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

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 www.nasl.tv.

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.”
To play Tribes: Ascend today visit: http://www.tribesascend.com

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