Dota 2 Featured as First in Series of Monthly Rotating Competitive Titles for Las Vegas Strip’s Premier Esports Residency Tournament Series
Dallas, Texas – (October 10, 2016) – Ultimate Media Ventures, LLC (UMV) – the VC-backed esports innovation and media company – today announces FACEIT – the world’s leading competitive gaming platform – as official technology partner, providing their world-class bracketing for UMV’s upcoming “Battle on the Strip” eSports tournament series. Running from October through December 2016, Battle on the Strip is a recurring esports lifestyle and community series featuring Pro-Am esports competition, cosplay contests and EDM music. The monthly live finals will be held at The Foundry, part of the esteemed SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.
Beginning with Dota 2, Battle on the Strip will use a rotating online bracketing system, featuring a different IP from top competitive video game titles each month. Effective immediately, pro and amateur teams can sign up online at BattleOnTheStrip.com for their bracket assignments, powered by FACEIT’s best-of-breed esports bracketing technology. The four finalist teams will compete live at the SLS Las Vegas on October 16, 2016 for a chance to win $25,000 in cash and prizes.
“We are not creating a new league with Battle on the Strip, but a community-first event by fans of esports for fans of esports,” said UMV CEO, Jon Bukosky. “UMV is all about lifestyle and creating a premium experience for gamers, both amatuer and pro alike. The SLS Las Vegas is an international entertainment destination, and we’re bringing Battle on the Strip there for a premier experience aspirational esports competitors can enjoy. Fans all around the world can attend in-person and score premium Legendary rooms for a truly one-of-a-kind esports lifestyle experience.”
Competitors and fans can purchase SLS Las Vegas Legendary guest rooms at special rates for the ultimate esports lifestyle experience. Battle on the Strip Legendary rooms are leveled up with loot from premier UMV sponsor brands including BenQ, E-BLUE Gaming, HyperX, LootCrate, 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, pool party, brunch, and the official Battle on the Strip cosplay competition hosted by Milynn Sarley, immediately preceding the tournament on October 15, 2016.
“We’re proud to support Battle for the Strip at the SLS Las Vegas,” said Michele Attisani, CBO and co-founder of FACEIT. “We’re committed to support the creation of new events for the community and giving players a chance to shine. Combined with the spectacle of Las Vegas, I’m excited to see how The Battle for the Strip will prove to be an incredible can’t-miss experience for esports fans.”
For more information about Battle on the Strip, please visit BattleOnTheStrip.com.