#HomeSweetHome tournament series announced with $320,000 in prizes; GODSENT, North, forZe first confirmed teams
Esports data company GRID, one of the partners behind the United Masters League, has announced a new tournament series named #HomeSweetHome, with $320,000 in prizes to be split across eight weeks.
GRID is looking to fill the gap left by the postponement and cancellation of events all around the globe because of the coronavirus pandemic by hosting a series of online tournaments over the next two months, each with $40,000 on offer.
Produced by Relog Media, #HomeSweetHome will consist of eight standalone tournaments with 16 teams, with a double-elimination group stage leading to the single-elimination playoffs. The winner of each tournament will earn $30,000, while the runner-up will pocket $10,000.
GODSENT, North and forZe are the first teams confirmed for the tournament series, with more participants expected to be announced in the coming days. GRID will be working with ESL in an effort to harmonize the schedule to avoid clashes with the ongoing Pro League.
#HomeSweetHome will have six playdates per week going from Tuesday to Sunday, with the first tournament being played between March 31 and April 5. Each subsequent week will have a tournament until the last one is played, between May 19-24.
GRID added that there are plans to host one final tournament with the winning sides of all eight weekly competitions with a separate prize pool, with more information expected to be announced in the coming weeks.