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Pinnacle Cup II signals a return to competitive CS:GO pro circuit

CS:GO Sharil “memeranglaut” Abdul Rahman

The tournament, hosted by Pinnacle and Relog Media, will have a $100,00 prize pool for grabs.

Pinnacle is back in the CSGO pro-tournament circuit with the announcement of the Pinnacle Cup II. This tournament is on the back of the one held earlier this year and signals Pinnacle's continued commitment to the CS:GO Pro circuit.

Pinnacle Cup II will follow the same format as the first edition, where the $100,000 prize pool will split to $80,000 for the grand winner, and $20,000 for the runner ups.

"We’re excited to announce a second Pinnacle Cup CS:GO event, following the success of our inaugural tournament in the spring. This success is testament to the tireless efforts of the team, and our partners, in creating an unrivalled fan experience that strengthens Pinnacle’s relationship with the esports community. Our commitment to the Pinnacle Cup II further showcases our ambition to scale our value proposition through our products and the streaming of the tournament in collaboration with GRID and Relog Media. We look forward to welcoming back some of the teams that took part in the first edition of the Pinnacle Cup and opening the door for more of the world’s best teams to battle it out for the chance to be champion." - Paris Smith, CEO - Pinnacle

Pinnacle will be partnering with GRID esports as their exclusive data partner for the event.

"Pinnacle continues to impress with their esports foray in general and innovation of their product by embracing GRIDs data as a source. It is a pleasure to collaborate further for this event with the goal to develop another showcase for the successful adoption of official data in esports." - Moritz Maurer, CEO - GRID Esports

Broadcasts will take place on “The Esports Bible”, who previously  streamed Home Sweet Home. Their channels twitch.tv/TEBTV & twitch.tv/TEBTVRU will be used.

The Pinnacle Cup II will kick off from 28 June where the group stages will start, and end on 16 July with the grand finals.

Pinnacle Cup Teams

For Group Stage

  • Sharks
  • NaVi Junior
  • Young Ninjas
  • Lyngby Vikings
  • GamerLegion
  • 100Ping Gods
  • HYENAS
  • AGF
  • Nordavind
  • VP Prodigy
  • KOVA
  • Chetz
  • 1 WIN
  • Spirit Academy
  • Alternate aTTaX
  • TBD

For Swiss Round

  • ENCE
  • Entropiq
  • TeamOne
  • MIBR
  • HAVU
  • DBL Poney
  • Endpoint
  • Fiend
  • Sinners
  • TBD
  • TBD
  • TBD

For Playoffs

  • TBD (invited directly to the Playoffs)
  • TBD (invited directly to the Playoffs)
  • TBD (invited directly to the Playoffs)
  • TBD (invited directly to the Playoffs)

Pinnacle Cup II Format:

Group Stage:

  • 16 invited teams
  • Four groups of four
  • Winner of each group will advance to Swiss Stage
  • All games best-of-five

Swiss Stage:

  • 4 qualified teams from group stage
  • 12 invited teams
  • Standard Swiss Stage tournament
  • All games best-of-five
  • 8 will proceed to playoffs

Play Offs

  • 8 qualified teams from Swiss Stage battle in quarter finals round 1
  • 4 qualified teams proceed to quarter finals round 2 against 4 invited teams
  • 4 teams battle it out for semi finals and grand final
  • All games best-of-five

GosuGamers is the Official Media Partner of the Pinnacle Cup II - so stay tuned for more news on the tournament.

About Pinnacle - Pinnacle is the original pioneer of esports betting, having blazed a trail for over a decade. One of the first bookmakers to take an esports bet back in 2010, the online bookmaker has unrivalled experience in the esports space. Pinnacle has esports in its DNA and is built on a genuine and far-reaching connection with the community. In addition to offering the best esports betting value online, Pinnacle is committed to helping fans navigate the world of esports betting and enhancing the esports experience on a truly global scale.

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Sharil “memeranglaut” Abdul Rahman
He dabbles in Esports, checking out what's new and hip with the industry. Outside of Esports and gaming, he likes Japan. Ijou. Check him out at @SharilGosu

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