ESL has partnered with Trion Worlds to run a series of Atlas Reactor competitions that feature more than $8,000 in prize money.
The Atlas Reactor Go4 series kicks off this weekend, and to celebrate Atlas Reactor will be free to play for everyone for the entire weekend.
Previously community focused tournaments have been conducted on the ESL Play system, however the new Go4 series makes things a little more serious, with more money and better organisation. ESL will provide editorial, social, and other promotional support, as well as logistical and managerial expertise and oversight.
"The community’s response to Atlas Reactor’s competitive structure has been overwhelmingly positive, so we are happy to help solidify the title in the esports arena,” said Sean Charles, Vice President of Publisher Relations at ESL. “It’s always an exciting time when a title shows potential and we look forward to working closely with Trion Worlds to bring Atlas Reactor to a wider gaming audience.”
“Atlas Reactor officially launched just a month ago, but the game’s competitive elements have been attracting a passionate, competitive audience since Open Alpha back in March,” noted Peter Ju, Executive Producer on Atlas Reactor. “We’re very excited to kick off this joint effort with ESL and our community, and have ambitious plans to further expand and evolve the game to support all types of players.”
We chatted to William Cook, lead designer on Atlas Reactor, to find out how the team tried to accommodate eSports during development and their hopes for the future of Atlas Reactor's competitive scene.