Tribes: Ascend hit open beta on February 24th and the shooter is already making headway in the e-Sports community. The new Hi-Rez entry into the Tribes universe will be part of the season 3 broadcast for the North American Star League e-Sports events starting tomorrow.

Tribes: Ascend will air the first exhibition matches for season 3 tomorrow night at 11:00pm EST followed by day 2 events on March 1st also at 11:00pm EST via the North American Star League website. Additional details are available in the press release below.

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Hi-Rez Studios and NASL Announce First Showmatches of Tribes: Ascend

Top Players Compete Within "World's Fastest Shooter" To Be Broadcast 2/29 and 3/1

ATLANTA - February 28, 2012 - This week, the professional e-Sports North American Star League (NASL) celebrates the Open Beta of Tribes: Ascend by airing the first exhibition matches for NASL Season 3.

The first night of Tribes: Ascend streaming will be Wednesday 2/29 at 8pm PST / 11pm EST on

Night two will begin after Starcraft II, Thursday 3/1 at 8pm PST / 11pm EST.

This week’s matches feature top European and North American teams, shoutcasted from the NASL studio.

"Tribes: Ascend is a very fast-paced, skill-based shooter," says Todd Harris, Hi-Rez Studios COO.  "We prioritized spectator mode early in Beta to support the competitive community.  This week’s NASL broadcast is really the kick-off of Tribes: Ascend as an eSport.  These team rosters include some of the world’s best Tribes players and we look forward to intense games."

Now in Open Beta, Tribes: Ascend has already seen:

  • Over 350,000 accounts created
  • Active servers supporting growing communities in North America, Europe, Australia, Brazil and Asia
  • Over 200 competitive scrimmage matches, with over 30 teams representing more than 10 countries, leading up to this week’s NASL broadcast.

"We are excited to add truly compelling FPS content to our eSports lineup," says Russel Pfister, North American Star League CEO.  "Already broadcasting exciting content five nights a week, NASL is looking forward to showcasing Tribes: Ascend as an eSport with the high quality production NASL is known for and that this epic title deserves."

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About Hi-Rez Studios

Hi-Rez Studios was established in 2005 to create exceptional online interactive entertainment. In February 2010 the company released their first title, the squad-based shooter MMO Global Agenda. The team is now developing two other AAA free-to-play online games – Tribes: Ascend, the next installment of the popular Tribes franchise, and the upcoming MOBA game SMITE. For more information, contact

About NASL

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.

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