With eSports becoming more and more popular among gamblers, with the market growing on various online casino websites, it was no shock that casinos such as the Crown Casino Resort started to take advantage. James Packer’s casino has announced that the latest Call of Duty eSports tournament will take place at the Melbourne casino from the 9th to the 10th of April. It will be similar to a tournament that was held in the same venue, and should be just as entertaining!
Returning for another year!
Last years event, the CS:GO Crown Invitational was a success at the Crown Casino, with four local teams from Australia taking on team Millennium from Europe and Optic Gaming from the United States of America. The winner this year will receive a cool $70,000 AUD, which is $53,00 USD, or £37,516. Other prizes will be awarded and confirmed after the tournament has taken place, but we can expect thousands for second and third place.
eSports has continued to expand and increase in popularity over the last few years as more and more players are showing interest. Some believe that the market will grow over 40% from the year before, which will bring the market value to $463 million! Australia has been one area in the world that eSports has exploded in popularity, and now the country has access to YouTube Gaming, which was launched at the beginning of the month.
What is Call of Duty?
Call of Duty is a game themed on modern warfare and has an extremely dedicated fan base. Just as modern slot machines have developed over time, Call of Duty is a franchise that has developed from a small FPS shooter to a worldwide multi-player game. Other popular eSports games include World of Warcraft, Halo and FIFA.
It’s going to be a great competition and the Lucky Nugget Team will be keeping close tabs on the action. Make sure you bookmark the blog for all the latest information!