UK esports organisations like MNM Gaming and Endpoint will be taking part in a $10,000 esports tournament for a new MOBA shooter.
The first tournament for The Machines Arena (TMA), the TMA Championship 2021, will be broadcast live from Iceland on Twitch from October 1st to 3rd 2021, through official streaming partner FaceIT TV.
Interestingly, MNM’s team consists of League of Legends players Eragon, DBL, Regan and No Arm Whatley, with MNM co-owner Kalvin ‘KalKal’ Chung on board as coach. And Endpoint’s team consists of Endpoint Twitch streamers.
James Bardolph, Tómas izedi Jóhannsson and Kristján Einar will share casting duties, while 16 teams including Alliance and eRaEternity will go head-to-head for $10,000 in prize money, some brand new silverware, and the chance to go down in esports history as the first ever winners of the TMA Championships.
The Machines Arena is a new 4v4 MOBA hero shooter, developed by Directive Games, in the alpha stage of development, focused on short, frenetic matches.
Competitors choose from six heroes spread across three distinct roles: Tank, Support and Assault.
The 16 participating teams are as follows:
- Copenhagen Flames
- MNM Gaming
- SuperMassive Blaze
- Team EndPoint
- Team Singularity
- Final Team TBC
Esports News UK understands another UK org has been considered for the 16th spot but this is still to be officially confirmed.
The TMA Championship is the latest esports event to take place in Iceland, which has ambitions to become a top esports destination by 2025.
Spearheaded by the Icelandic Esports Association (RÍSÍ), the land of fire and ice has hosted a series of top events this year including League of Legends’ Mid-Season Invitational, and Worlds 2021 is kicking off in Reykjavik, Iceland, a few days later.
Further reading: Interview with Ásbjörn Ásbjörnsson from the Icelandic Esports Association
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