1047 Games, developer of the battle royale shooter Splitgate, has announced its partnership with Amazon Prime Gaming, as well as several pro-teams, for the Splitgate Pro Series.
The announcement came through earlier today, May 9, one month ahead of the summer season's June 2022 launch. Produced by Logitech G Esports Services, this season now also sports six professional teams vying for the increased prize pool of $500,000. Each team — Luminosity, SSG, eUnited, T1, XSET and Moist Esports — have been officially added to the roster at the time of writing.
This is the second competitive season Splitgate has hosted this year with its winter counterpart taking place in February 2022.
1047 Games Welcomes Amazon Prime Gaming Sponsor, 6 Splitgate Pro Series Teams
Alongside its sponsorship, Amazon Prime Gaming is also offering its subscribers with rare and exclusive drops through Prime Gaming with the goal of exposing the title to more interested players. Those looking to collect the drops must connect their Splitgate account to Prime Gaming in order to be eligible. Current drops can be checked on the Prime Gaming webpage.
"The Prime Gaming team is passionate about supporting the incredible players in the world of esports, and we’re looking forward to the kickoff of the summer season of the Splitgate Pro Series," said Andrea Cutright, Head of Global Marketing, Prime Gaming. "1047 Games has been a great partner, bringing our Prime members even more value with the recent in-game content made available to players. It’s certainly an exciting time to be a Splitgate player and now a Pro Series viewer!"
Splitgate has grown rapidly this past year, securing more than $100 million in funding and attracting talent from some of the world's top development studios including Bungie, Riot, and so on. Since launch, 1047 Games has implemented several features suggested by players and taking a community-first approach that will undoubtedly lead to a strong rest of the year.
"We’ve been thrilled with the results of Splitgate’s first few months in professional Esports," said Ian Proulx, CEO of 1047 Games. "We couldn’t have asked for better partners than Logitech G Esports Services, and with the new teams and Amazon Prime Gaming as our title sponsor, we’re looking forward to an even bigger rest of 2022."
More information can be found on the competitive website.