In honor of its 10-year anniversary, ZOTAC, an organization which began by manufacturing state-of-the-art graphics cards, and steadily evolved into creating premium miniature personal computers, has announced its very first eSports competition. Counter Strike: Global Offensive will be the platform upon which this event will undergo, and the prize pool will consist of $25,000. Six teams will participate in this inaugural competition hosted by the innovative computer-based company, and $10,000 of the prize money will be distributed as straight-up monetary funds and the remaining $15,000 will be given out as ZOTAC merchandise.
The tournament is scheduled to take place from October 24-25 in Hong Kong with six top teams from Asia, Europe, and North America squaring off in a single-elimination, best-of-three tournament format. Two of the six teams, most likely the considered-to-be more skilled squads, will be sent straight to the semi-finals while the other four battle it out in what would be considered quarterfinal play for a chance to advance.
Here are a look at the teams competing, where they hail from, as well as the times for each match.
- 4dimensioN (Japan)
- VG.CyberZen (China)
- Kinguin (Poland)
- ENZO (Hong Kong)
- MVP PK (Korea)
- Splyce (Various nations)