Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., announced today a global partnership with ESL to launch the official Metal Gear Online Global Championship. Launching in December of this year, the league kicks off its first global tournament season where online stealth shooter fans can compete for glory and cash prizes.
Players of Metal Gear Online – Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’s competitive multiplayer mode – now have the opportunity to showcase their sneaking skills within the Metal Gear Online community. The league will hold weekly online tournaments worldwide starting Dec. 1 through Feb. 29, 2016, with competitions being held in four regions: North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia/Australia.
With the global support of ESL, competitions will be conducted throughout the month per region where winning teams earn cash prizes for demonstrating their dominance on the battlefield – $1,000 USD will be rewarded per region per month, with a total prize pool of $12,000 USD. In addition, participants in the league will be able to earn points to build their professional rank to become the next legendary soldier.
Metal Gear Online released last October, as a free add on to players who already owned Metal Gear Solid V – The Phantom Pain. The mode has been fully redesigned with the familiar gameplay and aesthetic styling of the Metal Gear Solid series. The online element introduces Tactical Team Operations and features a ‘class system’ that more uniquely defines the strengths and abilities of player characters on the battlefield.