UK esports organisation Team Endpoint have become the sixth team of eight to join the Gfinity Elite Series tournament.
They join fellow UK orgs exceL, Reason, Prophecy and Infused, and global powerhouse Team EnVyUs.
The final two teams to take part are expected to be announced shortly.
The Elite Series was recently delayed to summer 2017 and Gfinity also made new senior appointments following a £6m investment drive.
The Gfinity Elite Series is a new Pro-Am tournament that aims to promote up and coming esports talent by giving them a place on a top team.
The Challenger Series allows thousands of players to take part in Street Fighter V, CSGO and Rocket League matches to build up G-Points. Those with the most points will allow them to get picked up by Elite Series teams during the draft phase.
“The addition of Endpoint to the Gfinity Elite Series is hugely significant as it supports our quest to back UK talent and will make the competition even more exciting for everyone involved.”
Neville Upton, Gfinity
Endpoint’s addition is particularly interesting, considering their criticism of the tournament earlier in the year.
Endpoint CEO Adam Jessop previously said: “The Gfinity Elite Series is an interesting concept, but the lack of transparency and the direct invitation of organisations to be a part and benefit in this is worrying.
“Right now, there are a number of teams that have been working hard to establish themselves as leading UK CSGO teams, that have not been included in discussions, or so it seems.”
It seems a lot has changed since then.
Neville Upton, CEO atGfinity, said: “The addition of Endpoint to the Gfinity Elite Series is hugely significant as it supports our quest to back UK talent and will make the competition even more exciting for everyone involved.”
Adam Jessop added: “It’s an honour to be invited to compete within the Gfinity Elite Series. Since returning to the UK esports scene and founding Endpoint, the progression and opportunities within the UK have been rapidly evolving and I believe that the Gfinity Elite Series marks the next big step in that evolution.”
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
A keen League of Legends and World of Warcraft player, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He works as full-time content director for the British Esports Association and runs ENUK in his spare time.