JBL Quantum Cup 2022 announced with $200,000 prize pool

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Audio brand JBL has announced this year’s edition of the JBL Quantum Cup, an eSports tournament that will be held at DreamHack Atlanta, DreamHack Winter and DreamHack Valencia.

Players can compete online or in person in qualifiers at DreamHack Atlanta and DreamHack Winter in November before the finals are streamed live at DreamHack Valencia December 9-11.

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The tournament is organized together with ESL FACEIT Group, owners of the DreamHack brand. ESL FACEIT Group has also appointed JBL as the official gaming headset supplier for DreamHack events.

The JBL Quantum Cup consists of competitions in Fortnite and Apex Legends and has a total prize pool of $200,000 (£170,000). The annual tournament series is named after JBL’s JBL Quantum line of gaming products.

This is the third edition of the JBL Quantum Cup and the first to be held in-person and online across multiple events. It is also the second edition to host both Apex Legends and Fortnite tournaments, with the former being added in 2021.

The 2022 edition of the Quantum Cup will host meet and greets with esports players at DreamHack events, as well as a dedicated content creation center co-created by ESL FACEIT Group and JBL.

The two companies didn’t share any further details about this activation, but did say that 100Thieves members Brooke AB and NiceWigg will be hosting watch parties for the tournament.

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The tournament marks the first time JBL has teamed up with DreamHack for the Quantum Cup, and his move to open the first two qualifiers to in-person participants rather than the finals itself is interesting.

The qualifiers, which can be played either online or in person, will take place during DreamHack Atlanta in Georgia, USA from November 18th to 20th and during DreamHack Winter in Jönköping, Sweden from November 24th to 27th. The finals will then be streamed live throughout DreamHack Valencia from December 9th to 11th.

Michael Craig, senior director of global marketing at JBL parent company HARMAN, said: “This year we’re taking our [the JBL Quantum Cup] a step further by introducing a hybrid experience. … For the first time ever, we are excited to bring all gamers together to participate in live gaming experiences on-site and put them at the heart of esports.”

Ivan Simic

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Ivan is from Croatia, loves weird simulator games and is terrible at playing anything else. Spent 5 years writing about technology and esports in Croatia and now do it here.