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MSI to host Overwatch® MGA 2016 Championship
Presented by MSI with $75,000 Prize Pool
at London, United Kingdom

Type: MSI News
Latest Update: Mon, 05 Sep 2016
Registration starts on September 5



[MSI HQ] MSI MGA (Masters Gaming Arena), a globally renowned eSports tournament formerly known as MSI Beat IT and hosted by the leading gaming brand, MSI, has huge gaming passion to gather gamers globally on the international stage to participate the life of eSports. Eric Kuo, MSI Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing, believes the rename marks our determination to evolve and do even better as one of the world’s leading gaming brands and will carry the gaming legacy in the name of Masters Gaming Arena. MSI’s gaming spirit and unflinching devotion to eSports live on. MSI MGA will continue to bring global players together and hand in hand we’ll write thrilling chapters in the gaming history!”


This year MSI MGA 2016 is teaming up with Blizzard Entertainment’s new team-based first-person shooter, Overwatch® featuring a diverse cast of 22 extraordinary unique heroes teaming up and working together to complete critical objectives in a variety of unique play modes, including Assault, Escort, and Control. Players are able to swap heroes to adapt to the ever-changing situation on the battlefield—the action is fast and fun, and the tactical possibilities are endless. We will be seeing out amazing teams from all around the world to use these extraordinary characters to team up and work together to complete objectives and achieve victory!




MSI MGA 2016 will start its online registration from September 5th – 27th, 2016 for a 3 regions (Americas, Europe & Asia). Players can visit https://www.msi.com/event/mga/ to register as MGA 2016 first Regional Online Qualifiers will start from October 4th - 11th. Top 8 teams from each Regional Online Qualifiers will then compete at the Regional Finals from October 14th – 21st. One winning team from each region and one MSI sponsored team will be competing at the Grand Final on December 7th - 8th at Gfinity Arena, London, United Kingdom where the best teams from the 3 regions will compete over a US$75,000 in cash prizes and travel support. The winning team from the Grand Finals will win a US$40,000 grand prize, US$20,000 for the second place team, US$10,000 for the third place team and US$5,000 for the fourth place team. It’s the first time ever for the Grand Finals to set foot in the United Kingdom.


MSI will lead gamers and fans internationally into a brand-new gaming era by presenting unprecedented, adrenaline-pumping tournaments as well as interactive product showcase and a variety of fun activities on the site. The Grand Finals feature top teams from around the globe and will be an eagerly-awaited event that draws hundreds of thousands to watch live or online as MSI will be broadcasting live for Regional Finals & Grand Finals on MSI Official Twitch channel https://www.twitch.tv/msigamingameu/profile.


TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

REGISTRATION
Americas, Europe & Asia – September, 5-27 23:59:59 (CST)
Link: https://www.msi.com/event/mga/

REGIONAL ONLINE QUALIFIERS
Americas – October, 4-5 (Tuesday & Wednesday), 18:00 - 23:00 (PDT)
Europe – October, 7-8 (Friday & Saturday), 18:00 - 23:00 (BST)
Asia – October, 10-11 (Monday & Tuesday), 18:00 - 23:00 (CST)

REGIONAL FINAL
Americas – October, 14-15 (Friday & Saturday), 18:00 - 23:00 (PDT)
Europe – October, 17-18 (Monday & Tuesday), 18:00 - 23:00 (BST)
Asia – October, 20-21 (Thursday & Friday), 18:00 - 23:00 (CST)

GRAND FINAL
London, United Kingdom – December, 7-8 (Wednesday & Thursday), 18:00 - 23:00 (GMT)
Venue: Gfinity Arena, London, United Kingdom



MGA 2016:https://www.msi.com/event/mga/
MSI Twitch:https://www.twitch.tv/msigamingameu/profile
MSI YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/MSIGamingGlobal
MSI Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/gamingmsi
MSI Twitter:https://twitter.com/msitweets
Blizzard Official Website:http://www.blizzard.com/
Blizzard Overwatch Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/PlayOverwatch/
Blizzard Overwatch Twitter: https://twitter.com/playoverwatch
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