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ELEAGUE partners with GEICO for series of amateur esports tournaments, starting with Street Fighter V

ELEAGUE and GEICO partnered for an amateur esports tournament series.
ELEAGUE and GEICO partnered for an amateur esports tournament series. Photo courtesy of Turner Sports/ELEAGUE.

ELEAGUE announced Tuesday a partnership with the insurance company GEICO to launch an amateur esports tournament series beginning with Street Fighter V.

The first of the series, titled the GEICO ELEAGUE Amateur Series, will be held Sept. 1-4 at PAX West in Seattle. The tournament will feature Street Fighter V and will be live streamed through both ELEAGUE’s and GEICO’s Twitch channels.

“The Fighting Game Community has grown by leaps and bounds into one of the most engaging and passionate fan bases in all of esports,” Vince Giampietro, senior marketing manager for GEICO, said in a release. “From Day 1, we’ve made it our goal to support the gaming community and we are excited to strengthen our relationship with Turner Sports in this new endeavor.”

The tournament will have three online qualifiers through which the top 16 players can qualify for PAX West, and another 16 players will be able to qualify on-site. The 32 players will then enter a playoff bracket to determine a final winner. More details regarding the prizing, production, and talent will be released in the future.

The partnership between ELEAGUE and GEICO aims to create a stage where amateur competitors in esports can have a stage to perform through a series of competitions and across a range of games.

Cover photo courtesy of Turner Sports/ELEAGUE

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