Electronic Sports League has announced the first major European tournament for Ubisoft and Nadeo's first-person shooter Shootmania: Storm.
The Op3n Shootmania Gamescom 2012 will take place at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany as you might have guessed from the rather straightforward name. If you're not familiar with the event, Gamescom is the biggest 'trade fair and event highlight for interactive games and entertainment.' In other words, it's a huge gaming conference in Germany. We're expecting a lot of good things to come out of Gamescom, and now we have one more event to look forward to during the conference.
Registrations for the European Op3n are open right now, and qualifiers will begin in just a week or so. Matches will take place during Gamescom and will be in Elite mode, with teams of 3 vs 3. The event will be streamed online and broadcast in both English and French.
For more on the tournament, check out http://www.shootmania.com/esl!