7 July 2017 - 11:18

For Honor is getting an international tournament with a $10,000 prize pool

Ubisoft is stepping up its game into esports.
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Ubisoft and ESL are partnering for one of the largest For Honor international tournaments ever created since the game's release in February.

The For Honor Hero Series will pit the best For Honor players around the world against one another to find out which player is the best on the battlefield.

For Honor is a hack and slash fighting game where players strategically take down their opponents by targeting specific areas of the body. The game uses a unique system that puts players in total control of their characters weapon movements in an attempt to try and vanquish all enemies who stand in their way.

“At ESL we are committed to growing the esports landscape and For Honor’s competitive ecosystem has been something we've all been looking forward to,” said Sean Charles, VP of Publisher and Developer Relations, ESL. “With the For Honor Hero Series and the addition of ranked mode, there is a lot in store for future For Honor players.”

ESL plans to host weekly competitions one-on-one from July 8 across all platforms in Europe and the United States. ESL say it's committed to supporting the series well beyond the first year and will take community and participant feedback into account for any future events.

Players earn points based on their rankings in weekly tournaments. Those that have earned the most points by the end of the weekly tournaments will be invited to the live event in Burbank, California on Aug. 12 for a shot at winning a part of the $10,000 prize pool.

ESL plans to broadcast the finals on the For Honor official Twitch channel and Ubisoft's YouTube channel, as well as other livestream services such as Facebook Live. The company has no plans to livestream any of the weekly tournaments at this time, however.

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