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AUSTIN, Texas, April 9, 2021 – Independent game developer, ArtCraft Entertainment (ACE), creators of the recently released Throne War MMO, Crowfall ™, today announced a strategic sponsorship with Razer ™, the world ‘s leading gaming brand. Razer is the official partner for peripherals and Razer customs licensed products for Crowfall IP games and signature sponsor Crowfall’s new HungerDome ™ Eternal Champions Series (ECS), a Twitch e-sports tournament coming in May.
Crowfall’s HungerDome The competitive arena offers a unique turn for both the persistent world and eSports gaming: a multi-purpose combat arena (MOBA) experience seamlessly integrated into a massive multiplayer universe (MMO). Moving beyond the traditional two-team match, HungerDome offers an arena for up to 12 teams (of 5 players each) to compete, capturing strongholds, fighting enemies and fighting for dominance in a short, action-packed match that ends in about 30 minutes. Players can insert characters from the MMO – or select a champion from a list of pre-generated (and pre-aligned) archetypes.
The Eternal Champion Series is the first tournament approved by ACE and will host Twitch.tv/CrowfallGame with all 10 rounds played during the month of May, through a series of qualifiers and Wild Card rounds that ultimately lead to the Final Match of the month. Teams will compete for a total prize pool of over $ 50,000 ($ 25,000 in cash and more than $ 25,000 in prizes). In addition, participation Crowfall Streamers with drops enabled will also offer viewers exclusive “Twitch Drops” prizes (such as unique emotions, carriers, skin and other in-game items) during the tournament that can be requested upon entering the game. Each round of the 10-event tournament will offer a unique and exclusive prize, for spectators only and only on Twitch.
This tournament is invited. Players can apply at www.crowfall.com and create teams and apply for the competition starting Tuesday, April 13th. Team information can be found at www.crowfall.com/Teams, and tournament registration can be found at www.crowfall.com/Eternal-Champions/application. The first qualifying round will take place on May 1, with one qualifying or Wild Card match every Saturday and Sunday during May, culminating in the final round on May 30.
“Nothing drives excitement for Razer customers and Twitch viewers like the competition,” explains ArtCraft co-founder and creative director J. Todd Coleman, “and HungerDome offers a new kind of PvP experience. We undertook an explosive customization of the multiplayer multiplayer mass game character and merged it with a battle in the big-stakes arena. We’re excited to push the boundaries of online competitive gaming and we’re glad Razer is on an adventure with you. ”
In addition, starting today, members of the Razer community have been invited to join Crowfall Closed Beta for instant access! Simply click the Razer link at Gleam.io/aFcda/crowfall-beta-key-giveaway, to search for your code, then go to Crowfall.com/beta-key-giveaway to create your account and join the fight!
As an added benefit, players in the Razer community are offered an exclusive reward: Razer Serpent Sigil, a rare reward that gives a + 2% increase for critical strike and a chance for critical healing.
Competitors in the ECS ’21 competition will compete for top products from Razer, where For players, from players is a serious commitment to premium gaming products, including ECS awards such as the Naga X mouse, Black Widow V3 keyboard and more. See the full list of awards at Crowfall.com/Eternal-Champions/rewards!
Additional sponsors (and awards) include:
- As a premier partner, Alienware (a subsidiary of Dell Technologies) will provide each winning finalist with one Alienware m15 R4 Gaming Laptop, the most powerful Alienware 15-inch laptop ever. In addition, Alienare will sponsor Alienware challenge, an audience engagement event during each round of the tournament to allow selected streamers to offer to their viewers Crowfall ribbons such as hoods, T-shirts and other collectibles.
- As a sponsor of the series, Intel provides each 2nd and 3rd place team finalist with an Intel Core i9 CPU, helping these players achieve top performance in their ongoing quest for Fame, Wealth and Power in Crowfall space.
For more information on Crowfall Sponsors and awards of the Eternal Champions Series visit Crowfall.com/Eternal-Champions/sponsors.
In addition to the spring 2021 ECS tournament, ArtCraft and Razer are pleased to announce the integration of Razer’s premium gaming add-ons with Crowfall i HungerDome, including Razer Chroma RGB support for Chrome-enabled gaming peripherals. This top gaming peripheral offers Crowfall a more impressive way for players to win the throne, with color sequences that power the game and original support for the most advanced Razer gaming mice – with up to 16 keys. Use the profile that the team uses or customize yours for those who dare enough! Eventually, Razer will offer an official Crowfall works of art for mouse pads and smartphone cases via Razer’s Customs program; available in various sizes, decorated with one of the many cult ones Crowfall game design.
“We enjoyed this creative and technical collaboration with the ArtCraft team,” said Justin Cooney, global partnership director for Razer. “I can’t wait for the players to experience the fruits of our work. Whether enjoying Razer Chrome while playing Crowfall or choosing a Razer Customs Crowfall design that tells them, players around the world can expect an amazing experience. “
Join the fight or learn more at Crowfall.com/Eternal-Champions. Updated for folder Crowfall resources, including the new Crowfall video released today, link here.
About ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc.
Headquartered in Austin, ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc. is an independent developer and publisher of interactive entertainment for consumers around the world. The company was founded by industry veterans J. Todd Coleman and Gordon Walton, and develops and publishes products on multiple platforms. For more information, visit the product page at https://Crowfall.com or contact us by email at [email protected]. ArtCraft is part of a vibrant game development community in Austin, Texas, which includes nearly 100 gaming companies and more than 2,000 game developers.
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Founded in 2005 with headquarters in Irvine (California) and Singapore, Razer has 17 offices worldwide and is recognized as a leading brand for players in the US, Europe and China. Razer is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (share code: 1337).
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