Firefall has yet to officially launch, but Red 5 Studios already has ambitious plans for integrating the online shooter with the eSports community. This week they backed up that commitment by announcing that $1 million in cash prizes will be up for grabs in 2013 through Firefall eSports tournaments.

Red 5 announced a new eSports Toolkit last week that will help make the lives of eSports commentators much easier while covering the game’s events. Additionally, Firefall’s Mobile Gaming Unit will begin its tour around the US this fall to bring competitive eSports opportunities to players in select locations with cash payouts for the winners.

Red 5 is also hosting a Firefall eSports tournament in cooperation with the ESL at this year's gamescom event. You can watch the competition on the ESL website via live stream as it happens.


Laguna Hills, CA – August 15, 2012 –
Red 5 Studios™ announced today that $1 million in prize money is up for grabs throughout 2013 in Firefall eSports tournaments. Red 5 has already taken competitive gaming a step further with the recent launch of the eSports Toolkit,combat refinements to create higher skill ceilings for all battleframes and the Firefall Mobile Gaming Unit tour rolling out in the United States this fall. For more information about Firefall and Red 5 Studios, please visit:

“Red 5 is dedicated to supporting the future of eSports and we believe that creating a more compelling experience for participants and spectators will further the cause of competitive gaming”, said Morgan Romine, eSports Maven of Red 5 Studios. “The newly launched eSports Toolkit is just the tip of the iceburg. We will be supporting this initiative with our Mobile Gaming Unit this fall and providing a huge payout for elite competitive gamers in 2013”.

The eSports Toolkit from Red 5 Studios offers spectators the ability to customize their experience with two feature-packed modes, Observer and Broadcast. Observer Mode allows the choice of watching gameplay action through an assortment of action cameras, including the Action Cam, a dynamic top-down camera that calculates where the action is and auto-zooms accordingly; static cameras that can be switched to on-the-fly for a number of easily accessible viewpoints; and player cams that mimic the normal cameras that players have access to during gameplay. Broadcast mode presents a number of additional features specifically added for shoutcasters, including replay controls – which allow users to rewind, pause, slow motion and fast forward – a Multiple Camera Preview for linecutting into a broadcast, and built in player stat tracking.


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