Bookmaker Pinnacle has partnered with Trustly and Relog Media, the online payment provider, to launch The Pinnacle Cup, a $100,000 CSGO esports event.
The tournament, which is said to feature a number of top-tier CS: GO teams, is scheduled to take place in March, with the grand final scheduled to begin on April’s first weekend. With the remaining $20,000 going to second place, the Pinnacle Cup winner will earn $80,000 from the bonus pool.
As the production partner for the case, Relog Media has been unveiled. In addition, Trustly will partner with Pinnacle to produce several pieces of content and interviews with players and talent to further enrich the experience of esports fans.
The Esports Bible production and broadcasting company Relog Media will partner to air the competition on TEBTV over Twitch. In order to promote The Pinnacle Cup’s broadcast experience and fan-facing content with its data solutions, GRID has been appointed as the official data partner of the competition.
“This is something the team have worked incredibly hard on for a while now, and it’s fantastic to be able to announce that The Pinnacle Cup has come to fruition. We hope it can be the start of something special, Ben Cove, CMO of Pinnacle said and continued, “At Pinnacle we truly have esports in our DNA, so while we’re intent on making this a commercial success for the organisation, we are also proud to continue blazing the trail for esports betting.”
“We know Pinnacle delivers the best esports odds, now we want to show that we can contribute to exceptional events that create mass appeal – resonating with a wide global audience, from those who are new to the scene, through to the hard-core esports community.”
The competition is divided into three phases with teams such as GamerLegion, Winstrike and Nemiga, already announced: the group stage, swiss stage, and play-offs. In total, 16 teams with the top four competitors will be part of the group stage, joining 12 invited organizations on the Swiss stage. GODSENT, Nemiga, Winstrike and HAVU include some of the invited teams already confirmed for this process. Four more invited organizations will participate in the 8-team playoff round, following the Swiss round, to crown the inaugural Pinnacle Cup champions. As the first invited playoff team, Fun Plus Phoenix was announced.