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:

1. $25,000
2. $15,000
3. $7,000
4. $3,000 

With this announcement, Gfinity also revealed that Scott "SirScoots" Smith will be the host of all Masters tournaments, whose dates can be seen below:

Date Tournament Prize Pool
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.

France EnVyUs Sweden NiP
France Titan Poland Virtus.pro
United States Cloud9 Poland Gamers2
United Kingdom Infused  Sweden Property

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.

looks great
2015-02-25 22:20
18 replies
No fnatic No TSM But they put in g2, infused and property. Free prize for Envy, vp or nip
2015-02-25 22:53
17 replies
This. Ye wtf are they doing? No TSM or Fnatic...
2015-02-25 23:03
3 replies
Guys. 4 more invites left. Maybe they invite them but they didn't want? Just wait for 4 last invites :)
2015-02-25 23:12
2 replies
#65
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Finland Abble
I aren't think that "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."
2015-02-25 23:22
Fnatic wanted VACation after the major, atleast krimz, so they are not attending, TSM.. well, they are tsm so.
2015-03-16 09:40
Hosting in UK and not having at least one British team would seem kinda harsh though
2015-02-25 23:25
10 replies
#74
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Costa Rica Gomezio
Why? British teams suck.
2015-02-25 23:57
infused??? it's there
2015-02-26 00:58
5 replies
are you retarded
2015-02-26 01:54
3 replies
Its a known issue called down syndrome
2015-02-26 02:22
2 replies
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2015-02-26 06:10
+1 haha made my day
2015-02-26 17:49
Thanks Captain Obvious
2015-03-02 23:10
A mix of 10 revolving members doesn't count as a team
2015-02-26 04:00
1 reply
It's the best we've got though, unfortunately
2015-03-02 23:10
A top british team is tier 3 at best
2015-02-27 07:51
they dont want cheaters (flusha) on their event
2015-02-26 08:15
how can you say free prize money and then mention 3 top teams lol
2015-03-03 17:07
Nice prize pool!
2015-02-25 22:20
ok
2015-02-25 22:20
#4
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Portugal doshin
nice
2015-02-25 22:21
Fucking awesome
2015-02-25 22:21
infused LOOL
2015-02-25 22:21
expected
2015-02-25 22:21
#10
lamp | 
Russia lamp`
infused :D:D:
2015-02-25 22:22
#11
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Sweden robiinxd
What happened to Gplay?
2015-02-25 22:23
Nice nice
2015-02-25 22:24
Gplay disqualified ?
2015-02-25 22:24
This would be easy for fnatic.
2015-02-25 22:25
Is this right before/after Katowice?
2015-02-25 22:25
8 replies
After, katowice is march 12-15
2015-02-25 22:26
6 replies
#29
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Sweden elan108
What happened to GPlay? I thought they qualified..?
2015-02-25 22:33
3 replies
ye,there could be a total of 16 teams to attend the tournament if im not mistakes
2015-02-25 22:38
1 reply
#41
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Sweden elan108
"All Gfinity Spring Masters 1 participants are now known,..."
2015-02-25 22:48
admin is lilrobbaN so i guess he dq'ed them cause of dream3r
2015-02-25 23:23
Could you update the prizepools on the upcoming event page? Like DH Bucharest etc.
2015-02-25 22:47
Thanks!
2015-02-25 22:49
5/6 days after
2015-02-25 22:26
awesome
2015-02-25 22:26
nice and a Bo5 final, gj gfinity
2015-02-25 22:26
Gfinity olof masters?
2015-02-25 22:27
Infused???
2015-02-25 22:28
ez4chrisJ
2015-02-25 22:29
#24
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Lithuania crxyolo
id rather take any romanian gipsy team instead of inflused
2015-02-25 22:30
#25
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Russia Drinkins
best cs go boost
2015-02-25 22:30
awesome! all 3 top3 team ll be there + some contenders, no scums like thorin nor cheaters from fnatic. gonna be great! is it LAN?
2015-02-25 22:31
:(
2015-02-25 22:35
why u no danish teams? tsm for infused plox.
2015-02-25 22:35
1 reply
+TSM and Fnatic -G2 and Property There should be atleast one British team because the tournament is hosting in UK. ;)
2015-02-28 16:02
main sponsor - olofmeister
2015-02-25 22:36
boost masters I see what you did there
2015-02-25 22:37
lal, groups BO1, final BO5, fuck logic
2015-02-25 22:39
3 replies
Groups are b03 too if not mistaken
2015-02-25 22:45
2 replies
+1, nel is just high af
2015-02-25 23:14
1 reply
news as been updated guys :D anyway nice to see bo3 gsl groupstage !
2015-02-25 23:30
Property? Gamers2? meh..
2015-02-25 22:41
2 replies
Not to mention Infused
2015-02-25 22:46
Property played qualifier...
2015-02-25 23:02
On my way to watch it live :D
2015-02-25 22:44
#43
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Ukraine petruska
c9? hahahaha
2015-02-25 22:49
i dont want to disrespect any team here but wtf is TSM also fnatic and navi
