The Brazilian Unbiased Video games Pageant (BIG Pageant), the most important indie video games expo in Latin America, will characteristic tournaments of 4 non-conventional video games in esports: Minecraft, Brawl Stars, Fall Guys, and the just lately launched Suspects: Survive and Escape the Mansion, made for cellular by the Brazilian studio Wildlife. The occasion can be held on-line on Might 3-9 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Regardless that it’s extra centered on enjoyable for newbie gamers, there’s a $14K BRL (roughly $2.45K USD) prize pool on the desk. A part of the prize pool is an funding by Wildlife to advertise its sport’s match.
The Esports Observer spoke to BIG Pageant’s Director Gustavo Steinberg, who mentioned that the competitions are supposed to deliver extra consideration to the occasion, which options video games from totally different impartial producers across the globe. “We wish to get the viewers to find new issues,” he mentioned.
The selection of the video games chosen for the occasion have been initially created as impartial titles like Fall Guys, which is now owned by Epic Games, and Minecraft, now a property of Microsoft, which may have an in-game constructing competitors featured on BIG.
Steinberg additionally mentioned that esports have been already a part of earlier BIG Pageant editions with a give attention to B2B relations, which continues to be a characteristic of the occasion. “We anticipate to deliver these newbie gamers nearer to the scene, to allow them to get to know the trade behind the video games and turn out to be professionals in it, not solely as pro-players or one thing, but in addition as designers, journalists, and so on.” The brand new strategy to esports can be mirrored within the casting of hosts for the occasion, which incorporates native esports personalities similar to Barbara Gutierrez, Luiz Gustavo Queiroga, and Nyvi Estephan.
Though the esports initiative doesn’t have particular sponsors, BIG Pageant is companions with international manufacturers like Google and Epic Video games. The video games can be broadcast by YouTube and in addition by way of Huya-owned streaming platform Nimo TV, which enters the pageant as a media associate. BIG may also have a platform in the course of the occasion to facilitate the viewers to play the video games featured within the Pageant.