Pinnacle Cup with $100,000 announced

The tournament will be played from March 3 to April 4 and feature teams such as FunPlus Phoenix and Gambit in the final stages.

Pinnacle and Relog Media have announced a new tournament, which will hand out $100,000 in prizemoney and feature a total of 32 teams, who will enter the competition at different points across the three stages.

The event will begin with a GSL group stage, which will see 16 invited teams distributed into four groups and play for four spots in the Swiss stage, for which twelve more teams have been invited, including the likes of EXTREMUM, Endpoint, and GODSENT.

EXTREMUM are among the teams invited for the second stage

The Swiss stage will yield eight spots in the single elimination playoffs, where four more teams — FunPlus Phoenix, Gambit, and two yet-to-be-determined invites — will enter the competition a round ahead of the rest.

The tournament will be broadcast by The Esports Bible on their English, Portuguese, and Russian Twitch channels. The group stage is slated to take place on March 3-5, followed by the Swiss stage on March 6-14, with the playoffs taking place on March 21-April 4.

26 out of the 32 participating teams have been revealed so far, with their distribution among the three stages looking as follows:

Group stage

Swiss stage

Playoffs

#1
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Finland SunMutsi
Lets go Havu!
2021-02-19 18:13
7 replies
#9
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Turkey Rheniel
very easy for chrisJ
2021-02-19 18:14
+1
2021-02-19 18:35
#59
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Finland samuuu38
+1 and others finnish teams
2021-02-19 18:46
+1 havu bestest team
2021-02-19 21:17
#111
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Chile cristiaan
all checks out
2021-02-19 23:56
This Havu team looks like it can become top 30
2021-02-19 23:57
1 reply
#118
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Finland SininenMF
For sure, two top stage experienced players in aerial and xseven. Arguably atleats top3 Finnish alltime awper in Zoree and young hitter jemi. The only question is how does the IGL role fit for Slowi. He is a great fragger though and time will tell
2021-02-20 11:15
face it ones?
2021-02-19 18:13
Pooog
2021-02-19 18:14
Let's go EXTREMUM
2021-02-19 18:14
4 replies
Hopefully they'll play better than in Snow sweet snow
2021-02-19 23:56
2 replies
+1
2021-02-20 02:52
#130
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Indonesia lumayan
just hope bntet will play supp and liazz lurk :)
2021-02-20 17:55
EZ4EXTR
2021-02-20 11:57
EZ 4 Taco
2021-02-19 18:14
2 replies
#10
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Brazil SirSkama
+1
2021-02-19 18:14
+1
2021-02-19 21:30
lilmix is banned on pinnacle
2021-02-19 18:15
#7
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Brazil Rafaking
Godsent could win
2021-02-19 18:14
1 reply
Possibly
2021-02-19 23:57
LEts go TeamOne and Godsent
2021-02-19 18:14
#11
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Portugal Hmikas
Let's go sAw #sAwtouadar
2021-02-19 18:15
EZ 4 SAW
2021-02-19 18:16
why no navi?
2021-02-19 18:17
2 replies
#15
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China HEIDASHUAi
This is like tier 3 event ... NaVi would destroy every team here lol
2021-02-19 18:20
1 reply
GodJ would destroy them
2021-02-19 18:23
#14
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Romania CoCoNaTz
nexus?
2021-02-19 18:18
MATCHFIX SHIT LETS GO
2021-02-19 18:20
invite sangal
2021-02-19 18:20
GoOne
2021-02-19 18:20
ez for godsent
2021-02-19 18:21
#20
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Sweden RaaCCooN
ok
2021-02-19 18:21
#21
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Azerbaijan lDarKl
t3 tournament... boring
2021-02-19 18:21
easy for k23 and godsent and gambit ofc
2021-02-19 18:22
#24
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Europe t.o.p
ez fpx
2021-02-19 18:23
#25
Bymas | 
Kuwait roye
i was thinking pinnacle dont sponsor teams they lied?
