Allied Esports Expands Global Tournament Brand Esport Superstars to China
Third Annual Edition of Esport Superstars: Hearthstone to Take Place December 15-16 in Tianjin Featuring the Top Hearthstone Players from Around the World
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. (November 30, 2018) – Allied Esports, a global esports entertainment company, has announced that its popular tournament brand, Esport Superstars, will make its debut in China with the third edition of Esport Superstars: Hearthstone on December 15 and 16. The event will take place at Lianmeng Dianjing Tianjin Arena, one of Allied Esports’ ten global Property Network members, and will be broadcast live on popular China-based streaming platform Douyu and across Allied Esports’ platforms on Twitch.
The 2018 Esport Superstars: Hearthstone Global Final will feature 12 invited Hearthstone players from the Americas and Europe, including the top-ranked player on the Hearthstone Champions Tour in the Americas and two former Hearthstone World Champions, who will join players from China in the $55,000 prize pool tournament. Following a series of qualifying events that started in September, Chinese participants will compete in a final qualifier on December 10 to reach the Global Final.
Invited players from the Americas and Europe include:
Muzahidul "Muzzy" Islam (United States, Tempo Storm, No.1 on Gosu ranking)
David "Justsaiyan" Shan (United States, Tempo Storm, No.1 on HCT ranking in Americas)
Anthony "Ant" Trevino (United States, Spacestation Gaming)
Andrey "Reynad" Yanyuk (United States, Tempo Storm)
Frank "Fr0zen" Zhang (United States, Team Liquid)
Pavel "Pavel" Beltukov (Russia, 2016 Hearthstone World Championships winner)
Sebastian "Xixo" Bentert (Germany, SK Telecom T1)
Sebastian "Ostkaka" Engwall (Sweden, 2015 Hearthstone World Championships winner)
Frederik "Hoej" Nielsen (Denmark, SK Telecom T1)
Dima "Rdu" Radu (Romania, G2 Esports)
Chris "Fenomeno" Tsakopoulos (Greece)
Thomas "Sintolol" Zimmer (Germany, Team Genji)
Esport Superstars was created by Allied Esports in 2016 to bring top teams, players and influencers from around the world together for live high-stakes competitions across a variety of genres and games. In addition to this year’s field of competitors, Esport Superstars: Hearthstone has attracted the world’s best players since its inception, including 2016 champion “ThijsNL,” the top tournament prize-earning player in the world, and 2017 champion “Wtybill,” one of the most famous Hearthstone streamers in China.
Esport Superstars: Hearthstone made its debut in December 2016 in Neumunster, Germany, and was watched by 4.2 million viewers on Twitch and additional live stream platforms in China, Russia and Korea. The second edition of Esport Superstars: Hearthstone was hosted in December 2017 at Esports Arena in Orange County, California with 12 million total viewers globally.
Esport Superstars made its Paladins premiere earlier this year at HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas, Allied Esports’ global flagship venue, featuring a two-day, double-elimination tournament with six top professional teams battling for a $100,000 prize pool. Participating teams included FNATIC, G2 Esports, NATUS VINCERE, SK Gaming, Gankstars and Team EnVy, the inaugural Esport Superstars: Paladins champion.
About Allied Esports
Allied Esports is a premier esports entertainment company with a global network of dedicated esports properties and content production facilities. Its mission is to connect players, streamers and fans via integrated arenas and mobile esports trucks around the world that serve as both gaming battlegrounds and every day content generation hubs. Allied Esports is a subsidiary of Ourgame International (SEHK:899), owner of WPT Enterprises, Inc., the operator of The World Poker Tour.
The Allied Esports Property Network currently spans ten properties in the top three esports markets across the globe: North America’s HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas, Esports Arena Orange County, Esports Arena Oakland and Esports Truck “Big Meta”; Europe’s Esports Truck “Big Betty” and Esports Studio in Hamburg, Germany; and China’s Lianmeng Dianjing in Beijing, Lianmeng Dianjing SEG Arena in Shenzhen, Lianmeng Dianjing Tianjin Arena and Lianmeng Dianjing Gui’an Arena.
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