Hitbox, home to millions of PC game live streamers and esports enthusiasts from around the world, will be the exclusive broadcaster of The World Championship 2015 (TWC), the first and only Counter Strike: Global Offensive competition pitting national teams from all across the globe. The ultimate CS:GO showdown begins October 8th at Sava Center in Belgrade, Serbia, and online at hitbox.tv/efragtv. It will unite the best players from 16 nations across the globe for an extraordinary, best-of-sixteen fight for the World Champion title. Attending in Belgrade or watching the stream on Hitbox will be free!
Organized by E-Frag, the leading online gaming portal focused on CS:GO, this inaugural TWC tournament has so featured 79 teams and more than 1,000 players who have battled it out in six continental qualifiers since May of this year to determine the 16 qualifiers. The World Championship is the evolution of the European Championship, which drew more than 20 million viewers in 2014. With a $100,000 prize pool it is one of the most exclusive tournaments in the world.
The European Qualifiers held over the last two days will send eight more teams to Belgrade to round out the list of 16 qualifiers. Joining previous announced champions USA, Canada, China, Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia, Singapore, Tunisia and Serbia, will be France, Sweden, Poland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway and Russia. They boast impressive team rosters including players Richard “shox” Papillon from France, Netherlands’ Chris “chrisJ” de Jong, and Belgium’s Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom.
The esports activities in Belgrade will also include various attractions and mini arenas in other popular games, including League of Legends, DOTA 2, PES, and Hearthstone for attendees to enjoy. All gamers and esports enthusiasts are invited to the Sava Center or watch hitbox.tv/efragtv, from 8-11th October and see for themselves why esports is the new popular pastime of the world.
Since its debut in 2012, the FPS competitive game, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, has blossomed into one of the leading games in esports, attracting a global audience of viewers and professional players. Gamers from every continent are investing their time, money and energy into tournaments to promote CS:GO as a leader in the esport discipline.