Esports tournament organiser Relog Media and online casino platform Roobet have announced the second edition of the Roobet Cup.
The event will see 16 teams competing for a share of $250,000 (~£196,707) in prize money.
The tournament, set to run from October 25th – November 2nd, will feature the likes of Ninjas in Pyjamas, Astralis, FURIA and 2022 Roobet Cup champions Berlin International Gaming (BIG). Teams will be split into four groups of four, with the top two qualifying for the Playoffs.
Relog Media is no stranger to hosting CS:GO tournaments. In April 2021, the organiser announced the Home Sweet Home Masters. The tournament also included a $250,000 prize pool and a collaboration with esports data platform GRID.
In addition to announcing the Roobet Cup, the casino platform previously unveiled the Roobet Arena, a CS:GO tournament platform that allows amateur players to compete for prizes.
According to a release, the 2022 Roobet Cup accumulated over 1m global viewers in addition to 94m minutes watched.
Despite the perceived success of the CS:GO tournament series, the casino platform has had its share of controversy. In May 2022, Astralis terminated its Roobet partnership after the organisation revealed it hadn’t performed due diligence around ‘local legal matters”. Moreover, the casino platform is currently prohibited to be streamed on Twitch, according to its community guidelines.
Anthony Brennan, Co-founder and Head of Partnerships at Roobet, spoke on the news: “Roobet invests in players at every level, from pro teams to casual, because we want to give everyone the opportunity to have successful careers doing what they love.
“Roobet met playing games, and we get excited every time we find a new way to give back to the online community.”