Citilink and Intel become partners of EPICENTER CS:GO esports tournament
Electronics discounter Citilink and Intel have become partners of an international esports tournament EPICENTER in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive hosted in Moscow. The tournament's grand final will take place in Crocus Expo second exhibition hall through 21 — 22 December. The tournament's prize pool is $500 000.
8 teams from Europe, CIS, and China will battle in the GSL bo3 format group stage: Virtus.pro (Russia), Natus Vincere (Ukraine), Evil Geniuses (USA), Team Vitality (France), mousesports (Germany), Heroic (Denmark), EHOME (China), forZe (Russia).
Aleksey Tsidilin, Head of Citilink esports academy project:
«Counter-Strike is one of the iconic esports disciplines. With its monthly audience of around half a million unique players, the FPS has even started to overtake Dota 2 in the peak player activity. We closely monitor the development of esports in the country. Therefore, we strive to support any projects related to this actively growing community as well as supplying esports athletes with all the required cutting-edge hardware. We hope to see the event bring its participants and viewers only the positive emotions, and, of course, victory to the strongest».
Sergey Barkhudaryan, ESforce Holding Commercial Director:
«Since esports is one of the drivers of innovative solutions in computer hardware and electronics, we are happy to welcome Citilink and Intel as the partners of EPICENTER series. We are sure this partnership will be fruitful and beneficial for all of us».
Intel Russia press office representative:
«Nowadays esports broadcasts attract more than 2 billion viewers worldwide - and this number keeps only growing. Intel has been backing esports for more than 15 years by supporting various gaming leagues and tournaments together with partners. Its innovations broaden gaming horizons: from high-performance Intel® Core™ CPUs and Intel® Optane™ SSDs to cloud technologies, 5G networks, AI and much more».
EPICENTER CS:GO 2019 Tickets and passes are available for purchase on the event's official page, starting from 900 Rub. Three pass tiers are available: Global Elite, Global Nova, and Legendary Eagle. Users of VK Pay app receive a 10% discount.