Shacknews Announces $50,000 Gaming World Championship For E3 2018

TJ Denzer,

May 30, 2018 9:50 PM

It would appear that Shacknews is getting involved in the growing wealth of gaming competition going down at E3 as they've announced their first Shacknews World Championship with a $50,000 prize pool up for grabs.

2018 is one of the most competitive years ever at E3, and we're not just talking about developers fighting for air and space to push games. Various companies are throwing down arenas for gamers to compete in and try their hands at a little bit of glory and fortune. Journalistic gaming outlet Shacknews has become the latest to join the fray, announcing the inaugeral Shacknews World Championship for E3 2018.

The announcement was made in an article by Shacknews CEO Asif Khan on May 30, 2018. According to Khan, 128 contestants will have the opportunity to compete for a $50,000 prize pool and a chance to be considered a "Shack Champion".

With the Shacknews World Championship set to take place at E3 in 2018, they're probably going to need quite a booth to contain the action. (Image by Shacknews/E3 2017)
With the Shacknews World Championship set to take place at E3 in 2018, they're probably going to need quite a booth to contain the action. 

"This event will serve as the first-ever Shacknews esports event as well as the announcement of our brand new Shack Champions League," Khan writes. "Shack Champions League events are limited to folks over the age of thirty, but the Shacknews World Championship will be open to gamers of all ages. Folks interested in signing up for the Shacknews World Championship need to stop by the Shacknews E3 Booth (#5434) in West Hall and sign up at our registration desk. We will be announcing the games in the coming days so our competitors can prepare to do it for Shacknews on a level never seen before. This esports tournament is only open to people who will be in attendance at E3 2018."

Though the nature of these games is to to be revealed soon, the prizes for placement have already been determined. Third place will take $5,000, second place will take $15,000, and first place will walk away with a hefty $30,000 from the tournament.

Shacknews isn't the only one making way for competition at E3 either. Epic Games is bringing together celebrities and pro players in competitive duos for the Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am with around $3,000,000 on the line for a charity prize pool. Meanwhile, the ESL is working with the ESA at E3 to bring together their own ESL Arena and Nintendo will be bringing pros out to compete in tournaments for Splatoon 2 and Smash Bros.

With so many events in play and so many opportunities to prove gaming mettle, E3 2018 is looking like a hotbed of awesome competition. We'll have more details on the Shacknews World Championship as they drop.

(Featured Image by Shacknews)


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