Over the weekend, Amazon hosted Champions of Fire in New York City, a high-profile tournament for casual mobile games designed to make competitive gaming more accessible to a wider audience.
The event featured 12 of the world’s most popular gaming celebrities, facing off in 10 of the top casual mobile games for a share of $50,000. After a thrilling best of 11 final, Yassuo was crowned the Champion of Fire, besting Hafu 6-4 and walking away with $10,000.
As I was sitting in the crowd, I couldn’t help wonder? How did this all come together. From finding sponsors to gathering players to even deciding which games would be played; a lot goes into gaming tournaments that fans just don’t think about.
The Koalition had an opportunity to speak with Marja Koopmans, the Director of Amazon Appstore to find out about the future of eSports and gaming.
Check out the interview above.