The main Russian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive esports tournament will take place in Moscow once again with total prize fund of $500,000. Group stage is planned for December 17-19 with grand finals scheduled for December 21-22 in “Crocus Expo” event hall.
The tournament will include 8 teams competing against each other with 5 of them being invited directly into the group stage. The other 3 EPICENTER participants will be determined in regional qualifiers in Europe, China and the CIS.
The first invited team is Na’Vi — legendary club from the CIS that has claimed many trophies and has long been favorited by the esports fans. The second team receiving direct invitation is Evil Geniuses who recently signed NRG roster after successfully scoring the third place at the recent September Major and feeling confident throughout the season. The third invited team is another famous club from the CIS — AVANGAR from Kazakhstan, deservedly beloved by community for regular demonstrations of their high skill including recent performance during the Majo’s finals. One more team getting direct invitation is Team Vitality from France featuring MVP of the recent DreamHack Masters Malmö 2019 tournament — sniper Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut. The fifth team also receiving direct invitation will be announced later.
Open regional qualifiers will be held in Europe on October 28-29 and in the CIS on November 21-22. Closed qualifiers are scheduled in Europe on October 30-31 and in the CIS on November 23-24. Information regarding Chinese qualifiers will be posted later.
Tickets are already on sale on the official tournament website. There are three categories available with prices starting at 900 rubles: Global Elite, Global Nova, and Legendary Eagle.
New Wave Esports Announces Strategic Investment in Talon Esports
New Wave Esports Corp has announced a strategic investment in Talon Esports Limited (Talon). In addition to the Investment, New Wave will work closely with Talon’s leadership to provide advisory support services to help fuel continued growth.
“We are looking to build on our momentum from 2020 by expanding into additional international gaming titles and further developing our brand through the establishment of our very own creative studio. With the addition of New Wave Esports’ leadership and expertise, we are equipped to continue our aggressive growth and achieve our vision,” Sean Zhang, CEO of Talon Esports said.
“Talon’s proven ability to show revenue growth and thorough execution with no external capital raises to date sets them apart as a strong, leading esports organization. Through the new investment and strategic partnership with Talon Esports we are excited to continue building the next generation of esports as a commitment to executing against our Asian growth strategy we announced in October,” Daniel Mitre, CEO of New Wave Esports said.
Pursuant to the terms of a Subscription Agreement dated November 13, 2019, between New Wave Esports and Talon, the Company has subscribed for 681,818 common shares in the capital of Talon at a price of USD$0.44 per Talon Share, for an aggregate investment amount of USD$300,000.
GODSENT are the Forge of Masters. WePlay! League Season 2 Champions
GODSENT didn’t lose a single map, successfully winning on both maps. They demonstrated high skill and an unbending will for victory. The squad won a championship just a couple of days after officially joining a new organization. During the online stage of Forge of Masters. WePlay! League Season 2 they played with the SMASH Esports tag.
Tricked Esport fought fiercely and took the second place, earning $20,000 in prize money. Team GamerLegion and Gambit Youngsters earned $10 000 each for reaching semi-finals.
The main goal behind Forge of Masters. WePlay! League is to give regional team an opportunity to grow in a healthy competitive environment by participating in regular tournaments.
Find more details about the league at weplay.tv .
“theScore esports” Reaches One Million Subscriber Milestone
Score Media and Gaming Inc. has announced that its YouTube channel “theScore esports” has reached one million subscriber milestone.
The milestone is a result of the channel’s strategy to break-down the barriers that often make the subject of esports inaccessible for many, producing content for both hardcore and casual gaming fans alike through the largest dedicated esports content team anywhere.
“We’re incredibly proud of our growth rate and the success we’ve found across theScore esports’ video franchises. Our focus is on producing premium video storytelling that is equally entertaining and approachable for all levels of fandom. We’re thrilled at how audiences have responded to our content, and we thank our loyal fanbase for all of their support in helping us hit one million subscribers,” Aubrey Levy, VP of Content and Marketing at theScore said.
“As we’ve already seen through our recent partnerships with Ubisoft and Nvidia, the reach and engagement of our video content has also created exciting opportunities for brands. Through our in-house team of esports industry experts and content creators, theScore esports is the perfect partner for those looking to engage with a large and highly-coveted audience of competitive gaming fans,” Aubrey Levy added.
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