E-sports tournament mooted

  • The London Spitfire celebrate a victory in the Overwatch League (Photograph by Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment)

    The London Spitfire celebrate a victory in the Overwatch League (Photograph by Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment)

A video game tournament could be held in Bermuda, the Minister of National Security said yesterday.

Wayne Caines posted on Facebook that he wanted to talk to local gamers.

He wrote: “I have recently been approached by a company who wants to partner with us.

“So I want to find out from gamers how to host a small local tournament in the next month.”

Mr Caines asked for suggestions about where the competition could be held and the format the tournament should have.

He said he also wanted advice on what games should be used and if there are any island gamers who should be invited.

He added: “I think the longer-term view is to host a big global tournament later this year.”

Mr Caines also broached the idea of a local “e-sports” team which could compete in international gaming leagues. Online games have grown in popularity in recent years. A massive 226 million people watched video game tournaments in 2015.

Popular leagues have focused on games like team-shooter Overwatch, strategy game Starcraft, fighting games like the Street Fighter series.

Sports games like the Madden and Fifa gaming franchises are also popular.

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Published Jun 22, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Jun 22, 2018 at 8:51 am)

E-sports tournament mooted

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