Events and consulting organisation Inclusion Companies has announced a $25,000 (~£20,580) Apex Legends tournament, sponsored by Monster Energy, that will take place at the ReWired Fest event in Arkansas, US.
Online qualifiers for the tournament, named ‘Road to ReWired Digital Tournament’, will be held from August 6th to August 28th. The top eight teams will be granted travel and hotel to the ReWired Fest, set to occur on October 21st-22nd at the Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
The ReWired Fest is organised by Inclusion Companies and looks to be an “esports and digital experience designed to foster an equitable future in esports and tech”, according to the event’s press release.
The event will also look to promote diversity by encouraging black, indigenous, and people of colour (BIPOC) communities, as well as women and people of all abilities to pursue STEAM careers (science, technology, engineering, arts and math).
Monster Energy and retail chain Walmart are listed as the main partners of ReWired Fest. Moreover, cookie brand Keebler also appears as a sponsor through a $10,000 (~£8,230) Rocket League school tournament that will be held throughout the festival.
The $25,000 Apex Legends tournament will be paid in cash, however, Rocket League’s winning will be settled in scholarships for participating schools.
Teams of three people, formed by players 15 years and up, can register for the Apex tournament for free at the ReWired Fest website, which also advertises music and action sports at the event. A BMX bike show from the Monster Energy team is also planned, alongside an awards ceremony and a concert.
The ReWired Fest expects to receive around 30,000 attendees throughout the two-day event.