FirstBlood launches BITS event featuring Crescendo and NiP

Posted by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani at 02 June 2017 15:15

FirstBlood is launching their first tournament event - Blood in the Streets (BITS) starting June 12 featuring seven invited teams including NiP and Crescendo, one people's choice team and $5,000 on the line.

FirstBlood, a new esports platform, has invited seven European teams - NiP, Crescendo, Danish Bears, Team Singularity, Prodota Gaming, Team Gambit and one yet to be confirmed to participate in their first professional event.

One additional team will join the ranks in the event - from the People's Choice qualifier. A unique and unconventional open qualifier where after teams register (HERE) they will need to gain votes and cheers to advance.

To get your team selected, head over to, hit one of the many registration buttons, fill in your details, and start rallying your fans to your cause. We will select the eight teams who who’s fans make the most noise. So do whatever you can to whip your fans into a frenzy! Don’t forget to tag us at @firstbloodio on twitter use the hashtag #playbits.

Registration ends June 6th, so teams will need to start their rallies immediately to gain momentum.

After eight teams are selected, the People's Choice Qualifier will then be held on June 8th in a cut throat, one day, single elimination format. All matches will be best-of-one with the final winner being determined through a best-of three grand finals.

BITS main event:


  • 7 invited teams (NiP, Crescendo, Danish Bears, Team Singularity, Prodota Gaming, Team Gambit, TBA)
  • 1 qualified team (TBD)
  • Double elimination format
  • Best-of-three series
  • Best-of-five Grand Finals


BITS prize pool:

Total prize pool for the event it $5,000 distributed as follows:

  • 1st place - $2500
  • 2nd place - $1500
  • 3rd place - $500


* On top of the regular prize pool, each round will have a selection (MVP, play of the round, etc.) of other prizes awarded by popular vote.

FirstBlood is a new esports platform was founded by developers Marco Cuesta, Zack Coburn, Anik Dang, Joe Zhou.

Starting off with Dota 2, the company will eventually expand into other divisions such as CS:GO,  LoL, Overwatch, Hearthstone, Smite and others.

The platform is built on ehereum blockchain technology and the company's crowdfunding campaign raised $5.5million within the first few minutes as a cryptocurrency-oriented ecosystem for gaming. 


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