Game publisher Ubisoft has announced that this year’s Brawlhalla esports ecosystem will feature a total prize pool of $1m (~£812,700).
It was also revealed that Brawlhalla Esports Year Eight will include four online Seasonal Championships and three additional in-person LAN events.
The first championship is set to commence on February 3rd and will have a $100,000 (~£81,270) prize pool. Following every Seasonal Championship, top performers from North America, South America and Europe will compete in offline ‘Seasonal Royales’ in Atlanta, Georgia.
Brawlhalla is a free-to-play 2D platform fighting game released in 2014 and developed by Blue Mammoth Games. The title can be played on PC, mobile and console. Brawlhalla held its first esports world championship in 2016.
Ubisoft has stated that the additional LAN events will be organised by Brawlhalla. According to the title’s esports roadmap, the events are scheduled to take place in April, June and July. Details such as what these LAN events will entail have not been revealed.
Ubisoft has also announced that the Brawlhalla World Championship (BCX) will take place sometime in November 2023. Last year, the event took place November 4th-6th. BCX 2023 will remain an open sign-up tournament, meaning that anybody can sign up to compete in its single and doubles tournaments.
Brawlhalla’s overall prize pool is actually lower than 2022, with Ubisoft announcing that $1.32m (~£1.09m) would be awarded for Year Seven. The new prize pool figure is the same amount that was provided in 2021.
Last year also saw Brawlhalla introduce an in-person Midseason Championship, as well as the Japan Invitational and the Omen Oasis Championship. Unless these events are the unannounced LAN tournaments, it is unconfirmed if these will return.