Amazon Pushes AppStore with eSports Tournament Aimed at Casual Mobile Players

Amazon Pushes AppStore with eSports Tournament Aimed at Casual Mobile Players

Amazon hopes to draw in the hardcore casuals with Champions of Fire.

Amazon today announced its first eSports tournament, the Champions of Fire Invitational. The difference here is that Amazon's tournament will not be focused on enthusiast-level games. Instead, the Champions of Fire Invitational is all about Amazon AppStore titles. The tournament will be held held December 2 from 2 – 9 pm PT at Paris Las Vegas.

Competitors will be drawn from Twitch and other video streaming platforms, facing off against one another in five titles: Disney Crossy Road, Pac-Man 256, Bloons TD Battles, 8 Ball Pool, and Fruit Ninja Tournament Edition. The competitors must triumph across all five titles in order to win the $30,000 grand prize.

"Competitive video gaming has seen huge growth, and we see tremendous customer value in expanding the tournament experience to include the casual mobile games played by millions of people today," said Aaron Rubenson, Director, Amazon Appstore. "The Champions of Fire Invitational will see some of the top gaming pros square off in the same fun games our customers can download and enjoy today from the Amazon Appstore."

Tournament highlights will be aired on CBS Sports Network on December 12 at 7 pm PT.

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