Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe Launches The “Storm Championship”

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Ultimate Ninja STORM 4 gets strong eSports support with its first competitive programme

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe has announced today the first season of its “STORM Championship”, an eSports programme designed to position NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 4 within the competitive fighting scene.

Developed by world renowned Japanese developer, CyberConnect2, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 4 has been labeled by press and fans as the most exciting NARUTO experience ever both in terms of gameplay and graphics. Since its launch on 5th February 2016, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Ultimate Ninja STORM 4 has already shipped to stores more than 1 million units!

“For the past few years we have been monitoring the growth of the STORM community across Europe, Middle-East, Africa and Australasia but also the growing interest around the competition. Last year we have launched the STORM-LEAGUE, a platform to support those activities… This year we go even further by organizing the first season of the STORM Championship through the STORM-LEAGUE! The first season will have a total cash prize of 15 000€ and starts this week! Get ready for epic battles and see you at the finals in the ESL Studio (Cologne)!” Benoit Scappazzoni, Product Manager for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe.


STORM Championship Season 1 will see 16 of the best players from Europe, Middle-East and Eastern Europe duke it out for a total prize of €15,000! The Grand Finals will be held at ESL Studio in Cologne in partnership with the Electronic Sports League and will be streamed on &!

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