In what is fast becoming Gfinity week, and after the company announced the three titles for its upcoming Elite Series, the teams set to be invited was always the next thought. In an announcement today, the London-based tournament organiser dropped the news.
This is the second announcement by Gfinity this week, after announcing that Rocket League is the third title of the tournament on Monday. The first four organisations given an invite to the tournament, which kicks off May 26th, are exceL eSports, Reason Gaming, Team Prophecy and Team Infused. A mix of new and old esports blood then, with Reason and Infused leading the pack in terms of age, there’s a strong mix of well known names immediately involved here.
These are the first four organisations slated for involvement. Each will pick up players based in the Elite Series games of CS:GO, Street Fighter V and Rocket League. This includes signing two players from each title based off their Challenger Series draft before the tournament start date in May. Each match is scheduled to take place at the Gfinity Arena in Fulham Broadway, London, over the May 26th – July 30th window.
As part of the press release, Neville Upton, CEO of Gfinity plc, said: “As a UK-based company, we’re really proud to announce that the first four teams competing in our inaugural Gfinity Elite Series have deep roots here in the UK, and a proud history and reputation for excellence in the UK and international esports community.
“There is incredible esports talent here in the UK, from team managers to players, and the Elite Series is our commitment to providing them with a world-class tournament that they can compete in year-after-year, helping to bring more exposure to the UK scene.”
He added: “This is shaping up to be a hugely exciting tournament that showcases, supports and invests in the future of UK players and teams. Watch this space for more exciting team announcements in the coming weeks.”
Esports Insider says: Gfinity is making big waves by raising the standards of the UK esports scene. This being the first set of organisations invited to the tournament, the speculation now is focused on who will be the next announced.