Monday, December 7, 2015
e-Sports champions crowned at Mash Di Button Tournament
Of the over one hundred participants who competed in the Clan Pro Circuit Season Finale, Mash Di Button Fighting Game Tournament on Sunday, November 29 at the Shirley Retreat Hotel five ultimate champions were crowned in the respective game challenges. Ca’Dien Campbell was crowned champion for Ultimate Street Fighter 4, while Jason-Neil Gentles was the overall victor for Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 with the Mortal Kombat X title going to Taj Melville. Vernon Bourne took home top honours in the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 while it was Christopher Reid who captured the most sought after title coming out as the winner of the Super Smash Bros for the Wii U.
The champions each walked away with JMD $30,000 with each runner-up pocketing JMD $10,000 and third place winners JMD $5,000 cash awards.
The tournament saw clashes between some of Jamaica’s best e-Sports gamers and with the number of participants became the Caribbean’s largest contested tournament. The Caribbean e-Sports Alliance will be hosting qualifying tournaments across the region for players to contest the 2016 version of the Mash Di Button tournament in Jamaica. Clan Pro Circuit Chairman Gregory Moore was pleased with the tournament outcome and is already promising bigger and better in 2016.
“I am really proud of the tournament we were able to stage. It was highly competitive with very exciting gameplay especially in the semis and final rounds. We not only set a record for the most participants at a single e-Sports tournament in Jamaica but also within the Caribbean. The sport is relatively new and we will continue to grow and host larger tournaments as we already expect a busy 2016 and with the Caribbean e-Sports Alliance we will be hosting a regional version of the Mash Di Button tournament come next year,” said Moore.
Brand Manager for P2P Anybet Seretse ‘Mikey’ Bell was impressed with the tournament and pleased to be part of the record breaking effort.
“I could not be more pleased with the tournament as the numbers speak for themselves. It was the largest tournament in terms of participation not only for Jamaica but within the Caribbean. At Post-to-Post our goal is to continuously improve and enhance the gaming entertainment experiences we carry to our customers and I think this is definitely a new and exciting product which has massive potential in Jamaica and the Caribbean,” said Bell.
The tournament had several giveaways in trophies and medals to go along with the cash prizes for the winners courtesy of P2P Betting & Gaming Entertainment and Tastee.
A PS4 console was also given to the top gaming clan, Crimson Glow Elites, who amassed the most points during the Clan Pro Circuit e-Sports season. During the course of the e-Sports season players and teams, clans, are awarded points based on their participation in tournaments as well as attendance and attire. Clan Pro Circuit is committed to continue their push to organize an official e-Sports league and continue building the sport locally and subsequently regionally. The tournament was sponsored by P2P Betting & Gaming Entertainment, Tastee Fighters Alliance, STR8 Games and Caribbean Sports Alliance.
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