30 August 2016
On October 17-23 Moscow will host EPICENTER: Moscow, a World-class esports tournament for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Epic Esports Events is proud to present the 2nd installment of its critically acclaimed EPICENTER: Moscow event. This time Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will be the game of choice. The main event will take place on October 22-23rd in "VTB Ice Palace", a multi-functional sports facility in the heart of Moscow. Total prize pool will be $500 000. Federal mobile carrier Yota will once again become the general partner of our event. Yota's target audience are advanced users, who are interested in all the latest, greatest and truly unlimited bandwidth.
The following teams were directly invited to Moscow:
Natus Vincere (Ukraine)
Ninjas in Pyjamas (Sweden)
SK Gaming (Brazil)
Other teams were invited to Closed Qualifiers for Europe and CIS. Each region will be awarded a slot at the Main Event. Closed Qualifiers are already underway.
Attendees in Moscow and viewers wolrdwide will enjoy a state-of-the art show, first-class battles of planet Earth's best teams, as well as many other perks that will be announced soon.
Mark Averbukh, CEO Epic Esports Events:
Our first EPICENTER: Moscow event, which was held in May and featured Dota 2, has proven that Moscow is capable of running top-tier event for the best teams out there. We've made sure that each and everyone will be treated in the best possible way, so that they can perform at their best as well. It's been a hard task to complete, but I feel like we've done well. The upcoming EPICENTER presents an even bigger challenge, not only we have to prove that first event was no fluke, but we have another community to introduce ourselves to. I assure you that we will do everything in our powers and beyond to make sure everyone remembers this event for good. We are working on a mind-blowing show, exceptional stage design, and other epic things.
Epic Esports Events is known for creating exactly what its name implies. First big-scale EPICENTER: Moscow event was followed by over 24 million people around the globe.
ESforce Holding (ex - Virtus.pro Group) – one of the largest esports organizations in the World and the esports market leader in Russia. ESforce – is a holding company which covers all key segments of esports business: from running esports events to creating professional media content, as well as direct marketing activities.
ESforce owns over 180 popular esports related resources with total audience of over 15 million subscribers and 40 million unique visitors per year. This covers 80% of esports broadcasts in Russia and CIS, as well as significant part of international audience.
Yota − Russian telecom company, federal wireless carrier offering unlimited internet for all devices. Company is focused on providing voice communications and unlimited 4G-internet. Yota provides federal network coverage in 2G/3G/4G networks.
Yota was founded in 2007 and is currently one of the industry leaders in wireless bandwidth network coverage.