Pinnacle announce $250,000 LAN in Sweden; Heroic, fnatic, Imperial invited

Eight teams will battle it out in front of up to 7,500 viewers in the Sparbanken Skåne Arena.

Pinnacle, in partnership with Black Molly Entertainment and the City of Lund, have announced the Pinnacle Cup Championship, a $250,000 LAN tournament that will take place in the Sparbanken Skåne Arena from June 8-11 in Lund, Sweden.

The event will feature a total of eight teams, three of whom have already received invites to compete: Heroic, fnatic, and Imperial. The remaining distribution of slots was not revealed, although the organizer did state that "additional invites will be revealed in the upcoming weeks."

Heroic have received a direct invite to the LAN event in Sweden

The Pinnacle Cup Championship will mark the culmination of over two years' worth of Pinnacle-backed events that have been run in collaboration with GRID. In the announcement, it was revealed that two more Pinnacle Cups would take place ahead of the scheduled LAN tournament, further details of which are expected to be announced in the near future.

"Pinnacle Cup Championship is a testimony of the shared, long-term vision we have been committed to together with Pinnacle from the beginning of our cooperation," Tom Warburton, COO of GRID Esports said in a press release. "Now Pinnacle Cup has evolved into a firmly established esports tournament attracting multiple world's foremost teams. We aim to reinforce this position with the upcoming LAN event in Lund."

The team list for the Pinnacle Cup Championship currently looks as follows:

