The 2018 Copenhagen Games has announced that it’ll once again feature a CS:GO tournament, this time with a $100,000 (£70,822) prize pool.
Broadband and television provider Waoo has come in as the main tournament sponsor. The announcement on the site stated the following: “With the new prize pool, we hope to secure top-tier invites for this year’s tournament so that we may give our audiences, world-wide as well as in-house, the best possible experience. At Bella Center Copenhagen, we’re expanding our streaming setup, our stage setup and our pro team lineup.”
The Owner and CEO of Copenhagen Games, Zahid Butt noted: “Waoo has been a significant name in the world of esport for a while now which is why I’m so happy they decided to sign on as the main sponsor of Copenhagen Games 2018. Lightning fast, fibre optic broadband ensures optimal conditions for an event such as ours and no one does that better than Waoo.”
It’s a big win for the Copenhagen Games, which has been running since 2010, to get Waoo in as the main tournament sponsor. The company is well known in its native Denmark. They’re far from new to esports sponsorships and involvement however; back in 2016 they launched a dedicated esports channel, they’ve sponsored the team Tricked and run leagues too. They also added Pixel.tv to their channel offering more recently; this focuses on esports and gaming more broadly.
Waoo CEO Jørgen Stensgaard said of the partnership: “Esport has long been a special focus area for us and so we’re very happy to support Copenhagen Games, one of the largest, most well-established events in Denmark. Our fibre optic broadband product is already a perfect match for esports, but we’re also seeing esport move into the entertainment universe with a stronger and wider appeal than ever before. Esport is evolving into a solid TV product which interests more and more of our customers and when our customers ask for a quality product, we’re happy to deliver.”
The Copenhagen Games has also confirmed that FIFA 18 will play a role at the event’s new venue come late March.
Esports Insider says: Nice to see Waoo committing in a significant way to a local event which has flourished over the past few years. With the BLAST Pro Series, run by Copenhagen locals RFRSH, this week announcing a CS:GO event in Istanbul, it’s a great few days for Danish CS.