Tribes: Ascend debuts at North American Star League (NASL) Season 2 Finals and gets tapped as Promotional Title.

Hi-Rez Studios showcased their upcoming online shooter Tribes: Ascend at this weekend’s North American Star League (NASL) Season 2 Finals and became the first FPS to be selected for inclusion by the NASL. Tribes: Ascend will also be featured as a Promotional Title through the NASL's third season.

Tribes: Ascend is Hi-Rez Studios first addition to the Tribes universe, which the developer acquired the rights to in 2010. Check out the official press release and video after the break for more.

You can sign up to take part in the beta on the Tribes: Ascend website.

Hi-Rez Studios and NASL Announce Tribes: Ascend as eSport Promotional Title

Tribes: Ascend To Make eSports Debut in NASL Season Three

ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA - December 5, 2011 -- Hi-Rez Studios showcased their new free-to-play, first person shooter Tribes: Ascend at the North American Star League (NASL) Season 2 Finals this past weekend.

The NASL is a premier broadcaster of eSports and includes more than 80 of the world's top professional players between its two existing tournaments, with many more competing each season for a coveted spot in the league.

Tribes: Ascend is the first FPS to be selected for inclusion by the NASL and will be featured as a Promotional Title throughout their third season. Supporting this announcement is a new video highlighting skill-based combat within Tribes: Ascend.

Tribes: Ascend is a new game within the lauded sci-fi shooter franchise Tribes. The original game, Starsiege: Tribes, was one of the first multiplayer only online games and has been cited as a grassroots early influence on eSports and shoutcasting. Building upon this legacy, the new Tribes: Ascend has been designed from the ground up with competitive eSports in mind, making it an ideal addition to the NASL.

"As developers, we are excited to offer a fast paced, high skill-ceiling shooter for this generation of gamers." says Todd Harris, Hi-Rez Studios COO. "Tribes: Ascend and NASL are a great fit in terms of dedication to competition and high-quality, high-engagement content."

Players looking for more information about NASL can visit and find the broadcast of the second season Grand Finals.

Players interested in joining the Closed Beta for Tribes: Ascend can register for an invitation at

Find Tribes: Ascend on Facebook here.

About Hi-Rez Studios

Hi-Rez Studios, Inc, located just outside of Atlanta GA, was established in 2005 to create exceptional online interactive entertainment. In February 2010 the company released the squad-based Shooter-MMO Global Agenda. Hi-Rez is currently developing other AAA free-to-play online games including Tribes: Ascend and SMITE. For more information, contact [email protected] or visit

About North American Star League

Based in Southern California, the North American Star League is the premiere eSports broadcaster in the world. Its goal is to expand and elevate eSports awareness and participation worldwide. The NASL is renowned for broadcasting high-definition, high quality eSports league events involving games such as StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty and Heroes of Newerth. With broadcasts 5 days per week during seasons of competition, live events, and several seasons of content per year, the NASL provides viewers with a multitude of viewing opportunities.

To read the latest guides, news, and features you can visit our Tribes: Ascend Game Page.

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