You can easily see the similarities between Ender’s Game and StarCraft, as the movie depicts a boy presumedly playing a StarCraft-like game with what would be a Kinect in front of what is seemingly a big screen. Now, Lionsgate and Oddlot Entertainment are looking to promote the Ender’s Game release on Blu-Ray and DVD by teaming up with Major League Gaming and Twitch.tv for the “Ender’s Game on Blu-Ray Tournament.”
From February 5th through 22nd, 32 U.S.-based players will go to war playing Starcraft II for $20,000 in prize money. There will be two qualifying rounds held over the next couple of weeks, a round for MLG and a round for Twitch, with the winners of each round battling it out in the finals for the grand prize of $10,000. The first round will run on Twitch.TV February 5-9, and the second round will run on MLG.tv February 11-16.
This makes perfect sense, when you think about it. What better way to promote a sci-fi movie about a prodigal realtime strategist then by using the most popular sci-fi realtime strategy franchise of all time?
Ender’s Game will be released for Blu-Ray and DVD on February 11.