Ubisoft plans to jump-start the competitive aspect of For Honor by hosting one of the largest tournaments in the history of the hack-and-slash game.
The For Honor Hero Series invites the very best players from across the world to participate in weekly duels and earn points based on their final standings. The top players from each region will then receive an exclusive invitation to compete in a live event on August 12 at the Intel Esports Arena in Burbank, California, for a share of the $10,000 prize pool.
The weekly competitions for the For Honor Hero Series will be conducted by Electronic Sports League (ESL) from July 8 across all platforms. The veteran tournament organizer is committing support for the series, meaning that we could see it return next year as well.
“At ESL we are committed to growing the esports landscape and For Honor’s competitive ecosystem has been something we’ve all been looking forward to,” said Sean Charles, vice president of publisher and developer relations at ESL. “With the For Honor Hero Series and the addition of ranked mode, there is a lot in store for future For Honor players.”
The company plans to livestream the finals of the For Honor Hero Series through Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook Live later this year but not the weekly duels. In the mean time, Ubisoft is searching for “talented individuals” who are interested in joining the casting team of the game. Similar to the streaming policy, the casters will only be casting the finals and not the weekly duels.
For more information and registration, head to the official website.
A couple of weeks back, the developer introduced ranked play and duel tournaments for the community on the Public Test Server (PTS) in order to gain feedback for improvements. The testing period expired earlier this week.