Top eight qualifying teams will compete for a combined total prize pool amounting to 300,000 baht at Siam Paragon Bangkok from 27 – 28 March 2021
BANGKOK, Thailand, 24 March 2021 – In continued support of eSports in Thailand, Western Digital today announced the upcoming Grand Finals of its third nationwide eSports tournament: FIFA ONLINE 4 WINTER CUP PRESENTED BY WD_BLACK.
“Interest in gaming continues to grow steadily in Thailand, and Western Digital is pleased to continue to support the growth of gaming and eSports in the country. Since the launch of our first nationwide eSports tournament in 2018, we have made sustained efforts to support the gaming community through eSports tournaments, events and sponsorships,” said Margaret Koh, Sales Director, Western Digital. “On top of that, we also know that gamers are extremely serious when it comes to their gameplay and equipment, so we brought to market the purpose-built WD_BLACK range that enable gamers to meet the increasingly high standards of video game requirements for an elevated gaming experience.”
FIFA ONLINE 4 WINTER CUP PRESENTED BY WD_BLACK
The FIFA ONLINE 4 WINTER CUP PRESENTED BY WD_BLACK tournament first opened with online qualifiers starting 1 December 2020 – 21 Feb 2021. Since its launch, a total of 373 teams and more than 1,500 gamers signed up to compete across the three categories including Open Qualifiers, University Open Qualifiers and iCafe Open Qualifiers.
Eight teams who have emerged victorious in the online qualifiers will now proceed to battle it out in the upcoming offline Grand Finals, where they will compete for a combined total prize pool worth 300,000 baht at Siam Paragon Bangkok from 27 – 28 March 2021.
The schedule of the matches are as follows:
Saturday, 27 March 2021
- 30 – 15.00: Quarter Final Matches Kick-Off # Match 1 and 2
- 00 – 19.15: Quarter Final Matches Kick-Off # Match 3 and 4
Sunday, 28 March 2021
- 15 – 12.45: Semi Final Matches Kick-Off # Match 1
- 00 – 14.30: Semi Final Matches Kick-Off # Match 2
- 00 – 16.30: Final 3 Match Competition (Runner-up)
- 00 – 20.30: Grand Final Match Competition (Winner)
The FIFA ONLINE 4 WINTER CUP PRESENTED BY WD_BLACK Grand Finals event will be opened to public and visitors will be able to witness their favourite eSport teams fight their way to glory.
On top of that, visitors can also expect a variety of exciting booth activities including:
- Live game commentary by top gamecasters: Bell Kobsanam, Aon The Voice, Bank Geeknite and Jetkoy
- Celebrity show match by Sattaphong Phiangphor (Saturday, 27 March 2021)
- Mini concert by musical artist Gavin Duval (Sunday, 28 March 2021)
- Walk-in tournament (single player mode) and exciting on-stage games and activities, where participants can stand a chance to win exclusive WD_BLACK merchandise and other prizes
- Attractive WD_BLACK retail promotions, including special edition gaming PCs (iWANT PC)
Online fans will also be able to catch livestreams of the matches on https://www.facebook.com/WDThailand/live/.
For full details on the FIFA ONLINE 4 WINTER CUP PRESENTED BY WD_BLACK 2020 Grand Finals, please visit https://wd.beyondgodlike.net.
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