Galaxy Group and UltraPlay recently announced the VitalBet Balkan Pro League as well as the teams that will feature and the format of the tournament.
The CSGO tournament features eight regional teams that will fight it out for the $5000 (£4000) prize pool. This is the first of many Balkan and International tournaments which will be organised by the UltraPlay esports talent academy. It got underway on November 1st and BPro are currently leading the pack, though Outlaws, the teamed formed by UltraPlay, and Nexus are close behind and tied on points.
Victor Rosenfeld Director of Marketing at VitalBet told Esports Insider: “We are glad to be involved so close with a tournament of such kind. CS:GO is the most popular game in the region and the competing teams will definitely provide high quality matches. The LAN tournament will be held in Sofia where 4 teams will compete for the $5,000 prize pool.”
The tournament started with a double round-robin best-of-one format, using the ‘home & away system’. The four best teams from the regular season will go to UltraPlay’s headquarters in Sofia, Bulgaria to compete in the double-elimination best-of-three playoffs on December 3-4.
All tournament matches will be streamed on twitch.tv/ultraplaylive, as well as at facebook.com/VitalBetMP.
The VitalBet Balkan Pro League table (which you can keep tabs on thanks to the great team at HLTV) as it stands is as follows…
- Bpro – 9
2.Nexus – 9
3. Outlaws.gg – 9
4. Pixel – 6
5. Revolte – 6
6. Dark Passage – 3
7. iNation – 3
8. Guerilla Method – 3
9. Brewtopia – 0
The prize pool will be distributed amongst the LAN finalists with $2500 going to the winner, $1500 to second place, $750 for third and $250 for fourth.
The tournament started on the 1st November and already faces huge popularity amongst Balkan fans and international community. The fight is tight and we expect a lot of tension and a good game from all participants and teams.
Esports Insider says: It’s good to see companies involved in the betting sector getting behind and supporting grassroots CSGO in the Balkans by creating competitions and contributing prize pools. The scene as a whole should benefit in a big way.