Bookmaker Pinnacle has partnered with on-line cost supplier Trustly and Relog Media to launch The Pinnacle Cup, a $100,000 CS:GO esports occasion.
The match, stated to characteristic a variety of top-tier CS:GO groups, is about to happen in March, with the grand closing scheduled to start on the primary weekend of April. The Pinnacle Cup victor will obtain $80,000 from the prize pool with the remaining $20,000 going to second place.
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Relog Media has been unveiled because the manufacturing associate for the occasion. As well as, Trustly will collaborate with Pinnacle to create varied content material items and interviews with gamers and expertise to additional improve the esports followers’ expertise.
Relog Media’s manufacturing service and broadcast firm The Esports Bible will collaborate to air the competitors on TEBTV over at Twitch. GRID has been named because the unique information associate of the competitors with a view to assist The Pinnacle Cup’s broadcast expertise and fan-facing content material with its information options.
Ben Cove, Pinnacle’s CMO, commented: “That is one thing the workforce have labored extremely laborious on for some time now, and it’s implausible to have the ability to announce that The Pinnacle Cup has come to fruition. We hope it may be the beginning of one thing particular. At Pinnacle we really have esports in our DNA, so whereas we’re intent on making this a business success for the organisation, we’re additionally proud to proceed blazing the path for esports betting.
“We all know Pinnacle delivers one of the best esports odds, now we need to present that we are able to contribute to distinctive occasions that create mass enchantment – resonating with a large international viewers, from those that are new to the scene, by way of to the hard-core esports neighborhood.”
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The competitors is cut up into three levels — group stage, swiss stage and play-offs — with groups similar to GamerLegion, Winstrike and Nemiga, already introduced.
In whole, the group stage will characteristic 16 groups with the highest 4 opponents becoming a member of 12 invited organisations within the swiss stage. Among the invited groups already introduced for this stage embrace GODSENT, Nemiga, Winstrike and HAVU.
Following the swiss stage, 4 extra invited organisations will compete within the 8-team play-off stage to crown the inaugural Pinnacle Cup champions. Enjoyable Plus Phoenix has been introduced as the primary invited play-off workforce.
Cove added: “We’ve labored laborious to determine our fame inside esports over the previous decade, and it’s nice to be part of a pioneering idea that basically pushes boundaries. Everybody at Pinnacle is trying ahead to working alongside GRID, Relog Media, and Trustly to make sure collectively we showcase the perfect of CS:GO.”
Esports Insider says: The Pinnacle Cup, in partnership with Trustly and Relog Media, supplies further European CS:GO content material to followers within the areas, which might solely be seen as a profit. Furthermore, the competitors will supply a hefty reward to the groups that make it to the Grand Remaining, which ought to present an added incentive for organisations.
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