X-Bet.co Invitational 2 revealed; Prize pool increased
X-Bet.co and Thunder Media will proceed the inaugural tournament with sixteen invited teams and an increased prize pool of $10,000.
X-Bet.co and Thunder Media have raised the stakes with the previous $3,500 prize pool now set to $10,000 as 16 teams will duke it out starting March 4th in a four-group best-of-three GSL group stage.
The tournament will then move on to a best-of-three single-elimination playoff which will end up with $6,000 going to the winners, $3,000 to the runner-ups, and the third-place decider winner will walk away with the remaining $1,000. Along with Thunder Media, X-Bet.co will broadcast the coverage in English, Polish, and Russian.
A few familiar names will be participating in the online event, such as the reigning champions, Kinguin, runners-up eXtatus, and Mikko "xartE" Välimaa’s HAVU, last year's bronze after sweeping ALTERNATE aTTaX in the third-place decider. After turning heads with their play at the ELEAGUE Major, Quantum Bellator Fire and AVANGAR have also been invited into the mix.
"X-Bet.co and Thunder Media chose the 16 invited teams based off their merit and recent achievements. The X-Bet.co Invitational 2 is a great opportunity for tier 2 players and young players the exposure to compete against others who walk a familiar path, and have the competitive drive to be the best. With experience also comes a surplus, should these teams make a deep run in the tournament."
The invited team list for the X-Bet.co Invitational 2 can be found below:
|MANS NOT HOT||Quantum Bellator Fire|
The prize distribution is as follows: