Fnatic joins the Elite Series as Gfinity confirms no CSGO for Season 3

Gfinity has today announced that the well-known esports organisation Fnatic will join the Gfinity Elite Series for season three, which gets underway on March 2nd 2018.

Fnatic is the first new team to be announced as part of the Elite Series' expansion which sees the number of teams increase to 10.

Gfinity recently added FIFA 18 to the line-up of titles joining Rocket League and Street Fighter V - and teams will compete for a prize-pool in excess of £250,000.

Gfinity confirmed to Esports News UK that there will be no CSGO in Season 3, but the tournament provider is running a separate $50,000 CSGO Winter Series instead.

Prior to Fnatic's opening match in Season 3, Gfinity is asking amateur gamers around the world to sign up to compete in the Challenger Series to earn a place in the Elite Draft.

 

"The new opportunities for our existing FIFA and Rocket League rosters are very exciting and a return to the fighting game scene with Street Fighter V is something we very much look forward to."
Patrik Sattermon, Fnatic

 

After six weeks of online competition, the top 40 players will enter the draft in the hope of being selected by one of the 10 teams, each drafting two players to become part of their active roster.

The teams will compete in a six-week regular season in a bid to make the play-offs, which will be played over a two-week period from the Gfinity Esports Arena in London.

"Having established the Elite Series as one of the leading esports tournaments in the world, we couldn't be more excited by expanding and bringing in a team of Fnatic's calibre," said Neville Upton, CEO of Gfinity. "With their inclusion, an already competitive roster and more announcements to come, this will be our most action-packed season to date."

Patrik Sattermon, CGO and co-owner at Fnatic, added: "We have followed the Elite Series closely for some time and have been thoroughly impressed, in terms of the tournament but also in both the professionalism and vision of Gfinity's team.

"The new opportunities for our existing FIFA and Rocket League rosters are very exciting and a return to the fighting game scene with Street Fighter V is something we very much look forward to."

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