ESL, Turtle Rock Studios and 2K have joined forces to bring fans a new tournament for Evolve called: Proving Grounds Tournament. The three month global tournament will be produced by ESL, one of the leading companies when it comes to eSports tournaments. Fans will get to see players compete for qualifying and regional events, with top teams gunning for a share of the Global Finale which is worth $100,000 prize pool which is provided by 2K
The tournament will ONLY be played on the Xbox One. The qualifying rounds were held this Sunday, the Global Finals will be held in Los Angeles starting the week of June 15. Proving Grounds Tournament is open globally to all players that have an Xbox Live Gold membership as well as an ESL account.
Additional details for Evolve’s Proving Grounds Tournament presented by ESL are as follows:
Player Pool and Qualifying Rounds
The Proving Grounds Tournament player pool is comprised of two regions: North America and Europe;
Players from the United States, Canada and Mexico will compete for a trip to the North American Semifinals in Burbank, Calif.;
Players from all other eligible countries* will compete for a trip to the European Semifinals in Cologne, Germany;
Four winning teams from each region will be determined at the conclusion of the four weekly Qualifying Rounds:
Each Qualifying Round is open to 128 teams per region, with each team consisting of five players;
The Qualifying Rounds will take place across four consecutive Sundays in 2015: April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17;
Teams may participate in multiple Qualifying Rounds;
The Qualifying Rounds will incorporate the following prize structure, provided by 2K:
Winning teams from each Qualifying Round will receive $100;
Second place teams from each Qualifying Round will win $50;
The top four teams from each region at the conclusion of the Qualifying Rounds will receive a trip to their respective Semifinals.
The four winning European Region teams from the Qualifying Rounds will receive a trip to attend the European Semifinals at ESL’s Cologne, Germany studio on May 24, 2015;
The four winning North American Region teams from the Qualifying Rounds will receive a trip to attend the North American Semifinals at ESL’s Burbank, Calif. studio on May 31, 2015;
The European and North American Semifinals will be broadcast live on Twitch at http://twitch.tv/evolvegame;
The Regional Semifinals will incorporate the following prize structure, provided by 2K and Microsoft:
The top two teams from each Regional Semifinal will receive $2,500 and a trip to Los Angeles for theProving Grounds Tournament Global Finale;
The third place team at each Regional Final will receive $1,500;
The fourth place team at each Regional Final will win $1,000;
Additional prizing to be provided by Microsoft.
The top two teams from each Regional Semifinals tournament will travel to Los Angeles for the Proving Grounds Tournament Global Finale the week of June 15, 2015;
Teams will compete in front of a live studio audience; the finals will also be broadcast live on Twitch;
Teams will play for a piece of the Global Finale’s $100,000 prize pool, provided by 2K:
The winning Proving Grounds Tournament team will win $62,500;
The second place team will win $20,000;
The third place team will earn $12,500;
The fourth place team will receive $5,000.