TikTok eSports tournament kicks off this weekend with Fortnite and League of Legends

TikTok has teamed up with Collegiate StarLeague for an online esports tournament between college students.

The first qualifier tournaments take place Saturday, May 9th, and will see teams of students face off in Fortnite and League of Legends. The first Rocket League and CS:GO qualifier tournaments will take place the following afternoon, Sunday, May 10th. Broadcasts are being aired on the CStarLeague Twitch channel.

TikTok and esports collide in the first-ever TikTok Cup for college gamers! Represent your school in this free $60,000 prize pool event spanning esports tournaments for all your favorite games, live stream broadcasts, and giveaways,” reads the TikTok Cup website.

The TikTok Cup consists of eight individual online tournaments. The tournaments are open to students currently enrolled at an accredited university or college in the US. All tournaments are team-based, and teams must be made up wholly of students enrolled at the same school. Tournament schedule and additional eligibility requirements, caps on registration, software, and account requirements, differ based on game title.

Registration for the tournaments taking place on May 9 and 10 begins on April 27, 2020 at 9:00 AM ET. Registration for the tournaments taking place on May 16 and 17 begins on May 11, 2020 at 9:00 AM ET for League of Legends, or when registration for the preceding tournament for the same game title closes. Prizing for each tournament consists of cash prizes between $500–$5,000 USD.


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