Southeast Asian players are now able to take part in the Shadowverse World Grand Prix and compete to win the first prize of US$1 million!
Japanese publisher Cygames and the organizer of GameStart Asia, Eliphant, announced today that players from Southeast Asia and Oceania (SEAO) will be able to compete for the Shadowverse World Grand Prix for the first time this year. This official eSports League will give them a chance to compete for the tournament’s first prize of US$1 million.
The Shadowverse SEAO esports circuit will be run under the auspices of Eliphant’s BEast of the East esports & live production division. It will consist of six US$1,000 prize pool online tournaments, one US$1,000 Wildcard online tournament, and one US$10,000 World Circuit offline tournament.
All of which will lead up to the SEAO Contenders Cup. The SEAO Contenders cup will form part of GameStart 2018, Singapore’s largest gaming convention, which takes place on October 13-14. The winner of the SEAO Contenders Cup will secure a place to compete for the US$1 million first prize on offer at the World Grand Prix, to be held in Japan at the end of the year.
Smash-hit strategy card game Shadowverse is Japan’s leading eSports title, having been downloaded over 16 million times and attracting over 8,000 participants to its latest domestic eSports tournament. Now players from Southeast Asia and Oceania can also be part of the next evolution in card games.
“We are delighted to extend our esports activities into Southeast Asia and Oceania,” said Yuito Kimura, Game Producer and Executive Director at Cygames according to the official statement.
“And we are delighted to welcome players from the region to our World Grand Prix. We hope to build a truly global tournament environment, and we hope that building a sustainable ecosystem in the region will enable players from Southeast Asia to compete at the highest level,” he continued.
“We are excited to be a part of Cygames’ expansion into the SEAO region,” said Koh Yung Tek, Esports Director, Eliphant. “And look forward to establishing long-term partnerships with community, talents and sponsors to build the Shadowverse esports ecosystem in this region,” he added.
For more details about the Shadowverse eSports calendar and how players can participate in the World Grand Prix, please refer to the video below.
The Southeast Asia premier gaming convention, GameStart 2018 will return in October 2018! Eliphant as the organizer announced that they will also expand to Indonesia.
And for more details about the SEAO esports calendar, please see full circuit schedule below.
For more information, you can visit the official website here.