Piranha Games announced today that signups are now open for the qualifying rounds of the highest skill tournament in eSports, the MechWarrior Online World Championships for 2016. With more than $100,000 dollars up for grabs, eligible teams can sign up now at http://mwomercs.com/mwowc2016 for the regional qualifying rounds which will begin this May. The regional finals will take place this fall, with the MechWarrior Online World Championships taking place on December 3rd in Vancouver at the Commodore Ballroom at the first ever “Mech Con.”
With more than 10 million+ matches already played via several regionally placed servers, pilots can train on more than 19 different maps and 350+ available Mechs to choose from in a neverending variety of configurations. New pilots are also offered a complete tutorial experience in the MechWarrior Academy to familiarize themselves with the competitive aspects of MechWarrior Online. With an incredibly active community engaged in providing feedback to the developers, MechWarrior Online has become the most complete MechWarrior multiplayer experience ever available.
Set in the year 3049 during the early stages of a massive interstellar war, MechWarrior Online puts you in the big leagues: command of the most powerful war machine to ever walk the field of battle, the mighty BattleMech. Pilot your Mech and customize it to suit your preferred battlefield role; upgrade systems, weapons, and armor with endless options giving you creative control over your battle strategy as you face your next opponent. MechWarrior Online delivers a rich online experience, rewarding everything a player does with experience points, C-Bills, unlocks, and recognition. Upgrade skills and refine your role in gameplay using an all-new leveling system, and up-to-the minute detailed player statistics allow you to compare, track and share your progress with other players.
MechWarrior pilots can now dive into this massive online world of the distant future, where battles are won by piloting a futuristic world’s most advanced BattleMech’s and laying waste to opposing Mechs – all for free: http://store.steampowered.com/app/342200/.
Find out if you and your teammates have what it takes in the most competitive MechWarrior Online environments: Go head to head with your team of eight pilots and coordinate, strategize and conquer your way to Vancouver this year. The official website for the MechWarrior Online World Championships 2016 has details on all team construction rules, tournament structure, gameplay rules and prize distribution for The Championships in December. Tickets will go on sale in May.
Full Mech Con details will be released later this year but eager pilots looking to be a part of the ultimate MechWarrior event in the franchise’s 20+ year history, fraternize with the enemy and forge new alliances will want to attend. Attendees will also be able to grab prizes, enjoy live music, experience the tournament finals and be the first to hear announcements at the ultimate MechWarrior Online event that will be livestreamed around the globe on December 3rd.
For more information and to get your pilot name, hit up www.mwomercs.com