Later this month, a number of the top CS:GO teams in the world will compete for a $100,000 prize pool at the forthcoming Pinnacle Cup II.
The bookmaking service, perhaps best known for its wide range of esports bets, has once again decided to sponsor the tournament that was last competed for back in March and which saw Russian team Gambit land the $80,000 top prize, with Finnish team HAVU coming second and pocketing $20,000.
The success of that first tournament has certainly whetted the appetite for another and tournament organisers Relog Media have confirmed that the second tournament will once again follow the same format as the first.
Pinnacle Cup II Tournament Organisation
In addition to the top-heavy tournament payouts, which see the $100,000 divided only between the two finalists, the tournament will once again feature a number of teams being invited to compete.
A total of 16 teams will be invited to compete in the First Stage of the tournament, while 12 teams will be invited to the Swiss Stage.
A further four teams will be invited to participate from the Playoff stage, although the identities of these teams have not yet been disclosed.
The initial phase of the tournament will be played on the 28th and 29th June and the Swiss stage will be completed across five different days between the 1st and 13th July. Once the qualifiers for the playoffs are confirmed after this stage, the Playoffs will be completed between July 14th and 16th.
Teams Confirmed As Competing In The Tournament
Those teams confirmed as being handed a bye to the Swiss Stage include ENCE, Entropiq, TeamOne, MIBR, DBL PONEY, Endooint, Fiend, and Sinners. The runner’s up of the last tournament HAVU have also been handed a place in the Swiss Stage.
Those teams will be joined by three more invitees, plus four teams that qualify from the 16 teams invited to participate in the initial stage. This includes the likes of AGF, 100PG, Young Ninjas, Sharks, NAVI Junior, VP.Prodigy, Chetz, and Spirit Academy.
The eight best teams from the Swiss Stage will then earn a place in the playoff against the four teams that have been seeded directly into the playoffs.
Given the talented teams that are already booked in to compete at the Pinnacle Cup II, you can be sure there will be plenty of fans checking the current CSGO odds on the tournament to see what the chances are for their favourite team.
Catch The Action On Twitch.TV
All the action from the Pinnacle Cup II will take place live on Twitch.TV. The event will be streamed in three different languages, English, Brazilian-Portuguese and Russian.
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After the huge success of the first Pinnacle Cup for CSGO and Dota 2 teams, it is no surprise to see a second event run just a few months after the first and it does seem likely that with strong support from sponsors and teams, that this could well become a regular event in the esports calendar.