Arena Clash, the UK grassroots esports tournament series from Belong Gaming Arenas, has announced Fortnite as its fifth title as it returns for another year.
Fortnite joins Arena Clash’s selection of popular titles: Valorant, Overwatch 2, League of Legends and Tekken 7 – bringing the overall prize pool for next year to £24,000.
As in previous years, Arena Clash has a prize pool up for grabs for each title, including gear and cash prizes, with a £10,000 prize pool for Fortnite alone.
League of Legends, Valorant and Overwatch 2 each have prize pools of £3,900, while Tekken 7 has a prize pool of £2,600.
Arena Clash encourages players aged 16+ to join local “teams” – an identity players play under that is unique to their arena and location and includes friends, family, communities and teammates – and compete against other teams from across the country. For example, there are the Bradford Rams, Manchester Swarm, Stratford Spartans and many more.
Each UK arena has its own team name and there are currently 26 UK stores listed on the Belong website. Most are in England, with four in Northern Ireland, one in Wales (Wrexham Reapers) and one in Scotland (Aberdeen Gargoyles).
The last Arena Clash final took place at Insomnia 68 in Birmingham earlier this year.
Belong is now encouraging players to register to participate in the latest Arena Clash tournaments.
Belong also welcomed HyperX as the title sponsor of this year’s Arena Clash, while Xbox is on board as the tournament’s broadcast partner. Viewers can watch live throughout the group stages and through to the final at www.twitch.tv/belongarenas with weekly prizes and giveaways available via the stream.
Belong Gaming Arenas has been providing core esports experiences for gamers since 2016 and welcomes players of all skill levels, from amateurs to professional players and teams.
In each arena, players can watch their favorite teams compete, play with their friends on consoles and PC, or participate in Belong’s national esports tournaments.
Belong – which was sold by GAME to Vindex in 2020 – also has six stores in the United States.
The key dates for the Belong Arena Clash 2022 are as follows:
- Squad Building Week (for players to build squads and build relationships): week starting September 26, 2022
- Qualifications: week starting October 3
- Qualifiers are free to enter – once qualification is confirmed, players will pay their entry fee to continue participating in the tournament
- Group stages: week starting October 10
- Playoffs: week starting November 21
- Finals: 10/11 December – location to be confirmed
Registration for Belong Arena Clash is now available at www.belong.gg/arena-clash.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multimedia Journalism in 2007.
As a lifelong gamer who first chose the NES controller in the late 80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games. and others. He worked as Content Manager for the British Esports Association until February 2021 when he returned to full-time work at Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.