ZOTAC, has announced the first ever ZOTAC CUP MASTERS in partnership with Battlefy.
The tournament will boast a $100,000 (£82,000) prize-pool and the eventual finals are set to take place from May 30th to June 3rd at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan. Anyone is eligible to enter the qualifiers, with registration opening on March 8th. The qualifiers will be played across March, April and May and are broken down by region. The winners from each region will be flown to Taipei to participate in the LAN finals.
In total, there will be six regional qualifiers and two top teams will receive a direct invite to compete at the Computex Nangang Convention Center. The winner will not only receive the lion share of the $100,000 (£82,000) prize money but they will automatically qualify for the companies 10 Year Celebration – a DOTA 2 Invitational tournament.
ZOTAC is a gaming hardware company and a fully owned subsidiary of PC Partner Group. The company promotes esports and gaming through their online platform. With thousands of matches played over the last ten years across the platform, they’ve decided to take it to the next level with their first large scale foray into the esports world.
ZOTAC Global Marketing Director, Chinny Chuang commented: “With the growing popularity of esports and our own platform, it made sense to have the ZOTAC CUP MASTERS to establish a stronger connection with gamers and the community and have it be a tournament platform teams from around the world will want to compete on.”
The tournament will be live streamed on Twitch and the ZOTAC website for those who wish to watch the action around the world.
Esports Insider says: Another organiser enters the space with the opportunity to go to Taiwan for the six regional qualifiers. With $100,000 on the line this clearly shows that ZOTAC mean business.