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EGX 2015: Gfinity announce $110k eSports prize purse

To Gfinity, and beyond.

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Gfinity eSports events at EGX 2015 - no powerglove in sight

To Gfinity, and beyond.

EGX is one of the biggest gaming events in the world. It’s certainly the biggest in the UK by a long margin.

Gfinity are one of the largest eSports organisations in the UK, formed from the Warped Gaming League in 2013.

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Together, they’re putting on a spectacle at this year’s EGX 2015, with one of the biggest prize purses we’ve seen in UK eSports – that’s $110,000 US, or around £70,000 – though quite why a UK eSports company hasn’t announced the prize fund for an eSports event located in the UK in Pounds Stirling is beyond us.

Perhaps they felt the conversion rate into dollars just makes it sound more impressive, because it’s a bigger number.

“We are very excited to announce that we’ll be partnering with EGX to bring elite level eSports to the event for the first time. Following our successful debut at the show in 2014 we have decided to bring the culmination of our CS:GO and Starcraft 2 seasons to the NEC and 80,000 people. With over $100,000 to play for and the very best playing talent in the world in attendance this is an amazing opportunity for the EGX crowd to witness world class eSports live and in person.” – Martin Wyatt, Head of Partnerships at Gfinity

The Gfinity Champion of Champions event will see the top four teams from previous Gfinity events – fnatic, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Team EnvyUs and Virtus Pro – compete on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th for the coveted title of Gfinity CS:GO Champions 2015. Prior to the weekend, the final Gfinity Summer Masters for StarCraft 2 will see eight of the world’s best players compete live from the show floor.

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Sadly there’ll be no opportunity for FA Cup-style giant-killing then, as the teams involved in the contest are already established on the Gfinity roster, but it should still make for an exciting watch.

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