Global esports tournament organiser and holding company ESL FACEIT Group (EFG) has announced an expanded roadmap for year two of the Snapdragon Pro Series Powered by Samsung Galaxy.
Starting in April, the league will expand to Latin America giving local players and teams the chance to compete in multiple titles.
Moreover, year two will introduce a partnership with Activision, bringing Call of Duty: Mobile to all levels of the Snapdragon Pro Series. The competition will also continue to grow in Asia-Pacific, with expansions to its Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and Garena Free Fire programmes.
In particular, Garena Free Fire will become a Mobile Masters title this year, boasting a $200,000 (⁓£160,000) prize pool. On the other hand, MLBB will add a $150,000 (⁓£120,000) event to its circuit and become EFG’s first-ever stand-alone stadium event for mobile esports. As for Brawl Stars, the Snapdragon Pro Series will become a point-earning circuit for European teams on the road to the title’s World Finals.
As scheduled, the inaugural Snapdragon Pro Series Mobile Masters will take place at DreamHack Japan in May 2023.
EFG also confirmed Sam Braithwaite has joined the company as the Vice President of Game Ecosystems, Mobile. In his role, he will be responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the Snapdragon Pro Series.
Braithwaite brings more than a decade of experience overseeing esports properties, having recently held a similar role at Activision-Blizzard as its Global Director of Esports.
He commented on the expansion of the league: “Year two of the Snapdragon Pro Series Powered by Samsung Galaxy aims to raise the bar for competition and accessibility and build upon the success and momentum of the first year of the programme.
“Alongside Qualcomm Technologies and Samsung, we’re continuing to expand opportunities for mobile gamers by offering more games and more ways to compete than ever before.”