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Gameloft partners with smartphone brand Honor for $12,000 Modern Combat Versus esports tournament

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February 9th, 2018 partnership Gameloft Not disclosed
Gameloft partners with smartphone brand Honor for $12,000 Modern Combat Versus esports tournament

Gameloft has partnered with Huawei sub-brand Honor on an esports tournament for its game Modern Combat Versus in collaboration with the ESL.

The Modern Combat Versus Honor International Series kicks off on February 11th 2018 with teams from France, Germany, Italy, Spain, India and Malaysia battling for a place in the final.

It will culminate in a live final held at ESL's Paris studio in April 2018. The top teams will battle for the grand prize of €10,000 ($12,247) and an Honor View10 phone.

A decisive step

"This partnership marks a decisive step in Gameloft's dedication to enter the domain of esports. Modern Combat Versus is a perfect fit for an online competition, with its strategic team-based gameplay and unique visual experience that matches console level graphics," said Gameloft senior vice president sales and marketing Baudouin Corman.

"We are happy to collaborate again with Honor to show that FPS esports competitions on mobile are just as intense and enjoyable as on console and PC."

Gameloft is reported to have recently shut down its New Orleans studio, affecting 40 jobs at the developer. It has yet to make an official statement on the closure.


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