Flexible, state-of-the-art broadcast will be produced via new remote workflow technology
May 1, 2020 (LAS VEGAS) – Today, Estars Studios unveils a new online adaptation of its classic World Showdown of Esports competition series, WSOE Online. WSOE Online takes advantage of Estars Studios’ new remote workflow, allowing players, talent and staff to entertain viewers through high-quality esports competition and gaming content, produced from the safety of their own homes. The six-event series will run May through September and feature popular esports titles Hearthstone, Tekken and Soulcalibur, with additional titles to be announced at a later date.
The first event, WSOE Champions for Charity: 16 v. 18, will take place Monday, May 4 at 7 p.m. EST on the WSOE Twitch, Twitter and YouTube channels. WSOE Champions for Charity: 16 v. 18 will feature former 2016 and 2018 Villanova Wildcats men’s basketball champions raising money for Philabundance, a hunger relief organization and member of Feeding America. The stream will feature participants, such as current NBA players Ryan Arcidiacono, Mikal Bridges and Josh Hart, viewing a simulated game between their former teams while competing to raise the most money for the charity through the event’s custom Tiltify site. Fans can also join in the conversation on social media using #NOVA16v18 and #ChampsForCharity.
“We are thrilled to launch WSOE Online with the Champions for Charity event,” said Estars Studios Vice President David Lee. “Esports is a powerful method for raising awareness of and money for charitable causes—which is more important now than ever before.”
Following the inaugural event, WSOE Online will dive into action-packed community-based tournaments featuring popular titles including Hearthstone,Tekken and Soulcalibur. Each tournament will include an open qualifier, prize pool and champion for each game title. Interested fans and participants can follow WSOE social channels to stay up to date on the latest announcements, including future game titles and tournament dates.
“Although we are now operating as a fully remote team, the core values and mission of the WSOE have not changed,” says Lee. “Our fans, competitors and partners can expect the same high-quality entertainment and production that WSOE has become known for. From the most passionate esports fans to those more casual, WSOE Online will have great action for everyone.”
For all esports events, WSOE Online will feature integrity measures to ensure competitive quality. Players and teams will be expected to play under the same rules and regulations regularly used in online tournaments. Fans and gamers can tune in to all of these events on WSOE Twitch, Twitter and YouTube. For more information, please visit WSOE Facebook or www.wsoe.com.
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About World Showdown of Esports
World Showdown of Esports (WSOE) is the world’s premier multi-genre esports tournament series, where skills are tested, reputations are forged and upsets are a certainty. The WSOE brings together the most compelling personalities in competitive gaming for intimate, head-to-head competition that puts the passion behind the games on full display. For more information, visit WSOE.com. Follow WSOE on Twitch, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for the latest news and updates.
About Estars Studios
Estars Studios is the leading, independent production company for esports and video games. Combining decades of experience in live sports production with a deep passion for competitive gaming, Estars Studios creates outstanding video content, premium esports competitions and more. It sets itself apart through productions that carry harder. For more information, visit estarsstudios.com or follow Estars Studios on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.