The Ghentish gaming company Kayzr and FACTS are organizing a never before seen Belgian eSports event. During the October edition of FACTS, you will be able to enjoy an eSports arena of 1.200 m² and get a chance to win the a part of the huge prize pool.
In this ‘Kayzr League’, teams of gamers will compete in the tactical shooter Counter-Strike and in the car soccer game Rocket League, although it is possible that other games will be added to the roster. The players will have the opportunity to win a portion of the €6.400 prize pool and a ticket to a – for now – unspecified ‘mystery event’. The prize pool is the biggest Belgian prize pool ever given by a Belgian organisation for local players.
“With this event, we aim to boost the breakthrough of eSports (i.e. competitive gaming) in Belgium”, says Davy De Groote, eSports marketer of Kayzr. “Today, competitive gaming is a huge sport that attracts 385 million viewers worldwide, of which about half are regular viewers. Analysts claim that the portion of regular viewers will have grown by 50% by 2020. Furthermore, the prize pools of eSports contests abroad are usually high enough to make the winners instant millionaires. If Belgium doesn’t want to lag behind, it will have to jump on the bandwagon as soon as possible.”
The players first have to go through the qualifying rounds on the eSports platform of Kayzr. In the last phase, six teams will compete in two seasons of four weeks each. Every season has its own finals, of which the first one will be held at the October edition of FACTS, in Flanders Expo Ghent.
The fact that FACTS, the biannual fantasy and sci-fi event, is cooperating in this adventure, makes both parties excited. “FACTS is putting great effort into further integrating video games in all its aspects”, says Anthony Audenaerd, FACTS marketing manager and spokesperson. “We welcome 75.000 visitors a year to our convention and nearly all of those fans are in love with the gaming culture, so it’s going to be a great party. FACTS will have a full Gaming Hall with the newest video game releases, the biggest gaming companies and new and nostalgic gaming experiences, but a full-fledged eSports event will be the cherry on an already delicious cake.”
For more info, go to www.kayzr.com/kayzr-league.