Guns of Boom is a competitive first-person shooter (FPS) for mobile devices with a 60 million audience across the world. The game has already won over countless Esports fans!
Guns of Boom is one of the first mobile titles to make a noticeable mark in esports history. The game offers a specially designed competitive mode that allows players to fight on equal footing. In 2018, we’ve held two major tournaments and mid-season online tournaments - in Katowice and Los Angeles - with a total prize pool of $200,000! During the season, teams competed for a trip to the most important event of the year, and the battles were heated!
This year, Game Insight has developed a system of three consecutive series. By winning one, the team moves to the next:
Challenger Series (online tournaments)
Pro Series (offline studio events)
Gods of Boom (stadium-level events)
This is the entry point, with weekly online tournaments for teams around the world. If your team does well in these games, you score points and win cash prizes. The Challenger Series is divided into stages that lead up to the next Pro Series event. There are Winter, Spring and Summer Challengers. At the end of each stage, the top teams advance to the next stage — Pro Series. At the end of a stage, all qualifier points are reset, so every stage of the Challenger Series starts off with a clean slate.
These are offline esports tournaments featuring the top teams, taking place at different venues around the world. There is serious prize pool money at these events, and a team can make a name for themselves, forever marking their place in esports history. What’s most important though, is that winners of the Pro Series get to advance to the top tournaments — Gods of Boom.
Gods of Boom
The best of the best are gathered here. These guys aren’t just sharpshooters and skilled fighters, they’re all very experienced team players who know how to play tactically as a unit. Every team on this level is nothing short of a Guns of Boom legend. These tournaments are played in huge arenas with crowds of fans cheering from their seats. The winners take home big money, trophies, and the title of champion.
Contenders of Season 2 will fight for the $500,000 prize pool!
Let's talk about the live events which already happened in Guns of Boom Esports League:
- Season 2
- Season 1
Pro Series Europe, along with Season 2 Finals, will both be held in Tallinn, Estonia this November. Find out more here.
The six qualifying teams will meet in Tallinn, Estonia on November 22, to compete in Pro Series Europe. Here’s the list of teams that will take part in Pro Series Europe: Back To Back and Knights of Honor [JUGG] from Europe, Impact Gaming and EANIX from North America, and BrazuKas and LEGIONNAIRE from Latin America and Southeast Asia respectively.
The winner will advance to Season 2 Finals where they will battle for the championship title with the likes of Back to Back (Kick-off winners), Impact Gaming (Gods of Boom Cologne winners) and Black Bulls (Gods of Boom Cologne 2nd place). The finals will take place the following day, November 23, on the main stage of Hypertown Tallinn.
Pro Series Europe prize pool is $40,000
- 1st place - $20,000
- 2nd place - $10,000
- 3rd & 4th place - $4,000
- 5th & 6th place - $1,000
Season 2 Finals prize pool is $170,000
- 1st place - $100,000
- 2nd place - $50,000
- 3rd place - $15,000
- 4th place - $5,000
Gods of Boom ESL ONE Cologne took place July 6-7. The four best teams clashed in an epic battle for the $80,000, and Impact Gaming went home with $50,000. Proving themselves once again to be an unstoppable force and winning a third live event in a row. Lazarus also showed great game going up through the whole lower bracket and landing the second place with $20,000. It was an amazing tournament full of tension and epic moments.
On June 8 you saw a magnificent battle at the BadBoy Leeroy Arena in São Paulo, a real treat to any esports fan! The winners left the stage with a grand prize of $20,000 and a guaranteed spot at the next Gods of Boom event in Cologne, July 6-7.
This was the second Pro Series event of Season 2.
Impact Gaming did an amazing job, showing exceptional personal skills and stellar teamwork. They get a hefty $20,000 and tickets to the Gods of Boom event in Cologne. Eanix put up a good fight during the tournament and claimed their rightful $10,000 prize.
It was a great battle, and we wish all the participants of the tournament good luck!
A historical event — a mobile shooter take the main stage of Intel Extreme Masters for the first time ever! The first match in the Gods of Boom league kick off Season 2 with its $500,000 prize pool. On this day, two legendary teams — Lazarus and Noble esports — played for $50,000 in a Best of Seven format.
The champions are Noble esports! Congratulations on winning the Champion Cup! They get the $40,000 prize as well as a guaranteed slot in the next Gods of Boom tournament. Thanks to Lazarus for the awesome game. They get to take home $10,000!
The guys from team Black Bulls became all-round champions of Season One. In both of the offline events, they took the final victories in heated and extremely clutch matches. Right now the guys have secured a trip to the next major event, which will take place in February 2019 during IEM Katowice!
You can salute the acting champions and watch their interview:
HARA Yakuza (Black Bulls now) took the first place and became the first-ever European champions in Guns of Boom! They got a $20,000 prize, a neat trophy, and the privilege to write their names in the history of professional mobile esports!