Pinnacle Fall Series announced with $84,000; FPX, forZe among invited teams

The tournament series will award teams with spots at LAN Sweet LAN in February 2022.

Relog Media and data partner GRID Esports have announced the Pinnacle Fall and Winter Series, a rebrand of the Home Sweet Home circuit of events. The debut tournament under the new banner is set to run from August 23 to September 8 with $84,000 on offer, and will feature a total of 28 teams across four stages.

A 16-team Regional Swiss stage will kick off the event. with the eight teams who top the stage advancing to a second, "Main" Swiss stage where they will meet eight invited teams.

In the Main Swiss stage, the pool of teams is once again cut down by half, and the remaining eight sides then play the first stage of a single-elimination playoff bracket, from which the top four teams advance to a secondary playoff bracket alongside another four invited teams.

Included among the list of teams invited to the Regional stage are GamerLegion, LDLC, and Movistar Riders, while the likes of FunPlus Phoenix, forZe, SKADE, and Endpoint await in the Main Swiss stage. The four teams that will receive direct invites to the playoffs, meanwhile, are still to be determined.

The tournament series has been extended to run until March 2022 and will help in determining six more teams that will qualify for LAN Sweet LAN later next year, with MOUZ, OG, Complexity, forZe, FunPlus Phoenix, and HAVU all already having attained spots by winning previous Snow Sweet Snow and Spring Sweet Spring events. The tournament organiser did not announce how the spots would be allocated, given the change in format.

The two series and LAN Sweet LAN also remain a part of the Elisa Champion of Champions Tour alongside FunSpark ULTI events and the seasonal Elisa Invitationals, from which the highest-scoring teams will receive direct invites to Elisa Champion of Champions.

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The teams who will take part in the first two stages of the Pinnacle Fall Series are:

Regional Swiss stage

Main Swiss stage

#1
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Denmark Yikesslol
wow
2021-08-20 13:23
2 replies
ez cash money for FPX
2021-08-20 13:42
1 reply
another throw tournament to farm money
2021-08-20 14:12
nice B)
2021-08-20 13:23
1 reply
so many swedish teams tho
2021-08-20 13:24
#4
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Russia CYETA
easy for forze as always
2021-08-20 13:24
#5
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Turkmenistan MilkEnjoyer
EZ 4 Endpoint
2021-08-20 13:25
#6
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United Kingdom tomtom94
FPX still exist!
2021-08-20 13:25
fpx only playing when they get invited too good for qualifiers i guess 🤡
2021-08-20 13:25
4 replies
#12
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Austria Ostmark
actually true
2021-08-20 13:32
1 reply
Yes I hoped for seing them way more
2021-08-20 13:36
#22
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Finland Khroni
tbf they are above the skill level of half the teams in EPL they should definitely be getting invited to events if teams like OG are as well
2021-08-20 14:08
1 reply
they're not bad but if you never play you dont get invites either you barely see them around anymore they only played 67 maps this year.. to compare that with forze (ranked one above them): 216 maps complexity(ranked a bit above them): 116 maps renegades (ranked one below, but trapped in aussie noscene hell): 61 maps
2021-08-20 14:49
ok
2021-08-20 13:25
FPX LETS GO!!!
2021-08-20 13:26
#10
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Finland Cucumber))
FPX LET'S GOO
2021-08-20 13:29
FPX Pogchamp
2021-08-20 13:31
nice FPX finally))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
2021-08-20 13:34
Oh finally
2021-08-20 13:37
fpx??????
2021-08-20 13:41
finally matches for FPX
2021-08-20 13:43
#19
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Europe 3_22
Fpx ez
2021-08-20 13:44
#20
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Albania Shqipriii
Why they didn’t invite BLINK,they can beat 70% of these team easly😡
2021-08-20 13:51
finally FPX EZ money for them
2021-08-20 14:06
Most of the Main Swiss teams wouldn't have advanced to the Main stage if they had to play.
2021-08-20 14:11
2 replies
#26
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Poland Berbe123
0 8
2021-08-20 14:37
1 reply
( Y )
2021-08-20 15:09
damn so many swedish teams O_o
2021-08-20 14:26
Where is brazilian teams? O plano, t1?
2021-08-20 14:37
FINALLY FPX PLAYING AGAIN HAHAHAHA.
2021-08-20 14:59
No Blink? Not watching
2021-08-20 15:22
1 reply
dw hopefully blink can have good esea premier run and already in some other tournaments :)
2021-08-20 19:18
Why would FPX be invited if they are already in Lan Sweet Lan??
2021-08-20 16:02
#33
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Poland SebL
Honestly I'm a little bit sad that they rebranded those Home Sweet Home Cups, I really liked them. But overall it should be a nice event for FPX to finally play and win something. But I believe in AGO. GL to every team.
2021-08-20 17:34
home sweet home rebrands? Is this because it had become synonymous with throwing and 322?
2021-08-20 19:17
Fpx? Let’s go
2021-08-21 11:35
#37
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Ukraine TimaSicK
Why were not sinners invited?
2021-08-21 11:50
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