Four teams of five warriors and eight individual duelists made it through the qualifiers and are ready to fight for the honor of being the winners of the Battle of Bucharest, the first Mount & Blade live esports event. During 3 days, 128 duels and 26 team matches (total of 208 rounds) were fought in the qualifying rounds. That’s an approximate total of 125 hours of combat, more than 5 days – as a comparison, that’s like 15 Battles of Hastings or 5 Battles of Grunwald fought one after another! Today Battle of Bucharest releases the schedule for its final round, to be celebrated in Bucharest on May 20.
BATTLE OF BUCHAREST – FINALS SCHEDULE
> 09:45 – Streaming starts
> 10:00 – Duel Group A | Gibby | Brian | M | SotaMursu
> 11:00 – Duel Group B | Shemaforash | Peter | Bloody Death | Scar
> 12:10 – Duel Semi Final #1
> 12:30 – Duel Semi Final #2
> 12:50 – Duel 3rd Place Playoff
> 13:10 – Half an hour break
> 13:45 – Pre-Show Team tournament
> 14:00 – Team Semi Final #1 | APIS EUROPAE BLACK vs CASTELLANS
> 15:15 – Team Semi Final #2 | APIS EUROPAE YELLOW vs UNITY
> 16:30 – Team 3rd Place Playoff
> 17:45 – Duel Grand Final
> 18:15 – Audience Award
> 18:30 – Team Grand Final
The Battle of Bucharest will have live commentary by Purzelblume and Greedalicious, well-known and respected Mount & Blade players, along with Frank Elliott, community manager of Mount & Blade.
NOTE: Matches will be played back to back, and the starting hours might vary depending on the length of the games.
ABOUT MOUNT & BLADE
Mount & Blade is a medieval action RPG series developed by TaleWorlds Entertainment, a massive commercial success with over 7 million copies sold to date. The game is listed as one of the best PC games of all time by the prestigious PC Gamer magazine and boasts a 97% (“overwhelmingly positive”) user rating on Steam. Its blend of action, role-playing and sandbox gameplay, coupled with its award-winning multiplayer, keeps millions of players around the world hooked year after year. The next installment in the franchise, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, is currently in development.
What: Battle of Bucharest, the first live international Mount & Blade esports event.
Who: Organized by the Lithuanian Esports Federation, with the support of TaleWorlds Entertainment and PGL, sponsored by Intel and G-Core Labs.
Where and when: Live finals in Bucharest on May 20. Streaming starts at 9:45 AM, last match starts at 18:30.
Prizes: 5 vs 5 category: $5,000 for the winning team, $2,500 for second place, $750 for third place. Duel category: $1,000 for the winner, $500 for second place, $250 for third place.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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