Following the success of the first edition of the Pinnacle Cup this March, Pinnacle Cup II will become the latest in the series – held between 28 June and 16 July 2021.
The sequel will see top-tier CS:GO teams from around the world battle it out once again for a share of the $100,000 prize pool.
Pinnacle will continue working with data partner GRID for this edition, as well as production partner Relog Media, who will help to deliver a world-class viewing experience.
As with the first edition, there will be an initial group stage for qualifiers before a selection of invited teams enter in the second, Swiss format group stage.
All action will be streamed on the TEBtv Twitch channel, with the group stages featuring the likes of Sharks, Tricked, and VP.Prodigy, before further teams including ENCE, Entropiq, MIBR and previous finalists HAVU join at the Swiss stage.
Successful teams will then progress to the knockout-stage where a further four invited teams will join the competition.
Pinnacle will guarantee best-priced odds across all pre-match and in-play betting markets, continuing on their promise to offer customers unrivalled value in the market, with early prices already live for the qualifying rounds of the event.
Paris Smith, CEO at Pinnacle, said: “We’re excited to announce a second Pinnacle Cup CS:GO event, following the success of our inaugural tournament in the spring.
“This success is testament to the tireless efforts of the team, and our partners, in creating an unrivalled fan experience that strengthens Pinnacle’s relationship with the esports community.
“Our commitment to the Pinnacle Cup II further showcases our ambition to scale our value proposition through our products and the streaming of the tournament in collaboration with GRID and Relog Media.”
Pinnacle CMO Ben Cove added: “The first half of 2021 has been significant in the life of Pinnacle and our esports offering. We knew Pinnacle would deliver the very best esports odds, but could we branch out to create our own esports tournament and genuinely resonate with the audience?
“The first Pinnacle Cup CS:GO tournament proved this concept and exceeded any expectations we had going into it. Now, we build for scale and longevity, with Pinnacle Cup II in June and July, and we have already begun planning a rollout strategy for further events encompassing more content, competitions, fan experiences, and player engagement on additional digital and LAN platforms.
“We are delighted to be teaming up with Trustly once again as our core event sponsor. Trustly’s passion for esports, particularly CS:GO, has been evident throughout the process, and we’re looking forward to joining forces with them once more to deliver a truly world class event.”
In addition to the Pinnacle Cup and Pinnacle Cup II for CS:GO teams, Pinnacle has also held another version of the event featuring leading Dota 2 teams including Viking.gg, Spirit, Hellbear Smashers and Extremum – also supported by Relog Media and Trustly.