Thursday, 26 February 2015

SWTOR Lowdown; Gree Event & more!


Hi guys,



Some interesting SWTOR news has arisen this past week that may interest some of you. Well firstly, the Gree event has returned to Ilum creating sparks of open world PVP and rages of anger (from people who don’t know how to PVP). Personally, I feel that open world events such as this are a good thing as it may encourage people to do it more often, especially since on my server, it has proven to be quite popular.





The second thing I wanted to talk about today is SWTOR’s new Esports event. Here is the information.

Hey folks,
BioWare is partnering with ESL to host our first ever “Operation Victory” tournament. It is a contest to “speedrun” our 8-man story mode Operations from Shadow of Revan. We wanted to give you about a week’s notice so you have time to get your teams together and establish your strategies.
We will announce all of the details within the next week but here are some of the key pieces of information:
·         The competition will be team based and all Operations run will be 8-man story mode
·         The qualifying heat will be one week – starting next Tuesday
·         The entire tournament will run over a few weeks with you submitting your timed runs to ESL
·         The best teams of the qualifying round will advance to the final round – winners based on details we’ll provide
·         There are some serious rewards up for grabs including, but not limited to, cash prizes for the top two teams, in-game items, and even a trip to be our guest at STAR WARS: Celebration!
Look for another post within the next week detailing everything about the contest. I know many of you will be showcasing your practice, and real runs, on Twitch. I will make a separate thread closer to contest where you can post your twitch channels along with dates/times! I am looking forward to seeing all of the great Operations runs.
Thanks everyone.
-eric



I am really excited for this. Mainly because it’s something different to do instead of re-running old content over and over again. This is something that guild can work towards and might encourage other events or even PVP events. I remember a year or so ago, when a Huttball league was hosted by community members on the PTS. This was so fun as it allowed people from all over the world to play together. Since 8v8 ranked left SWTOR and arenas implemented, PVP seems to have been ignored for the most part. This is why hopefully events like this one can happen for PVP.



                         

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