Popular esports team Fnatic just announced a brand-new tournament, especially for streamers. The £30,000 tournament is called Moonryde, and it’ll feature 35 teams made up of top European Warzone streamers. The tournament is specific to the region of Europe (though of course you’ll be able to watch it from anywhere) so look out for your favourite European Warzone streamers when it happens!
As for when that is – July 22nd is the big day. The streamer teams will be Battle Royale Quads, and the event itself will be presented by Jack Link’s a US-based snack firm that Fnatic are partnered with. The company is trying to establish itself in the EMEA region and chose esports to be part of its strategy to do so. It’s a bit unusual for a European tournament to have an American sponsor headlining the big day, but with Fnatic organising the event, esports odds are things will go down just fine.
Those who follow Fnatic streamers probably have a good idea here – the tournament is named after Italian Warzone streamer Dario ‘Moonryde’ Ferracci, who will also be leading the tournament, according to a press release. Moonryde will of course be playing with 3 other streamers not yet named, and he’ll be competing against 34 other teams of 4.
In addition to the COD Warzone competition itself, that day will also feature an additional showmatch with its own, smaller prize pool on the side. This showmatch will have a fixed line-up based on an invite-only setup – the participating players haven’t been revealed yet though.
Ryde to the Moon!
The competing players haven’t been announced yet (other than Moonryde that is) but will be in the upcoming two weeks, before the start of the tournament, of course. Soraya Sobh, the head of creators at Fnatic commented on the event : “We’re so excited to have some of Europe’s biggest streamers competing for bragging rights in our tournament, and proud to have Jack Link’s supporting it. Warzone has proven itself to be one of the most competitive games right now, so we’re looking forward to seeing who comes out on top!”
If you want to watch the event you’ll have tons of ways to do so – while it will be streamed on Fnatic’s Twitch channel of course, there will also be individual streams. Participating players are explicitly encouraged to stream their esports games from their own perspectives as well as the hub stream on the official Twitch.
Though the event has only just been announced, there have already been quite a few positive reactions from the Warzone space. Fnatic fans as well as Warzone players in general are looking forward to the streamer competition – and of course, to seeing who can rake in the most viewers on the day!