HLTV.org partners with Kinguin to present EPC Shooting Stars monthly ranking prize

HLTV.org has partnered with Kinguin to present the EPC Shooting Stars prize, a seven-day bootcamp at the Kinguin Esports Performance Center, in Warsaw, for the most improved team of our monthly rankings update.

Starting from Monday, July 1, the roster to secure the highest position jump on our top 30 list in every monthly global team ranking update will earn a seven-day bootcamp for a total of six people at the Kinguin Esports Performance Center (EPC), a premier European esports bootcamp facility.

The winners will be flown from anywhere in the world to Warsaw, where they will receive professional player accommodation and have access to high-quality training facilities, onsite meals and one complimentary massage session per player.

The first winner of the EPC Shooting Stars prize will be revealed today

As one of the most advanced esports training centers in Europe, the Kinguin Esports Performance Center spans 21,000 square feet and boasts state-of-the-art training and analyst rooms, a conference room, 21 player rooms to house up to 26 players, two kitchens, a players' lounge, a gym, a dining room, and a chill-out zone. The center will also provide a professional chef, a sports psychologist, trained physiotherapists, and a dedicated concierge service for access to full-time support during bootcamps.

"Our partnership with HLTV was founded on the mutual belief that developing esports teams should be given access to the equipment and resources to perform at their maximum levels," said Viktor Wanli, Founder and CEO of Kinguin.

"We can’t wait to welcome these players at the Esports Performance Center and provide the dedicated support to give them the competitive edge in their next match."

Below are the rules that apply to eligible squads:

- Travel expenses are covered for up to 3,000 EUR for European teams and 5,000 EUR for teams from the rest of the world.
- Teams have up to three months to redeem the EPC Shooting Stars prize.
- Teams must confirm within two weeks whether they can make use of the EPC Shooting Stars prize; if not, the next highest jumper receives the prize.
- In the event of a tie, the team to secure the higher ranking position wins the EPC Shooting Stars prize.
- In the event of lineup changes, the three-man core retains the rights to the EPC Shooting Stars prize.

