Konami organizing monthly global Metal Gear Online tournaments with cash prizes

Konami has announced it’s partnering with ESL (the largest e-sports organization) to organize monthly Metal Gear Online tournaments. The tournaments, starting December 1st, will be held in four different regions: North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia/Australia, and winners will be awarded cash prizes. Check out the full press release for more detailed information, or go here to register.


KONAMI Partners with ESL to Launch Official METAL GEAR ONLINE Global Championship 

Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. today announced today a global partnership with ESL to launch the official METAL GEAR ONLINEGlobal Championship. Launching in December of this year, the league kicks off its first global tournament season where online stealth shooter fans can compete for glory and cash prizes.

Players of METAL GEAR ONLINE – METAL GEAR SOLID V: The Phantom Pain’s competitive multiplayer mode – now have the opportunity to showcase their sneaking skills within the METAL GEAR ONLINE community. The league will hold weekly online tournaments worldwide starting Dec. 1 through Feb. 29, 2016, with competitions being held in four regions: North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia/Australia.

With the global support of ESL, competitions will be conducted throughout the month per region where winning teams earn cash prizes for demonstrating their dominance on the battlefield – $1,000 USD will be rewarded per region per month, with a total prize pool of $12,000 USD. In addition, participants in the league will be able to earn points to build their professional rank to become the next legendary soldier.

METAL GEAR ONLINE is built around a dedicated squad-based competitive multiplayer structure. The mode has been fully redesigned with the familiar gameplay and aesthetic styling of the acclaimed METAL GEAR SOLID series. The online element introduces Tactical Team Operations and features a ‘class system’ that more uniquely defines the strengths and abilities of player characters on the battlefield.

You can now register at ESL’s website.

Source: Konami

  • Danny Patten

    I almost bursted out laughing…well, let’s see how this turns out.

  • Alex

    This shows they actually are taking MGO seriously despite the studio closure. This should be really fun to watch if they intend to stream some of the matches.

  • Ryan Locke

    This COULD be amazing. I’ve always wanted to get into the competitive scene in gaming. I almost went to EVO in las vegas last year for mkx. Rocket League would be fun to go competitive with. But this game seems hard to do that with for multiple reasons. Internet. The other games you can play offline, but this game has to be through the internet, which gives way to a lot of variables that could affect performance.
    Plus I don’t have anyone to make a team with 🙁

    • Ishmael

      while i see your profile pic… where is the function to shoot selfies, as they actually promised? Also cut content?

      • Schmojima

        oh….my….god. you are right!


      • Robin030

        lol this gamne is so awesome… everyday we find new features that have been cut 😀

        sarcasm…obviously… -.-

  • Ardens Anima

    MLG has a whole new meaning.

  • vic boss

    What do you guys think of this? I think that as long as it’s a story DLC I’ll buy it along with all the dlc they have already released, but not before.


    • hunner

      I honestly think more is coming.

    • Mr.Pony

      Tin-foil hat mode on

    • Rene Peña

      i juats want a new game plus mode

      • Robin030

        new game+ and i want to be able to choose which difficulty i play for f**ks sake not these forced repeat missions.

    • PsychoMantis18

      As long as it comes from Kojima, i’ll buy all the story-related dlc. They can have all my savings if they give us a Chapter 3. Anymore and they can have my body.

    • I doubt it will be DLC seeing as quiet reunion wasn’t

  • OcelotSilver

    Despite all the pointless shit these devs are getting for not making MGO3 a clone of MGO2, this shows just how serious they are about MGO3 and i fucking love it.

  • FoxTamerMGO

    Making tournament system without implementing a clan system.. well done.

  • Mr. Sir Shpee

    Time to get to practicing-

    oh wait.

    Konami, I hope this extra time for the PC version means we’ll have proper anticheat.

  • kuaikukia

    Alright Asia. I hope lots of people from asia will play MGO. My poor connection only reach that far

  • Is that prize divided per region or does each one get it’s own U$1.000?

    Also I’ve got a few concerns here. How are we supposed to meet new people for our teams or even get a team at all when there’s no clan system in-game? I know there are sites for that but that’s an official thing. Also it’s so annoying having to go to a site just so you can get a team when you could easily do it in-game. I know this is an old topic but yeah it’s bothering me.
    Now, how long will they keep that going untill it dies for having no teams playing it? Also I don’t see the point on making official tournaments just yet when there are only 3 game modes and 5 maps. That could work for CoD but this is MGO. We NEED more game modes and more maps or at least specify something like “bounty-hunter official tournament” etc.

    btw, any latin america teams? xdxdxd I might be interested

  • Robin030

    i was just wondering is that poll still accurate? the majority here not yet tried MGO?

    • Waiting for the steam version.

      • Full Options

        Hold tight, bro !

        • Yup, still really looking forward to it 🙂

          • Full Options

            ;D I hope they will Rock-Bullet-Proof you guys anti-cheat.

      • Robin030

        oh i see. i hope they give u a great pc version MGO 🙂

  • Full Options

    (off-topic) Nothin really new here, but “say” kinda fresh meat :


  • AndrewJ

    how is this going to work out tho its one of the most unbalanced on-line games i have ever played

  • PrinceHeir

    So you can use your own custom characters? This game is gonna be unbalanced as hell lol.

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