ESL is working alongside Square Enix to launch the very first Dissidia Final Fantasy NT tournament in both Europe and America. The competition for the 3v3 team-based brawler will begin on May 13th, with signs-up open right now.
The Go4 Dissidia Final Fantasy NT tournament will comprise of weekly cups that last from May 20th through to July 11th. Finals will be hosted monthly and broadcast on Square Enix’s Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube from ESL UK’s Studio 1 in Leicester. These finals will take place on June 13th and June 11th, with the winner of each competition receiving €600 (£525) in Europe and $600 (£442.62) in America.
Both of the finals will be hosted and commentated on by two fight community veterans, Ryan “Ketchup” Neal and Jake “Mustard” Neal. Joining them is Dissidia Final Fantasy NT community member, Jamstar 2X.
James Dean, UK Managing Director at ESL stated: “At ESL, we are delighted to work with SQUARE ENIX in bringing one of the first grassroots tournaments to the Dissidia community. Go4 tournaments are designed to support rising esports stars and we look forward to seeing the European and American communities step up to the plate and even challenge other well-established scenes across the world in the future!”
Here’s the full schedule for the tournament:
- Weekly Cup #1 – May 20
- Weekly Cup #2 – May 27
- Weekly Cup #3 – June 3
- Weekly Cup #4 – June 10
- Monthly Finals #1 – June 13
- Weekly Cup #5 – June 17
- Weekly Cup #6 – June 24
- Weekly Cup #7 – July 1
- Weekly Cup #8 – July 8
- Monthly Finals #2 – July 11
Larry Sparks, Executive Director at Square Enix Europe and America also discussed the tournament: “We are thrilled to partner with ESL to bring DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY NT to the dedicated players throughout Europe and America. We can’t wait to see what level of play they bring to the game throughout this tournament.”
Esports Insider says: The game is perhaps biggest in Japan at the moment, which is understandable considering its origin, so it’s nice to see ESL and Square Enix focus on hosting grassroots tournaments for two of the origins the game’s less popular in. It makes sense to try and create an esports scene for this title since it offers something a little different compared to other FGC titles due to its 3v3 nature.