NOTE : The event has been extended and is now planned for a much longer period and larger scale. The first of the QUALIFIER rounds begin ONLY end of the month. More details later in this article.
We're proud to announce that Zaner Digital (launching approx. June 1st) and Gold Rush Token are our first prize sponsors for Pros vs Joes combining forces to offer
TWO $1800-1900 USD value 2020 minted gold coins weighing 1 oz (ounce) into our premium prize pool as well as second prize $15 silver coins for the runners up in each finals bracket. Both coins are supplied by Zaner Precious Metals. EDIT:- These have now been upgraded to $3000+ 50g gold coins since the original post! This may be the first of many premium prizes to come with a required entry fee of $100. As many may know, gold is the longest held store of wealth held over millennia and recently with the onset of Covid-19 and the rapid printing of money, both the price of gold and bitcoin has shot up as stores of value and hedges against inflation. The more In particular gold has moved from $1300 to it's current value of today. Many gold dealers and brokers recently had their all time highest gold selling month in their business histories during Mar-Apr when the Covid lockdowns began.
In keeping with the theme of Balance of personal/professional growth real life benefits over cash gratification, we're also excited to announce that the $10 entry tier will offer both a free E-Book "How Young Millionaires Trade Commodities" (or similar, to be confirmed by Monday 25th latest) at an approx $20 value from Zaner Digital for ALL entrants. Our offerings from Zaner will be to teach players the value of investing for the long term as well as future e-learning courses on futures and crypto on how to trade conservatively to protect your money. Trading is the path we are introducing gamers and our community to as an avenue to earn either as a side-hustle or an alternative career path that is relatively unaffected by Covid-19
We are currently engaging the Streets of Rage 4 devs to offer codes (including the possibilities of a 4 packs for Steam Remote Play) for prizes including a possible Limited Run edition. If somehow you've been living under a rock, there's now a new Streets of Rage game made by long time fans and developers who really understood the original series on the Sega Genesis. A lot of FGC celebs like Justin Wong and Kayane have been all over it and it has a combo system in it's special moves this time that takes inspiration from fighting games that makes their utilization more as a skill vs something that seems like a cheat from previous games.
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Additionally the first 100 entrants will also receive a complimentary free key for Cyberpunk Casanova when ready, which if you were already interested in buying or have pre-ordered, you're effectively getting a free entry with us should you choose to participate, on us :)
We're definitely working on a lot more than just this with more potential benefits, giveaways and prizes to come including Twitch drops.
NEW TOURNAMENT DETAILS (IMPORTANT)
We are now running qualifiers over a much more extended period, May through June with an expectation of the finals ONLY in sometime in July. The reasoning behind this is for multiple reasons
1) So we have more time to add even more sponsors, benefits and prizes and better event while our partners and sponsors get more exposure. Win-Win
2) We are now expanding the scope of this into more of a SEA (Southeast Asia) vs USA event with the possibility that the GeSports may also play some local pro teams in this region.
3) Because the fighting games are so lag/latency sensitive and we want our Asian players to also have the best possible experience playing American pros, by putting off the *actual* Pros vs Joes finals event off into July, there is a possibility that the Gesports team may be able to fly over to SE Asia in a country that's already reopening and relatively Covid free such as Thailand or Vietnam or possibly Singapore as most travel restrictions (especially in Thailand) are due to expire by end of June. This would be another win-win of both a possible real life event (with appropriate social distancing) and one of the first events to emerge from a post-Covid peak while having a much better latency for online play.
Ideally if international travel opens up in Singapore again and things are relatively Covid Free we would love to have at our partner Bountie's e-sports arena! (video below)
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About Gold Rush Token
Gold Rush Token is the blockchain representation of Nu Fortune Gold, the world's first eco-friendly miner and refiner of gold through ‘Clean’ mining technology that eliminates toxic cyanide and mercury used in traditional processing headquartered Western Australia in Australia. Investors in Gold Rush Token will be able to receive tradeable and verifiable gold backed tokens from various processing hubs where one token TGRT is a 1 to 1 representation of 1 kg of cleanly mined Gold.