good to go to come to Malta. Gamers.com.mt cannot wait to host the first local Black Ops 4 tournament and also one of the first significant events on an international scale for the title. For more information showcasing the tournament please visit the tournament page for more details - https://www.gamers.com.mt/tournament/208/the-go-malta-esports-festival-cod-bo4-open

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