16 CS:GO players at the top of their game will travel to Bucharest on May 13-14 to compete in the HTC 2v2 Invitational by PGL.
Following the highly successful 1v1 Invitational from last year, HTC and PGL are teaming up once again for the HTC 2v2 Invitational by PGL event. This time around, the action and star power will be doubled, with eight of the best player duos being pitted against each other in an all out brawl for the lion’s share of the $50,000 prize pool.
You can follow all the action, laughs and excitement on twitch.tv/htc throughout the May 13-14 weekend.
Prize pool breakdown
1st place: $20,000
2nd place: $10,000
3rd-4th place: $5,000
5th-8th place: $2,500
Henry “HenryG” Greer and Matthew “Sadokist” Trivett will be back for seconds, along with Pala “Mantrousse” Gilroy Sen. Joining them will be Chad “SpunJ” Burchill, marking the first time the former Australian pro will visit the PGL studios.
The HTC 2v2 Invitational will also include virtual reality showdowns, thanks to the HTC Vive technology.
The HTC Vive is the world's most immersive virtual reality solution in the market, and it's only getting better. With the new Vive Tracker, developers will be able to design a pair of gloves to play musical instruments and rock climb, or to-scale model weaponry for a more complete experience. The Vive Tracker creates a wireless and seamless connection between your attached tools and the Vive system.
If you want to be the first to find out who will be joining this CS:GO show, be sure to follow the PGL and HTC community pages!
Founded in 2002, PGL handles event organization, studio and video production, as well as TV and online streaming for international esports tournaments. Our success rides on our commitment of highlighting the beauty of competitive gaming and bringing innovation to the biggest esports franchises through production features.
Throughout the years we have produced hundreds of esports tournaments, through which we have reached millions of fans from around the world. Our production features have revolutionized the viewing experience for the CS:GO and Dota 2 scenes, while other events have nurtured a competitive environment for the Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm scenes.
HTC brings brilliance to life through leading innovation in smart mobile device and experience design. Beginning with a vision to put a personal computer in the palm of our customers’ hands, we have led the way in the evolution from the palm PC, to smartphones, and now virtual reality.
The Pursuit of Brilliance is at the heart of everything we do, inspiring best-in-class design and game-changing experiences for consumers around the world. At HTC, the Pursuit of Brilliance is the impulse to create, to venture into the unknown with an unwavering dedication to bring innovative design to life. It pushes us everyday to re-imagine new ways to connect the world, our consumers, and their pursuits in ways never before thought possible.
This Pursuit has brought HTC into the esports foray, where we have been a pioneer in creating unique and quality content to engage the different communities. Just like with tech, we aim to innovate in esports and break every barrier to foster growth within the industry.