TikTok announces esports tournament with 4 games and a $60K prize pool
In an effort to bring esports to the mainstream and to provide gamers with a platform to showcase their skill, Chinese entertainment app, Tik Tok and North America’s largest collegiate esports league, Collegiate StarLeague announced a new partnership.
The Collegiate players will have a chance to show their skills across 4 platforms namely- Rocket League, League of Legends, Fortnite, and of course, Counter Strike: Global Offensive.
Gaming and education go hand in hand
The total prize pool of $60K will go towards the winners and runners up of these four games. Additionally, the money will also be used to fund the education for these gamers.
The tournament is expected to kick of on 9th May, following which, there will be online matches of the aforementioned games on proper competitive servers. Apart from just that, additional prizes will be given away to players who submit Tik Tok videos for consideration, some of which will also be shown on the tournament broadcast.
In a press release announcing the TikTok Cup, Collegiate StarLeague CEO Wim Stocks said, “Collegiate StarLeague is thrilled to collaborate with the TikTok team to give collegiate gamers the opportunity to create their own content celebrating the intersection of esports, gaming, and the joy of creating TikTok videos.”