Splitgate developer 1047 Games announced Monday that six professional esports organizations will join the Splitgate Pro Series for the 2022 Summer Season. In addition, 1047 Games announced that Amazon Prime Gaming has joined as the league’s official presenting sponsor.
Inspired by games like Halo and Portal, Splitgate is a first-person shooter where characters can travel across maps by creating wormhole portals. There will be $100,000 up for grabs during Splitgate’s Summer Season between both the Pro Series and the Challengers Series.
The following teams will be making the foray into competitive Splitgate during the upcoming season:
- Spacestation Gaming
- Moist Esports
“Splitgate’s rise from grassroots tournaments into a global Esport with the world’s top teams competing has been inspiring and we are greatly looking forward to the increased level of competition”, T1 chief executive officer Joe Marsh said.
Look who's portaled into the Arena 🌀🔥@T1 @Spacestation @eUnited @XSET @Luminosity @MoistEsports
SPS Summer Season Reveal presented by @primegaming: 👀https://t.co/8dwCIByhDB pic.twitter.com/PA54tvBmDS
— Splitgate (@Splitgate) May 9, 2022
More about the Splitgate Pro Series Summer Season
During the Splitgate Pro Series Summer Season, eight teams will compete in seven days’ worth of matches across five weeks. Currently, the Pro Series is slated to include Bork and Fire Rate Diff, alongside the aforementioned professional esports rosters.
After the fifth week of the Regular Season, the top six teams will advance to the Pro Finals. There, they will compete for a $30,000 first-place payout. Meanwhile, the bottom two teams will have to fight to maintain their pro status in the Relegation Playoffs. They will have to face the top two teams from the Finals of Splitgate’s amateur league, the Challengers Series.
As part of its sponsorship with the Splitgate Pro Series Summer Season, Prime Gaming will provide exclusive content drops every month throughout 2022. Skins, portal effects and more are already available in game for players who link their Amazon accounts.
“The Prime Gaming team is passionate about supporting the incredible players in the world of esports, and we’re looking forward to the kickoff of the summer season of the Splitgate Pro Series,” Prime Gaming head of global marketing Andrea Cutright said. “1047 Games has been a great partner, bringing our Prime members even more value with the recent in-game content made available to players. It’s certainly an exciting time to be a Splitgate player and now a Pro Series viewer!”
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