Shacknews holding $50k gaming championship at E3 2018

Do it for Shacknews.

Today, Shacknews officially announced an inaugural Shacknews World Championship which is set to take place at E3 2018. The announcement comes in the form of an article by Shacknews CEO Asif Khan.

In the article, Khan explains that 128 contestants will have the chance to compete for a whopping $50,000 prize pool and the honors of being called a “Shack Champion.” Khan describes the event as, “The first-ever Shacknews esports event, as well as the announcement of our brand new Shack Champions League.” He continues by going over some of the rules.

“Shack Champions League events are limited to folks over the age of thirty, but the Shacknews World Championship will be open to gamers of all ages. Folks interested in signing up for the Shacknews World Championship need to stop by the Shacknews E3 Booth (#5434) in West Hall and sign up at our registration desk."

"We will be announcing the games in the coming days, so our competitors can prepare to do it for Shacknews on a level never seen before. This esports tournament is only open to people who will be in attendance at E3 2018.”

© Shacknews

The tournament certainly sounds exciting, especially with the following placement prizes up for grabs…

  • 1st Place - $30,000
  • 2nd Place - $15,000
  • 3rd Place - $5,000

To learn more, be sure to keep an eye on the Shacknews website as well as Shacknews social channels like Twitter. What do you think of the Shacknews World Championship announcement? Do you plan to try your hand at a piece of that $50,000 prize pool at E3 2018? Let us know down in the comments below!

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.


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