Europe fnatic
Other TBD
Other TBD
Other TBD
#1
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Mauritania CYETA
imperial and fnatic wasted spots
2022-03-18 16:02
16 replies
#19
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb
thats what spunj cried in epl. well g2 and mouz were more wasted spots
2022-03-18 16:05
3 replies
+1
2022-03-18 16:23
#80
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Australia faaavn
+1
2022-03-18 17:21
+1
2022-03-18 21:47
#27
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Turkey edsvi
The tournament needs average teams.
2022-03-18 16:07
9 replies
#84
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Brazil jzeni
They want viewership so Imperial will give them 200k+ for their tornament easy
2022-03-18 18:21
8 replies
#99
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Turkey edsvi
Lmao epl matches arent even watching above 200k .
2022-03-18 19:40
7 replies
#101
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Brazil jzeni
Yeah group stage in the middle of the day in brazil is getting 70k on gaules, in a weekend and on Lan it will go 200k easily trust me
2022-03-18 19:49
3 replies
#110
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Turkey edsvi
Yeah thats true but imperial wouldnt increase so much
2022-03-18 20:54
2 replies
#123
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United States Virgin Islands Mykolkaa
Fallen, fer, fnx and boltz = at least 100k views from Brazil
2022-03-19 08:31
1 reply
#129
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Turkey edsvi
ok.
2022-03-19 09:52
Because it's Furia, are you dumb?
2022-03-18 20:42
2 replies
#108
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Turkey edsvi
Who ?
2022-03-18 20:53
1 reply
#135
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Canada loldougie
The #10 team in the world rn
2022-03-22 21:46
#36
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Canada reN_
ez 200k viewers
2022-03-18 16:09
marketing team nothing else
2022-03-20 22:25
wow First ever LAN with the radar usage from Ecstatic boys
2022-03-18 16:03
2 replies
#37
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Chile 1cristiaan
nt
2022-03-18 16:09
+1
2022-03-18 16:09
#4
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Brazil ramiiressss
NICE!
2022-03-18 16:03
#5
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Sweden Erfa
Nice!
2022-03-18 16:03
#6
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Russia Evil_DaviD1
NiP? Btw Imperial is a secured last place.
2022-03-18 16:06
5 replies
Nip is not invited because they would easily destroy those guys. Matches wouldnt be interesting at all
2022-03-18 16:15
4 replies
#112
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Afghanistan islandboi
heroic > nip
2022-03-18 21:06
2 replies
if dev1ce is there then that is 100% false
2022-03-18 23:30
1 reply
#131
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Afghanistan islandboi
still pretty much 50/50
2022-03-19 12:58
+1
2022-03-19 08:32
pog
2022-03-18 16:04
#8
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Turkey edsvi
Didnt read after imperial
2022-03-18 16:04
1 reply
#82
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Morocco Pluterro
keep reading you will find Eternal fire
2022-03-18 17:38
FalleN on LAN pog
2022-03-18 16:04
4 replies
#85
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Brazil jzeni
Fnx on Lan again will give them huge viewership He doesn`t play in big stages since kato 2017
2022-03-18 18:22
3 replies
#104
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Russia P0vTr
How many viewers would be on Gaules' stream if Imperial will play in Major finals?
2022-03-18 20:36
2 replies
300k ez
2022-03-18 20:44
1 reply
#136
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Brazil ImReverx
350-380 ez
2022-03-22 21:50
imperial getting free spots lets go (so the lies can end quickier)
2022-03-18 16:05
Imperial invited? XDDDDDDDDDDDD more like paid for the spot
2022-03-18 16:05
1 reply
#54
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Finland krep
Imperial will give them a lot of views even if they get demolished
2022-03-18 16:14
My hometown \o/
2022-03-18 16:05
Imperial invite. Where is the Dig invite???? Swedish lan and they prioritize Imperial over Dig?
2022-03-18 16:05
24 replies
#22
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Egypt BomberMan_
You can only give so many free wins when there are 8 teams
2022-03-18 16:06
13 replies
What are you trying to say? Did you respond to the wrong comment? Because it makes no sense.
2022-03-18 16:07
6 replies
#29
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Egypt BomberMan_
Both Imperial and DIG would end up in last place. So give the spots to a more deserving team
2022-03-18 16:07
5 replies
Never said they should have invited both.
2022-03-18 16:08
4 replies
#33
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Egypt BomberMan_
I am saying both are bad invites no matter if its just 1 of them or both of them
2022-03-18 16:08
3 replies
1 is worse then the other. On every level. Better team, higher ranking, drawing crowd.
2022-03-18 16:10
2 replies
#46
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Egypt BomberMan_
