ESL Tournament announced
Sydney, Australia – July 31st 2020 – After announcing the Pre-Season last week, Deep Silver and KING Art Games are inviting all players to join the Open Beta for Iron Harvest 1920+.The game is set to release on September 1st 2020 (1.9.20) on PC via Steam, GOG and the Epic store as well as in retail. The console version will be released early 2021. Players on Steam can dive deep into the fascinating world of 1920+ and experience the first single player missions of the epic, overarching storyline they will encounter when the game launches. All unlocks and progress from the Pre-Season on Steam will be available after launch!
Additionally King Art and Deep Silver have teamed up with ESL to bring competitive RTS gamers the very first Iron Harvest tournament. The Pre-Season Cup will ramp up to a big finale at Gamescom 2020 with prizes totalling over 7000€! The four winners of the qualifiers, kicking off with the first round on August 8th 2020, will qualify for the finals at the digital Gamescom.
Details about broadcasting and the finals will be revealed soon.
More details, rules and how to sign up: https://play.eslgaming.com/ironharvest/global/open/pre-season
The Pre-Season features:
- Pre-Season Tournament featuring qualifiers and the grand finale at the digital Gamescom!.
- Qualifier 1: Saturday August 8, 2020
- Qualifier 2: Saturday August 15, 2020
- Qualifier 3: Sunday August 16, 2020
- Qualifier 4: Saturday August 22, 2020
- Finals: Will be played between 27th-30th of August (TBD)
- Reward Season: Players who beat a variety of challenges will unlock in-game cosmetics.
- New quests and challenges will unlock over time. Progress will be kept after purchasing the game at launch
- All three factions, Rusviet, Saxony and Polania will be playable in Multiplayer, Skirmish and Challenge maps for the first time publicly
Please check the tournament website for exact qualifier times
Future Season Content:
Iron Harvest 1920+ will feature seasons. Each season will contain new game content such as Skirmish and Challenge maps and dedicated season events both for single player as well as multiplayer content. Players will be able to rise through the ranks in multiplayer (ladder) and unlock unique visual season content by solving dedicated quests and challenges.
While none of the unlockable items will have a direct impact on the balancing or gameplay, the achievements guarantee a long lasting RTS gaming experience with new challenges for true Diesel-Punk strategists!
Players who purchase the Iron Harvest standard edition will have free access to Season 1. Buyers of the Iron Harvest Deluxe Edition will have free access to the first two Seasons and the not yet announced big Add-On. Future plans will be revealed later.
About Iron Harvest
At the dawn of the 20th century, shortly after the end of the Great War, the world is full of secrets and mysteries, of opportunities and challenges. Tradition clashes with scientific and technological progress, while Europe is still recovering from the brutal battles of the World War. Iron Harvest is a real-time strategy game (RTS) set in the alternate reality of 1920+, just after the end of the Great War. To create the perfect RTS-experience the team has been working in close cooperation with global RTS-fans ever since the highly successful Kickstarter campaign.
Iron Harvest Special editions and Merchandise is available via the Game-Legends Store.
ESL is the world’s largest esports company. Founded in 2000, ESL has been shaping the industry across the most popular video games with numerous online and offline esports competitions. The company operates high profile, branded international leagues and tournaments under the ESL Pro Tour including ESL One, Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL Pro League, and other premier stadium-size tournaments, to more clearly define the path from zero to hero. ESL also produces the ESL National Championships, grassroots amateur cups, and matchmaking systems, creating a world where everybody can be somebody. With offices all over the world, ESL is leading esports innovation on a global scale through the combination of global ESL competitions, amateur leagues, publisher activations, and more. ESL is a part of MTG, the leading international digital entertainment group. About.eslgaming.com
About KING Art Games
KING Art is an independent game developer with years of experience in creating high-quality games for all major platforms. More than 40 employees across several teams are located at the offices in Bremen, Germany and work with about as many freelancers around the globe. Founded in 2000, KING Art has since released more than 50 titles in different genres, with a focus on narrative games, RPGs and strategy games. The company and its games have received multiple prestigious awards, including Best Strategy Game and Best Development Studio.
KING Art is a licensed developer for Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo plattforms and member of Verband der deutschen Games-Branche (GAME) and bremen digitalmedia.
About Deep Silver
Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires.
Deep Silver has published more than 200 games since 2003, including its own brands like the open world extravaganza Saints Row, the zombie action franchise Dead Island, and the grim post-apocalyptic future of the Metro series. Upcoming highlights from Deep Silver include Dead Island 2. Deep Silver also owns the development studios Deep Silver Dambuster Studios in Nottingham, UK; Deep Silver Fishlabs in Hamburg, Germany, Deep Silver Volition based in Champaign, IL, USA, Warhorse Studios based in Prague, Czech Republic and Milestone s.r.l. in Milan, Italy. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.com
About Koch Media
Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (games, films and software). The company’s own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe, North America and Australia. The Koch Media group has more than 25 years of experience in the digital media business, and has risen to become the number one publishing partner in Europe. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous games and software publishers: Bethesda, Capcom, Codemasters, Kaspersky Labs, Konami, Koei Tecmo, Sega, Square Enix, etc. in various European countries. With Headquarter in Höfen, Austria Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux, Australia, Czech Republic, Poland, and the United States.
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