How do you prep a game still in alpha stages for an e-sport? If you like it, then you should hold a tournament on it. Hi-Rez Studios and its subsidiary Skill Shot media announced a new Realm Royale E-sports web page and the plans for international tournaments on Monday July 16, 2018.
Realm Royale‘s invitational tournaments will star popular streamers, Master-ranked players and favorites among the community. They will hold these tournaments on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with a Thursday tournament hosted by Youtuber Daniel “KEEMSTAR” Keem. KEEMSTAR also hosts popular Friday Fortnite tournaments as well.
The Tuesday and Wednesday tournaments will be streamed on Realm Royale‘s Twitch and Mixer channels, as well as participants’ individual channels. These tournaments have a $10,000 prize pool, and will have duo teams compete for the victory. First place will win $5,000, second place $2,500, and third $1,250. A prize of $1,250 will also be awarded to the team with the most eliminations. The duo teams will be players from both North American and Europe, and they will compete in 10 games. Five games will be held on North American servers and five on European servers. Also, a team can not double up on the in game classes, meaning no team will consist of two mages, or two engineers. Now here’s where things can get confusing. Teams will get points, and the scoring is similar to a golf game (or mini golf if you don’t have the time) in which the lower the score the better. Teams will get positive points for their placement in each match, and an elimination will net them a negative point. The positive and negative points will be added together to get their overall score.
KEEMSTAR’s Thursday Realm Royale tournaments will be similar in which it’s duo teams, of both North American and European players. But with KEEMSTAR‘s name being attached to it, bigger streamers and personalities are coming to compete, and garnering a much larger prize pool of $100,000. This Realm Royale tournament will be hosted only on North American servers and teams will play 10 matches, and use the same point system as the other day’s tournaments. Prizes for winning KEEMSTAR’s Realm Royale tournaments are $50,000 for first place, $30,000 for second, and $20,000 for third.
If you think you have what it takes to compete in one of these tournaments, well you have to develop a presence in the streaming world. No nobodies in this tournament! Bock Bock!!
Are these invitational tournaments sustainable to the viability of an alpha state game like Realm Royale to be an eEport? Let us know in the comments what you think.