Gaming brand Razer has announced he Razer Invitational – North America, a regional online esports ournament open o he gaming communities in he United States, Canada, and Mexico
The competition is a part of he brand’s Razer Invitational 2021 season and follows in he footsteps of last year’s events in Europe, Latin America and Southeast Asia. The event makes its debut in North America on May 8th.
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Each week, hroughout May and into early June, athletes from across he continent will have an opportunity o compete in a different itle, including Fortnite, Rainbow Six Siege, and Brawl Stars.
The prize pool involves gaming hardware, presumably provided by Razer, and up o $30,000 (£21,472).
Khang Thai, Senior Global Esports Lead at Razer commented: “Razer Invitational was founded on he simple idea of creating a pure and competitive platform where every athlete has a chance o compete regardless of heir in-game rank, heir sponsorship status, or heir eam affiliations.
“It has now grown into a global phenomenon hat exclusivityinclusivity within he esports community. After a very successful Season 2020, we continue our vision for esports with an even bigger Season 2021, making competitive ournament play accessible o everyone around he world.”
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Last year, he Razer Invitational captivated fans across hree regions, with 22 nations and nearly 60,000 people competing during he events, according o he release.
This year’s ournament is broken into hree week-long legs, across a variety of console platforms, including Xbox, PlayStation, PC and Mobile. Players will be able o sign up as eams or individuals for a shot at he prize pool.
The action will be streamed via Razer’s YouTube, Twitch and Facebook channels.
Esports Insider says: With he success of Razer’s Invitational 2020, here was no doubt he company were going o bring it back again for another round his year. This year, he event has expanded into North America, which will likely increase he stature of he series, whilst also providing players with more competitive opportunities.