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Brawlhalla Esports Has a New $1 Million Prize Pool Surpassing Nintendo’s Smash Scene

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Ubisoft making moves in the fighting game scene (Credit: Ubisoft)

2021 is a big year for the Brawlhalla Esports scene and Ubisoft shows this by putting down serious cash for its popular platform fighter released in 2017. A prize pool of $1 million is up for grabs in this upcoming season of Brawlhalla Esports. Nintendo should watch and learn because this is how you foster a fighting game and its esports scene!

The player base of Brawlhalla is growing and rightfully so. The fighting game regularly adds new characters and carefully tunes the game's meta. Simply put, the game is optimized for competition, and that's what matters the most in fighting games, everything else is icing. A fighting game needs precise gameplay and flawless control that are all supported by an excellent server connection with low ping. Blue Mammoth Games gets this, and its new owners Ubisoft, also share in the game's success as an esport.

Ubisoft's purchase of the original publisher clearly shows that they plan to lean into the competitive nature of this game when they dropped a big million-dollar esports bomb in year six of the game.

Several seasonal qualifiers all lead into the Brawlhalla World Championship in November 2021 with each qualifier awarding its own prize pool. Brawlhalla Esports has opted for a seasonal structure having four big tournaments in the Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. The winter tournament is set for February 27 and has a $75,000 prize pool.

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A clear line to the World Championship (Credit: Ubisoft)

Find out all the details at Brawhalla Esports.

Nintendo’s failures are Brawhalla’s chance to dominate the platform fighting scene!

Nintendo fails in many ways with its Super Smash Bros. Ultimate esports scene. Frankly, the online servers are a dumpster fire, and I could never imagine playing a fighting game online with a poor connection where literal milliseconds determine the winner of a match. Also, Nintendo is notorious for basically hating esports and rarely supporting them. Any esports scene spawned from a Nintendo game happens organically from the players which seldom receive support by Nintendo. Nintendo is also well known for killing off any 3rd party tournament to control the direction of their IPs. This is understandable from a legal and business PoV, but just shows you how disconnected they are from their player base or at least on how to foster a competitive game successfully.

Brawlhalla also drops another huge announcement that the game will now feature cross-platform play and it is literally available on every platform including your phone (Andriod/iOS). So you can easily start to brawl in Valhalla!

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