OMEN by HP has today launched a new six-month esports tournament for up and coming CSGO players in the UK, in partnership with FaceIT.
Open to anyone, CSGO enthusiasts can enter the tournament from April 15th. The tournament will be split into eight Open Qualifiers, followed by a two-month League stage and a two-day finals event, which will be broadcast via the OMEN by HP Europe Twitch channel.
The final has a prize pool of $30,000 – a combination of $12,500 cash and $17,500 worth of OMEN by HP hardware.
Also, running alongside the players tournament is the OMEN UK Open Community Caster Challenge.
“With the launch of the OMEN UK Open, HP is celebrating the competitive spirit that drives grassroot gamers across Britain.”
George Brasher, HP
Casters can commentate over the gameplay from the qualifier and league stages of the OMEN UK Open for their chance to win $2,500 worth of OMEN by HP products, as well as the opportunity to cast at the OMEN UK Open Final event.
George Brasher, UK&I MD at HP (who wrote an opinion piece for Esports News UK), commented: “With the launch of the OMEN UK Open, HP is celebrating the competitive spirit that drives grassroot gamers across Britain. We know that enthusiast gamers need the best equipment and competitions to reach their goals and showcase their talent.
“The OMEN UK Open is a unique opportunity for HP to provide this platform and support the expansive UK CS:GO community – a passionate group of gaming fans at the very heart of esports.
The OMEN UK Open Qualifiers will commence on April 15th, open to teams and solo players. The tournament will culminate in the OMEN UK Open Finals on November 17th and 18th.
There’s more info on the FaceIT website here.
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.