thats cool
2019-07-01 14:30
yes
2019-07-01 14:32
they wont give prize xd
2019-07-01 14:34
xd true
2019-07-01 14:53
#57
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Germany H4xxFl3isch 
Yes of course. They announce it and than they dont do it. Like the Bluejays Management
2019-07-01 14:55
did they really also have to mention one free massage per player?))) Kinguin WTF
2019-07-01 14:59
#61
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Germany H4xxFl3isch 
I think so. I mean, I will just grind for that. Only reason to go ther
2019-07-01 15:00
cya in 3
2019-07-01 14:32
what do you mean?
2019-07-01 14:34
ban
2019-07-01 14:34
why
2019-07-01 14:35
macroing for 1st
2019-07-01 14:41
wtf it was just luck, i opened hltv and saw a new post with 0 comments
2019-07-01 14:42
sure enjoy vacation
2019-07-01 14:42
gained respect for luck ;)
2019-07-01 15:00
#52
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Sweden Unluko 
Cool
2019-07-01 14:50
Cry
2019-07-01 15:13
Amazing for the scene. I believe this will drastically increase top level competition. “Dead game” is dead talks
2019-07-01 19:46
#118
NiKo | 
Europe Mcpleu 
Kingwin
2019-07-02 11:55
wat
2019-07-01 14:31
#5
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Finland CEO_of_Boomers 
Ok😀
2019-07-01 14:35
Ok cool
2019-07-01 14:31
nice
2019-07-01 14:32
#8
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Netherlands HerbDerpFTW 
nice
2019-07-01 14:32
#10
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Finland EdiEz 
nice
2019-07-01 14:32
#11
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Lithuania JustSphex 
Wow
2019-07-01 14:32
cool
2019-07-01 14:32
Actually cool
2019-07-01 14:32
Nice
2019-07-01 14:32
dope
2019-07-01 14:32
penguin
2019-07-01 14:32
#17
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
HLTVKinguin.org
2019-07-01 14:32
LUL
2019-07-01 14:32
#19
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Europe Wallflower 
ok
2019-07-01 14:32
#22
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Vietnam EPM 
+1
2019-07-01 14:32
#23
dont | 
Czech Republic @me 
Sellout
2019-07-01 14:32
#25
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Finland santedek 
watt
2019-07-01 14:32
#27
NEO | 
Poland ScR1337 
wow, nice
2019-07-01 14:33
#28
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Portugal rafaelpaisgk1 
Fucking Nice. Go OFFSET
2019-07-01 14:33
#96
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United Kingdom EKersh 
I played against stadodo in a dm server and I rekt him with a scout and deagle
2019-07-01 16:51
Okay bro you're officialy invited
2019-07-01 17:00
#100
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United Kingdom EKersh 
I've been officially invited to the global elite club 😎😎😎
2019-07-01 17:03
its not fair, you're le and better than 99% of uk players
2019-07-02 01:09
ye, he is a bot
2019-07-02 03:47
#29
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
Shooting stars lul
2019-07-01 14:33
#30
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Spain ericmoncusi23 
Sellout
2019-07-01 14:34
#33
JD | 
Poland czarnycs 
PogChamp
2019-07-01 14:34
shit
2019-07-01 14:36
#38
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
WOW.Cool..Great to see that!
2019-07-01 14:36
#39
smooya | 
United Kingdom NATOJ 
Ez4Ancient
2019-07-01 14:38
#40
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India MihirX27 
Okay, this is pretty epic. Time for some Unknown T3-T4 team to hit the ranks and get the ticket to this bootcamp!
2019-07-01 14:38
#41
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Brazil Seleskva 
that's amazing!
2019-07-01 14:38
#42
mixwell | 
Dominican Republic modery 
ez bootcamp4 furia
2019-07-01 14:40
#43
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India brobat6 
Nice
2019-07-01 14:40
Should cover nochance pre-major
2019-07-01 14:40
PogChamp
2019-07-01 14:41
#49
JD | 
Poland misterr_ 
its so good actually
2019-07-01 14:42
#51
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Australia closet 
wow actually pretty sick
2019-07-01 14:47
#53
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Denmark Karrigan500IQ 
nice good job HLTV!
2019-07-01 14:51
#54
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World breezy0 
that sounds cool
2019-07-01 14:52
nice, warsaw scammers
2019-07-01 14:54
#59
ceh9 | 
World mukas17 
The 3 month window is nice. Teams might be able to put this bootcamp to good use by doing it before an important event.
2019-07-01 14:59
#60
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Finland SininenMF 
Massage pog
2019-07-01 14:59
wtf is this
2019-07-01 15:02
Happy ending on the massage, ye?
2019-07-01 15:02
Hope so
2019-07-01 15:25
yes mens)))
2019-07-01 17:15
#65
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Greenland kinley377 
that's nice
2019-07-01 15:07
#66
Zajda | 
Europe Zajda 
wow
2019-07-01 15:09
Nice building PogU
2019-07-01 15:10
Nice design
2019-07-01 15:16
#71
NiKo | 
Israel soez4niko 
Pretty nice place
2019-07-01 15:19
#72
Aleksib | 
Finland Emvi 
That's super cool! Def good for the scene I wonder if its only for the highest jump within the top 30, like from 30th to 14th, or does it count if some new team comes from like #120 and ends up in top 30? What if a team makes it from 35th to 12th does it still count?
2019-07-01 15:27
It's not just within the top 30. As long as they are in the top 30, they are in contention for the prize. So a team moving up from 120th to 30th could win the prize.
2019-07-01 15:37
#86
Aleksib | 
Finland Emvi 
Thanks for the reply! Keep up the good work
2019-07-01 15:49
#82
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
"or does it count if some new team comes from like #120 and ends up in top 30?" This. The team inside these 30 that had the biggest jump will be the winner (so all you have to do is check the "+XX" beside the teams in top30. The higher one is the winner).
2019-07-01 15:38
It will all count and be measured accordingly. To achieve 30th to 15th is a big jump, although we are speaking of a 15ranks gap, the competition up here is harder, which is why it will reward more points than e.g. a team ranked would make the jump from 120 to top 50. I do believe 120th to, say, 30th would be close to your suggestion of a gap from 35th to 12th. The latter probably being rewarded a little bit more. There should be some mathematical equations for this- but I suck at math, so I need backup mens
2019-07-01 15:43
#73
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Sweden Trkmag 
Pretty sick
2019-07-01 15:24
I would live there
2019-07-01 15:25
Wow, nice
2019-07-01 15:25
Ez 4 Furia?
2019-07-01 15:27
#83
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
If this was 2 months ago, yeah :(
2019-07-01 15:39
Furia, sharks, ago, sprout, MVP, and ghost? Idk Mousesports and cloud9 might have been close to getting it after roster changes, which isnt really in the spirit of the prize
2019-07-01 15:58
wowe
2019-07-01 15:29
#79
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Poland Jancz1 
Nice i live like 5min next to epc
2019-07-01 15:33
#80
JD | 
Poland simbered 
thats so cool
2019-07-01 15:36
#85
Boo | 
France mbl4 
This bootcamp center looks clean af
2019-07-01 15:44
#88
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Russia LeGoBoys 
Ez 322 rank
2019-07-01 15:54
#89
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
where are ppl who says hltv ranking sucks?
2019-07-01 15:55
That's cool, but what do they gain from doing this ?
2019-07-01 16:09
#93
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Poland Kobel_ 
Advertisement I guess
2019-07-01 16:17
"Fully equieeped bar" looks like they wont train there, I would relax there also coz think all top30 team have they training zone but chillout in center of Europe is better with all that stuff xD
2019-07-01 16:47
#97
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
wtf i want massage
2019-07-01 16:56
#99
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United States highlandyirr 
ill give u one
2019-07-01 17:01
#101
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Europe crosst 
Nice
2019-07-01 17:07
NaVi can make a good jump
2019-07-01 17:54
Pretty cool! (Y)
2019-07-01 20:05
#106
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Poland flyerbag 
N1
2019-07-01 20:28
#107
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South Africa nimmaJ 
Honestly sick, can only help the game
2019-07-01 20:50
So I guess Ancient gets it this month, From 50 to 21
2019-07-01 21:24
#109
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Finland gouca 
Kinguin has been proven to be selling stolen keys. Their customer support is below ridiculous and there are major problems in orders from them. Very bad PR for HLTV IMHO.
2019-07-01 21:38
#115
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Europe KappaKaako 
G2A Would've been even worse :DD
2019-07-02 05:14
Tell me how its Kinguin fault if their users sells stolen keys? How would they actually know those are stolen? Same goes for G2A... You can have cheap games on steam without pirating them and You still blame... If you dont want just dont buy there, simple as that...
2019-07-02 09:13
#110
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Russia Nikosimus 
Very nice idea, should motivate some t2-4 teams
2019-07-02 01:04
dont know if anyone would want to go to poland, even for free lol
2019-07-02 03:57
Thank you hltv, very cool
2019-07-02 05:13
suddenly lol
2019-07-02 05:21
THANKS -C9
2019-07-16 02:22
Shitloads of space and hd equip HOWEVER not one single kingsize bed. Wtf is this?? A hostel. Jezus
2019-07-16 08:25
#131
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France t3r4byt3 
Cloud9 with the free bootcamp lol
2019-07-16 11:20
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