UK Call of Duty players will get the chance to test themselves against the best of Britain in a £2,000 Warzone tournament.
Organised by the UK’s only esports-dedicated sportsbook, the Midnite Melee is open to 256 players who will get the chance to play against high-profile British COD personalities, including Team Thumbless’ Cudi and Jaydar, who will livestream the final on their popular Mixer channels.
The Warzone duos contest boasts a prize pool of £2,000 with the winning pair taking home £1,400 in cash. The second-placed pair wins £400 and third pick up £200.
Entry closes at midnight on Sunday, June 21, with qualifiers taking place on June 22 and June 23. The main event, featuring 32 teams, with 12 progressing via the qualifiers, will be held on June 25.
Players of all abilities on any platform are welcome to take part. The event is open to all UK players aged 18 and older, they just need a Midnite account, an EEG account. Players can sign-up here.
Midnite’s Esports Director Sujoy Roy said: “Call of Duty is a hugely popular game with the Midnite community and we know that, among them, there are some pretty handy players. The Midnite Melee is a chance for them to show their skills in a big prize-money tournament.
“The UK has some of the best COD players in the world and, as fans ourselves, we’re always cheering on British players on the international stage.
“We’ve invited famous names from the British COD scene to play in the main event, meaning our community can test themselves against some of the best in the business.”
Midnite, which holds a UK Gambling Commission licence, sponsored the CS:GO #HomeSweetHome event in April as it targets continued growth through 2020.
Sujoy said: “As a dedicated esports company, we believe that investing in our gaming communities is a key long-term strategy.
“As well as sponsoring high-profile pro events, we’re keen to support grassroots esports by organising tournaments and events for our community to enjoy. Midnite Melee is just the beginning – good luck to everyone taking part.”
Midnite, the United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) licensee debuted earlier this year with a £2m fundraising round backed by the likes of Makers Fund, Venrex, and executives from Betfair and GVC.
Midnite Melee is open to sign-ups until Sunday.
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