Karlsruhe, 23.01.2014 – First-person shooter S.K.I.L.L. is kicking off its 2014 eSports season on the second of February with the Go4S.K.I.L.L. Cup. Arranged in collaboration with the Electronic Sports League (ESL), from this date onwards the tournament will be taking place on a regular basis: shooter fans will be able to take part in weekly tournament rounds to win prize money of 100 euros as well as entry to the monthly finals. In these fights, the eight most successful teams each month will be able to participate for a chance to win an additional 500 euros worth of prize money. On top of this, all tournament participants have the chance to win some fantastic gaming hardware from ROCCAT. The final rounds will always take place at the start of the following month and will be broadcast live on ESL-TV. More information on the Go4S.K.I.L.L. Cup and a link for registration can be found at http://www.esl.eu/eu/skill-sf2/go4skill/.
Fire at will: S.K.I.L.L. – Special Force 2 on path to becoming permanent eSports feature
Bearing the name Special Force 2 in Korea, development studio Dragonfly’s title has long been one of the most successful eSports shooters. Through collaboration with the ESL, S.K.I.L.L. – Special Force 2 is now also on the best path to reaching permanent feature status in European eSports: a total of 178 teams took part in the 2013 Allstars Cup, S.K.I.L.L. – Special Force 2’s first ESL tournament held last December.
The success is no coincidence: “S.K.I.L.L. – Special Force 2 is well-suited to the eSports scene thanks to its fast-paced and intensive multiplayer gameplay as well as its excellent game balance”, explained Florian Schiekel, Community Manager and Project Leader of the Go4S.K.I.L.L. Cup Series at ESL-Organisers Turtle Entertainment, then going on to add “We look forward to playing out regular tournaments this year with this title and are confident that the participant numbers are only set to increase.”
S.K.I.L.L. – Special Force 2 was released in September 2013 and is now available in nine different languages. By that point, two million players had already registered to play the first-person shooter.
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