We here at Esports Arena are excited to announce the next title coming to Series E, Guilty Gear -Strive-! Over the last year, we’ve put our all into building an incredible competitive environment with Series E: Apex Legends. Now, as the Apex scene continues to grow and thrive, we feel we are ready to bring Series E to another incredible gaming community. Everyone at Esports Arena is extremely proud of what Series E has been able to do for aspiring Apex Legends pros over the last year and cannot wait to provide the same opportunities for up-and-coming talent in the Guilty Gear -Strive- scene.

If you have never heard of Series E, you might have a lot of questions. This short video below explains just how things work in Series E:

TL;DW: Anyone can compete in our qualifiers and the top finishers in said qualifiers will have the opportunity to sign with Esports Arena as a Series E pro, represent one of our partnered brands with a monthly salary, and compete weekly for points and prize money against some of the best competition in the scene.

Now let’s clarify what comes with being a Series E pro. All players who qualify for a Series E sponsorship will sign a contract with Esports Arena. Signing said contract will mean that the player will be drafted by one of the Series E sponsor brands, receive a team jersey as well as a care package of product from the sponsor brands, and get their monthly Series E salary. Series E players will also be involved in creating content and social media campaigns around their respective Series E circuit. All these great perks alongside competing with the best-of-the-best is what being a Series E professional is all about.

Now that we have an understanding of how Series E works in general, let’s hammer out some of the specific details about how things will work for the Guilty Gear scene:

  • Eligibility Status:Players must be a legal resident of the US and at least 16 years of age to compete and qualify for Series E.
  • Season Format:The first season of Series E: Guilty Gear -Strive- will be 16 weeks long. Each week will include two nights of competition. Wednesdays will be a part of Wednesday Night Fights and feature Series E pros competing against any and all players that sign up to compete against them. Thursday will be slightly different, as a smaller bracket will include only the Series E pros and selected invited players from professional organizations or other top competitors.
  • Are there Travel requirements?: There are no travel requirements to compete in Series E: Guilty Gear -Strive-. The entire season will be played online.

  • Esports Arena cannot wait to break new ground and bring Series E to the incredible Guilty Gear community. Fighting games are a big part of the DNA of Esports Arena and with how passionate and exciting the Guilty Gear scene is, it was an easy choice to bring the biggest anime fighter under the Series E umbrella. We cannot wait to kick things off very soon. If you want to compete in the Season 1 qualifiers, you can sign up right now HERE. Also, if you have any questions about the coming season, you can see our Series E FAQ Here or reach out to us on Twitter (@EsportsArena).