Fragadelphia 8 this weekend
The substratum of North American Counter-Strike will converge on Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this weekend to compete for $15,000 at Fragadelphia 8.
The Fragadelphia series is one of the premier grassroots tournaments on the east coast of the United States, with previous editions having drawn the likes of Sam "DaZeD" Marine's Torqued (who won Fragadelphia 6) and Daniel "roca" Gustaferri's roca's compLexity (who won Fragadelphia 7).
Fragadelphia 8 will feature an increased prize-pool of $15,000 and run this weekend from May 20-22 (in the same time frame as the SL i-League Invitational and the MLG Americas Minor). Up to 32 teams will take part in the action, which will feature GSL group play and a double elimination playoff bracket (upper bracket best-of-three and lower bracket best-of-one).
roca and two of his teammates will play in Echo Fox +2
Although the group draw has not taken place yet, there are a number of confirmed teams attending who have made the rounds of ESEA Premier and Main, as well as a mix called "Echo Fox +2" that features three of the team's players: roca, Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan, and Ronnie "ryx" Bylicki.
A few of the confirmed teams for the event are:
|Echo Fox + 2||Tectonic||VexX||Bee's Money Crew|
|RivaL||Savage Gaming||ACE||The Foundation|
A list of more confirmed teams can be found here under the "Frag 8" section. The prize-pool distribution is as follows:
1. - $8,000
2. - $3,500
3. - $2,000
4. - $1,000
5. - $500
The stream can be found at the event's Azubu page.
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