Both are old legends of the game. Maybe the difference isn’t as big as we would believe. Also, I assume you can qualify to the event so there are chances there. Anyways on paper assuming this is more of a t1.5 event both would realistically place last or 5-6th (irrelevant).
2022-03-18 16:12
1 reply
The 3 teams announced, Dig can beat all 3 of them.. Heacy favorites vs 1. No issues in beating fnatic. Heroic would be an upset but not a surprising one.
2022-03-18 16:14
Dignitas > Imperial.
2022-03-18 16:08
5 replies
#39
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Egypt BomberMan_
Top 70 vs top 40. Still DIG would probably be last if top 25+ teams attend
2022-03-18 16:09
4 replies
They farmed points in BR. In EU Imperial would be #100+
2022-03-18 16:12
For what reason do you play down their rank? You dont like them is that it..
2022-03-18 16:12
2 replies
#53
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Egypt BomberMan_
Inconsistency. They have some big wins and scalps, but at the same time they fail horribly against teams they should comfortable beat.
2022-03-18 16:13
1 reply
Every team is "inconsistent" now. That word barely carries meaning anymore. Especially in the T2 scene. Look at top30 to top18. All inconsistent, Dig beat those teams daily, aswell as lose. Realistic rank is 18, at lowest 21. All teams below that are worse then Dig.
2022-03-18 16:18
+1 They really invited Imperial over Dignitas with GOAT f0rest
2022-03-18 16:07
#28
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Denmark nunz1o
They probably bought the slot. Money makes the rules
2022-03-18 16:07
1 reply
Are you stupid or what? They want views and imperial ez 200k Yeah, Imperial probably will finish in last place, but they were invited because of br community. “Bought the slot”… idiot
2022-03-18 19:27
#74
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Portugal Davdio
They got invited because of views.. Just for that.
2022-03-18 16:52
#86
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Brazil jzeni
They want viewership so they invited Imperial EZ 200K+ on gaules
2022-03-18 18:24
5 replies
They get more people in the door by inviting dignitas to a Swedish event. Are you coming to support imperial? Didnt think so.
2022-03-18 18:36
4 replies
#89
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Brazil jzeni
+1 they should have invited NIP
2022-03-18 18:37
1 reply
Most likely did. Either they turned it down, or they will invite them soon.
2022-03-18 18:47
Sponsors paycheck > people in door And the event is just for 7,500 people, will sold out anyway
2022-03-18 19:28
1 reply
Pointless. They have sponsors for the event, the sponsors arent going to pay them extra afterwards if the event has good views..
2022-03-18 19:44
First ever scripted lan event?
2022-03-18 16:05
#15
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France marponche
Imperial deserved spot KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2022-03-18 16:05
#16
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Brazil Yung_Leann
NICE
2022-03-18 16:05
#17
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Poland msfalif404
1WIN pls omg
2022-03-18 16:05
#18
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Germany CEO_OF_322
Imperial lmao
2022-03-18 16:05
LUL BOTROIC IN TIER 2 EVENTS AS USUAL
2022-03-18 16:05
#21
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Egypt BomberMan_
Finally t1.5-2 LANs are back
2022-03-18 16:06
Imperial invite is questionable considering the fact that theres at least over 30 teams which deserve the invite more, but I dont even care because they're gonna be fun to watch (and tbh probably will be the only memorable thing about this entire tournament)
2022-03-18 16:07
1 reply
It is quite obvious that aside from being a wildcard spot, they will bring a lot of views on their stream + partners. Also, I see this event is 3 days right after IEM Dallas, so it might be the case that they don't have many teams to invite.
2022-03-18 16:17
Heroic and tier 3 teams
2022-03-18 16:07
SKANE KEKW
2022-03-18 16:07
8 replies
7 replies
I am not a Swede
2022-03-18 16:39
6 replies
Thats a famous musician from Skåne :)
2022-03-18 16:43
5 replies
Isn't SKANE the worst part of sweden
2022-03-18 17:02
4 replies
Depends how you look at it. Malmö is famous for being the nr1 crime city in Sweden. But in the past 2 years its been very quiet from them compared to before. But Skåne is so much more, there are many small cute towns and medium sized cities. It looks different from the rest of Sweden, its mostly flat and lots of fields + beaches just like Denmark. When you go up north in Sweden the nature completely changes.
2022-03-18 17:19
#83
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Sweden MAJE5TIC
Wtf worst part, who told you this?
2022-03-18 18:02
2 replies
Idk, I remember my relative saying that people from certain parts of Sweden are not practically not Swedish.Maybe it was the Northern regions?
2022-03-18 19:13
1 reply
#117
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Sweden MAJE5TIC
its kinda like #79 said Malmö is known for being a crime center in Sweden but swedes from other parts of Sweden like to joke about Skåne and say its shitty and danish etc but I think Skåne is really nice, its close to denmark and a boat trip away from germany and poland plus the nature is great so idk. The Northen regions are also very beutiful in their own way but a lot more isolated
