Royal Arena 2 kicks off tonight as one of the final tournaments to grace 2016. The $5,000 event will feature six invited teams -Alliance, Ex-Imperial/Danish Bears, Horde, Rebels, Team Empire and Vega Squadron competing for one last championship title of the year. Group Stage begins at 17:00 CET December 28th between Horde and Team Empire.
— Vega Squadron (@VegaSquadron) December 26, 2016
Royal Arena will be one of the last tournaments for the 2016 year.
Ex-Imperial/Danish Bears will be on hand to defend their title obtained last month and close out the year with a bang. The all Danish lineup has been a formidable enemy, taking down opponents that dare cross their path. Dropping their sponsor last month, the squad looks to close out the year on a high note, starting off the upcoming year anew.
The five other invited teams – Alliance, Horde, Rebels, Empire and Vega will strive to dethrone the Danes and spark a flame that will hopefully ignite as a beacon of hope and light the way for the new year.
Group A will play on December 28th, followed by Group B on December 29th. The playoffs will begin December 30th.
Royal Arena teams
- Team Empire
- Ex-Imperial/Danish Bears
- Vega Squadron
Royal Arena format
- Six invited teams
- Two groups of three teams
- Group stage matches are two game series
- Last place team in each group eliminated
- Four teams advance to playoff round
- Double elimination playoff series
- Matches are best-of-three
Royal Arena prize pool
Total prize pool for the event is $5,000.
- 1st place – $3000
- 2nd place – $1500
- 3rd place – $500
Royal Arena 1
Last month Imperial Gaming seized the championship title and $3,000 prize after sweeping through Escape Gaming 3:0 in the Grand Finals. The first iteration held by the organizers was worth a total prize pool of $5,000. It kicked off in October with an eight team qualifier, followed by a six team playoffs -featuring two directly invited teams – Ad Finem and Escape Gaming.