The Champions of Champions Tour (CCT), a new collaborative CS:GO ecosystem featuring the likes of GRID Esports, Fantasy Expo and FACEIT, has revealed its 2022-2024 schedule.
The 18-month-long tour, taking place between August 2022 and January 2024, features seven regions (South America, North America, West Europe, South Europe, Central Europe, East Europe and North Europe) competing in regional and international formats.
First up, the regions will compete in the Online Series, which consists of regional open qualifiers, play-ins, a group stage and playoffs. After four Online Series events, the region will enter CCT’s Studio Finals stage.
According to a release, these competitions will consist of the best teams from the respective regions’ Online Series, as well as ‘international teams’.
Regions that have eight Online Series within the tour will compete in two Studio Finals after each set of four. The regions with eight Online Series are South America, Central Europe, Northern Europe and North America. CCT’s Studio Finals are set to take place between February 2023 and December 2023.
The final stage of the Tour is the Global Finals, which will see the victors of each region race for a $500,000 (~£420,000) prize pool.
Scheduled to commence in January 2024, the finals are expected to be played in front of a crowd. Nevertheless, exact details — including the event’s location — have not been revealed.
Despite not yet officially commencing, the CCT has secured two commercial partners for the event, teaming up with CS:GO skin marketplace BitSkins and Interactive broadcast solutions provider Streamcards. Earlier this month, the tour also opened a call for regional CS:GO leagues to collaborate with the event.
Fabian Logemann, Head of Tournament Services at GRID Esports, commented: “The CCT was created to enrich the CS:GO ecosystem and create opportunities for upcoming talents, tournament organisers and brands.
“At the heart of the Tour are the individual regions operated by our regional partners, offering an engaging experience for fans, players, and teams alike. We’re excited to see all CCT participants across the regions and tiers competing together.”