Late to the early 2017 new hero train is better than never, and today Stunlock announced plans for a new melee hero: Raigon.

On Wednesday 15th February, Stunlock Studios releases an additional new champion to their popular arena brawler, Battlerite. Raigon is a flexible melee character, skilled in two-handed swordsmanship and martial arts. He was a well-respected figure among the kingdom’s warriors, until he was exiled due to the manipulations of Pestilus. For now, the arena serves as a decent place to find work and set the wheels in motion for his retaliation.

Also, mark your calendars for the biggest Battlerite tournament to date, Enter the Arena, with qualifiers on Feb. 19th and a tournament the weekend of Feb. 25th:

Stunlock Studios partners up with major organizations Beyond The Summit and Twitch for “Enter The Arena”, the biggest Battlerite Tournament held so far. The event has a total prize pool of $10,000 and will be running simultaneously in Europe and North America.

“Enter The Arena is the perfect event for kicking off the competitive scene and showing off the game's potential in Esports. We’re hoping to not only offer an entertaining broadcast, but to also introduce the game’s intricacies to fresh audiences, newer players as well as esports fans." says Alexander Hermansson, Head of Esports at Stunlock Studios.

Onslaught eSports recently announced the signing of a currently top-ranked Battlerite squad who will compete in “Enter The Arena” under the Onslaught banner. The team members Connor "Averse" Shacklady, Alvin "Ninjas" Xu and Dominic "Arakune" Valentino are all on the global top-10 ranking, with Averse set as the best individual Battlerite player in the world. Here is an overview of all the invited teams:


  • TelroskMi (Teldo, Verosk, Mini)
  • MyCon - Prepare to Die (LittleMaster, GodOf, K3B4B1)
  • ‚ÄčIntolerant (Joltz, Iska, Nyy)
  • Project Horizon (HotBiscuit, Blankzz, Wuzac)


  • Onslaught Esports (Averse, Arakune, Ninjas)
  • Identity Crisis (InTheFlesh, Vorime, Emperor)
  • Scylla (Maelstrom, Jeter, rarepeep)
  • Excel Wizards (Neewha, Skywind, Finlev)

The event will be broadcasted live in on Twitch and kicking off with qualifiers held 19th of February followed up with the grand tournament 25th & 26th of February.


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Last Updated: Feb 13, 2017

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