Help Fund the Natural Selection 2 World Championship

Natural Selection 2 never would have happened without the support of its passionate community. The same can be said of the Natural Selection 2 World Championship.

The modders turned developers at Unknown Worlds want to bring the best NS2 players from around the globe together to compete for the title of World Champ. To make that happen, they’re turning to the community in hopes of raising $30,000.

Here’s the rundown: the Natural Selection 2 World Championship is set to begin “towards the end of 2013,” and it will be open to all players and teams. The round-robin tourney would produce the four best teams, and Unknown Worlds wants them to compete face to face in March 2014. The studio has already committed to paying for the ESLTV studio in Cologne and a front page takeover of Twitch.TV. Now they just need to fly the top 24  Natural Selection 2 players in the world (and a few shoutcasters) to Koln, Germany and give them a place to stay.

“This is our chance to take the game we love to the world stage: To see South American take on North America, Australasia take on Europe – all with no lag, live on stage, in the same room,” Unknown Worlds stated. “No matter where you are on Earth, this is our moment to unite as a community and produce an event like nothing the world has ever seen.”

The $30,000 is intended to completely fund travel and room and board expenses for competitors, though Unknown Worlds notes that any and all additional funds raised will go into the tournament prize pool.

If you’re interested in chipping in, head on over to the GoFundMe NS2 World Championship page.

And if you haven’t played NS2 for yourself yet, you should. It’s a fantastic, well-balanced multiplayer shooter with a terrific RTS component. It’s why we named Natural Selection 2 one of our must-plays of 2012.

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