Given the companies constant support of the CS:S scene most expected to see CS:S featured once more at their summer event, despite surprisingly dwindling numbers at the past two. Throw the release of CS:Global Offensive into the mix and for a large amount of CS:S players the finger was hovering over the panic button. Fear not though, you can now rest easy knowing that the game you love will be featured at one more vent at least. Another piece of good news is that the tournament will feature a minimum prize pot of £7,500, although depending on signups it does have the potential to increase.
Some more exciting pieces of information to leak from the Multiplay camp - there seems to be a lot of it here - is that the admin team and tournament organisers have been listening to, and responding to certain criticisms made following a disappointing i45. The format of the tournament will now be changed in a manner which will see best of three matches in the upper bracket, as well as smaller groups - which means less time spent noob-bashing for the top teams who decide to show up. It's also worth noting at this point that the Online Qualifiers will be returning and this time the top three teams will earn free tickets to the tournament whilst the top 8 seeds will bypass the group stage.
The company are on the lookout for shoutcasters for the tournament and have assured us that there will be an area set aside for CS:S shoutcasters and matches will be done throughout the course of the tournament, rather than just the final. More details of the tournament as well as the online qualifiers will be released soon.
|Michael Mcghee // Rickeh|
Posted 11 months ago: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 02:43:55 +0100
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