The international eSports tournament EPICENTER: Moscow in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will take place in Moscow from October 17 until October 23
Epic Esports Events introduces the international eSports tournament EPICENTER: Moscow in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The event’s grandiose final will occur from October 22 until October 23 at VTB Ice Palace. The prize pool amounts to $500,000. The general partner of the tournament is the federal mobile phone carrier Yota, which targets at advanced users by offering them unlimited data plans.
EPICENTER: Moscow will be the largest eSports event in Russia. It will be one of the main events of the year for multi-million audience of eSports fans from the CIS.
The world’s best teams will participate in the tournament:
- G2 (France)
- fnatic (Sweden)
- Natus Vincere (Ukraine)
- Ninjas in Pyjamas (Sweden)
- SK Gaming (Brazil)
- Virtus.pro (Poland)
Other teams that have not received direct invites will be able to take part in the tournament. The qualifiers are held in Europe and the CIS. Winners will make it to the main event in Moscow.
Viewers are going to witness a thrilling clash of the world’s strongest teams and an unforgettable show as well as receive gifts. There will be autograph sessions with professional players and many other things.
Mark Averbukh, Epic Esports Events CEO:
In May the first EPICENTER: Moscow proved that Moscow is ready to host the world’s strongest teams and provide them with the best facilities so that they can show their best. It was a difficult task, but we coped with it. The upcoming EPICENTER will be a challenge for us as we will have to prove that our May success was not random. We will try our hardest to make viewers enjoy spectacular show with stunning decorations and pleasant atmosphere of a world-class event and find themselves at the cutting edge.
Epic Esports Events specializes in organizing international events. It is the organizer of EPICENTER: Moscow in Dota 2, which took place in Moscow in May 2016. There were more than 24 million people all over the world following EPICENTER: Moscow.
ESforce Holding (previously known as Virtus.pro Group) is one of the largest eSports organizations in the world and the leader of the Russian eSports. ESforce is a holding company that brings together all key areas of the eSports business from hosting of international tournaments and professional content production to publishing, advertising and retailment of eSports-related goods.
ESforce owns more than 180 web resources with total audience of more than 15 million subscribers and 40 million unique visitors a year, which comprise 80% of eSports broadcast viewers from Russia and the CIS as well as a significant part of international eSports audience.
Yota is a Russian telecommunications company, federal wireless carrier which provides unlimited internet access. The main services rendered by the company are providing mobile communication and unlimited 4G connection. Yota covers 2G, 3G and 4G networks.
Founded in 2007, Yota is currently one of the leaders of the broadband access industry in the world. Yota was the first company to offer access to 4G connection using WiMAX and also created the first LTE network in Russia.