2020 Big Buck World Championship postponed; regional series announced

Premier arcade esports event the Big Buck World Championship has been postponed due to the health and safety obstructions caused by COVID-19 and social distancing.

Created by game developer Raw Thrills and first held in 2008, the Big Buck World Championship celebrates the expansive community dedicated to playing arcade game Big Buck Hunter. The event is held in different cities around the US in the fall of each year. The 14th annual Big Buck World Championship will now take place on Friday, October 1st, and Saturday, October 2nd, 2021, at Joe’s Live in Rosemont, Illinois. The World Championship Qualifiers will continue to run unimpeded until Tuesday, September 7th, 2021, with all current Qualifiers scores remaining valid.

According to Raw Thrills, this year was set to become the most epic event in Big Buck Hunter’s 20-year history – a monumental two-day tournament featuring 128 of the most talented hunters from around the world competing for a piece of a $100,000 prize pool. 

To keep the spirit of competition alive in the meantime, Raw Thrills has announced the Big Buck Regional Series, a series of “pro” and “casual” Big Buck Hunter tournaments will take place across eight different regions throughout the fall and winter of 2020, with a $5,000 prize pool up for grabs at each event. The specific dates and locations for the Big Buck Regional Series will be announced soon.

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