Play Mechanix has announced new details about the upcoming Big Buck World Championship 2015 event, which has grown to become the biggest annual arcade competition in the world.
Each year the company has moved the venue around, last year it was held in Minneapolis, MN and this year they are having it take place in Play Mechanix’s backyard, Chicago, IL. The particular venue will be the Hard Rock Cafe which the email I received about it describes as “our biggest venue yet” to handle the larger number of qualified players. Like last year, the event will also be broadcast live on Twitch.
Thanks to some sponsorships by Old Wisconsin and Moosehead Lager, they are actually hoping to get the prize pool up to $75,000 in cash prizes that can be won by the competitors. Also according to the information I was sent: “This year we opened qualifiers up 5 months before the championship rather than one, giving competitors more time to qualify and more money to win along the way. In doing so, we have almost TRIPLED our number of unique players qualifying to compete in the World Championship. ” Those qualifiers are still happening, which you can participate in by finding a local online Big Buck arcade game. It should be of interest for eSports type players with plenty of cash up for grabs.
What are your thoughts on this tournament?