Gamers, it’s time to level-up.
JBL announced a first-of-its-kind global gaming tournament that puts consumers at the center of the action: The JBL Quantum Cup. JBL has partnered with ESL, the largest esports organisation in the world, to bring to life this cutting-edge experience.
Starting in Australia and New Zealand on December 12th, 2020, consumers will be able to watch the top names in esports face off in three of the hottest battle royale and shooter games: Fortnite, Valorant and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG). Unique from other esports competitions, consumers can compete during qualifying rounds of the global Fortnite challenge for a chance to advance to the finals of the JBL Quantum Cup and play against the pros. And that isn’t the only way consumers can win during the tournament. While fans watch the world’s best streamers go head-to-head, they will have the opportunity to win multiple prizes to enhance their at-home gaming setup.
There has never been a better time to be a fan or a player, or both!
The three-day JBL Quantum Cup event will bring together gamers from across the world, all vying for the championship title.
Spanning North America, Europe, Asia and Oceania – the JBL Quantum Cup will create a unique global gaming event, featuring a stacked roster of streamers and shoutcasters. As the official global gaming headset partner of premium lifestyle brand and gaming organisation 100 Thieves, viewers can catch 100 Thieves’ Valorant and Fortnite teams competing using their favorite JBL Quantum headsets for a shot at the $200,000 prize pool and the honor of being crowned a JBL Quantum Cup Champion. There will also be in-stream appearances by regional JBL Quantum Ambassadors Ali “SypherPK” Hassan and Jay “Sinatraa” Won.
“Knowing how important sound is for competitive gaming, our teams are extremely excited to partner with JBL and participate in the first-ever JBL Quantum Cup to show the top names in esports how much of an edge the JBL Quantum headsets give us in competition,” said Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag, 100 Thieves Founder and CEO. “We’re looking forward to playing alongside our fans during the stream and showing the strength of our Valorant team – led by Hiko – as well as our successful Fortnite teams.”
For the ultimate competitors looking to show their skills on the global gaming stage, the JBL Quantum Cup
invites 400 consumers across the globe to participate in the global Fortnite tournament, with regional qualifiers
kicking off on December 5 from 6PM – 10PM AEDT and on December 6 from 6PM – 9PM AEDT. As one of the
most popular titles in gaming today, the global Fortnite challenge will be broken into regional qualifying rounds
in North America, Europe and Asia, which includes Oceania. This first-of-its-kind consumer regional qualifier
will include two rounds of competition, with the top 10 players in each region advancing to the regional finals to
battle with the best professional teams and influencers. Interested consumers can register at the official site now through November 30th, 2020.
“Esports is growing faster than anyone expected, so being able to unite pro streamers with fans for the first time ever in this unique three-day tournament is a huge moment for us,” said Ralph Santana, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at HARMAN. “With billions of people regularly tuning in to simply watch gaming tournaments, JBL is changing the game with the first competition that puts viewers at the center of the action.”
Throughout the JBL Quantum Cup, consumers will have three ways to win. Consumers that advance through the Fortnite regional qualifier rounds the weekend of December 5th, 2020 will be eligible to win from a prize pool valued at $200,000 during the JBL Quantum Cup finals and be crowned a JBL Quantum Cup Champion. JBL Quantum Cup Champions, as well as 2nd and 3rd place finishers in the tournament, will take home part of the cash prize pool and a gaming prize pack featuring a JBL Quantum headset, JBL Quantum DUO computer speakers and a Samsung Galaxy Book Ion. Those tuning in to the stream will also have a chance to win every hour during the live Twitch broadcast to help equip them for future gaming victories and more.
Giveaways will include JBL Quantum headsets, JBL Quantum DUO computer speakers and autographed gear from 100 Thieves. Throughout the event, consumers can visit the official JBL site to learn more about the line-up and share why sound gives them the competitive edge in gaming for the chance to win the same prize pack as the JBL Quantum Cup Champions.
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