V4 Future Sports Festival invites revealed; FaZe, mouz to attend
The list of invited teams for the V4 Future Sports Festival has been revealed, with FaZe, mousesports, Virtus.pro and HellRaisers set to attend the event in Budapest, Hungary.
V4 Future Sports Festival has been announced at the beginning of January, with its massive €500,000 (~$597,000) prize pool instantly raising eyebrows. The tournament is hosted by Egymillióan a magyar esportért Egyesület (Association of One Million People for Hungarian Esports) with the support of the Hungarian Digital Success Program, and will take place in the country's capital, Budapest, on March 23-25.
The tournament is aimed at the V4 countries, a region that includes Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, and Poland, and therefore, only teams that are in some way connected to the region were considered for invites.
Today, the four invited teams have been announced. They are: FaZe, who were invited on the basis of Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács from Slovakia, mousesports, who have the best Czech player Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný, HellRaisers, who feature a Hungarian player in Bence "DeadFox" Böröcz, and Virtus.pro, who are a fully Polish lineup.
Half of the teams that will attend the event are now known:
|CZ/SK qualifier||CZ/SK qualifier|
|Polish qualifier||Hungarian qualifier|
The remaining four slots will be filled through national qualifiers. Poland and Hungary have independent qualifiers which each yield one spot at the main event, while the qualifiers for Czech Republic and Slovakia will be a combined, with two slots for the main tournament up for grabs. Some of the qualifiers for the tournament are already underway, with more details available on ESL's website.
V4 Future Sports Festival's €500,000 prize pool will be distributed in the following way:
1. €200,000 (~$238,000)
2. €100,000 (~$119,000)
3-4. €50,000 (~$59,750)
5-8. €25,000 (~$29,870)
Tickets for the event are free, however, signup via the organizer's web page is necessary. You can find more information about tickets and claim yours here.