ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA – December 5, 2011
Hi-Rez Studios showcased their new free-to-play, first person shooter
Tribes: Ascend at the North American Star League (NASL) Season 2 Finals
this past weekend.
The NASL is a premier broadcaster of eSports and includes more than 80 of
the world’s top professional players between its two existing
tournaments, with many more competing each season for a coveted spot in
Tribes: Ascend is the first FPS to be selected for inclusion by the NASL and
will be featured as a Promotional Title throughout their third season.
Supporting this announcement is a new video ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcNnU3D5rHc) highlighting skill-based combat within Tribes: Ascend.
Tribes: Ascend is a new game within the lauded sci-fi shooter franchise Tribes.
The original game, Starsiege: Tribes, was one of the first multiplayer
only online games and has been cited as a grassroots early influence on
eSports and shoutcasting. Building upon this legacy, the new Tribes:
Ascend has been designed from the ground up with competitive eSports in
mind, making it an ideal addition to the NASL.
“As developers, we are excited to offer a fast paced, high skill-ceiling
shooter for this generation of gamers.” says Todd Harris, Hi-Rez Studios
COO. “Tribes: Ascend and NASL are a great fit in terms of dedication
to competition and high-quality, high-engagement content.”
Players looking for more information about NASL can visit NASL.tv and find the broadcast of the second season Grand Finals.
Players interested in joining the Closed Beta for Tribes: Ascend can register for an invitation at www.tribesascend.com
Find Tribes: Ascend on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tribesascend
About Hi-Rez Studios
Hi-Rez Studios, Inc, located just outside of Atlanta GA, was established in
2005 to create exceptional online interactive entertainment. In February
2010 the company released the squad-based Shooter-MMO Global Agenda.
Hi-Rez is currently developing other AAA free-to-play online games
About North American Star League:
Based in Southern California, the North American Star League is the premiere
eSports broadcaster in the world. Its goal is to expand and elevate
eSports awareness and participation worldwide. The NASL is renowned for
broadcasting high-definition, high quality eSports league events
involving games such as StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty and Heroes of
Newerth. With broadcasts 5 days per week during seasons of competition,
live events, and several seasons of content per year, the NASL provides
viewers with a multitude of viewing opportunities. http://www.nasl.tv