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CS:GO Tournament FunSpark ULTI Announced Featuring a $300,000 Prize Pool

Aditya Singh Rawat
15th Jul, 2020
  • China based international CS:GO tournament FunSpark ULTI has been announced.
  • The $300,000 tournament will be organized by both CGA and 5EPlay.
  • TYLOO and FURIA are the first two directly invited teams for the tournament.

Cyber Games Arena (CGA) along with 5EPlay has announced a CS:GO tournament called FunSpark ULTI which features a total prize pool of $300,000. The event will witness eight teams from around the world compete against each other, four of these teams will be directly invited while the other four will be making their way through the various regional qualifiers.

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FunSpark ULTI

The China-based CS:GO tournament which is currently scheduled to take place from 1st - 6th December later this year will feature a total of eight teams participating in the event. Four teams will be directly invited for the tournament while the remaining teams make their way through the three regional qualifiers; Europe, North America, and Asia.

The organizers have already announced the first two direct invites for the tournament, both TYLOO and FURIA have accepted the invitation and are the first two teams locked down for the tournament.

imageOrganizers of the CS:GO tournamentTeams invited for the regional qualifiers have also been announced. Two regional qualifiers will be held for Europe while one each will be held for North America and Asia. All the regional qualifiers will be played online featuring an additional prize pool of $37,500, they will be taking place between 8th August - 10th October.

The teams for the respective qualifiers are as follows,

EUROPE
Dignitas
forZe
North
Syman
Giants
Winstrike
Endpoint
Movistar Riders
Sprout
Heretics
x6tence
AGO
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
NORTH AMERICA
Cloud9
New England Whalers
Ze Pug Godz
TeamOne
Chaos
Triumph
TBD
TBD
ASIA
BTRG
Bren
HZ
JiJieHao
Lynn Vision
OneThree
TIGER
Divine Vendetta
Beyond
D13
Invictus
Zero.TSG
Mazaalai
JMT
ViCi
Open Qualifier

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Though the event is currently scheduled to take place from 1st - 6th December on LAN with the host city still being decided between Beijing, Hainan, and Chengdu, there might be some changes made to this schedule. This is because just last week the Chinese General Administration of Sports has cancelled all international sports event for the remainder of 2020, so most likely the tournament will be rescheduled to take place in early 2021.

This is all the information available on the tournament at the moment, more updates are likely to follow in the days leading up to the regional qualifiers. Not much information is available from the side of the organisers, except for a Tweet which states that “FunSpark brings you the FunSpark ULTI - one of the biggest CS:GO tournaments in Asia. Stay tuned and follow us!”

The following tournament might be the biggest CS:GO tournament hosted by CGA yet, who has previously hosted a plethora of other esports tournaments including China Cup, NEST Pro Series, and other events for different esport titles like PUBG, FIFA, NBA, Overwatch, and others.




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Aditya Singh Rawat is the in-house CS:GO editor at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.