Overwolf and Playwire Team Up for 2021 Alienware Games

by in General | Aug, 24th 2021

The 2020 Alienware Games turned out to be a big hit! With $150,000 in prizes, almost two months of competitive action, and roughly 2,500 gamers from USA and Canada, this event was a joy for everyone involved. The 2021 Alienware Games, however, aim to build upon all that!

With more competitive action, much more lucrative prize pools, and a ton of players, the 2021 Alienware Games aim to surpass their predecessor in every department. Let’s see if Overwolf and Playwire, key organizations behind the competition, will succeed in their plans to make 2021 Alienware Games an even better esports and gaming festival!

2021 Alienware Games | A Closer Look

The 2021 Alienware Games will be based around four highly popular esports titles: League of Legends, Rainbow Six Siege, Valorant, and Fortnite. Unfortunately, Valve’s popular franchises Dota 2 and CSGO won’t be represented in this competition.

Still, the four games possess enough variety to make the competition interesting for everyone involved. A MOBA, a Battle Royale, and two FPS games with vastly different gameplay mechanics. I’d say the variety is on point, don’t you agree?

Key Factors Surrounding 2021 Alienware Games

  • Professional athletes, popular influencers, and celebrities will be joining in for the challenges, including award-winning actor, Caleb McLaughlin; gamer and popular actress, Felicia Day; and professional baseball player, Manny Machado. 
  • Esports professionals and gaming personalities will be joining the games including Team Liquid members Tyler “Scoped” Appleby and Lucas “Mendo” Håkansson.
  • The 2021 Alienware Games will culminate in a live-broadcast finale on October 23, 2021, where the top two finalists from each group will compete for the title of Alienware Games Grand Champion with a total cash prize pool of $73,000 on the line.

The competition starts on August 27th and is set to last for six weeks straight. During each week, the best players in each game will win a proper gaming laptop in the form of Alienware x15. Not only that, 8,000 players will also be awarded with in-game currency each week. We don’t have more information on this right away, but knowing the organizations involved, in-game currency prizes ought to be pretty hefty too!

In addition to powerful gaming laptops and in-game currency, winners advance to the semifinals where they’ll battle it out with seven other players for a spot in the grand finals. The semifinals come in the form of several mini-tournaments across all four games.

The grand finals, on the other hand, are scheduled for October 23rd and will feature two best players in each game fighting for the flattering Alienware Games Grand Champion title as well as massive cash prizes. The winner takes $15,000, the runner-up $10,000.

The action will be streamed live on the Alienware Twitch channel, so make sure you don’t miss it!

“The Alienware Games is the single event I look forward to the most each year. I’m even more excited for this year’s Alienware Games because we are able to award bigger cash prizes and rewards for those that compete and there will be a total of 48,000 winners throughout the entire competition,” commented Uri Marchand, CEO of Overwolf. “Grab your best friend and make sure you don’t miss out on your chance to walk away as a winner this year.”

If the 2021 Alienware Games seem interesting, feel free to check out the official rules and details here. To participate, you’ll need to download the BUFF app and follow the instructions.


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