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CROSSFIRE: The CFS 2017 Grand Finals will take place this Sunday!

p>Berlin, November 27th, 2017. Smilegate Europe has officially revealed details of the world championship for its FPS game CROSSFIRE, the ‘CROSSFIRE STARS 2017 Grand Finals (CFS 2017)’. The tournament will run from November 30th through December 3rd in the city of Xi’an, China.

There will be a total of 12 teams coming from the regional qualifiers, the CFS 2017 National Finals, which takes place in 11 different regions around the world. The winners will gather at Xi’an Gymnasium to battle for the world championship. Europe will be represented by Flipsid3 Tactics – the winner of European Finals that happened during Gamescom 2017.

This year the CFS Grand Final has been extended by one day to allow the accommodation of all matches in one stage. Over the four days, the teams will compete in a double-elimination Group Stage and 8 teams will advance to the Tournament Stage in a single-elimination bracket.

A significantly expanded prize pool is another notable change compared to previous tournaments: This year’s CFS 2017 GF will include a base prize pool of USD 400,000 + an extra USD 450,000 prize pool contributed as eSports fund by Chinese users, making the total CFS 2017 prize pool, regional qualifiers included, a sizable USD 1,050,000.

The broadcast will be available in English, Chinese, Portuguese and Vietnamese via different channels. The English stream will be available here.

This will be the 6th edition of the CFS, the most prestigious eSports event in CROSSFIRE.

CROSSFIRE is one of the most played online FPS games in the world, with over 8 million active users and 650 million registered players. Last year’s CFS 2016 Grand Finals reached a viewership of 25 million people.

CROSSFIRE eSports director Brady Yeo stated that “CROSSFIRE eSports is growing bigger and bigger each year, expanding eSports contents worldwide. We will make sure to bring CROSSFIRE fans a great CFS Grand Finals this year as well.”

More information on the CFS 2017 can be found through the official CROSSFIRE eSports website (www.crossfirestars.com ).

The latest information about Smilegate Europe can be found here: https://smilegate-global.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 $500,000.

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 eSports 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 F2PPlatform:Windows PC


KR: May 3, 2007

NA: January 30, 2009

EU: August 31, 2011

Language:EN / DEWebsite:http://crossfire.gamerage.com

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