On Gfinity’s third go around, they are pulling out all of the stops for GIII. The Gfinity organization has done wonders for the European Call of Duty scene. They host their own GFinity 2k Series’ which are modeled after the North American version of the same online tournament. They have also hosted two successful GFinity events for the past two years. GIII is shaping up to be the biggest European gaming event of the year, and is looking to be on the same level as some of the marquee North American events. For one, it will be hosted at the Copperbox Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. The venue is suited to fit a maximum capacity of 7,000 people. Additionally, GIII will include more eSports titles than just Call of Duty: Ghosts. Gfinity is yet another indication of the rise of competitive gaming and eSports.
The latest news out of Gfinity is that TCM Gaming and Team EnVyUs have been invited to attend GIII. TCM Gaming is known as one of the strongest European teams for Call of Duty. MarkyB and company had a sub-par showing at the Call of Duty Championship placing just outside of the top eight. After parting ways with MadCat and the departure of Flux, TCM has added Peatie as their indefinite fourth. Expect this new European roster to put forth a strong effort to overshadow their underwhelming performance at the Call of Duty Championship.
Also announced for GIII is the first North American team to be added to the event’s lineup. That team is none other than Team EnVyUs, who are regarded as the second best team in the world. Led by Merk, the team of Rambo, Studyy, and Nameless made a miraculous run through the losers bracket going 15-1 in their map count at the Call of Duty Championship. They came up short in Grand Finals against Complexity, and ultimately finished in second place. During the roster madness prior to the the MLG Pro League Season Two roster lock, EnVyUs dropped Rambo from their roster and added Parasite despite their performance at the COD Championship. The addition of Parasite was criticized heavily by fans, but EnVyUs has yet to lose a set in Season Two of the Pro League.
Team EnVyUs and TCM Gaming join Epsilon and Vitality Rises as the first four teams announced for GIII. Teams will be competing for a total prize pool for $55,000 dollars.
Stay tuned to Make Plays, Not Excuses for more announcements regarding the GIII event in London, which will take place on August 2nd and 3rd.
Source – GFinity
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