2021-02-19 18:24
#26
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France ketokilvo
UMX!
2021-02-19 18:24
1 reply
VAMOS uMx
2021-02-19 19:19
EZ4Endpoint FlamEZ
2021-02-19 18:25
ez 4 GODSENT.
2021-02-19 18:26
#29
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Czech Republic dasty291
ez 4 SINNERS
2021-02-19 18:27
#30
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Brazil angryyyy
Ez4 taco and felpera
2021-02-19 18:27
I don't understand why sinners are in Group stage, they should be invited at least into Swiss stage. Other than that decent tournament with interesting teams. I hope the price distribution will be reasonably flat.
2021-02-19 18:28
Sangal feelsbadman
2021-02-19 18:28
1 reply
YA
2021-02-19 19:07
Free win for FPX
2021-02-19 18:28
#34
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Slovakia xaboff
So basically Snow Sweet Snow 3 with less teams?
2021-02-19 18:28
#35
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Sweden HaasF1Team
Where's renegades lads=?
2021-02-19 18:28
Ez4oskar
2021-02-19 18:29
#37
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Japan Inlivino
ez win for FPX
2021-02-19 18:29
no polakos?
2021-02-19 18:29
VAMOS uMx kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-02-19 18:31
322 cup*
2021-02-19 18:31
#41
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Turkey qromegod
Invite Sangal fast
2021-02-19 18:31
pinnacle? i smell a few strange-fix games
2021-02-19 18:31
#43
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Finland Cucumber))
Let's go FINNISH PROS
2021-02-19 18:33
invite g2 tier 3 team
2021-02-19 18:33
#45
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Brazil setsz
where is sharks
2021-02-19 18:33
will be funny
2021-02-19 18:34
#48
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Namibia Nachofish
no jermens shit event
2021-02-19 18:36
free money for fpx
2021-02-19 18:38
go dbl poney pls
2021-02-19 18:38
#51
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Brazil GOELFLA_br
LET´S GO GODSENT, T1 AND CASE
2021-02-19 18:39
EZ for AMBUSH
2021-02-19 18:40
lilmix banned from pinnacle?
2021-02-19 18:40
No renegades?
2021-02-19 18:43
HAVU vs KOVA Finals going to Be interesting!!
2021-02-19 18:43
#56
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Norway fuxzer
EZ4 Apeks & NordaWIN
2021-02-19 18:43
#57
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United Kingdom pzzzz
Lez go sAw!!
2021-02-19 18:44
G2 should be here because they are tier 2
2021-02-19 18:44
322 cup matchfix tournament , even 15-0 can comeback and win just like lootbet cup haha
2021-02-19 18:48
#61
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Portugal Andrelelel
LETS GOOOO SAW
2021-02-19 18:48
Havu with an invite and Sinners have to play? Ranking-wise it doesn't make sense to have Sinners play in the groups if they would be almost top ranked among the invited ones.
2021-02-19 18:49
2 replies
#65
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Czech Republic Noxar
Doesn't matter, ez game. SINNERS WINNERS
2021-02-19 18:56
1 reply
.. Pinnacle dinners?
2021-02-19 18:59
tier153290 teams like uMx, Case, KOVA, Ambush, APEX are invited but not Sangal????? racist tournament organisators
2021-02-19 18:54
10 replies
#66
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Brazil dssstroyer
tell me good Turkey teams pls
2021-02-19 18:57
9 replies
Sangal
2021-02-19 18:57
8 replies
#72
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Brazil dssstroyer
sad, it would be great to see they playing against Godsent...
2021-02-19 19:01
u mean yarrak esports
2021-02-19 19:04
6 replies
#78
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Brazil dssstroyer
an
2021-02-19 19:13
wtf thats very rude. I thought canadians were nice
2021-02-19 19:16
4 replies
doesn’t yarrak mean ‘professional’??
2021-02-19 19:20
3 replies
yarrak means Justin Tradeu
2021-02-19 19:22
2 replies
i am glad that I have such a great yarrak to represent my country👌😎👌
2021-02-19 19:22
1 reply
better than yarrakdogan mens)))
