• Fri. Oct 7th, 2022


Esports information platform GRID Esports has joined forces with various event organisers to create a brand new international circuit for Counter-Strike: International Offensive (CS:GO).

A number of the corporations concerned within the circuit embody FACEITRelog Media and Fantasyexpo, along with different regional organisers commissioned by the platform.

Picture Credit score: Grid Esports, Champion of Champions Tour

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The Champion of Champions Tour (CCT) will function a $3.4m (~£2.76m) prize pool cut up throughout North America, South America and Europe.

GRID will present information administration companies for the circuit. In the meantime, 5 ‘foundational companions’ will help within the operation of the CCT. The founding companions are FACEIT, Relog Media, Black Molly LeisureEden Esports, and Fantasyexpo.

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Beginning in June 2022, regional on-line tournaments with a $1.8m (~£1.46m) prize pool will happen. Varied LAN occasions will even act as qualifiers for the International Finals going down in 2024.

Tom Warburton, COO of GRID Esports, spoke on CCT’s launch: “Our mission is to construct into the ecosystem {of professional} Counter-Strike throughout a number of tiers, offering a chance for rising, regional esports expertise to show themselves and shine.

“We’re excited to accomplice with main esports companions worldwide to allow sustainable development of the scene and assist the professionalisation of our business as a complete.”

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Picture credit score: GRID Esports, Champion of Champions Tour

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In keeping with a launch, the CCT goals to ‘construct into the ecosystem {of professional} Counter-Strike’ by offering regional expertise with a platform to showcase their capacity on a world stage. Additional data on industrial partnerships and event construction shall be unveiled at a later date.

Esports Insider says: Armed with a wealth of skilled organisers and event operators, the Champion of Champions Tour has laid a stable base for it to construct on over the subsequent two years. With thousands and thousands on the road, the event circuit is prone to entice loads of consideration from groups and potential companions.

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