BioWare has announced, in partnership with ESL, a brand new contest. In a post by Eric Musco, we have some of the details. This new contest will pit eight person teams in timed runs through Operations in story mode. The qualifying rounds will begin next Tuesday, March 3rd.
More information after the Jump…
Below is a portion of the post by Eric Musco, highlighting some information about this new contest.
We will announce all of the details within the next week but here are some of the key pieces of information:
- The competition will be team based and all Operations run will be 8-man story mode
- The qualifying heat will be one week – starting next Tuesday
- The entire tournament will run over a few weeks with you submitting your timed runs to ESL
- The best teams of the qualifying round will advance to the final round – winners based on details we’ll provide
- There are some serious rewards up for grabs including, but not limited to, cash prizes for the top two teams, in-game items, and even a trip to be our guest at STAR WARS: Celebration!
This is the first attempt at bringing a sort of E-sport into the SWTOR environment. Could this lead to future gaming competitions in SWTOR, possibly PVP? We don’t have the answers yet, but this is a positive sign from BioWare. We will post more information about Operation Victory, when it is available.