The North American Star league is proud to announce the next phase of Tribes: Ascend as a competitive eSports title. As announced at the NASL Season 2 Grand Finals, Tribes: Ascend is debuting as the first competitive FPS title in the NASL. Specifically, NASL is hosting a summer kick-off tournament for Tribes: Ascend!
In this tournament, up to 32 teams will be battling for a prize pool of $10,000, with weekly broadcasts courtesy of the North American Star League and TribesCAST. The tournament will be played in a traditional bracket format, with the semi-finals slated to be broadcast at E3 this coming June.
The teams who survive the grueling competition and are victorious in the semi-finals will then be flown out to finish the tournament in grand style live at the NASL Season 3 Grand Finals in Toronto this July!
With 32 teams competing, the NASL Tribes tournament will be the largest Tribes: Ascend tournament to date, so FPS and eSports fans won't want to miss out on the action.
For teams interested in competing, team registration is officially open today. After the registration period is complete, the first round of the tournament will begin on May 14th. Therefore, both professional and aspiring teams are encouraged to rally their roster and friends and register quickly before the tournament is full.
How to Register:
Teams are asked to register with an account at: http://www.binarybeast.com with their team name. Members of teams are encouraged to check with their teammates and managers prior to registration to avoid duplicate registrations.
Once registered, the tournament may be found at the following URL on Binarybeast: http://binarybeast.com/xTribes1205020.
To begin the registration process, click "Join this tournament". Once this step is complete, team managers need to email firstname.lastname@example.org with their team information, including: team name (the same as was entered on Binary Beast), contact information of the team manager, and a player list (including names).
The morning before the tournament (May 13th) signups will officially close, and the bracket will be launched. An email will be sent out to all team managers with the full list of contact information.
About Hi-Rez Studios
Hi-Rez Studios, Inc, located just outside of Atlanta GA, was established in 2005 to create exceptional online interactive entertainment. In February 2010 the company released the squad-based Shooter-MMO Global Agenda. Hi-Rez is currently developing other AAA free-to-play online games including Tribes: Ascend and SMITE. For more information, contact email@example.com or visit http://www.hirezstudios.com.
About North American Star League:
Based in Southern California, the North American Star League is the premiere eSports broadcaster in the world. Its goal is to expand and elevate eSports awareness and participation worldwide. The NASL is renowned for broadcasting high-definition, high quality eSports league events involving the most exciting and competitive eSports titles. With broadcasts 5 days per week during seasons of competition, live events, and several seasons of content per year, the NASL provides viewers with a multitude of viewing opportunities.