Gameloft and Honor: Honor MCVS International Series have partnered up to launch a new e-Sports event centered around Gameloft's mobile shooter, Modern Combat Versus. Unfortunately for those in other regions, the competition is only open for teams in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, India, and Malaysia. However, signup is open to anybody in those regions – via the button below – and the tournament will run on ESL's platform for three weeks starting February 11. During that time, players will compete to qualify for a final event which is set for April at the ESL Paris studio in France. Teams will be selected based on overall rankings and the price for the winner will be €10,000 and an A.I.-chip powered Honor V10.
Meanwhile, accessing the portals at the signup site provides a few extra details. Up to 256 teams will be allowed in the open registration with slots filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. Ranking points will be earned over the course of each round of competition. This is a single elimination tournament, so those who sign up are going to want to bring their very best but there is a bit of forgiveness since eliminations are determined in a best-of-three format. All characters and items from in the game itself will be allowed and play will take place in the game's Zone Control mode. Unfortunately, those terms mean that not everybody is going to get a chance at the prize but for those that do, this looks like a great opportunity to gain some recognition and possibly walk away with one of the best smartphones around.
In the meantime, for those who may not be familiar with the game itself, Modern Combat Versus runs in the vein of the most popular modern multiplayer first-person shooter titles. There are more than 13 types of "Agent" characters to choose from, each with their own weapon sets and abilities. Players compete for top spots on in-game leaderboards through 4 against 4 battles across various modes and a total of five maps. Agents can also be customized, giving players a chance to show off their unique style or personality. It's also completely free, aside from the usual in-app purchases. Anybody interested in checking the game out – whether in preparation for the upcoming tournament or otherwise – can hit the Google Play Store button below.