A new e-Sports tournament, officially named the 'Asphalt e-Sports Series', is being scheduled by Gameloft in association with Black Shark and ESL. This will undoubtedly open up more chance to expand the e-Sports scene, especially mobile e-Sports, with Gameloft being a big supporter.

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The whole gameplay of The Asphalt e-Sports Series tournament is based on Asphalt 9: Legends - the newest product in the dominant mobile car racing franchise developed by Gameloft. The competition features 9 participating nations and the best player from one of these will be crowned the champion.

Although there can be only one champion, any individual living in the approved nations will get a shot at the prize by qualifying for the tournament.  Qualification rounds start today, May 20, and the tournament will proceed for the next four months. The grand finale is scheduled by the end of August at Gamescom.

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9 countries will be participating

Gamescom is the biggest gaming expo in Europe, and so those who managed to fight their way to the grand final will get a chance to face off in Germany. That means the tournament itself is not only for the title and the prize, but is also a big chance for players to find themselves in a vacation. Of course, they must first be qualified to be the best at their level.

The champion of the tournament will take the grand prize of €20,000 (Rs 15,5 lakhs), sponsored by Gameloft, Black Shark, and ESL. The prize is undoubtedly not the biggest in the history of e-Sports tournaments but it really shows how people gravitate towards the mobile e-Sport industry and its impressive achievement.

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The tournament will have a grand prize of €20,000 (Rs 15,5 lakhs)

Mobile gaming fans will easily realize that ESL has huge support to the mobile e-Sports scene. The company is willing to be involved in relationships with other big organization in the industry, just to be able to sponsor for upcoming mobile gaming tournaments. e-Sports scene has shown the world how potential it is, and more and more major companies are so urged to invest in this business.

For example, just a few months ago, ESL teamed up with AT&T to announce the ESL Mobile Open, a tournament determined to pull amateurs to the spotlight, as opposed to some of the biggest global e-Sports competitions on more popular gaming platforms such as PC and consoles.

There will be some challenges included in the ESL Mobile Open that features Asphalt 9: Legends which apparently will make Gameloft's racing series more attractive and cement its place in the mobile e-Sports scene.

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As mentioned above, while those kinds of tournaments are undoubtedly a huge chance for players to challenge one another, they are also a gold mine of the organizations who are involved in sponsorships. Gameloft, for example, will draw many mobile e-Sports lover to their products just by using Asphalt 9: Legends as the main platform in this tournament.

In turn, as a supporter of the Asphalt e-Sports Series, Black Shark is likely to draw more attention to its new product of the same name, which is expected to be the official device used in the tournament.

And it doesn't stop at that point: in the future, where Black Shark 2 is planned to be released along with other devices, it also creates a big possibility for the developer to raise the awareness of potential customers. That is the result of the modern world where organizations relating to mobile e-Sports is now developing faster than ever.

The tournament is available to citizens of the US, UK, Italy, Germany, France, Spain, South Korea, Japan, and India. The qualifying rounds begin today.