The Amazon Appstore is launching an esports tournament dubbed Champions of Fire International for casual mobile gamers.
The first-ever Amazon Appstore tournament will have a prize pool of $100,000, and it will feature 16 of the world’s most popular gaming celebrities in Las Vegas on December 2.
The event will be streamed live via Amazon’s Twitch division, and it will be televised nationwide on the CBS Sports Network.
The celebrities will battle across five popular casual mobile games: Disney Crossy Road, Pac-Man 256, Bloons TD Battles, 8 Ball Pool, and the all-new Fruit Ninja Tournament Edition.
The one-day event will be held December 2 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Pacific Time at Paris Las Vegas. CBS Sports Network will air a two-hour special featuring highlights from the event on December 12 at 7 p.m. PT.
“Competitive video gaming has seen huge growth, and we see tremendous customer value in expanding the tournament experience to include the casual mobile games played by millions of people today,” said Aaron Rubenson, director of the Amazon Appstore, in a statement. “The Champions of Fire Invitational will see some of the top gaming pros square off in the same fun games our customers can download and enjoy today from the Amazon Appstore.”
The Champions of Fire Invitational stars will include Boxbox, ProfessorBroman, Northernlion, lolRenaynay, Brian Kibler, and more. These competitors will go head to head in a single-elimination tournament.
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