G3 SETS THE STAGE FOR A GAMING REVOLUTION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday 7 th August, London: Gfinity, the UK’s leading eSports and online gaming company, have smashed viewing and attendance records for their eSports tournaments with this years G3. Over 4000 fans attended the tournament itself to soak in the electric atmosphere whilst just over eight million people streamed the event via Twitch TV, MLG.tv and Gfinity’s own channels. Held last weekend at the iconic Olympic venue, The Copper Box in London, G3 saw over 50 of the world’s best professional gaming teams and players participate in two days worth of nail biting, edge of the seat, elite gaming action. Winners of the grand finals for Call of Duty: Ghosts, Counterstrike: GO, Starcraft II and FIFA 14 each went on to claim their share of the $140,000 prize pot.
The Call of Duty: Ghosts tournament was packed to capacity for each of the games played, with UK team Epsilon missing out to visiting US team Envyus in a classic final for the $30,000 winnings. Patrick Brix Bjerg aka Liquid Bunny (DEN) clinched the $15,000 prize in a tense Starcraft II match, making him the first European Tier 2 WCS champion. Counterstrike: GO raked in over 4 million viewers online throughout the weekend and saw the Polish team Virtuous Pro continue their unbeaten run of wins to take the $20,000 from Team Dignitas. Finally, 17yr old Vincent Hoffmann aka Epsilon Vinch (FRA) who clinched the $7,500 winnings from team mate Epsilon Brian in the first ever FIFA eSports tournament to be held by Gfinity.
“Esports is showing staggering growth for both participants and viewers and Gfinity’s website alone has seen a significant number of people competing at all levels” commented Neville Upton, CEO, Gfinity Ltd. “Our last event, G2, attracted 2.8 million viewers, G3 reached over eight million people online and we are confident our next event will be even higher and eclipse the viewing figures of most major sporting events.”
Gfinity plan to run a number of online and LAN eSports events over the next 12 months and are constantly engaging with the community in an effort to ensure their feedback is incorporated for all future events.
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Formed by gamers and with the backing of successful investors, Gfinity was created to help push eSports within the UK to a professional level, to raise awareness and to provide and arena for games to showcase their talent. Gfinity was launched as a company in early 2013 and plans were immediately set in motion to deliver an event unlike any that had been seen in European eSports before it.