Gfinity responds to Modern Warfare Remastered tournament criticism

Gfinity's eSports director has told eSports News UK that a story about its Modern Warfare Remastered tournament is incorrect.

The story from Dexerto assumed that the tournament will get teams using a PC and playing with a controller, but Gfinity has rubbished this claim.

"It's a Christmas promotion event and we might have one console team in the tournament to add a nice angle to it. But it's certainly not a PC event forcing people to use pads," Gfinity's eSports director said.


Original story:

Some players have called out Gfinity for its upcoming $25,000 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered OMEN Invitational.

Sponsored by HP's gaming brand OMEN, Gfinity says the tournament will feature "four of the world’s most historic Call of Duty: Modern Warfare teams".

The December 3rd tournament is being played on PC (most likely because of the sponsor). However, it's believed that controllers will be used, according to Dexerto, who also published a rumour suggesting the invited teams will come from a console background.

Gfinity said in a statement on its website: "In true nostalgic fashion, the OMEN Invitational will be powered by the OMEN X, the latest and most powerful gaming desktop on the market, as the Gfinity Arena showcases Modern Warfare Remastered’s new generation experience, featuring high-definition graphics, enhanced textures, high-dynamic range lighting and much more."

The decision to apparently host the tournament on PC but using controllers has been criticised by several people in the eSports and gaming community.

STEEV92 commented on the Gfinity website: "You are joking? Console players on PC? Was it that hard to re-call the top 30 previously active teams in Call of Duty 4 PC instead of rounding up some 'pros' from the console scene? Complete and utter embarrassment."

Sam Van Tilburgh, head of marketing at Gfinity added in the original press release: "As one of the most historic titles within the gaming industry, we’re excited to host our first ever Call of Duty: Modern Warfare event, which I’m sure our loyal community will enjoy.

"It is also a fantastic opportunity to continue our partnership with one of the world’s leading technology companies, HP, as we host the Omen Invitational."

We've reached out to Gfinity for clarification and will update this article when we hear back.

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