SAMRIDDHA SAHA (Gl1tch_mast3r)
Collegiate StarLeague and TikTok are teaming up for an incredible esports tournament, The TikTok Cup. TikTok Cup is going award $60,000 in prize money to support educational expenses with the pot split among the winners. The TikTok Cup will feature a series of team-based tournaments for four different games and prizes will vary depending on the title. It must be noted that the competition is only open to students who are currently enrolled at any U.S. college or university.Competitors can take on their opponents across four different games - CS:GO, League of Legends, Rocket League and, Fortnite. Aside from the esports cup, ByteDance's social media platform is also holding an in-app 'video contest' related to the TikTok Cup. Participants have to make a video related to gaming and share it on TikTok. In order to be eligible for the competition, CSL must be tagged along with the hashtag 'TikTokCupContest'. The winner of the TikTok Cup video contest will be awarded $2500. The funniest, most creative, or heartwarming videos tagged with #TikTokCupContest can be entered to win gear and additional cash prizes. Registration for the tournaments taking place on May 9 and 10 begins on April 27, 2020 at 9:00 AM ET. Registration for the tournaments taking place on May 16 and 17 begins on May 11, 2020 at 9:00 AM ET for League of Legends, or when registration for the preceding tournament for the same game title closes. Prizing for each tournament consists of cash prizes between $500–$5,000 USD.
"The TikTok Cup consists of eight individual online tournaments," states the website, which explains that the competition is run in partnership with the Collegiate StarLeague. "The tournaments are open to students currently enrolled at an accredited university or college in the US. All tournaments are team-based, and teams must be made up wholly of students enrolled at the same school. Tournament schedule and additional eligibility requirements, caps on registration, software, and account requirements, differ based on game title."
“Collegiate StarLeague is thrilled to collaborate with the TikTok team to give collegiate gamers the opportunity to create their own content celebrating the intersection of esports, gaming, and the joy of creating TikTok videos,” said Wilm Stocks, CEO of WorldGaming Network & Collegiate StarLeague. “We’re excited to see what sort of creative videos players come up with – huge thanks to TikTok for this wonderful partnership.”
TIKTOKCUP VIDEO SWEEPSTAKES
$2,500 worth of prizing are up for grabs in our TikTok Cup Video Sweepstakes, here are the steps to enter for the chance to win:
1. Create your TikTok. This can be gaming-related, a funny fail, a clutch play, your victory celebration, or anything else you think of that involves gaming!
2. Use the sound clip found here, or submit with sounds you create
3. Follow and Tag @Cstarleague in your TikTok and use the hashtag #TikTokCupSweepstakes
4. Be on the lookout for a DM from @Cstarleague on May 25, 2020 if your entry has been selected as a winner.