From July 7th until September 3rd, The Elite Series, will take place every weekend in London at the Gfinity Esports Arena, the home of UK esports. Fans will be able to catch all the action on GfinityEsports.com and can follow this intensive nine week schedule:
o Fridays: Street Fighter V – 6:00pm – 10:00pm
o Saturdays: CS:GO 10:00am – 10:00pm
o Sundays: Rocket League 12:00pm – 6:00pm
The Elite Series season one starts with the regular Season, during which eight teams – with a total of 160 players – will play seven crucial matches. There will be three independent leagues – one for each game: Street Fighter V, CS:GO and Rocket League. After each team has had their one-time face off against the others, the top four will progress to the league’s playoff spots.
Playoffs will feature two semi-finals, with the winners ultimately meeting head to head in a final showdown for their share of the £225,000 prize fund and the glory of being crowned the Elite Series League Champion.
In addition to the three independent leagues for each game, Gfinity will, for the first time in esports history, be running a franchise championship, for the overall winners across the entire tournament.
For more information on the teams check out: http://gfinityesports.com/uk/teams
For more information on the tournament: www.gfinityelite.com
About Tom Deacon
Tom Deacon is one of the hottest young stand-ups and presenters in the UK. He’s been performing live comedy around the world and has fronted his own TV, radio and online shows on BBC 2 and BBC Radio 1.
With enthusiasm and playful charm in abundance, Tom has made guest appearances on BBC2’s The Rob Brydon Show, Dave’s One Night Stand and ITV2’s Fake Reaction and performed at The Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow in sold-out, 1000-seater theatres.
About Yasmin Evans
Presenter of BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Weekdays 1-4pm show, Stockport born Yasmin Evans began her radio career at the age of just 15 presenting on one of Manchester’s most prominent community radio stations.
In 2016 Yasmin was nominated for Radio Personality at the Glamour Woman Of The Year Awards amongst other female radio broadcasters.
During her time at the BBC Yasmin has hosted a range of BBC events including 1Xtra’s Live’s coverage on the BBC Red Button and online content as well as presenting Radio 1’s Big Weekend Backstage. Yasmin recently co – hosted the Rated Awards for GRM Daily which was streamed live on YouTube’s official page.
She is the voice of CBBC’s ‘Ice Stars’ a documentary series currently on it’s third run. She also hosts VEVO UK online programming and is the face of their Music Videos In Real Life, VVV & Ones To Watch.
About Arielle Free
A face of the ITV family, she can currently be seen waking up the nation each weekend on ‘Scrambled.’
As a self-confessed music geek, in 2015 Arielle was selected by Ministry of Sound to re-launch their radio station, taking the coveted drive time slot broadcasting live to a global audience Monday to Friday.
In the same year, Arielle was selected to front the T in The Park music festival coverage for BBC Scotland, live from Strathallan Castle. This led to her driving the desk for the BBC Introducing show on BBC Radio Scotland, sharing her knowledge of bands breaking through and making waves.
For two years Arielle was lead anchor on 4Music fronting shows “Would you rather…?”, “Feelgood Friday” and “Boxplus Live.”
She was also the main presenter on the Sky Channel Popgirl TV, presenting the latest showbiz news, film reviews and celebrity interviews.
Grazia Daily chose her to co-host their Ladygeek TV series and her knowledge of gadgets saw her become the face of O2 Guru’s TV for O2 online.
She currently hosts the Saturday morning breakfast show on Virgin Radio, 10am – 1pm.