If you’re an avid gamer, EE have made an announcement this week that might be of interest to you. The EE Mobile Series is a gaming tournament that is offering the chance to become a member of esports team, Fnatic. This pioneering tournament will feature three stages of gaming which will end with an eight-player Live Final to be held at the BT Sport studio in London on Sunday 20th January 2019.
The EE Mobile Series will begin with two Open Qualifiers, where competitive gamers from all over the country will battle to earn their spot on Fnatic on 27th and 29th November 2018. Those interested can entering by visiting the EE Mobile Series website. Each Open Qualifier will send the top 16 players through and they will be seeded into 4 groups. This will take place on 4th, 6th, 11th and 13th December 2018. Each group will play a best of 3 single round robin and then the top 2 from each group will advance to the final of The EE Mobile Series on 20th January.
Both the group stages and the final will be streamed live on Twitch as well as being broadcast on some other platforms. This is great for esports fans who can tune in and watch the action online.
Fnatic have established a reputation as a leader and innovator in the rapidly growing e-sports industry. Competing in every major e-sports gaming title and platforms since 2004, Fnatic are now one of the most successful western teams.
The official mobile game for The EE Mobile Series is Clash Royale, a real-time, head-to-head battle and EE want pro gamers to lead their Royale Family to victory in this game. The OnePlus 6T, the latest phone from OnePlus is featuring heavily in this tournament and each finalist will receive a OnePlus 6T handset. This phone has a bespoke gaming mode and is designed with mobile gamers in mind. You can read more about this handset on the EE website.
You might wonder what the winner of The EE Mobile Series will receive for their efforts. The first ever champion of this tournament will not only join the Fnatic Clash Royale team roster and become a professional esports player, but they will also receive a competitive full-time salary, world-class training and their own gaming set-up to help them develop their skills and improve their gaming. They’ll be training with the best in the world at the Fnatic gaming house. The Fnatic team comprises players like zTeemper, Dion, Asuchini and Lemon Te, who are all internationally recognised and each have different competitive backgrounds.
Pete Jeavons, Director of Brand Marketing at EE said, “A strong and reliable mobile connection is critical for mobile gamers, and with superfast 4G in more places than any other operator, EE is committed to providing an awesome gaming experience wherever our customers go. We’ve partnered with OnePlus and esports pioneer, Fnatic, to create the ultimate mobile gaming competition – The EE Mobile Series – offering one avid gamer the chance of a lifetime to join the Fnatic team. Who says you can’t use your smartphone and our superfast 4G network to win a spot on one of the world’s best esports teams?”
Wouter Sleijffers, CEO, Fnatic said, “We’re excited to have found a partner in EE who are as passionate about esports and entertaining new audiences as we are. Fnatic are more than just a team: our mission is to bring esports into every household and our exclusive partnership with EE for The EE Mobile Series is a big step towards this ambition. EE is a forward-thinking brand that it committed to ensuring avid gamers have the best experience on mobile, so this was a natural partnership for us. We look forward to welcoming the winner of Series into our family and helping them to live their dream of becoming a professional esports player.”
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