Weekly Esports Wrap Up | Feb 23
by Community Gaming in Community · 2024-02-23

Team Liquid Announces Web3 Partnership with Mysten Labs

Prominent esports organization Team Liquid recently announced a partnership with Mysten Labs to develop a new fan loyalty platform and collectibles experience on the Sui blockchain. The collaboration aims to enhance fan engagement by revamping Team Liquid's existing loyalty program, offering fans the opportunity to earn unique NFTs representing the organization's mascot, Blue. These collectibles will provide fans with exclusive benefits and experiences such as discounts, event access, and interactions with players and teams.

Team Liquid has displayed interest in the Web3 space before, particularly through their sponsorship by Coinbase. Follow Team Liquid on X for more.

$1 million Garena Free Fire Tournament Added to the Esports World Cup

Game publisher Garena announced a $1 million Free Fire tournament to be held at the Saudi Arabian organized Esports World Cup from July 10th to 14th. Eighteen teams will compete for a share of the prize pool and a chance to qualify for the 2024 Free Fire World Series Global Finals in Brazil. Teams can qualify through local tournaments and ESL's Free Fire Snapdragon Pro Series.

The EWC, featuring various esports competitions including StarCraft II and Counter-Strike 2, is part of the country's broader esports strategy. For additional information on the Free Fire event, follow the Free Fire Instagram.

Zumba Boldly Clinches Genesis X Smash Ultimate Win

Last weekend, unsigned Super Smash Bros Ultimate player Salvatore 'Zomba' DeSena made waves by clinching victory at the prestigious Genesis X tournament in San Jose. His triumph was not only in his gameplay but also in his bold post-match banter, where he proclaimed himself as the best Smash Ultimate player globally and criticized his 15th place spot on LumiRank as “fraudulent.” Bravado aside, Zumba confidently asserted his dominance over other top players, including defeating Sonix, Glutonny, and Tweek. His big win has earned him recognition and a spot at the upcoming King Con tournament in Paris, where he aims to further solidify his status as a top contender in the Smash Ultimate Scene.

For more Smash results from Genesis X, read on here.