06 September 2018
Virtus.pro receives a Wild Card invitation to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive EPICENTER series
Virtus.pro, one of CIS-region's most renowned Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams, has received a Wild Card invitation from Epic Esports Event. Wild Card is a special invitation directly to the final stage of the tournament, which is awarded based on the team's previous performance, audience choice, and other factors.
The LAN-qualifier stage taking place on October 22th in Moscow will host CIS, Europe, North America, and Asia qualifiers winner-teams, plus Virtus.pro. These five teams will then battle for the Group Stage's three slots. The lineup with the highest HLTV.org rating as of October 19th will immediately guarantee themselves a slot, and the two remaining slot holders will be decided in double-elimination series.
Maksim Maslov, Epic Esports Events General manager: "We always try our best to ensure the events to be spectacular and memorable to every viewer. Virtus.pro is a leading team in their region which has brought the fans two unforgettable finals of previous EPICENTER series. Whether to invite the Bears was a no-brainer. We are certain that it is a correct decision from our side, and a well-deserved one from the side of Virtus.pro".
Roman Dvoryankin, Virtus.pro General manager: "We are always excited to take part in EPICENTER. It's an extremely important event for us in all regards. Our goal is to show the best possible result, and our aim is to show our peak form in this tournament. We invite all our fans to join one of this season's most awaited events! We're waiting for you!"
Let's remind you that Virtus.pro is the finalist of two previous EPICENTER Counter-Strike: Global Offensive series. Learn more about these grand-finals and what the team means to the event itself.
The tournament will host 10 teams, five of which will receive the direct invitation to the Group Stage, and five others will battle for the remaining three slots in the LAN-qualifier on October 22th. The Group Stage will take place on October 23-25th before culminating in a grand-final October 27-28th at the "Legends Park" Ice Palace (previously known as "VTB Ice Palace"). A grandiose opening ceremony, amazing battles between the world's best teams, and autograph sessions with the professional players and casters await the viewers. The tournament's prize pool will amount to $300 000.
More information regarding tickets, important announcements, and news coverage of the series will be available on the official website: http://epicenter.gg