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CROSSFIRE 2017 Global Invitational - Registration for European Qualifier opens June 9th

The top teams of Europe, China, Brazil, Vietnam and the Philippines will be invited to the Global Invitational in Shanghai to play for a 200,000 USD prize pool

Smilegate Press Release, June 8th 2017 Online Version

Berlin, Germany, June 8th, 2017.  On June 9th, the registration for the European qualifier for the CROSSFIRE 2017 Global Invitational will open. The offline tournament from Smilegate’s globally successful first-person shooter will take place in Shanghai, China in August 2017. Current National Champion Flipsid3 Tactics has already qualified as the first European representative.

To participate in the EU qualifier, further European teams can now register on www.eucrossfire.com .

With more than 8 million players around the world, CROSSFIRE is one of the most successful esports titles currently operating. Even after a decade since its release, CROSSFIRE is still playing in the big leagues: just in March, the statistical company SUPERDATA published an overview in which CROSSFIRE hit second place amongst the top grossing PC titles.

European Teams Are About to Fight Their Way to Shanghai

Starting in the middle of June, the European qualifier begins with two preliminaries before culminating in a Final on June 24th. The last team standing in Europe will be invited to the CROSSFIRE 2017 Global Invitational, due to take place in Shanghai, China starting on August 1st.

EU Qualifier Date & Location Livestream
Preliminary I June 16th,


Preliminary II June 19th,


Final June 24th,






June 25th,



As an added bonus, this team will have the chance to play against Flipsid3 Tactics on June 25th, with the winner claiming a slot in China’s biggest esports league, the CROSSFIRE PRO LEAGUE (CFPL). The CFPL Season 11 is going to be the most international esports competition in China with teams from all over the world set to take part.

Four-day Offline Final in China

The CROSSFIRE 2017 Global Invitational is organized by Smilegate and Tencent. There, both qualified European teams will meet their rivals from the other four regions (China, Brazil, the Philippines, and Vietnam). In front of a live audience, they will play for the prize pool of 200,000 USD, which will be divided between the first four places.


Global Invitational Date & Location Livestream
Group Stage & 


August 1st - 3rd,

Taicang, Suzhou

Grand Final August 5th,


For further information regarding CFGI and further tournaments of CROSSFIRE STARS please visit http://www.crossfirestars.com



CROSSFIRE STARS (CFS) is a global esports league where players from 80 countries compete for the championship title. Regional champions will be selected through CFS National Finals and compete against each other in the CFS Grand Finals, with the winner obtaining the title of CROSSFIRE World Champion and getting to enjoy both the honor and prize of $200,000.

Visit the official CFS 2017 website for more information.

About Smilegate Entertainment

Smilegate Entertainment is the developer of CROSSFIRE. Since its foundation in 2001, it’s been developing online games in various genres such as FPS, MMORPG, and action based on the service expertise acquired from CROSSFIRE.

Smilegate Entertainment has diversified its operations through publishing and investing in various online entertainment contents and is quickly positioning itself as a global leader in the industry with local presence including America, China, and South East Asia. More information can be found at . Smilegate’s official site.

About Crossfire

CROSSFIRE is a high quality Free-to-Play shooter with massive content and low system requirements. It is one of the most played FPS games worldwide, with over 8 million players.

CROSSFIRE offers excellent fast-paced quality gameplay that players can enjoy casually with various fun game modes, or at a competition level thanks to ranked matches and many eSport events.

CROSSFIRE holds the title of most popular online game in multiple regions and was recently featured in Forbes Magazine as the “Top Earning Free-to-Play Game” in 2013.

CROSSFIRE has proven to the world that it is no longer just a game but a global phenomenon.


1. Immersive Combat

Fast-paced gameplay invites players to lose themselves in hectic, high-octane battlegrounds.

2. Diverse Weaponry

Fully tested and approved by many famous FPS clans around the world, the diverse arsenal of weapons currently numbers over 400.

3. Characters (feat. Spec Ops units)

CROSSFIRE features Spec Ops units that exist in real life but also includes unique Spec Ops forces that exist only within the game’s lore.

4. Various Modes and Maps

In addition to classic modes like Team Deathmatch, Search & Destroy (Bomb defuse), and Free-For-All, players can also try the numerous original PvP and PvE modes like Hero, Predator or Biohazard.

5. Achievements and Milestones

For the engagement and motivation of its players, CROSSFIRE offers achievements and displays various stats including First Kill, Last Kill, Revenge, Ace, MVP, etc.

Key facts about the game

Genre: FPS Multiplayer F2P Platform: Windows PC
Developer: Smilegate Publisher: Smilegate


KR: May 3,007

NA: January 30, 2009

EU: August 31, 2011

Language: EN / DE Website: http://crossfire.gamerage.com


Press Contacts

Joanna Brych

Senior PR Manager


Smilegate Games GmbH

Bergmannstr. 72

10961 Berlin

Christina Kaiser

PR Manager


Freaks 4U Gaming GmbH

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