Get Ready to Battle! POWER RANGERS: Battle for the Grid League to Kick Off in January
SAN FRANCISCO – January 14, 2020 – POWER RANGERS: Battle for the Grid invites the best players from across the country to come together to see who reigns supreme! nWay, in partnership with Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) and global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), today announced the POWER RANGERS: Battle for the Grid League. Starting in January 2020, nWay is teaming up with local fighting game communities to discover who is the best POWER RANGERS: Battle for the Grid player in the country.
Participants in the League will accumulate Grid Points by competing in a series of sanctioned community-driven offline and online events, as well as through Episodes, which are in-game challenges where players compete in matches and earn medals to climb the leaderboard ranks. Sanctioned community-organized events include online tournaments and local events in multiple states with prizes awarded.
The seven players with the highest Grid Points at the end of the season, plus the winner of a last chance qualifier tournament, will be invited to compete for the chance to become the first ever POWER RANGERS: Battle for the Grid League Champion in the series finale at Evolution 2020 in Las Vegas in August.
The POWER RANGERS: Battle for the Grid League has planned stops at the following fighting game majors:
Frosty Faustings (January 17-18, Chicago)
Final Round (March 20-22, Atlanta)
NorCal Regionals (April 10-12, San Jose)
April Annihilation (April 10-12, New Jersey)
ComboBreaker (May 23-25, Chicago)
CEO Gaming (June 26-28, Orlando)
Evolution 2020 (July 31 - August 1, Las Vegas)
For more information about POWER RANGERS: Battle for the Grid League visit www.battleforthegrid.com/league. More details on sanctioned online tournaments and local events will follow. The latest news and updates will be posted on POWER RANGERS: Battle for the Grid’s social media channels at https://www.facebook.com/Powerrangersbattleforthegrid/ and https://twitter.com/Battle4TheGrid.
About the Game
POWER RANGERS: Battle for the Grid pits current and classic POWER RANGERS and villains from the multiverse’s over 25-year history against one another in epic 3v3 tag team battles. The controls promote simplicity and fluidity, enabling beginners to enjoy the combat system and encouraging advanced players to delve into its gameplay mechanics, which include real-time assist takeover, dynamic defense through push blocking and aerial guard, customizable juggle combos, and a unique Megazord comeback mode.
nWay is a San Francisco based developer, publisher & tech platform for competitive multiplayer games across mobile, PC, and consoles. nWay’s proprietary backend tech platform nWayPlay enables fast development, prototyping, and operations of cross-play, real-time multiplayer games. The company has a strong track record of developing AAA quality games on mobile and on console such as recently launched POWER RANGERS: Battle for the Grid, POWER RANGERS: Legacy Wars, and ChronoBlade. nWay is comprised of leading developers and senior executives from Sony, Electronic Arts, WB Games, LucasArts, Kabam, Nexon and NCSoft. Collectively, the team has contributed to over a dozen hit mobile, console, and online games, including Marvel Contest of Champions, Injustice, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Dominations, FIFA, Battlefield Online, Lineage II, and Warhammer.
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