Ubisoft and ESL have announced For Honor‘s first international tournament, The Hero Series, which kicked off yesterday across all platforms in North America, Europe, and Brazil.
The developer has issued an open call for players to partake in weekly one versus one duel tournaments which began yesterday and will run on July 15, July 22, and July 29.
The top players of each round will qualify to compete in a live final event on August 12 and will be broadcasted on Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube, from Burbank, California for a prize pool of $10,000. As stated before, the first European cup has already started, but there will be three more cups leading to the finals on August 12.
In case you’re less of a player and more of a social media caster, they’re also looking for internet personalities who can join the analyst desk, and want people to submit their own casting clips. If that’s more your forte, or if you want to just learn more about the event in general, you can check out the link here.
In a press release, Ubisoft had this to say:
For Honor’s competitive play will continue following the Hero Series when ranked mode releases in a future update. Ranked mode will initially offer on-demand tournaments for Duel. In future updates, the ranking system will expand to Brawl as well as 4v4 game modes. For Honor’s ranking system will allow players to have separate ranks for each game mode type while fighting for higher rankings and win exclusive loot. Those looking to get a sneak peek at ranked mode and more about the game’s future evolution can participate in the upcoming second Public Test for Duel Tournament, which will incorporate community feedback and changes to the defensive meta.
Sean Charles of ESL also promises “a lot in store for future For Honor professionals,” so hopefully we’ll hear about more tournaments for the game soon.