Stunlock Studios Partners with Twitch and Nexon for Inaugural <em>Battlerite Pro League

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Stunlock Studios Partners with Twitch and Nexon for Inaugural Battlerite Pro League

Battlerite Pro League sign-up begins today with total prize pool of $80,000

SKÖVDE, Sweden and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – April 6, 2018 – Stunlock Studios, social video service Twitch, and Nexon today announced the debut of the Battlerite Pro League, the game’s official competitive circuit. Battlerite Pro League, Season 1 will feature a showdown of the best-of-the-best in Europe, North America, South America and Korea with sign-ups beginning today and the competition starting on April 12th. Each team will battle its way to the top in order to prove who is the best as they compete for a slice of an $80,000 prize pool, including more than $25,000 in the LAN finale prize pool. Twitch is the exclusive live streaming partner for the league with the first three seasons being broadcast on twitch.tv/battlerite, while Nexon is handling production and distribution for the league in Korea.

“Our community has grown and matured immensely since Battlerite was released so it was time for us to provide a platform for the best players to show what they’re made of,“ said Alexander Hermansson at Stunlock Studios. “By partnering with Twitch and Nexon for the Battlerite Pro League, we’re not only offering an entertaining broadcast, we’re introducing the game’s intricacies to fresh audiences, newer players, and esports fans in many different corners of the world.”

Battlerite is a free-to-play PvP arena brawler and the spiritual successor to the critically acclaimed Bloodline Champions. Players engage in quick and intense action through highly competitive, rip-roaring 2v2 and 3v3 battles in vibrant, colosseum-style surroundings controlling one of 27 champions that specialise in either melee, support, or ranged combat. It’s all about skill-shots, timing, and reactions as players dodge projectiles and pull off massive ultimate attacks using intuitive WASD movement and cursor-based aiming.

Battlerite Pro League open qualifiers for each region begin next week. The regions will consist of 8 teams each duking it out over the course of 5 weeks to see which teams get to stay for the next season, which teams will be relegated and which 2 teams will make it to the LAN finale to represent their region.
How to join the qualifiers

Teams of three Battlerite players can sign up for the qualifiers before the 11th of April at: https://smash.gg/tournament/battlerite-pro-league There will be 4 qualifiers for each region with 2 teams qualifying each day to make up the 8 representatives of each region.

About Stunlock Studios
Founded in 2010, Stunlock Studios is one of the leading Swedish independent game developers located in Skövde. With a passion for competitive gaming, the studio crafts groundbreaking and community driven games, always with their players in mind. Previously released titles include Bloodline Champions, and Dead Island: Epidemic. For more information, visit: https://www.stunlockstudios.com

About Nexon
A pioneer in the world of interactive entertainment software since 1994. Since then, they’ve become one of the industry leaders in massively multiplayer online games, continuing to redefine the genre. For more information, visit: www.nexon.net

About Twitch
Twitch is the world’s leading social video service and community for gamers. Each day, millions of community members gather to watch, talk, and chat about shared interests. Twitch’s video service is the backbone of both live and on-demand distribution for all types of content, including the entire video game ecosystem, the creative arts, vlogging (IRL), and more. Twitch also runs TwitchCon, the annual convention for celebrating the Twitch community. For more information about Twitch, visit our Press Center, Twitter feed (#Twitch), and Blog.

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