The UK has been knocked out of the $119,000 WCA World Contest Championship Battle of the Nations CSGO tournament.
The competition, which we received word of late last month, is squaring off three Russian CSGO teams against three Chinese teams and three orgs from the UK.
FM-eSports, Caz eSports and Team Endpoint were selected to represent the UK, with TyLoo, VG.CyberZen and New4 from China, and Russian teams including Quantum Bellator, 5FRAGS and Quantum Bellator Fire.
All teams played six best-of-one matches against each other, apart from those within their own region.
Unfortunately, the UK teams have all crashed out of the tournament, with FM winning two maps, Endpoint winning one and Caz failing to win any.
This means the final will be between Russia and China.
It wasn’t all doom and gloom, however. Each team picked up $2,200 per win, with Gfinity paying for all travel and accommodation fees (other than getting the players from their homes to Heathrow Airport).
Also, the general vibe from the UK was positive, with teams and players speaking about the learning experience of taking part in a tournament of this scale in China.
Really enjoyed @wca_china as my first LAN event. it’s a shame we couldn’t get a map, but the experience gained was valuable
— ozzy (@ozzycsgo) October 19, 2016
— Jake McCausland (@jakemcsgo) October 17, 2016
— Reece Marrs (@Puls3csgo) October 18, 2016
— Stan1ey=) (@xfpizzle) October 18, 2016
Day off today so the UK scene descended on the Great Wall of China and Olympic Park. Some of us were more excited than others.. pic.twitter.com/zr0TO9L9bP
— FM-ESPORTS (@FMESPORTS) October 17, 2016
Team Endpoint founder Adam Jessop also told eSports News UK that the tournament was a good experience for his team.
Endpoint have also recently brought on board a FIFA player and streamer roster.
More details of the WCA Battle of the Nations can be found on the Gfinity website.
Image source: FM-eSports Twitter
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
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