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Action-packed anime MOBA gears up for next competitive tournament

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — January 11, 2024 | Following the success of December’s Global Showmatch in Busan, Nimble Neuron is excited to reveal the next major event on the Eternal Return calendar to kick off 2024: the Eternal Return Challengers Series! Players from around the world will get a chance to win it all as they fight for eternal glory in one of the genre’s most competitive esports tournaments.

The ERCS will take over from the Lumia Marathon event with the first round of the North America preliminary group stages starting this week on January 13. During the ERCS, 16 teams will battle it out for their share of $1,800, with a bounty of in-game currency also up for grabs.

Every week, two blocks of four teams will merge, forming two eight-team squad lobbies. Each lobby will compete in 5 games, and team points will be allocated based on their placements.

The top two teams to emerge victorious will then proceed to the Grand Final on February 3, going head to head in a decisive showdown staged over unlimited rounds until a point cap is achieved to see who will be crowned the winner of the NA series. The winners will take home an incredible $1,000, as well as 2,400 NP (in-game currency).

Never miss a minute and watch the action unfold live via the official Eternal Return Twitch channel.

Here are the key dates for the latest season of the ERCS:

  • Group Stages: Jan 13th, 2024 ~ Jan 28th, 2024 every Saturday and Sunday at 7 PM (ET) / 4 PM (PT)

  • Grand Final: Feb 3rd, 2024 at 7 PM (ET) / 4 PM (PT)

A detailed breakdown of match schedules, prizes, and the competition circuit can be found here.

Eternal Return players outside the NA region will also have their chance to compete in the Challengers Series. Registrations for both the South America and Europe competitions will be open from January 31 to February 6 with the SA main event taking place on February 10 at 7 PM (BRT) / 10 PM (UTC) , followed by the EU main event on February 11 at 7PM (CET) / 6PM (UTC).

Eternal Return continues to go from strength to strength since leaving early access last year, and currently has a “Mostly Positive” rating on Steam across more than 50,000 user reviews. Splicing together the survival, MOBA, and battle royale genres, Nimble Neuron’s free-to-play smash hit boasts more than 70 unique playable characters and a striking anime art style.

Eternal Return is available to download and play on PC via Steam. For the latest Eternal Return news, you can stay up to date by following the game on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Discord or Instagram. For all things ERCS, you can join the official ERCS Discord for tournament rules, sign up links and other resources.

About Eternal Return

On the deserted Lumia Island, the seedy organization known as AGLAIA is conducting secret experiments on human subjects in a bid to perfect a new race of extraordinary humans. Scour the island for materials to craft armor and weapons and be the last one standing in this thrilling, challenging multiplayer online survival arena.

About Kakao Games

Founded in 2016, Kakao Games is a leading publisher of online and mobile games, responsible for releasing titles including Pearl Abyss' Black Desert Online (serviced in North America and Europe until early 2021), KRAFTON’s PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (serviced in Korea), ArcheAge, Survival MOBA Eternal Return (service in North America, Europe and Oceania), Kong Studios' Guardian Tales (serviced in North America, Europe, Latin America and Oceania), and Nineark's Eversoul (serviced in North America and Europe).

About Nimble Neuron

Founded in 2013, Nimble Neuron, mostly known for its PC Game Eternal Return. Nimble Neuron is made of passionate game players who have the common goal of creating high-quality games for the enjoyment of players all across the globe. To learn more, visit their website.


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