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FACEIT and PGL Hosting the PGL Americas Minor

Championship at the Santa Ana Esports Arena June 8-11

Cloud9, Immortals, Misfits, CLG and Other Top Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Teams  to Compete for $50K Prize Pool and Final Two Spots in the PGL Major Offline Qualifier

SANTA ANA, Calif., June 1, 2017 - FACEIT, the premier online competitive gaming platform, has partnered with PGL, the host of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major, to bring the PGL Americas Minor Championship to the Santa Ana Esports Arena from June 8-11. Eight of North and South America’s best CS:GO teams will descend on Southern California to battle it out for a prize pool of $50K USD and a spot in the upcoming PGL Major Offline Qualifier in Kraków, Poland later this month.  

Beyond the list of superstar teams competing in the Americas Minor will be an all-star cast of hosts and shoutcasters to bring all the action to fans live via PGL’s official Twitch channel: www.twitch.tv/pgl . Casting the exciting matches will be none other than CS:GO legend Anders “Anders” Blume, along with Henry “HenryG” Greer and Matthew “Sadokist” Trivett. Expert analysts Chad “SPUNJ” Burchill and Jason “Moses” O’Toole will add their key insights, and James Duffield will serve as host for the entire event.

The teams competing for the two Americas spots in the upcoming PGL Major Offline Qualifier, and a piece of the $50K USD prize pool include:

·        Cloud9

·        Immortals

·        Counter Logic Gaming

·        Complexity Gaming

·        Luminosity Gaming

·        Misfits

·        NRG Esports

·        paiN gaming

Fans can get tickets for the upcoming PGL FACEIT Americas Minor Championship for starting at $15 at: https://www.tixr.com/groups/esportsarenaoc/events/csgo-minor-5768 . Fans attending the event will have the rare opportunity to meet teams, get autographs and merchandise courtesy of FACEIT.

For more information on the upcoming PGL Americas Minor Championship, or the upcoming PGL Major in Kraków, Poland, visit http://major.pglesports.com.

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About FACEIT:

FACEIT is the leading competitive platform for online multiplayer games, with more than 6.5  million users logging in a total of over 12 million online game sessions each month. FACEIT allows players to easily play in tournaments and leagues for virtual and real-world prizes through automated tournament management and matchmaking technology. For developers, FACEIT’s advanced software development kit (SDK) allows game creators to easily integrate user-friendly matchmaking and tournaments into their titles to allow gamers to take part in competitive online games at all skill levels. Esports organizers, players and communities use FACEIT to create and manage online competitions. For more information on FACEIT, please visit www.faceit.com .

About PGL:

Since 2002, PGL has been running offline events and producing esports related content for national and international audiences. PGL hosts its own quality esports tournaments, for games such as: CS:GO, Dota 2, League of Legends, Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm.

Most of PGL’s content is backed by offline events, with attendances ranging from 1,000 visitors/event in cinemas, to over 25,000 people/event in big arenas around the globe (ex: Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Baku, Jönkoping, Manila).

In 2015 PGL introduced the world to its own unique brand of CS:GO quality production, through the PGL CS:GO Championship Series Kick-off Season and PGL Season 1, two international competitions, each with 110.000 prize pool. That same year, the PGL crew worked on the broadcast for the DreamHack Cluj-Napoca 2015 CS:GO Major. In 2016, PGL worked on the highly successful Manila Major 2016, recently nominated by eSports Industry Awards for “Best event”.

Media Contact:

Hiro Ito

fortyseven communications

323.658.1200

faceit@fortyseven.com

 
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