Following an entertaining first edition of the Virtus.pro Staff Cup last fall, the Russian organisation have announced a second upcoming cup featuring staff from some of the biggest esports organisations.
It was your very own HLTV.org who ended up winning the first edition of the Virtus.pro Staff Cup last November, defeating staff members of the Ninjas in Pyjamas organisation 16:7 on de_cache and 16:13 on de_mirage.
|lurppis and the rest of the HLTV.org line-up won the Virtus.pro Staff Cup #1 photo hltv.org|
With a $1,000 prize-pot and space for 32 teams to compete, the time is once again nigh for a second edition of the Staff Cup. The staff cup will run from the 23rd to the 31st of May.
The Staff Cup allows employees of known esports organisations, including ex-professional players, to compete. Additionally, Virtus.pro have made it known that they would not mind seeing representatives from famous sites that have no connection to CS:GO.
The tournament's group draw will take place on May 9th. The first phase will feature a GSL best-of-one group stage format on May 23-24.
The play-offs will likewise run over two days from May 30-31. All matches in the Staff Cup aside from the grand finals will be best-of-one; the finals will be a best-of-three.
Confirmed organisations in the tournament so far are:
|Ninjas in Pyjamas||Game Show||Gameinside.ua||1GAME.ua|
|Fragbite.se||Russian e-Sport Federation|
The prize-pool breakdown is as follows:
1. - $500
2. - $350
3. - $150
There is still space for twelve teams to register; interested organisations can email [email protected]. Stay tuned for further announcements, including HLTV.org's official roster.