Annihilator Cup promises to be a great thing for those who appreciate money

A quite frankly foolish person once made the statement “Money can’t buy you happiness.” You know what that is? It’s a bunch of horse-pucky, which explains why AT&T Annihilator Cup announcement is so exciting.

You know what money can buy you? Let’s start with a Frank Gehry-designed home on the shores of MacKenzie beach, and a mint-condition robin’s egg blue ‘57 Chevy for the long drive there from Vancouver. Money buys you six bottles of St. James Hors d’Age rum for Mai Tais during your weekend retreats, and an unlimited budget for fresh Dungeness crab, sea asparagus, and wild pink scallops.

You know what no money buys you? That would a 350-square-foot basement studio rental suite in Chilliwack, a Compass bus pass, a six-pack of I Heart Beer, three cans of Sport, and five boxes of no name Kraft Dinner. Trust us—not matter what the hippies would have had you believe, it’s better to have money.

Still of the opinion that money doesn’t make almost everything better? Well remember what former Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth once said: “Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it. David Lee Roth.”

And that brings us back to the AT&T Annihilator Cup. The tech giant’s first-ever live-streamed sports blowout will feature a US$100,000 prize pool.

The creme de la creme of Twitch streamers will face off over the course of five weeks, playing five different games: Among Us, Mortal Kombat 11, Halo3, Apex Legends, and Counter-Strike Global Offensive. Incentives to win will include a US$5,000 cheque each week for the top keyboard warrior.

This isn’t the first time that AT&T has plunged headfirst into the world of esports. The company is in bed with 100 Thieve as a partner. It’s also an official sponsor of the all-female Valorant team Cloud9White.

Mike Usinger once took the better part of two years to finish Grand Theft Auto. Over the course of his career he has written about everything from eSports to music to movies to travel.

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