Friday, March 18, 2022
GRID Esports, the first-party esports and gaming data platform, Pinnacle, the original pioneer of esports betting, and the City of Lund in partnership with Black Molly Entertainment, a creative esports production collective, will bring the Pinnacle Cup Championship to Lund, Sweden, from June 8 to 11, 2022.
The culmination of Pinnacle’s flagship CS:GO tournament series will take place in the Sparbanken Skåne Arena in front of up to 7,500 fans over the course of the event.
The Pinnacle Cup Championship will feature some of the world’s best teams in a four-day LAN competition, where eight teams will battle it out for a share of the $250,000 prize pool. The first three invited teams are:
Additional invitees will be revealed in the upcoming weeks.
GRID Esports and Pinnacle partnered in 2019 and since then have delivered two iterations of Pinnacle’s successful CS:GO tournament. The upcoming finals will be the largest event in the partnership’s history and the conclusion to all of the Pinnacle Cup CS:GO tournaments hosted over the last two years. An additional two online Pinnacle Cups will be played prior to the Pinnacle Cup Championship in Lund, Sweden.
‘The Pinnacle Cup Championship is a testimony to the shared, long-term vision we have been committed to together with Pinnacle from the beginning of our cooperation - to provide a unique, entertaining offering to esports fans and capitalise on our expansivedata offering, and Pinnacle's pioneering experience in esports betting. Now, the Pinnacle Cup has evolved into a firmly established esports tournament attracting many of the world's foremost teams. We aim to reinforce this position with the upcoming LAN event in Lund.’ - says Tom Warburton, COO of GRID Esports.
The event is planned in cooperation with the City of Lund with a goal to provide a world-class viewing experience outside the capital city. GRID and Pinnacle have selected Black Molly Entertainment, a esports production company with experience of producing multiple CS:GO Majors, to lead the organisation of the tournament.
"We are delighted to announce the Pinnacle Cup Championship in Lund. Pinnacle Esports has become a standalone brand specifically for the esports community, which we continuously want to listen to and show our appetite for growth within. New esports titles have been added to our offering, we have raised our betting limits, we offer unrivalled odds on many esports markets, we launched the bespoke Esports Hub integrated with live streaming, and, of course, we have our landmark Pinnacle Cup to series! A LAN event to reward the teams that have won the Pinnacle Cup tournaments and give the community a chance to watch the best teams in CS:GO, live in action, is the icing on the cake of a hugely exciting 12 months." Paris Smith, Pinnacle CEO.
GRID Esports is the official esports and gaming data platform, headquartered in Berlin, Germany. GRID partners with rights holders in esports and gaming to leverage the potential of their data IP. This enables sustainable growth of the entire competitive gaming ecosystem and empowers the esports community. The central technology piece of the company - The GRID Data Platform - unlocks additional revenue streams for its partners and capitalises on the potential of data in digital sports for the purposes of storytelling, fan engagement, and integrity.
In 2021, GRID Esports closed a successful Series A, raising $10m in growth capital backed by Alinea Capital and Dreamcraft Ventures. GRID’s official data partnerships cover over 70 tournament organisers and game publishers including BLAST Premier, PGL, WePlay Esports, and Epic Esports Events.
Pinnacle is the original pioneer of esports betting, having blazed a trail for over a decade. Being one of the first bookmakers to take an esports bet back in 2010, Pinnacle has unrivalled experience in the esports space. Pinnacle has esports in its DNA and is built on a genuine and far-reaching connection with the community. In addition to offering the best esports betting value online, Pinnacle is committed to helping fans navigate the world of esports betting and enhancing the esports experience on a truly global scale.
About Visit Lund AB
Visit Lund AB is the tourism department within Lund’s municipality. It is tasked with marketing the city as a visitor destination, offering hospitality and tourism services as well as developing and implementing public events.
About Black Molly Entertainment
Black Molly Entertainment is a creative esports collective, founded in Sweden in 2013. With esports production as our core business, they have grown into a full-scale creative production agency. They offer services to anyone in the ecosystem of esports and gaming, including brands, teams, events, game publishers, and media companies. The company consists of 12 full-time employees and a wide network of freelancers, with an office and studio located in Stockholm. BME is also a partner to the gaming and esports communication agency – Frame.
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