Global Gaming League’s (GGL)
Transatlantic Showdown is underway this weekend, pitting the best pro gamers in Europe and the United States in an event at the Time Warner Center in New York City. In the pot is more than $100,000 is cash and prizes for the victors.
Gamers from both sides of the Atlantic have squared off to test their mettle in Counter-Strike, Quake 4 and Warcraft III competitions. Those who have made it to this point have already competed in open competitions sanctioned by the GGL and their European counterpart, ClanBase.
The 24 European gamers are winners of the EuroCup XII competition. They’re taking on the winners of AmeriCup II in four separate challenges: Five-on-five team play in Counter-Strike 1.6, four-on-four Quake 4 Team Deathmatch, one-on-one Quake 4 Duel, and two-on-two games of Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne.
The event itself is sponsored by Intel, and is open to the general public — it takes places in the 5th Floor Atrium at the Time Warner Center. On Saturday night there’s also a live concert by Gavin DeGraw.