Posted 25th August 2018 By: Derpina
Esports News – Epic Esports Events, the organizer behind Epicenter, is one of the main sponsors hosting the biggest esports competitions in the world. They have been focusing on organizing international tournaments for the strongest players in the competitive gaming industry to reach the-ever growing number of viewers and fans around the world.
True to their words and promises, Epicenter revealed that the professional CSGO scene is getting another tournament in Moscow from October 22 to 28, featuring 10 teams battling out in group stages before heading to the finals. The week-long event will take place in the Park of Legends, a new sports and entertainment facility in Russia.
Five of the strongest teams from the HLTV ranking will receive direct invites to the group stages, while other participants have to earn their place through regional qualifiers in the four major regions: Europe, CIS, America, and Asia. The contenders will have to compete for the last two spots remaining from the first day of the competition and in a double-elimination bracket. Lastly, the final team completing the lineup will be selected via a Wild Card invitation. All participants get a shot of winning a portion of the $300,000 USD prize pool.
The series of closed qualifiers in Europe takes place from September 5 to 6. The dates for American regions are September 8 and 9, while the CIS contenders are set for October 5 and 6. On October 19th, the organizers choose the five strongest teams from HLTV and the teams invited for the Wild Card.
The open qualifiers, on the other hand, already started on August 19th in Europe and on August 21st in all American regions. The sign-ups in these regions are already live, and the second batch of players in both regions faced each other again last August 23rd. The 3rd and 4th open qualifiers are set on August 29 and September 2 for American regions and August 27 and 31 for European regions. The CIS open qualifiers begins on September 24th and will run through October 1st. Sign-ups notice will be given at a later time.
Yota – a Russian mobile broadband services and smartphone provider that actively supports esports. The company joined the EPICENTER project in 2016 and since then, they sponsored five EPICENTER tournaments in Dota 2 and CSGO from Moscow to St. Petersburg.
Black Monster – an energy drink manufacturer that has supported action-filled spectator sports including car racing, motorcycle speedway, MMA, and hockey since 2002. At present, Black Monster devotes its attention to electronic sports.
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