Esports on a Cruise Ship: Gamer Gauntlet 2017
Themed cruises are a thing. You can find them for sports fans, music lovers, and now, gamers.
A first of its kind, Gamer Gauntlet 2017 is a four-day gaming themed cruise, taking passengers from Port Canaveral, Florida to the Bahamas. The ship will set sail on October 20th and return on the 24th.
Pricing starts at $600 per person, but is restricted to people over the age of 21.
The trip is already sponsored by big brands such as Red Bull, HTC Esports, and Meta Threads. A variety of special activities are planned, including concerts, parties, tech exhibitions, and esports tournaments. A specific schedule is not yet available.
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A gaming cruise would be nothing without well-known gamers. Several gaming celebrities have already announced their attendance on the cruise, including voice actors Carlos Ferro and Richard Epcar, and esports personalities like former Quake superstar Jonathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel and the five ‘Gods’ of Smash (Mango, Armada, Hungrybox, PPMD, and Mew2King).
Several tournaments are planned for the cruise. Games with possible tournaments include Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Smash Melee, and Call of Duty.
Call of Duty’s Female Pro League is already hoping to have a huge presence during the cruise. Four teams will be participating in a special invitational that will be streamed at sea. Teams attending are Pnda Gaming, Riot Gaming EU, Riot Gaming NA, and Fury Gaming.
— FPL (@FemaleProLeague) April 5, 2017
Along with the teams are experienced casters Quintin “Paradox” Johnson and Jennifer “LemonKiwi” Pichette.
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