The date for the highlight in Scandinavia
The Championship finals will be held in Lund from June 8 to 11, 2022. There was speculation about a final tournament several times in the past. However, Pinnacle had repeatedly delayed the event due to the Corona pandemic.
Played in front of spectators
The goal of Pinnacle and main partner GRID Esports was clear. If there is going to be a final round, the championship has to be played in front of spectators. The fans are an essential point to make the Counter Strike series even more popular. According to our experience, a prize money of 250,000 US dollars will be at stake in Lund in June.
The game will be played in the Sparbanken Skåne Arena. The city of Lund has officially given the go-ahead.
Three participating teams already confirmed
A total of eight eSports teams will be playing in Lund. It is already clear that three top teams in Scandinavia will be there – Heroic, Fnatic and Imperial. Further invitations are to be issued in the coming weeks. One can be curious. Regarding the game mode, the responsible parties have also kept themselves under wraps so far.
Black Molly Entertainment takes over the organization
GRID Esports, Pinnacle and the city of Lund have found a well-known partner for the organization of the championship. The event in June is in the hands of Black Molly Entertainment, one of the most renowned eSports collectives in the world.
Pinnacle Cup a success story since 2019
GRID Esports and Pinnacle have been working together since 2019. The two companies have delivered two game series so far, but without a subsequent final. Nevertheless, the Pinnacle Cup can be seen as a success story. The game series immediately attracted the interest of the best Counter Strike teams in the world. With the Championship in Lund, the Pinnacle Cup now achieves another upgrade.
Before the final two online cups
Before the final in Lund, two Pinnacle Online Cups will be played. These are not direct qualification tournaments for the final. But it is true that the winners of the online competitions will increase their chance to get an invitation.
Statements about the top event
Tom Warburton, COO of GRID Esports, summarized the development and the intention very well in his statement.
“The Pinnacle Cup Championship is a testament to the shared, long-term vision we’ve been committed to since we began working together with Pinnacle – to provide eSports fans with a unique, entertaining experience and to benefit from GRID’s unique data offering and Pinnacle’s groundbreaking experience in eSports betting. Now, the Pinnacle Cup has become a firmly established eSports tournament, attracting several of the world’s leading teams. We aim to strengthen this position with the upcoming LAN event in Lund.”
Pinnacle – betting provider since 1998
Pinnacle has been present on the market as a sports betting provider since 1998. The bookmaker has earned a very good reputation in the scene, thanks to its usually outstanding betting odds. A few years ago, the betting provider expanded its portfolio in the direction of eSports. Meanwhile, Pinnacle is one of the absolute market leaders in the eSports sector. The eSports bets of the provider are outstanding in quantity and quality.