2015-02-25 22:58
c9, infused, gamers2 and property over tsm.. k den
2015-02-25 22:53
Lmao at all the retards who think Gfinity would choose Gamers2, Property and Infused over Fnatic, TSM and Na'Vi
2015-02-25 22:56
2 replies
Well they didn't even invite TSM, but invited Infused... Well anyway, their fault, they are ones who lose viewers.
2015-02-26 11:09
1 reply
Yeah, I saw TSM's tweets after posting this. If Gfinity actually chose to invite Infused instead of TSM they just went full retard.
2015-02-26 18:11
Infused over tsm, fnatic, or navi?
2015-02-25 22:56
damn where does all the money come from?
2015-02-25 22:57
2 replies
bitches and drugs
2015-02-25 22:59
1 reply
i see... #thuglife
2015-02-25 23:06
Weren't Gplay qualified?
2015-02-25 22:58
wow, nice!
2015-02-25 22:59
they didnt even invite the worlds best team not tsm either
2015-02-25 23:12
2 replies
blind or stupid? top3 (envy, nip, vp) is there, no one give a fuck about tier 2 anyway.
2015-02-25 23:54
1 reply
Lol.. Nice troll
2015-02-26 03:17
Unbelievable how much prize money you can win this year. Also, BO3 GSL format ftw!!
2015-02-25 23:16
eZ for property
2015-02-25 23:16
Too much for 2nd imo
2015-02-25 23:39
Xd
2015-02-25 23:42
no fnatic?, no tsm? g2?, property?, infused? ez money for nV.
2015-02-25 23:46
thats some biased invites
2015-02-26 00:02
Fuck you gfinity and your shitty events.
2015-02-26 00:08
Good
2015-02-26 00:53
more money yeah!
2015-02-26 01:41
No fnatic? no tsm? + infused...? cmon uk scene..
2015-02-26 01:42
boost master, so fnatic will win Kappa
2015-02-26 01:57
What a fucking joke. Ofc TSM and Fnatic wanted to come if they knew this price pool in advance. Stop making yourself lose money Gfinity, ffs.
2015-02-26 02:35
1 reply
You realize there will be like 9 LANs in 10 weeks, including Gfinity? I'm sure other teams will skip other tournaments.
2015-02-26 06:02
boost masters? Fnatic win ez cuz boostmeister
2015-02-26 02:52
"They also revealed that Scott "SirScoots" Smith will be the host of each of the tournaments." FUCK NO!
2015-02-26 07:40
1 reply
no olof, no tsm, uk and scoots its like theyre trying to tell people not to watch
2015-03-16 08:55
a nice little mini major after katwice. nice.
2015-02-26 09:20
I dont know what everyone is so pissed about, looks like a nice lan to me
2015-02-26 10:44
C9.... G2.... Property........ WTF is wrong with Gfinity,,,at least if they wanted Teir2 team they should've gotten 3 UK teams.. This is just going to be a mediocre Event.
2015-02-26 12:22
Poor teams selection by gnifity. Moreover, Scoots as host is not a good sign aswell. It will probably be a good event, but could be much better.
2015-02-26 12:50
ez for olof
2015-02-26 13:01
The infused invite is just a joke. Gplay and Property qualified for this event and now there is infused and property? If gplay couldnt play i would highly recommend agent or myxmg to play there since they were in the semi finals. For sure its a UK org but as a high professional organisation you should prefer uk teams over earned or more important invites
2015-02-26 13:35
2 replies
gyazo.com/4f78e69fcf9c4f28c75c5364229837.. nothin more to say. but lets invited a UK team aight
2015-02-26 16:26
1 reply
Infused will probably fall straight away. They're a shit team in the typical shit UK scene.
2015-03-16 06:36
G2 raped Titan, so carefully with tears scandinavian children, fnatic and tsm so low
2015-02-26 14:39
NIP win)
2015-02-26 15:04
March is going to be really busy!
2015-02-26 15:12
Infused ez
2015-02-26 15:24
VOX HYPE!!
2015-02-26 17:40
Easy win for nV. Clown 9, infused and G2? I doubt nV will drop a map this whole tourney. The only challenge is NiP,VP and Titan. NiP has a new player, VP shows up every 3 matches they play and if Kenny doesn't have his backpack on then Titans roster are about as effective as harmless bots. They should got rid of the tier 2 teams and invited Fnatic, TSM or even NaVi.
2015-02-26 17:44
the biggest prizepool so far gl Gfinity
2015-02-26 18:58
>SirScoots Pass.
2015-02-28 16:15
1 reply
Your loss.
2015-03-15 18:12
Nice !
2015-03-02 21:07
I Feel bad for KennyS, one of the best AWPers in the world, stuck in such a shit team... Easy for NIP,VP or nV
2015-03-15 18:47
winner is : VP/NIP
2015-03-15 18:49
easy for Infused. Kappa
2015-03-15 18:50
#124
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Japan rrtyui
GFinity knew that Fnatic will win Katowice, that is why they didnt invite them cuz they need a vacation
2015-03-16 08:34
n1
2015-03-16 09:03
no TSM no fnatic? GG.
2015-03-16 09:16
#129
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Finland Juvi
No 3DMAX omfggg fuck this event I will refuse to watch this shit.
2015-03-16 23:40
"16-17 May CS:GO Spring Masters 2 $50,000" Doesn't it being the 15th?
2015-05-15 19:33
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