Zephyr Cove – May 9th, 2021 – 1047 Games, developer and publisher of the free online portal shooter Splitgate, announced today that Amazon Prime Gaming has joined the Splitgate Pro Series as its presenting sponsor. Additionally, professional teams Luminosity, SSG, eUnited, T1, XSET and Moist Esports have been added to the Pro Series’ roster and will begin competing starting with the Summer Season in June 2022. Produced by Logitech G Esports Services, the Splitgate Pro Series increases its 2022 prize pool to $500,000.
In connection with this sponsorship, Amazon Prime Gaming is giving Prime Gaming members access to exclusive and rare monthly content drops for Splitgate through 2022 and allows for greater exposure for newcomers, players and competitors alike, to join the competition. Members can connect their Prime Gaming account with their Splitgate account to receive content drops. Fans can take a look at the current content drops at https://gaming.amazon.com/loot/splitgate with more to be revealed soon.
“The Prime Gaming team is passionate about supporting the incredible players in the world of esports, and we’re looking forward to the kickoff of the Summer season of the Splitgate Pro Series,” said Andrea Cutright, Head of Global Marketing, Prime Gaming. “1047 Games has been a great partner, bringing our Prime members even more value with the recent in-game content made available to players. It’s certainly an exciting time to be a Splitgate player and now a Pro Series viewer!”
With the addition of six high profile teams, the Splitgate Pro Series is ready to achieve new heights in 2022. “Splitgate’s rise from grassroots tournaments into a global Esport with the world’s top teams competing has been inspiring and we are greatly looking forward to the increased level of competition”, said T1 CEO Joe Marsh.
The Splitgate Pro Series, produced by Logitech G Esports Services, has seen significant expansion in its inaugural six months. Splitgate exploded into open beta on PC, Xbox and PlayStation in the summer of 2021, garnering more than 17 million downloads from players around the world. Developer 1047 Games secured more than $100 million in funding last year in order to expand the development team to strategically grow Splitgate into a world-class AAA game ahead of its official 1.0 launch. Development leads from some of the biggest companies in gaming, including Bungie, Riot, EA, and Activision, have joined 1047 Games to work on Splitgate. Now a world-class development studio, 1047 is committed to creating a robust AAA offering for gamers around the world.
“Creating programs that provide a viable path to make esports a career is our driving force at Logitech G Esports Services – we are very excited to continue growing the Splitgate Pro Series in 2022 with the addition of Amazon Prime Gaming as presenting sponsor and working with highly renowned esports organizations as they enter the program and field top teams,” said Head of Services at Logitech G Esports Services Joseph Bentley.
Taking a community-first development approach, 1047 has adopted several player-requested features into its semi-monthly updates including a robust map creator, new game modes, enhanced visuals and upgrades to fan-favorite maps, and a completely new matchmaking system.
“We’ve been thrilled with the results of Splitgate’s first few months in professional Esports,” said Ian Proulx, CEO of 1047 Games. “We couldn’t have asked for better partners than Logitech G Esports Services, and with the new teams and Amazon Prime Gaming as our title sponsor, we’re looking forward to an even bigger rest of 2022.”
“Two years ago we were running our own community driven competitions internally with our most hardcore, dedicated community,” Proulx continued. “Now we’re going to see professional players competing on the upper most echelon of skill for Splitgate, which solidifies two years of our efforts of development and community building. It legitimizes Splitgate Esports for both active pros and newcomers alike.”
The Winter 2022 Splitgate Pro Series kicked off February 5th & 6th with all matches broadcasted live on Twitch.tv/Splitgate. It concluded March 27 with Portal Demons taking home the top prize.
The first Season of 2022 introduced the Splitgate Challengers Series, a collection of events providing an official path towards becoming a professional Splitgate player. The challenger seasons feature Open Ladder Play on PlayBeyond.com, and are open to all Splitgate competitors not currently participating in the Pro Series Regular Season. The top players from the Challengers Series have a chance to compete in a playoff tournament for a $5,000 prize pool, as well as participate in Relegation for the chance to steal a Pro team spot and join the next season of the Pro Series. Full details on schedules, ladder standings and more at www.PlayBeyond.com. Complete schedules and details for the Pro Series can be found at www.splitgateproseries.com.
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