Smilegate Entertainment, Inc. 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 3, 2017 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.
This year the tournament has been extended one more day which will allow to accommodate all the matches in one stage. During 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.
There is also one notable change for this year’s tournament: the prize pool. 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. Therefore the total prize pool of the CFS tournament including the regional qualifiers will be USD 1,050,000.
The broadcast will be available in English, Chinese, Portuguese and Vietnamese through different channels. The National Finals have been ongoing from August until November, with some teams having been determined.
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 concurrent users and 650 million registered players. Last year’s CFS 2016 Grand Finals reached a viewership of 25 million watching the matches.
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 will be released soon through the official CROSSFIRE esports website (www.crossfirestars.com ).