Team Dignitas + Buffalo Wild Wings Chicken Dinner Open
Wed 4th Apr 2018 - 6:00pm
TEAM DIGNITAS AND BUFFALO WILD WINGS HOST ONLINE PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS TOURNAMENT FOR HUNDREDS OF AMATEUR PLAYERS ON MAY 5
GRAND PRIZE INCLUDES ALL-EXPENSE PAID TRIP TO E3 FOR
TEAM DIGNITAS PUBG PLAYER MEET & GREET AND $500
PHILADELPHIA – APRIL 3, 2018 — Team Dignitas, the renowned esports franchise of the Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment portfolio, and Buffalo Wild Wings® will host a PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS online tournament for hundreds of amateur players on May 5 from 3 p.m.-12 a.m. ET. The Grand Prize for the partnership’s first-ever online tournament includes a $500 cash prize and an all-expenses-paid trip to E3 2018 in Los Angeles, Calif.
Competitors will also receive Buffalo Wild Wings gift cards for every "Winner Winner Chicken Dinner" victory, redeemable for an actual chicken dinner.
Amateur players may register for the tournament at battlefy.com between Friday, April 6 at 3 AM ET and Monday, April 30 at 2:59 AM ET.
Popular PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS casters Lisa “Lucy Mae” Malambri, Matt “Matrym” Oats, Steve “Toffees” Pierce and Leigh “Deman” Smith will host and commentate the online tournament, which will be broadcast on the Team Dignitas Facebook page and Deman’s Twitch channel.
“We’re excited to continue our partnership with Team Dignitas through this online tournament and provide an opportunity and platform for all players to compete,” said Bob Ruhland, vice president of marketing for Buffalo Wild Wings.
“We anticipate incredible fan interest in this, our second amateur gaming tournament with Buffalo Wild Wings,” said Adam Davis, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment CRO. “We applaud Buffalo Wild Wings’ continued dedication to engaging our fans in authentic and interactive ways.”
Additional Tournament Prizing Includes:
- Winner: Will receive meet and greet with Team Dignitas players at a Los Angeles-area Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, receive a Team Dignitas jersey and be listed as an amateur PUBG player on Team-Dignitas.net player page.
- Second and Third Place Finishers: Will receive $350 and $150, respectively, customized Team Dignitas jerseys and be listed as an amateur PUBG player on Team-Dignitas.net player page.
- Top 10 Finalists: Will receive a co-branded Team Dignitas and Buffalo Wild Wings backpack.
- Individual Round Winners: Will each receive a $25 Buffalo Wild Wings gift card
Participants must be U.S. residents to be eligible for prizing; for all official rules and details, go to: http://team-dignitas.net/chickendinneropen
The online PUBG tournament follows a 1v1 Amateur League of Legends Tournament co-hosted by Buffalo Wild Wings and Team Dignitas at TwitchCon 2017. In September 2017, the renowned esports franchise announced that Buffalo Wild Wings was the “Official Hangout for Team Dignitas;” making Team Dignitas Buffalo Wild Wings’ first official esports team partnership. Buffalo Wild Wings receives prominent logo placement on the front right sleeve of Team Dignitas jerseys, player appearances at restaurants, exclusive content featuring players, and branding on monthly Team Dignitas live streams on Twitch and Facebook.
ABOUT BUFFALO WILD WINGS:
Buffalo Wild Wings, founded in 1982, is the largest sports bar brand in the United States. Globally, B-Dubs has more than 1,200 restaurants in 10 countries. Buffalo Wild Wings is part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants. For more information, visit BuffaloWildWings.com and InspireBrands.com.
ABOUT TEAM DIGNITAS:
Team Dignitas is an international esports team with one of the most iconic and recognizable brands in the professional gaming industry that fields seven teams in six of esports' largest and most popular games: Heroes of the Storm, PLAYERSUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Rocket League, SMITE and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Team Dignitas' innovative and authentic brand position offers a premier opportunity for partners seeking a direct portal into the gaming and esports market. Team Dignitas was originally formed in September 2003 with the merger of two Battlefield 1942 teams. In September 2016 Team Dignitas was acquired by the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association. Team Dignitas is a part of the Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment family of innovative and competitive holdings owned by an investor group led by Managing Partners Josh Harris and David Blitzer, which also includes the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League, and the Prudential Center, an 18,000 seat, state-of-the-art, multi-purpose arena in Newark, N.J.
ABOUT HARRIS BLITZER SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT (HBSE):
Founded by Josh Harris and David Blitzer, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE) includes in its portfolio the Philadelphia 76ers, the New Jersey Devils, leading venue Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., the GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center, the Delaware Blue Coats, the Binghamton Devils, the Sixers Innovation Lab Crafted by Kimball, and renowned esports franchise Team Dignitas. Led by some of the best and brightest minds across a diverse spectrum of industries, HBSE positions itself as one of the most pioneering, innovative global sports and entertainment businesses to date. HBSE also strives to positively impact the local communities in which it operates through the powerful platform of sports. For more information, visit www.hbse.com.