ESL Play to Host Free-To-Play Heavy Metal Machines European Championship

Players across the globe to compete for first Heavy Metal Machines competitive tournament consisting of a cash prize pool over €10,000

Hoplon, the leading video games developer in Brazil is today delighted to announce that upcoming car-combat MOBA, Heavy Metal Machines registration will be open for its Esports European Championship from 1st July 2017 for a limited period via ESL Play. Heavy Metal Machines is currently available to play for free on Steam.

Register for free on the ESL Play tournament page:

Filled with fast-paced action, team play elements, unique MOBA gameplay and a heavy metal soundtrack, aspiring esports players, or current professionals across the globe, will be able to register for the first Heavy Metal Machines competitive tournament hosted on a European server with a prize pool of over €10,000. Hoplon is taking the necessary steps intended for its most important Heavy Metal Machines event, with recent leaderboards and bomb updates ensuring the MOBA is prepared for the competitive scene.

Players will be able to register through the official ESL website, connect their Steam account to their ESL account, and then team-up in Heavy Metal Machines. The captain of the team will register their side into the championship on the ESL platform.

The tournament dates and rounds are as follows:

  • 1st July – Registrations opening
    16th July – Qualifiers
    First round – the Swiss Model will be used, which is broken down into rounds. Opponents being chosen at random.
    Second round – winners play against winners and losers against losers.
    Third round – has people who have played two and won two games pitted against each other. The same goes for those who have won one and lost one – they play each other, and those who’ve played two and lost two play one another.
  • 23rd July – Play-offs
    Top eight teams from the Qualifiers advance to the Play-offs.
    A double elimination bracket system will be used – everyone has to lose twice before they are eliminated.
  • 30th July – Main Finals (and Lower Bracket)
    Lower Bracket Final is played between the last loser of the Upper Bracket and the Lower Bracket winner.
    Main Final is played between the winner of the Lower Bracket Final and the winner of the Upper Bracket.
    Second and third place game is not played – same prize pool

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