Smilegate Games, Inc. (CEO Ina Jang), has officially announced the plans for the most prestigious global league of CROSSFIRE, the world’s No. 1 online FPS game.
CROSSFIRE, which has over 6 million concurrent users and 500 million registered users in more than 80 countries across the globe, will run its fourth international league season, Crossfire Stars 2015. Previous CFS events have shown successful records, placing CFS as a celebrated e-Sports event. Crossfire Stars Season 2 was held in Chengdu, China with more than 20,000 attendees and over 150 million viewers in the live stream tournament.
Regional qualifiers in 11 regions including Asia, Europe, and Americas will be having its own National Finals (NF) from August to October 2015. The champions from the NF will advance to the Grand finals (GF), which will be held in Guangzhou, China on December 4 to 6, 2015.
The prize pool for Crossfire Stars 2015 is $220,000 USD and a total of 12 teams will qualify to the Grand Finals. The teams will be divided into 3 groups in the Group Stage through a double-elimination format, and consequently 8 teams will move onto the Tournament Stage, a single-elimination bracket.
Guangzhou, where the Grand Finals will take place, is the capital of Guangdong province and is renowned to be the largest and most active commerce sector in South China, dating back to 2000 years of trading. It received wide attention for hosting the 2010 XVI Asian Games as well as having interest from the e-Sports community for holding the International E-Sports Festival (IEF) in 2014.
Smilegate Games CEO Ina Jang expressed, “We will do our best to bring together all the global CROSSFIRE users and provide them with a great, exciting experience” and “carry this momentum forward to organize more e-Sports leagues that will be recognized in each country. Keep cheering for CROSSFIRE!”
The Philippines is hoping to improve on last year’s performance wherein pro Philippine team Pacific.Macta finished 3rd in the Grand Finals. Whether or not Pacific.Macta though would represent the Philippines once again is yet to be determined due to the appearance of high-quality Crossfire teams popping up across the country. The on-going Philippine Crossfire Stars Regionals has fielded highly competitive matches from skilled teams across all regions. Teams from Cebu, CDO, Davao, Manila and more have already emerged victorious in their respective cities hoping for the chance to take a piece of the Grand Finals prize pool.
The Crossfire Stars Philippine National Finals is highly-anticipated to be one of the largest e-sports events in the country. The prestigious gaming tournament is slated to be held at the grand SM North EDSA Skydome on October 11, 2015. Tons of freebies, side events, contests and performers are just a part of the whole day festivities that the National Finals would hold.
In the Philippines, CrossFire is being published by GameClub with 25 million registered users. GameClub is the leading publisher in the FPS genre.
For more information on Crossfire Stars 2015, visit www.crossfirestars.com and for more details about the Crossfire itself, visit www.crossfire.ph or https://www.facebook.com/crossfirephils