Gfinity boost Masters prizes to $50k
Gfinity has just announced that the prizepool of all Masters tournaments in 2015 will see a significant increase to $50,000. They also revealed that Scott "SirScoots" Smith will be the host of each of the tournaments.
At the end of 2014, Gfinity announced dates for a total of five tournaments throughout 2015, including four events called Masters, each featuring $20,000 in prizemoney.
Now, a little over three months later, it was revealed that each of the four events' prizepots were increased to a staggering $50,000, meaning that Gfinity will hand out at least $200,000 across 2015.
Gfinity joins the likes of ESEA and FACEIT by upping the pot significantly
Gfinity are thus following the footsteps of ESEA and FACEIT, both of which multiplied their amounts to over $600,000 and $275,000, respectively.
The $50,000 will be spread across the top four accordingly:
With this announcement, Gfinity also revealed that Scott "SirScoots" Smith will be the host of all Masters tournaments, whose dates can be seen below:
|21-22 March||CS:GO Spring Masters 1||$50,000|
|16-17 May||CS:GO Spring Masters 2||$50,000|
|27-28 June||CS:GO Summer Masters 1||$50,000|
|15-16 August||CS:GO Summer Masters 2||$50,000|
All Gfinity Spring Masters 1 participants are now known, the following eight will take part in the first tournament taking place on March 21-22.
The system of the tournament has changed as well, as the group stage will feature a GSL-type format, with all matches played in a best-of-three, excluding the best-of-five grand final.