Dallas, Texas (November 9, 2016) – Ultimate Media Ventures, LLC (UMV) – the VC-backed esports innovation and media company – is proud to announce Super Smash Bros. 4 and Street Fighter V as the next competitive titles in their Pro-Am Battle on the Strip esports tournament series. Featuring different leading competitive titles each month, professional and amateur esports talent come together to compete online, with each month’s finals held at the prestigious SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.
UMV’s Battle on the Strip premiered on October 16, 2016 as the first of its kind Pro-Am esports tournament series activation on the Las Vegas Strip, with the highly popular Dota 2 as its first featured title. Amateur team Doo Wop won the October tournament, securing (US) $25,000 in cash and prizes.
The recurring esports lifestyle and community series now continues with fighter-focused Pro-Am Super Smash Bros. 4 and Street Fighter V esports competitions in November. Pro and amateur teams can sign up online today at BattleOnTheStrip.com and smash.gg/battlegg for their bracket assignments for the two tournaments. The live finals featuring the top four Pro-Am teams will be held at The Foundry, SLS Las Vegas’ premier live entertainment venue, on November 20, 2016. UMV will additionally host regional qualifiers at the popular Las Vegas-based Press Start Gaming Center and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas‘ (UNLV) “8-bit eSports” Lab.
Teams will compete for a $10,000 pool of cash and prizes – split evenly between the winners of the Super Smash Bros. 4 and Street Fighter Vtournaments. Festivities preceding the tournaments include appearances from special guests – including Robert Rippee (director of the Hospitality Lab and eSports Lab at UNLV), a mainstage cosplay contest at the SLS Las Vegas and multiple giveaways for premium gaming products from leading industry brands. Fans unable to attend the event in person can watch the action live on Twitch at 11 a.m PST / 2 p.m. EST on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at https://www.twitch.tv/battlevegas or on BattleontheStrip.com.
“Building on the successful inaugural October event, we’re thrilled to deliver even more exciting programming and special appearances to the esports community with our November installment of Battle on the Strip,” said UMV CEO, Jon Bukosky. “This time around, we’re focusing on two amazing competitive titles, showcasing our fresh approach to creating a unique esports lifestyle experience, with something new and different every month.”
“I cannot imagine any single cultural phenomenon with the potential to disrupt an entire industry as esports has the potential to do to the casino gaming industry over the next decade,” said special guest speaker Robert Rippee, director of the Hospitality Lab and eSports Lab at UNLV. “The experiences already taking place, like this residency, are but the first steps in the lvl up of gaming as we know it. I’m excited to help UNLV and the industry by putting our talented students at the forefront of this wave.”
Competitors and fans can purchase SLS Las Vegas legendary rooms at special guest rates to attend Battle on the Strip. Legendary rooms are leveled up with loot from premier UMV sponsor brands including BenQ, E-BLUE Gaming, HyperX, MemberJets, Quest Nutrition, and exclusive merchandise from UMV’s dedicated esports apparel and lifestyle brand “ULT” (ULTesports.com). Each Legendary room guest also receives special VIP seating at The Foundry to view the Battle on the Strip tournament. The VIP experience also includes exclusive access to the event’s player lounge, brunch and the official Battle on the Strip cosplay competition.
For more information about Battle on the Strip, please visit BattleOnTheStrip.com.