8 April 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mogul Launches First Aus $35K Tournament For Apex
Mogul, an ASX listed (ASX: ESH) esports media and competitive tournament platform, is launching its first tournament for Australian players, with a $35,000 prize pool on offer for The Australian Apex Open online event.
Mogul offers a fully automated tournament experience across major esports titles, providing participants and publishers with the means to create seamless online competitions, delivered by a best-in-class tournament and matchmaking platform.
“Mogul brings a fresh approach to esports for Australian-based players. Open to everyone, the Australian Apex Open is the first big money tournament for all Australians to compete in, not just a select group of invitees, and it’s free to enter,” said Jamie Skella, Mogul Chief Strategy and Commercial Officer. A former Counter-Strike player, Jamie played with and against Australia’s esports elite, before turning his focus to creating infrastructure, offering players the opportunity to compete in tournaments for cash prizes, daily with Mogul.
The Australian Apex Open is a PC exclusive event and qualifying tournaments open at Mogul.gg on April 15 where teams must compete in a minimum of four Apex Legends matches, earning points for their placements. The top 20 teams will be decided by points, and play for a share in AU$35,000, with AU$15,000 going to the champions.
Registrations for the Australian Apex Open online event will open on April 8. Those wishing to participate can sign up at https://mogul.gg/australian-apex-open.
Following the successful completion of Mogul’s inaugural Silver Slam tournament in partnership with Razer, Mogul is using feedback from the Southeast Asian (SEA) focused AU$275,000 prize pool tournament to deliver best-in-class experiences for Australian players.
Over the course of February and early March 2019, Mogul hosted just under 1,500 Silver Slam tournaments with up to 20 tournaments being held concurrently, a technical and logistical feat which was received positively by the player base. Silver Slam demonstrated the tournament platform’s unique position in the market; able to host vast tournament series with differing game titles and structures simultaneously without interruption.
“The era of big cash prize tournaments being restricted to LAN is now behind us. The proliferation of broadband internet and the arrival of new state-of-the-art tournament systems such as Mogul’s mean we can take the ‘big stage’ online and deliver enormous opportunities to competitive gamers frequently, instead of only intermittent LAN events. We’re thrilled to bring the region its first major open event for Apex, a game that has taken the world by storm, reaching 50 million players in just a month.”
Mogul is an ASX listed (ASX: ESH) esports media and software business, with an initial focus on Australia and Southeast Asia. At its core is Mogul – the world’s best tournament and matchmaking platform with full automation for major esports titles, globally available payment gateways, and automated prize distributions.
Esports is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. According to Newzoo, it’s estimated that in 2018 there were 2.3 billion gamers across all platforms globally, and the global games market was estimated to be worth over US$137.9 billion.
About the Mogul Tournament Platform Technology
Mogul is proud to be the world’s best online esports tournament platform offering not only full tournament automation but also state of the art esports empowering social features. Given strong game-publisher relationships, Mogul is already deeply integrated with the leading global esports titles, and is the only platform that allows completely automated tournament play and results across multiple games. The top-class technology stack enables esports fans to compete and organise tournaments with ease. Esports enthusiasts can also follow streamers and elite esports results from around the globe. The platform deeply integrates with game title APIs (application programming interface) and rich features to provide gamers with the best user experience possible, including:
- Automated gameplay experience
- Multiple tournament modes
- Friendly esports communities
- Lifetime player statistics
- Achievements, ranks and rewards
- Match reminder notifications
- Easy tournament administrative access
- Automated prize pool payouts.
Mogul can also provide semi-automated brackets for any game including mobile (e.g. Vainglory) and console (e.g. NBA 2k) titles for strategic partners and brands.