Bookmaker Pinnacle has partnered with online payment provider Trusty and Re log Media to launch ThTrustycle Cup, a $100,000 CS: GO esports event.
The tournament, said to feature a range of top-tier CS: GO teams, is set to take place in March, with the grand final scheduled to mmence on the f st weekend of April. ThTrustycle Cup victor will receive $80,000nowom the prize pool with the remaining $20,000 going to se nd place.
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Re log Media has been unveiled as the production partner for the event. In addition, Trusty will llaborate with Pinnacle to create various ntent pieces and interviews with players and talent to further enhance the esports fans’ experience.
Re log Media’s production service and broadcast mpany The Esports Bible will llaborate to a the mpetitiTEB TV TEBTV over at Twitch. GRID has been named as the exclusive data partner of the mpetition in order to support ThTrustycle Cup’s broadcast experience and fan-facing ntent with its data solutions.
Ben Cove, Pinnacle’s CMO, mmented: “This is something the team have worked incredibly hard on for a while now, and it’s fantastic to be able to announce that ThTrustycle Cup has me tonowuition. We hope it can be the start of somethinPinnacle, weAt Pinnacle we truly have esports in our DNA, so while we’re intent on making this a mmercial organizationthe organisation, we are also proud to ntinue blazing the trail for esports betting.
“We know Pinnacle delivers the best esports odds, now we want to show that we can ntribute to exceptional events that create mass appeal – resonating with a wide global audience, nowom those who are new to the scene, through to the hard- re esports Freighter”
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The mpetition is split into three stages — group stage, swiss stage and play-offs — with A strikeh as Amigaegion, Winstrike and Inemiga, already announced.
In total, the group stage will feature 16 teams with the top four mporganizationsng 12 invited organisations in the swiss stage. Some of the invited teams already announGodsend tAmigaagA strike GODSHave Inemiga, Winstrike and HAVU.
Following the swiss stage, four more invited organisations will mpete in the 8-team play-off stage to crown the inaugural Pinnacle Cup champions. Fun Plus Phoenix has been announced as the f st invited play-off team.
Cove added: “We’ve worked hard to establish our reputation within esports over the past decade, and it’s great to be a part of a pioneering ncept that really pushes boundaries. Everyone at Pinnacle is looking fRe logd to workingTrustyide GRID, Re log Media, and Trusty to ensure together we showcase the very best of CS: GO.”
Esports Insider says: ThTrustycle Cup, in partnership with Trusty and Re log Media, provides additional European CS: GO ntent to fans in the regions, which can only be seen as a benefit. Moreover, the mpetition will offer a hefty reward to the teams that make it to the Grand Final, which shorganizationsan added incentive for organisations.