1047 Games’ arena shooter, Splitgate, is going from strength to strength lately. So much so that the company has announced a return of its Splitgate Pro Series for 2022. After a successful launch in 2021 and in association with Logitech Esports Services, the Splitgate Pro Series is set to return on February 5 with a total prize pool of $500,000 for the year, which makes last year’s $100,000 prize pool look like pocket change.
A new community-focused series is also being implemented in the form of the Challenger Series. The objective of this is to allow the most dedicated and skilled grass-roots players the chance to make their way to the top and turn pro. The Challenger Series is made up of a set of events that comprise the official path to becoming a professional Splitgate player. This starts with open ladder play on PlayBeyond, and is open to anyone not participating in the Pro Series Regular Season.
The top Challenger Series players will go head to head in a playoff tournament, vying for a $5,000 prize pool, and Relegation will allow those with a competitive streak to gun for a place in a Pro team spot to play in the next season of the Pro Series.
The 2022 Splitgate Pro Series starts on February 5-6, with a full weekend of match days to mark the start of the Winter Season and will be broadcasted live on Twitch. The Winter Season is composed of the Pro Series Regular Season, which is taking place over the course of a month or two and will have seven round-robin stage match days of four matches each, as well as the new Challenger Series, and the Season Finals Events.
This follows Splitgate’s recent Beta Season 1 release, where a new map creator was unveiled alongside the overhauled Foregone Destruction map. In a recent interview with The Loadout, 1047 Games CEO Ian Proulx was keen to delineate the team’s desire to develop Splitgate in accordance with its fans while moving the title into triple-A quality territory, and the Challenger Series seems to set out to do just that.