This is the full text of FortySeven's 9/14/2017 press release.
Following the inaugural Mobile Masters New York event in June, Amazon is continuing to lead the way in competitive mobile gaming by taking the popular esports series to Las Vegas. Mobile Masters Las Vegas (MMLV) will take place on October 14-15 at the Millennial Esports Arena at Neonopolis, a new esports studio in Las Vegas and one of the only arenas in the country dedicated exclusively to competitive gaming. MMLV will mix different games and bring together professional players from all over the world to compete in some of the most popular mobile titles, for a share of an $80,000 prize pool.
With the Mobile Masters tournaments, Amazon is widening its lead in mobile esports, making competitive gaming more easily accessible for a growing number of mobile players and viewers alike. Amazon offers its developer partners and customers an increasing array of activities and events which promotes the rapidly expanding community of competitive mobile gaming, and invites players of all levels to participate and compete for rewards and prizes.
MMLV’s roster of titles includes popular mobile games Vainglory, Critical Ops, Power Rangers: Legacy Wars and World of Tanks Blitz. Among the competitors at the MMLV tournament will be fan-favorite professional teams such as Team SoloMid, Fnatic, SK Gaming, Echo Fox, Imperials, Immortals, ACE and more. The daily tournament schedule is below:
Saturday, October 14:
World of Tank Blitz - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Critical Ops - 3:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 15
Power Rangers: Legacy Wars - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Vainglory - 3:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Presented in partnership with eSports Productions and ESL, MMLV will bring back Maria Ho, professional poker star, veteran of The Amazing Race and host of CBS Sports’ The Final Table, as the host of the tournament. Maria, who refers to herself as an “esports junkie”, is well known by gaming fans around the world and recently hosted Amazon’s Champions of Fire tournament in 2016. Additionally, popular personalities from each game community will be shoutcasting the individual game tournaments.
Attendance to the event is free of charge and attendees will be randomly selected to receive prizes on-site. Fans who aren’t local can watch the competition live on Amazon Appstore’s Twitch channel, and those who follow along will also have the opportunity to win prizes. The stream will be simultaneously re-broadcast on player and influencer Twitch channels. Fans can stream the competition on Fire TV using the Mobile Masters app Following the tournament and livestream, fans can enjoy a special broadcast of both Mobile Masters tournaments on CBS Sports Network. For more details and updates about all livestreams and broadcasts, fans can visit www.mobilemasterslv.com.