EE, the British mobile network operator has announced the launch of the EE Mobile Series, a mobile gaming tournament which will reward the winner with a place on esports organisation Fnatic. The OnePlus 6T will be the handset partner of the tournament.
The tournament will be played in three stages, and will culminate in a Live Final to be played at BT Sport’s London studio on Sunday 20th January 2019.
Competitors will play Clash Royale on the all new OnePlus 6T, the exclusive handset partner of the tournament. Those wishing to enter across the UK are invited to the enter The EE Mobile Series by visiting Battlefy.com/ee-mobile-series where their journey to clinch a coveted spot on team Fnatic will begin with two Open Qualifiers (27th and 29th November).
The top 16 players from each Open Qualifier will be seeded into 4 groups and advance to the Group Stages (4th, 6th, 11th and 13th December), where each group will play a best of 3 single round robin. The top 2 players from each group will advance to Grand Final in January.
The tournament is set to be broadcast on all major streaming platforms.
The victorious player, will not only be crowned the first-ever Champion of The EE Mobile Series but will also join the Fnatic Clash Royale team roster where they will be fully supported.
The winning player will receive a full-time competitive salary, training and their own gaming set-up. In addition, they will live with the rest of the roster in the Fnatic Gaming House.
Pete Jeavons, Director of Brand Marketing at EE commented: “A strong and reliable mobile connection is critical for mobile gamers, and with superfast 4G in more places than any other operator, EE is committed to providing an awesome gaming experience wherever our customers go. We’ve partnered with OnePlus and esports pioneer, Fnatic, to create the ultimate mobile gaming competition – The EE Mobile Series – offering one avid gamer the chance of a lifetime to join the Fnatic team. Who says you can’t use your smartphone and our superfast 4G network to win a spot on one of the world’s best esports teams?”
Wouter Sleijffers, CEO, Fnatic said: “We’re excited to have found a partner in EE who are as passionate about esports and entertaining new audiences as we are. Fnatic are more than just a team: our mission is to bring esports into every household and our exclusive partnership with EE for The EE Mobile Series is a big step towards this ambition. EE is a forward-thinking brand that it committed to ensuring avid gamers have the best experience on mobile, so this was a natural partnership for us. We look forward to welcoming the winner of Series into our family and helping them to live their dream of becoming a professional esports player.”
Carl Pei, Co-founder of OnePlus, said: “The OnePlus 6T device is fast and smooth, and perfect for gaming. With a rich and immersive display, gaming mode, fast charge and smart boost, we’ve worked hard to deliver a powerful gaming experience. Pairing the best hardware and the superfast EE 4G network, makes for an unbeatable package – there’s never been a better time for mobile gaming.”
Esports Insider says: What an opportunity this is for someone in the UK to become a professional at none other than Fnatic. Time to get your Clash Royale on, UK esports players and make your pipedream a reality.