New Battlerite Champion and eSports Event Announced

The swordsman Raigon enters the fray as a new event appears on the horizon.

Stunlock Studios has revealed the newest playable champion for its popular MOBA, Battlerite.

Set to be released on February 15, this new champion's name is Raigon. Raigon is skilled in both two-handed swordsmanship and martial arts. An exiled but proud warrior, he'll be using his time in the arena as a way to make a living, while also plotting his revenge against those responsible for his exile.

Along with the addition of Raigon to the game, Stunlock has announced that it's partnering up with major organizations Beyond The Summit and Twitch for “Enter The Arena” -- the largest Battlerite Tournament held so far. The event has a total prize pool of $10,000 and will be running simultaneously in Europe and North America.

Alexander Hermansson, head of eSports at Stunlock Studios, said:

“Enter The Arena is the perfect event for kicking off the competitive scene and showing off the game's potential in eSports. We’re hoping to not only offer an entertaining broadcast, but to also introduce the game’s intricacies to fresh audiences, newer players as well as eSports fans."

Onslaught eSports recently announced the signing of a currently top-ranked Battlerite squad who will compete in “Enter The Arena” under the Onslaught banner. The team members Connor "Averse" Shacklady, Alvin "Ninjas" Xu and Dominic "Arakune" Valentino are all on the global top-10 ranking, with Averse set as the best individual Battlerite player in the world.

Below is an overview of all the invited teams:

EU Tournament

  • TelroskMi (Teldo, Verosk, Mini)
  • MyCon - Prepare to Die (LittleMaster, GodOf, K3B4B1)
  • Intolerant (Joltz, Iska, Nyy)
  • Project Horizon (HotBiscuit, Blankzz, Wuzac)

US Tournament

  • Onslaught Esports (Averse, Arakune, Ninjas)
  • Identity Crisis (InTheFlesh, Vorime, Emperor)
  • Scylla (Maelstrom, Jeter, rarepeep)
  • Excel Wizards (Neewha, Skywind, Finlev)

"Enter the Arena" will be broadcasted live in on Twitch. It'll be kicking off with qualifiers held on the 19th of February, followed up with the grand tournament  on the 25th & 26th of February.

Published Feb. 13th 2017

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