Synchronous multiplayer fighting game developer nWay has announced that Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, developed in partnership with Saban Brands and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), will be one of the featured titles in Amazon’s eSportsasters Las Vegas (MMLV) live esports event. Taking place from Oct. 14-15 at the Millennial Esports Arena at Neonopolis in Las Vegas, MMLV will host the championship rounds of the first official Power Rangers: Legacy Wars tournament with a cash prize of $10,000 for the winner.
“As one of the first truly synchronous multiplayer mobile fighting games, Power Rangers: Legacy Wars is a perfect fit for eSportsasters Las Vegas, letting fans see some of the very best players go head-to-head live,” said Taehoon Kim, CEO, nWay. “Events like eSportsasters show off the deep following and high quality of competitive mobile gaming, and nWay is excited to continue creating experiences that are both fun to play and watch for the growing esports community.”
To earn a spot in the final showdown at MMLV, eligible North American Power Rangers: Legacy Wars players must participate in the preliminary online qualification rounds, which will run from Sept. 23-30 through the ESL website. Full details and eligibility requirements can be found at https://play.eslgaming.com/powerrangers/north-america.
At the end of the qualifiers, the top four players from each region will be eligible to participate in the final live tournament as part of MMLV to compete for the title of Power Rangers: Legacy Wars’ first official champion. Fans will be able to watch the action of MMLV on Amazon Appstore’s Twitch channel during the event.
“Saban’s Power Rangers is a franchise that engages fans across generations and entertainment platforms. The appeal of Power Rangers: Legacy Wars as both an action-packed game and esport is a great example of that. We’re proud to team up with nWay, Saban Brands and Amazon to further extend our brands and activities in competitive gaming,” said Peter Levin, President of Interactive Ventures, Games & Digital Strategy, Lionsgate.
“Like the Power Rangers franchise, esports has been built through a strong community and over the years, that community has morphed into one of the biggest and most engaged,” said Janet Hsu, CEO, Saban Brands. “In bringing Power Rangers: Legacy Wars to Amazon’s eSportsasters with nWay and Lionsgate, we’re merging two incredible fans bases while we continue to expand the Power Rangers’ interactive footprint.”
About Power Rangers: Legacy Wars
Developed for iOS and Android in partnership with Saban Brands, Lionsgate and nWay, Power Rangers: Legacy Wars is the first video game to feature Rangers and villains from the Power Rangers TV show, currently in its 24th season, and the feature film, Saban’s Power Rangers, fighting alongside one another. Since its launch in March 2017, Power Rangers: Legacy Wars has been downloaded more than 23 million times. Power Rangers: Legacy Wars is a free-to-play action-strategy fighting game focusing on real-time, head-to-head battles with opponents from around the world. Players can currently compete in weekly tournaments for cash prizes through a partnership with ESL. For more information about Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, please visit www.playlegacywars.com .
nWay is the game studio behind Power Rangers: Legacy Wars and ChronoBlade, a competitive and cooperative multiplayer Action RPG for mobile, TV, and browser platforms. Featuring console quality graphics and fast-paced synchronous cross-platform multiplayer gameplay, nWay’s games leverage the company’s proprietary technology for a latency-free experience. The company is based in San Francisco with offices in Seoul, Korea. The nWay team is comprised of leading developers and executives from companies like Sony, Electronic Arts, LucasArts, Kabam, Nexon and NCSoft. They have collectively contributed to over a dozen hit mobile, console and online games including: FIFA, Battlefield Online, Lineage II, Warhammer, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Heroes of Newerth, Dominations, Star Wars Uprising and Marvel Contest of Champions. nWay has received venture funding from Baseline Ventures, TransLink Capital, WI Harper Group, Cowboy Ventures, Harrison Metal and Keytone Ventures. For more information, visit nWay at www.nway.com .
About Saban’s Power Rangers
Saban’s Power Rangers franchise is the brainchild of Haim Saban, creator and producer of the original “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” hit series that launched in 1993. Following its introduction, “Power Rangers” quickly became the most-watched children’s television program in the United States and remains one of the top-rated and longest running kids live-action series in television history. The series follows the adventures of a group of ordinary teens who morph into superheroes and save the world from evil. It is seen in more than 150 markets, translated into numerous languages and a favorite on many key international children’s programming blocks around the world. For more information, visit www.powerrangers.com .
The first major new studio in decades, Lionsgate is a global content platform whose films, television series, digital products and linear and over-the-top platforms reach next generation audiences around the world. In addition to its filmed entertainment leadership, Lionsgate content drives a growing presence in interactive and location-based entertainment, gaming, virtual reality and other new entertainment technologies. Lionsgate’s content initiatives are backed by a 16,000-title film and television library and delivered through a global licensing infrastructure. The Lionsgate brand is synonymous with original, daring and ground-breaking content created with special emphasis on the evolving patterns and diverse composition of the Company’s worldwide consumer base.
Source: Press release