Gfinity is hosting 2 eSports tournaments at EGX 2015. The tournaments will be for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and StarCraft 2. Top players from around the world will be competing for a $110,000 prize pot at the National Exhibition Centre, in Birmingham, England from the 24th to 27th of September.
Competing for the title of Gfinity, CS:GO Champions 2015 are the top 4 teams from previous Gfinity events. The competing teams are fNatic, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Team EnvyUs and Virtus Pro from Saturday the 26th to Sunday the 27th at the Champions of Champions event. Eight of the top ranking Starcraft 2 players from around the world will compete before the weekend at the Gfinity Summer Masters finals.
“We are very excited to announce that we’ll be partnering with EGX to bring elite level eSports to the event for the first time”. Said Martin Wyatt, Head of Partnerships at Gfinity. “Following our successful debut at the show in 2014 we have decided to bring the culmination of our CS:GO and Starcraft 2 seasons to the NEC and 80,000 people. With over $100,000 to play for and the very best playing talent in the world in attendance this is an amazing opportunity for the EGX crowd to witness world class eSports live and in person”. David Lilley, Managi
In addition to the competitions Gfinity will have a booth at EGX. At the Gfinity booth you can meet some of the top pro-gamers in the world. Those attending EGX will also have the opportunity to watch the competition for the largest pot in EGX history live. There will be hundreds of playable games and dozens of exclusive developer announcements at EGX as well. Many tickets are already sold out but you can buy what is available here.
David Lilley, Managing Director of Gamer Events, added, “eSports is exploding worldwide and we’re delighted to be working more closely with Gfinity to bring the UK’s premier eSports experience to EGX. Visitors will see the world’s finest gaming stars compete at the highest level and may even pick up a trick or two to help them win next year’s prize”
Gfinity is a gamer created group aiming to push UK eSports to a professional level. They hope by bringing the eSports event to EGX more people will learn about the popular gaming culture phenomenon. EGX is the UK’s largest video games consumer, trade and careers event and will be at the NEC, Birmingham from the 24th of September to the 27th. For a full schedule of EGX events visit the website.