Gamegune. The eSports competition of Euskal Encounter

Friday, July 4th, 2014


Gamegune is a European eSports competition. It has become a stalwart of Euskal Encounter over previous years and Counter Strike 1.6 is its star game.

It was set up as a Counter-Strike 1.6 competition. The prize was a place for the CPL (Cyberathlete Professional League) and the winner went to Dallas with all expenses paid to compete in the final.

Thirty-two teams of different nationalities, mainly European, but also from South America, North America and different Asian countries, have taken part in each Gamegune.

Gamegune has been held 11 times as part of Euskal Encounters and twice in Mexico as part of Aldea Digital.

The venue this year will be the Euskalduna Conference Centre and two of the most interesting competitions of 2014, League of Legends and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Female will be in centre stage.

 

CS:GO Female

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) is a clear exponent of eSports and is a game that brings together different aspects of sportsmanship: team work, rivalry, equal opportunities. Its success means it is logical that the game has inspired many gamers to compete.

The first professional teams appeared in Scandinavia, Germany, the Netherlands, England and France from 2001 onwards and they travel around Europe to take part in tournaments sponsored by leading companies.

It is one of the games with the largest female community of all eSports.

The game was updated in 2012 and its first version dates back to 1999.

It has one of the largest online gaming communities worldwide and is available on the Steam platform.

Fifteen years after its launch, the game is the most popular one at LAN parties and online.

According to Steam data, the number of online gamers constantly ranges between 150,000 and 300,000 a day and 3 million gamers a month.

– 8 teams chosen from the best in Europe will take part in this invitational championship.

– The elimination rounds will be by double elimination brackets.

– The matches will be streamed online.

– The casters will be renowned announcers in respective games.

– There will be a stage with 10 computers for the matches, along with those for the organisers and the press.

– There will be a Giant screen, with a 5,000 lumen projector, together with a sound system with the relevant technicians.

 

League of Legends

League of Legends (LoL) is a widely played game that takes place in a fantasy world and is generally played in teams of 5. It is the most popular online game in the USA and Europe and had 27 million gamers a day at the start of 2014.

It has around 85 million gamers around the world. As any real sport, LoL has a standard season (in many countries), an All-Star Tournaments (this year in Paris) and a World Championship (in Seoul in autumn).

Halfway through 2013, the League of Legends pro-gamers were accepted as elite sportspeople in the USA, a huge step forward for eSports and the gamers were even granted work permits bearing that name.

The League of Legends Season 3 World Championship, held in North America, reached 32 million followers via streaming and 8.5 million simultaneously.

 

– 8 teams chosen from the best in Europe will take part in this invitational championship.

– The elimination rounds will be by double elimination brackets.

– The matches will be streamed online.

– The casters will be renowned announcers in respective games.

– There will be a stage with 10 computers for the matches, along with those for the organisers and the press.

– There will be a 6m x 4.5m Giant screen, with 10,000 lumen projector, along with sound and lighting with the relevant technicians.

– There will be an independent area where teams can warm up before the
matches.

– There will be a presenter that will introduce each of the successive phases of the eliminatory rounds.

 

Talks

The talks will be on eSports, new business opportunities, showcasing the world of videogames and issues related to this world, which will be announced on the website as they are finalised

 


Entradas

It will be possible to attend as a spectator.

The entrance fee (the three days are included):
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Female: 3€
League of Legends: 5€

Accreditation

Accreditation can be collected at the event, showing a personal identity card, from Friday 9:00 a.m.

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