Karlsruhe, 8.05.2014 – The first Euro Series for the popular FPS S.K.I.L.L. – Special Force 2 will start in June. Awaiting the tournament’s victors will be prize money of more than €5,000. For the second placed team there is over €3,000 to be won, with third place receiving at least €2,000. Those interested in taking part can already register for the S.K.I.L.L. – Special Force 2: Euro Series here.
Already a hit in Korea, S.K.I.L.L. – Special Force 2 made a successful entry into the European eSports scene with its publication by Gameforge. In collaboration with the ESL (Electronic Sports League), the Go4S.K.I.L.L. Cup tournaments have been organised on a regular basis since February of this year, garnering massive popularity. The S.K.I.L.L. Euro Series is the next step towards making S.K.I.L.L. – Special Force 2 one of the major titles in European eSports.
The opener to the S.K.I.L.L. Euro Series will be the qualifying phase starting in June. The teams which manage to make it through qualification will take part in the group phase to be played out in July. Things will then heat up for the double elimination playoffs in August. The grand final will take place in September, S.K.I.L.L. – Special Force 2’s first birthday. Selected matches will be broadcast with commentary live on esl.tv, whilst participants themselves will have the ability to stream their own matches via twitch.tv.
A well-oiled team: S.K.I.L.L. – Special Force 2 and Turtle Entertainment
As with the Go4S.K.I.L.L. Cups, the S.K.I.L.L. Euro Series will be organised in cooperation with Turtle Entertainment. Based in Cologne, the company runs the ESL, Europe’s largest eSports league with over 4 million members.
The Euro Series tournament rules will be based on the usual eSports standards. Matches will be played out on regular S.K.I.L.L. maps, which offer the perfect electronic arena thanks to their ingenious designs. Alongside excellent tactical awareness and lightning reactions, the players will need – the name says it all – oodles of skill if they hope to leave the battlefield victorious and claim the prize money of over €5,000.
With more than 20 titles and over 450 million registered players, Gameforge is the leading provider of free-to-play massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) in the western hemisphere. Headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, the group offers its online games in more than 75 countries. The portfolio encompasses numerous well-known game industry brands, including prized role-playing games Runes of Magic, AION Free-to-Play and TERA as well as Europe’s most successful MMO, Metin2. The action anime MMORPG SoulWorker adds to the wide-ranging collection, while popular browser-based games such as OGame and Ikariam complete their offering. More information available at http://corporate.gameforge.com/.