Tale World Entertainment's Mount & Blade will officially have its first esports event on May 20, as that's when the best European players will clash for a prize pool of $10,000 USD in an event known as the Battle of Bucharest.
The Battle of Bucharest is organised by the Lithuanian Esports Federation alongside the developer, and will be held at PGL Studio in Bucharest, Romania, where two categories of matches will be played, those being 5v5 and 1v1. From May 12 to 14 qualifying rounds will be held, and on May 20 the best of those will face off.
Registration is now open, and you can sign up here until tomorrow, so you'd best be quick. You can also check the rules of the competition on this website too, but it's important to know the event will be played in Mount & Blade: Warband.
Sergei Klimov, Managing Director of the LEF, stated: "Battle of Bucharest is a stepping stone for Mount & Blade esports events. We plan to develop this format to include other regions in the future, increase the prize pool and of course jump to Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord (the new game in the series) when it's released".
Ali Erkin, Managing Director of TaleWorlds Entertainment, added: "[TaleWorlds] has been looking for great ways to engage with our active community at a live event, and this cooperation presents a fantastic opportunity. We are looking forward to meeting the players in Bucharest - one of the top esports hubs in the world".
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