Karlsruhe, 12.11.2013 –Gameforge’s plans to establish S.K.I.L.L. – Special Force 2, their first-person shooter released this September, as a leader within the European eSports scene are taking shape. The starter’s gun fires on 24th November for the 2013 Allstars Cup, the first official eSports tournament for S.K.I.L.L. – Special Force 2. The competition is being organised together with the Electronic Sports League (ESL) across Europe. Further information on the tournament and a link for registration can be found at http://en.skill.gameforge.com/news/43/who-will-be-the-2013-skill-allstar. The final takes place on 22nd December and the most successful players will be well placed to win prize money that totals 1,000 euros as well as Roccat hardware and in-game items.
Fully loaded and the safety is off: S.K.I.L.L. – Special Force 2 sets its sights on eSports
The 2013 Allstars Cup forms the prelude to an extensive cooperation between S.K.I.L.L. – Special Force 2 and the ESL. There are loads of further events planned, where shooter fans can win cups and prizes.
“S.K.I.L.L. – Special Force 2 offers fast-paced competitive multiplayer action as well as an excellent game balance, making it well-suited to become part of our games portfolio. I can imagine that the game will also become an integral part of the ESL over the next year”, said Michael Bister, Head of Pro Gaming at the ESL.
In Korea, where development studio Dragonfly released the game as Special Force 2, it is already firmly established as one of the most successful eSports games. On this side of the planet, S.K.I.L.L. – Special Force 2 has been on the rise since release in September with now over one million players registered.
The ESL is the biggest European eSports league, with over 4 million registered users. Players from all over Europe compete against each other in major games’ series playing the biggest titles.
This fast-paced multiplayer action game offers everything that a shooter fan’s heart desires: numerous weapons and equipment items, individually customisable characters, diverse maps, as well as a large selection of different games modes. S.K.I.L.L. (Secret Kommando: Infiltrate. Liquidate. Liberate.) – Special Force 2 is based on the Unreal 3 Engine and also offers an impressive and realistic sound: the weapon noises were especially recorded and edited for the game by professional sound designers with Hollywood experience.