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Gfinity adds Rocket League to Challenger Series as registration opens

News - 27 Mar 2017

Gfinity has announced the third and final game title in its inaugural Gfinity Elite Series esports tournament, which aims to help amateur players go pro. 

Rocket League will be joining Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Street Fighter V.

Registration is now open for the Gfinity Challenger Series at www.gfinityesports.com, where amateur gamers of any level can now sign up for cups to earn ranking points, called G-Points. 

The leading competitors then qualify for the Gfinity Elite Draft, meaning they have the chance to earn a place in the Gfinity Elite Series alongside eight teams of professional gamers. 

The Gfinity Challenger Series will start on March 27th and run for five weeks. The Gfinity Elite Series will commence on May 26th and run for 10 weeks, taking place in the Gfinity Arena in London.

Neville Upton, Gfinity CEO, commented: "Gfinity has always been about the gamers and the signing of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Street Fighter V and Rocket League will guarantee the very best action and entertainment for those playing and watching the Elite Series. 

"There is tremendous, world-class competitive gaming talent in the UK, and the Gfinity Elite Series is going to provide the platform for this talent to showcase their skills to the world. We want more gamers playing harder and better at the top level to showcase new home-grown talent to existing pro teams and ultimately pave the way for more UK pro teams being formed that can go on and compete at global events. 

"The Gfinity Elite Series brings world-class-level competition to the UK and is set to be the pinnacle eSports event in the UK.”

Cash prizes reach as high as £900 for winning cups within the Challenger Series tournament, while each Elite Series will have a prize pool of more than £100,000 per season.