2021-02-19 19:26
#64
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Brazil dssstroyer
Only beautiful logos except EXTREMUM lol
2021-02-19 19:02
1 reply
it's STYLE
2021-02-20 12:03
ez for invited teams FPX and Gambit are trash for tier 1, so they get invited to tier 3 tournaments just to say they won something
2021-02-19 19:00
very nice tier 2 event GL!
2021-02-19 19:00
wtf invite Project X omegalul
2021-02-19 19:01
LETS GO SAW, LETS GO #sAwtouadar
2021-02-19 19:07
1 reply
#77
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Brazil dssstroyer
Hello tuga... It would be great to see Saw vs Godsent
2021-02-19 19:12
#80
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Portugal jtb13
LETS GO SAW!! #sAwtouadar
2021-02-19 19:17
#82
vberg | 
North America Mang0
Definitely no conflict of interest having a gambling website promote a tournament.
2021-02-19 19:19
its nice to invite only teams from tier 2-3 XD
2021-02-19 19:20
ez for Gambit so many wasted spots
2021-02-19 19:24
#89
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Czech Republic Gregous
top 24 team get invite to groupstage? why not to swiss??
2021-02-19 19:26
They should invite ENCE to swiss stage.
2021-02-19 19:37
noice
2021-02-19 19:43
Pretty sure lilmix is banned on pinnacle, I wonder what's up with this list then?
2021-02-19 19:49
why the fuck are sinners 4th best ranked team but they are in groupstage
2021-02-19 20:01
#94
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Portugal WillyanI7
EZ4SAW
2021-02-19 20:02
#95
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Slovakia qiller10
Lets go sinners
2021-02-19 20:05
INVITE SANGAL
2021-02-19 20:05
NO INVITE FOR SANGAL TURKISH SUPPORTERS ARE ANGRY BROOO USTA USTA SIKECEM
2021-02-19 20:17
where is riders?
2021-02-19 20:23
#99
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Brazil mi4n
EZ4 GODSENT
2021-02-19 20:23
#100
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Poland Aiko_
Where is polska cs?
2021-02-19 20:25
ez4b4rtin
2021-02-19 20:30
Those tournaments should be restricted.. from Valve
2021-02-19 20:42
Riders??
2021-02-19 20:51
matchfix cup
2021-02-19 20:53
ez4saw
2021-02-19 20:58
finally EXTREMUM lol
2021-02-19 21:05
1 reply
#122
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Estonia nordjoker
AZR and the BOYS!!!
2021-02-20 12:09
#108
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Turkey nghtmr_71
Wtf is this teams ? İnviting umx but not sangal ? U lost 20k viewers before begin
2021-02-19 21:19
4 replies
#115
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Czech Republic Noxar
cry is free, we beat you, so we get the spot :D
2021-02-20 00:08
3 replies
dude , cis era , gambit will win tournament
2021-02-20 06:33
1 reply
#124
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Czech Republic Noxar
I aren't think that. Gambit very good, but this is not normally, someone should check they PC. Im asking, where is the coming of your skills?
2021-02-20 14:03
#132
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Turkey nghtmr_71
İ didn't say sinners didn't deserve bro. Keep calm
2021-02-21 18:32
#114
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Brazil Anarchybr
#freegaules otherwise nobody will be watching this badaras cup
2021-02-20 00:06
hope EXTREMUM will do their best this time
2021-02-20 12:05
#123
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Poland MichoRR
WHERE IS POLAND
2021-02-20 13:23
can't wait for EXTREMUM to eat shit again and get eliminated first round again Even Renegades puts up better numbers
2021-02-20 14:11
#126
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Portugal MCDOUG
sAw, FPX and Gambit are the favorites, let's see what happens. Movistar Riders should've been invited
2021-02-20 14:19
1 reply
#129
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Ukraine slivdNhq
Saw xd
2021-02-20 17:49
2ez4pietola
2021-02-20 14:52
Go T1
2021-02-20 16:52
Fuck Extremum
2021-02-21 02:29
2EZ4TRICKED
2021-02-24 14:44
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