Well-established video games event EGX is making a bigger splash in eSports at this year’s show.
Organisers have just announced the four teams taking part in the $100,000 CSGO Invitational: Epsilon, Mousesports, EnVyUs and Godsent.
The tournament will take place at the Birmingham NEC from September 23rd to 25th, hosted by Gfinity and sponsored by Intel and Omen by HP.
EGX will also host a $15,000 Street Fighter V Capcom Pro Tour competition, the winner of which will take home $7,000 and qualify for the Capcom Cup at the end of the year.
Fighting game group Unequalled Media will be hosting this 384-player tournament which will take place from Friday September 23rd to Sunday September 25th. Pools will commence over Friday and Saturday, with the top 64 players and the Grand Final top 8 players competing on Sunday. There’s more info on the Street Fighter EGX tournament here.
“This signals another hugely significant step forward for eSports in the UK.”
Martin Wyatt, Gfinity
There will also be a ‘Play Like A Pro’ exhibition on Thursday September 22nd, allowing gamers to play in sound proof booths using HP and Intel gear.
Gfinity presenter and head of partner relations Martin Wyatt said: “We’re delighted to be taking world class CSGO back to EGX and having it presented with Omen by HP. The combination of a tournament of this magnitude at the UK’s biggest and best games show, the world class teams involved and in partnership with an incredible brand like Omen, signals another hugely significant step forward for eSports in the UK.”
EGX 2015’s eSports winners included Torpedo’s Hearthstone player Raven, who won the Hexathlon tournament.
For tickets and other event info, visit www.egx.net/egx
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.