2022-03-18 21:48
Maybe they run Open Quals in Na Eu and Asia with 5 invites MAYBE
2022-03-18 16:09
1 reply
Yeah. +TYLOO +IHC
2022-03-18 16:12
First 16-0 for imperial, nice
2022-03-18 16:09
WOW
2022-03-18 16:10
5head move from Pinnacle tbh... If Lan in Sweden, and u wanna make a profit at least in terms of viewership, u invite the teams with most fans that would most likely have the free time to grind a t2-esque tournament. Heroic = close danish fans might attend + (controversial excheater team that has lots of haters tuning in to shit on them = more viewers) Fnatic = (og cs staple for swedes that wanna have nostalgia, only to attend tourney and see 0 swedes playing) Imperial = ez online viewer farm from brazil kekw
2022-03-18 16:10
Bluejays invite next
2022-03-18 16:10
2 replies
>LAN >airlya
2022-03-18 16:13
+1
2022-03-18 18:49
Lan Sweet Lan then Pinncup LAN I like this!
2022-03-18 16:12
1 reply
SAME! good for tier 1.5/2 scene
2022-03-18 16:16
ez for jordi "fnx" polla
2022-03-18 16:12
Fallen, Fer and Fnx back on LAN. Pog. And when The Last Dance presented the project for NA and Eu org, they said the project was flop. 200k viewers in a SA Blast Qualifier, already got us a LAN invite.
2022-03-18 16:13
3 replies
They meant flop in terms of achievements. Which is true.
2022-03-18 17:00
2 replies
Only few teams are able to really win tournaments in Tier 1... if Imperial qualify to Major, that "project was flop" statement would be prove wrong. Stickers + Viewership is pretty much what make investing in CS:GO sustainable
2022-03-18 18:53
Of course not. Furia got first place in group stage in EPL and at most could only get 100k of viewers.
2022-03-20 22:23
#51
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Czech Republic MatyVlaky
they invited Imperial holy fuck there is like 50 better proven teams that they could have invited and they chose Imperial just for the money
2022-03-18 16:13
1 reply
#95
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Brazil Frez7y
they got a place to rmr , most of this "50" better teams wont.
2022-03-18 19:12
#58
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Brazil davidthall
imperial invited OMEGALUL
2022-03-18 16:16
1 reply
come to Sweden
2022-03-18 16:37
I hope dignitas gets invited.
2022-03-18 16:19
BRAZIL JOKE team again loss from 15-5? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2022-03-18 16:20
get EF too. guaranteed +20k turkish viewers
2022-03-18 16:21
NIIIIIICE
2022-03-18 16:21
#66
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Estonia chaNcexdd
Very good that Pinnacle is investing in to Counter-Strike. Love it. The more the better.
2022-03-18 16:25
yeah Pinnacle 322 tournament
2022-03-18 16:30
easy for heroic
2022-03-18 16:32
#70
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Norway Snaids
Fuck yes can't wait to count total imperial rounds on one hand
2022-03-18 16:37
ez for fallen
2022-03-18 16:54
#77
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Brazil hugoooo
PINNACLE want dem 200k viewers ye? Smart invite
2022-03-18 17:02
lan in sweden, no swedish teams invited omegalol
2022-03-18 17:32
IMPERIAL LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
2022-03-18 18:26
Invite Bluejays, k23, skade... All of delusionals are crying that they are cheating soo I think it's time to invite them on LAN! :D
2022-03-18 18:50
7 replies
And Ecstatic sorry* :D
2022-03-18 18:50
6 replies
Yes invite ecstatic pls!!!!!!
2022-03-18 20:12
5 replies
bluejays too, too many kids crying about them! :D
2022-03-18 20:16
4 replies
bluejays fucking useless
2022-03-18 20:54
3 replies
HAHAHAH, please tell me more jokes!
2022-03-18 21:04
2 replies
losing to 00nation on their best map :D
2022-03-18 21:19
1 reply
Happens? They played with stand in soo they again destroyed them on the other 2 maps not even close.
2022-03-18 21:30
#106
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United States cybonics
Invite coL pls
2022-03-18 20:43
i think they should to invite a sweedish team, but i will like to see imperial in LAN
2022-03-18 21:41
1 reply
Hellslayers will be invited and win it.
2022-03-19 00:32
Sparbanken Skåne Arena lol.
2022-03-19 00:31
#121
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Brazil Tieta
Fantasy pls
2022-03-19 02:00
#122
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Sweden Shraggy
Thats my town holy shit! Never ever thought this would happen, 100% getting tickets
2022-03-19 08:25
3 replies
Same dude, was so shocked to see it was in Lund
2022-03-19 08:35
1 reply
#128
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Sweden Shraggy
Haha exactly, just read the news and im already so fckin hyped
2022-03-19 08:45
#127
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Sweden Shraggy
Getting a whole fucking row for the bois n gon almost die from the förkrök, no shitty crowd this event we gon make sure of that
2022-03-19 08:39
#126
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France Diodele
finally LAN from them tired of 322 threads after every game on the pinnacle
2022-03-19 08:36
Imperial -> easy 150k viewers lol
2022-03-19 10:58
Wow that's a lot
2022-03-20 10:58
#137
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Brazil ImReverx
ez4imperial chora gringada fã de time tier 3
2022-03-22 21:50
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