Leading online video gaming platform, WorldGaming, has announced NBA 2K17 as the newest title in their $10,000 tournament this week. The new tournament is part of the $10,000 tournament series which launched in August. This series has the company’s largest online prize pool to date – $3,000 for the first place winners for both PS4 and Xbox One for each of the tournament titles.
The tournament will allow fans to compete in online brackets and leaderboards through WorldGaming.com and directly via their consoles. Gameplay for this tournament has already begun and continues with the last qualifiers on October 18, 2016.
The top 25 competitors with the most wins during preliminary stages, as well as the top four qualifiers from each elimination bracket, will be selected to compete in the finals on October 23, 2016.
Those interested in competing for the grand prize must sign up for a free WorldGaming account, then register for the online basketball brackets and leaderboards listed on the tournaments page on the site. Bracket and tournament entry varies between free-to-enter and minimal cash fees. The prize pool breakdown (per platform) is as follows:
• First place: $3,000 USD
• Second place: $1,000 USD
• Third and fourth place: $300 USD
• Fifth to eighth place: $100 USD
WorldGaming plans on replicating this large prize pool tournament model for other popular eSports titles coming fall 2016. Additional details on the second edition of the $10,000 tournament series can be found on the official InsideWorldGaming blog.