Smilegate Games Announces Global e-Sports League CFS 2015
- CFS 2015, a 5-month global league of CROSSFIRE, the world’s No. 1 online FPS game
- Regional qualifiers in 11 regions including Asia, Europe, and Americas, covering more than 80 countries
- Finals will be taking place in Guangzhou, China from December 4 to 6
On August 3, Smilegate Games, Inc. (CEO Ina Jang), has officially announced plans for the global league ‘CROSSFIRE STARS 2015’ (CFS 2015) of the game CROSSFIRE, the world’s No. 1 online FPS game.
CROSSFIRE, which has over 6 million concurrent users and 500 million registered users in more than 80 countries across the globe, will run its fourth international season, CFS 2015. Previous CFS events have shown successful records, placing CFS as a celebrated e-Sports event. CFS Season 2 held in Chengdu had more than 20,000 fans attending the event, while CFS 2014 reached over 150 million viewers live streaming the tournament.
80 countries will be divided into 11 regions, each holding its own National Finals (NF). These regional qualifiers will run from August to October, taking place in China and Latin America in August, followed by North America, Russia, Europe, and Indonesia in September, and Brazil, Philippines, and the rest in October. The champions from the NF will advance to the Grand Finals (GF), which will be held in Guangzhou, China, from December 4 to 6, 2015.
The prize pool for CFS 2015 is $220,000 USD and a total of 12 teams will qualify to the GF. The teams will be divided into 3 groups in the Group Stage through a double-elimination format, and consequently 8 teams will move onto the Tournament Stage, a single-elimination bracket.
Guangzhou, where the GF will take place, is the capital of Guangdong province and is renowned to be the largest and most active commerce sector in South China, dating back to 2000 years of trading. It received wide attention for hosting the XVI Asian Games in 2010, as well as having interest from the e-Sports community for holding the International E-Sports Festival (IEF) in 2014.
Smilegate Games CEO Ina Jang expressed, “We will do our best to bring together all the global CROSSFIRE users and provide them with a great, exciting experience” and “carry this momentum forward to organize more e-Sports leagues that will be recognized in each country. Keep cheering for CROSSFIRE!”
More information about CFS 2015 can be found on the official CFS website (www.crossfirestars.com