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CROSSFIRE: European Finals at gamescom 2017

Berlin, August 9th, 2017. Held for the first time by Smilegate Europe, the CROSSFIRE European Tournament finals are to take place over the course of gamescom 2017. The CFS European Finals will comprise semifinals and finals played in Cologne, Germany on August 24th at the ESL Arena in Hall 9 and are being organized together by Smilegate and ESL.

Impressions from the CFGI in Shanghai, August 5th, 2017.

Following the qualifiers, the group stage, and the first stage of the playoffs, four of the top teams from Europe - FlipSid3 Tactics, Serenity Sports, PENTA Sports, and Exotic Esports - will compete to claim the winner’s prize of €10,000 and a slot in the CFS Grand Finals in China.

There will be two semifinals in which each team will play a best-of-three round robin format. The winning teams will go on to play in the best-of-five Grand Final while the losing teams compete for 3rd place.


Time: 24 August 2017, whole day
Location: gamescom Cologne, ESL Arena „Alternate Stage“ (Hall 9)
Distribution of gamescom European Finals prize money:
1st Place: € 10,000 and a slot for the CFS Grand Finals in China
2nd Place: € 6,500
3rd Place: € 2,500
4th Place: € 1,000
Semi Final #1 FlipSid3 Tactics vs. Serenity Sports
Semi Final #2 Exotic Esports vs. PENTA Sports
Match for 3rd Loser Semi Final #1 vs. Loser Semi Final #2
Grand Final Winner Semi Final #1 vs. Winner Semi Final #2
The matches will be broadcast in English via the official CROSSFIRE (CFS)

Twitch channel

Smilegate has been hosting global CROSSFIRE tournaments since 2013. Last March, CROSSFIRE participated in the CROSSFIRE IEM Expo Invitational in Katowice, Poland. Last week, Smilegate hosted another edition of CFS INVITATIONAL in Shanghai, China where two German teams - Flipsid3 Tactics and PENTA Sports - were representing Europe, fighting against the best teams from Brazil, Vietnam, China, and the Philippines. Shortly after the CFS European Finals, PENTA Sports will go back to China to continue playing in the CFPL as a representative of Europe and this coming October, Smilegate will host another edition of CFS INVITATIONAL in Vietnam.

For more information on CFGI and CROSSFIRE eSports, please visit the official CFS website 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, 2007

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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