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REGISTRATION OPENS FOR CROSSFIRE: LEGION ESL TOURNAMENT TO BE HELD ACROSS THREE GLOBAL REGIONS IN JUNE

New Developer Vision Video Unveiled
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Munich, Germany - 28 April, 2022 -  Crossfire: Legion – the real time strategy (RTS) game featuring tactical action in furious battles across a shattered version of the near future and in Early Access from 24 May – is coming to the ESL Play (Electronic Sports League).
 
Competitors will be battling it out across one of three global regions – Asia, Europe or North America - with the qualifiers held from 5 June and the grand finals being held on 28 June with cash prizes for the winners. The finals will be streamed live on the Prime Matter Twitch channel.
 
Players looking at throwing their hat in the ring can register from today on the ESL website until 5 June.
 
Today’s announcement comes as the developer releases a video outlining their vision and thinking behind the title, combining the fundamentals of a classic RTS with the competitive elements of modern gaming.
 
Watch the trailer here.
 
Crossfire: Legion has you taking control of a fearless faction commander and their army of one of three factions - Black List, Global Risk and New Horizon – as they battle for supremacy across a wide variety of terrains and environments in both single and multiplayer campaigns.
 
Players build their own customised army that will – hopefully – enable them to vanquish their enemies. But, as the old cliché goes, no plan survives the first engagement, so be prepared to think on your toes and adapt your strategy as the game progresses; it’s up to you to prove your strategic prowess on the battlefield.
 
NOTES TO EDITORS:
Assets can be found here.
ESL Registration link can be found here.
Crossfire on steam can be found here.

About Smilegate
Smilegate is a global gaming company that owns global game IPs, including the world's No.1 online FPS game 'CROSSFIRE', blockbuster hack & slash MMORPG 'Lost Ark', and mobile turn-based RPG 'Epic Seven'. With roots in game development, Smilegate now also provides game publishing and investment business and is expanding as a global company with regional offices in the US, China, Southeast Asia and Europe. Its flagship IP, ‘CROSSFIRE,’ is one of the largest and most successful franchises in gaming history, with more than 670 million registered users to date and over 8 million concurrent players globally. Learn more by visiting Smilegate.com [smilegate.com]

About Blackbird Interactive
Blackbird Interactive is a Canadian video game development company based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
http://blackbirdinteractive.com/
About Prime Matter
Headquartered in Munich, Germany, Prime Matter the premium gaming label dedicated to delivering a range of diverse and immersive games from amazing gaming development talent all around the globe.
Working across projects of all styles, scopes and sizes, single-player, co-op to live ops, from producing to publishing, from ambitious teams taking their first step that need full support without compromising their dream to larger established successful studios searching that next step in the global market and building of brands.
Prime Matter looks to lead through creativity, expression and passion, with games that will grip and enchant with enthralling story-telling, winning an audience with its incredible moments and larger-than-life experiences. Prime Matter is a proud member of the Koch Media Group.
About Koch Media
The Koch Media Group is a global developer, publisher and distributor of video games, VR games, gaming hardware and merchandise.  
 
The group’s publishing, marketing and distribution activities extend throughout Europe, America, Australia and Asia. Koch Media has more than 25 years of experience in the digital media business and has risen to become a leading global publishing partner.
 
The Koch Media Group runs a multi-label strategy, with fully owned publishing units, such as Deep Silver, Prime Matter, Milestone, Vertigo Games and Ravenscourt; publishing games for consoles, PC and VR platforms across all physical and digital channels. 
 
Additionally - as a global publishing partner - Koch Media has formed long-term multinational publishing collaborations with numerous game publishers including; Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, Capcom, Focus Multimedia, Giants Software, Koei Tecmo, Paradox, Sega, SNK, Square Enix, Techland, THQ Nordic, Tripwire, Warner Bros and many others.
 
With its parent company in Höfen / Austria - and the HQ in Munich / Germany - Koch Media owns local publishing companies in Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Australia, the United States as well as Japan and Hong Kong.
 
The Koch Media Group owns 10 game development studios: Deep Silver Volition (Champaign, IL / USA), Deep Silver Dambuster Studios (Nottingham / UK), Deep Silver Fishlabs (Hamburg / Germany), Warhorse Studios (Prague / Czech Republic), Milestone (Milan / Italy), Voxler (Paris / France) , Digixart (Montpellier / France), Flying Wild Hog (Warsaw, Kraków, Rzeszów  / Poland), Free Radical Design (Nottingham / UK) and Vertigo Games (Rotterdam / the Netherlands). Additionally, the Koch Media Group collaborates with numerous independent development studios around the world.
 
Part of the Koch Media Group is also Koch Films; a leading European independent film distributor with business primarily in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy as a cinema, TV, online and Home Entertainment distributor. The Koch Media Group also owns leading video game merchandise companies Gaya Entertainment (Munich / Germany) and DPI Merchandising (Denver, Roseburg / USA) and a Quality Assurance Facility in Olomouc / Czech Republic.
  
Koch Media is an Embracer Group company.

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