ESL, Qualcomm to create largest mobile esports ecosystem
German esports organization and production company ESL Gaming is set to collaborate with a mobile semiconductor manufacturer Qualcomm to develop the Snapdragon Pro Series (SPS) “one of the world’s largest mobile esports ecosystems”.
The partnership has been announced in a tweet by the SPS in which they added the new series in development aims to “revolutionize the mobile esports space”.
“The Era of Everyone is here! We’re happy to announce that we’re partnering with @Snapdragon to revolutionize the mobile esports space,” the tweet reads.
Qualcomm senior vice president and chief marketing officer Don McGuire stated that the company is “all-in on gaming” and reaffirmed the company’s commitment as the leading player in the mobile gaming market. McGuire described the partnership with ESL as an important aspect of Qualcomm’s gaming strategy.
“In partnership with ESL, Snapdragon Pro Series will be an important additional pillar of our comprehensive gaming strategy allowing us to build category leadership in mobile esports globally,” McGuire said in a company’s press release.
More about SPS
In a press release, Qualcomm has provided details about the SPS alongside the two parties’ objectives with it onwards. As for the partnership between the two parties, it is a multi-year agreement and commitment for inclusive and high-quality esports.
“ESL Gaming is joining forces with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. to revolutionize the trajectory of mobile esports, bringing the excitement of competition to players’ pockets around the globe. The multi-year agreement highlights the joint vision and commitment to provide accessible and high quality mobile esports experiences for both new and veteran competitors,” the released statement reads.
In addition, the SPS initially aims to be a comprehensive global esports ecosystem with a primary focus on the mobile gaming market and will feature a multi-genre competition.
“The Snapdragon® Pro Series will be a comprehensive global mobile esports ecosystem, with tournaments in North America, Europe, the Middle-East, China, North Africa and Asia-Pacific. Snapdragon Pro Series will launch a premier global, multi-genre mobile esports competition, culminating in an epic live Masters final event,” the statement added.
Qualcomm also has confirmed that the tournament will have three stages, namely Open, Challenges and Masters for all players in different regions. And the American multinational cooperation continued that the prize pool (estimation) is a whopping $2 million.
While there is not much information on what mobile games will be available at the tournament, players or simply the public might want to wait for further development next month. However, there are several esports “friendly” mobile games the two parties might add to the list.
During the ESL Mobile Open last year, the event featured some of the best mobile esports titles such as PUBG Mobile, Legends of Runeterra, League of Legends: Wild Rift, Asphalt 9: Legends, Brawl Stars, Clash of Clans, and Clash Royale.
The titles above could return on the upcoming partnership events or not even make an appearance. Some, the big hit mobile esports titles such as Free Fire and Call of Duty Mobile just to name a few might also be included.