Hundreds of gamers are expected to turn out and showcase their gaming skills at the Shirley Retreat Hotel on Sunday, November 29 beginning at 1pm for the finale of the Clan Pro Circuit (CPC) season. The fighter game championship tournament dubbed “Mash Di Button” is expected to be the largest since the start of the season and will set the tone for the 2016 the gaming season.
The tournament will see some of the Jamaica’s top e-Sports gamers battling for thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. The event, which is organized by CPC, has invited teams and individuals compete in the ultimate showdown using gaming consoles such as Playstation 3 (PS3), PS4 and Wii U. The games to be contested include Marvel vs. Capcom on PS3, Mortal Kombat X on PS4, Super Smash Bros for the Wii U and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 for PS3.
|Professional e-Sport gamers compete during a showcase at the launch of the Mash Di Button Tournament on Monday, November 2. The Tournament is set for Sunday, November 29 at the Shirley Retreat Hotel.|
According to Gregory Moore, chairman of CPC, come Sunday the 29th the ultimate finale in the 2015 gaming season will be the first of many more grand tournaments to come.“It is going to be an awesome event, this is the final leg of our championship for 2015 and already over 60 participants have registered and we expect a lot more,” said Moore.
Moore added that giveaways in trophies, medals, cash and prizes will total over $160,000 courtesy of sponsors P2P Betting & Gaming Entertainment and Tastee. A PS4 console will also be given away as part of the awards package.
The fighting game format will see gamers battling each other in one versus one combat mode until a champion is crowned, and according to Moore, spectators are welcomed to come and see what professional gaming is all about.
“We are encouraging spectators to come out and see for free, what a professional style gaming tournament looks like, we are also expecting some overseas entrants so the game play will be off the chain, this is turning out to be one of the biggest e-Sports tournaments in Jamaica and we expect some fierce battles on Sunday,” said Moore.
Registration for the event is $1,000 for uniformed clan members, $1,200 for regular clan members and $1,400 for unregistered members. There will also be registration from 10am to 12 noon on the morning of the event which is sponsored by P2P Betting & Gaming Entertainment, Tastee, Fighters Alliance, STR Games and Caribbean Sports Alliance.