UnLtd’s esports tournament returns

Chris Pash
By Chris Pash | 30 April 2021

UnLtd’s esports extravaganza, the Big Game, is returning for its second year.

Twenty-eight teams from across the industry will battle it out in a knockout competition of Rocket League over five weeks.

Proceeds raised from the Big Game will go towards UnLtd’s charity partners helping young Australians at risk.

The first round of qualifying games will kick off on Tuesday, May 11, and will be broadcast live on Twitch for spectators to catch the action.

This year’s grand final will be held at a live in-person event on Thursday, June 10 in Sydney.

Fans and players will be able to show their support on the day, take part in free games and activations and celebrate at the after party.

The tournament is once again sponsored by live streaming service Twitch and supported by LetsPlay.Live.

Ricky Chanana, head of sales at Twitch AUNZ: “With the explosion in popularity of esports across the world, it’s great to be able to provide a service for the industry’s unsung heros, our gaming gurus, to battle it out for bragging rights and of course to support the great work of UnLtd. Calling for all gamers in the industry to assemble!”

Last year’s inaugural event was a smash hit and saw $56,000 raised for charity, with OMD taking home the title.

Chris Freel, CEO at UnLtd: “Last year’s Big Game proved to be hugely popular - turns out our industry is full of keen and talented gamers. It was a unique way for people to connect and bond in the spirit of friendly competition at a very difficult time.

"We’re very excited to bring it back this year as our first ever hybrid event, creating the opportunity for our industry to experience the excitement and share their support in person, all for a good cause.”

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