Astralis, NIP headline Roobet Cup 2023 invite list
Eight of the 16 rosters that will compete at the $250,000 online tournament have been announced.
Relog Media has announced eight invites for the second Roobet Cup, which will start on October 25. The online tournament will feature 16 directly invited teams in total from all around the world.
Astralis and Ninjas in Pyjamas headline the invite list as the only top-10 teams announced so far. The European duo is joined by three top-twenty teams in Virtus.pro, fnatic, and 9INE, while Roobet Cup 2022 champions BIG complete the European contingent in the first batch of invites.
FURIA and 9z are the two invited teams that do not hail from Europe. The South American teams are both currently in Malta to attend ESL Pro League S18, and 9z stand out as the only team outside the top 30 to secure an invite.
Roobet Cup 2023 will kick off with a GSL group stage, where the 16 teams will be split across four groups to battle for playoff spots. The top two teams from each group will then advance to the single-elimination playoffs to decide the ultimate winner.
The team list for Roobet Cup 2023 is as follows: