Update: The Curse ShootMania Invitational is officially underway! Join us right here on FPSGeneral.com or over on Own3D.tv at http://www.own3d.tv/FPSGeneral to check out the stream, where we will be giving away SteelSeries peripherals to our viewers.
Best of luck to all of the great teams who will be competing today!
Curse and FPS General are proud to announce that our first ever Curse ShootMania Invitational tournament will be getting underway this week, with first round matches starting on Monday, December 17th!
Some of the best teams from around the nation are going to be competing for the lions share of the $5,000 prize purse, including great teams like SK gaming, epsilon and Planet Xpress. The Curse ShootMania Invitational takes the form of a double-elimination tournament, that will pit teams against each other in best of 3 Elite mode matches. The top 3 teams will split the $5,000 cash prize at $3,000/$1,500/$500.
On Monday, the first round of 16 matches will go down as well as the first round in the loser bracket. The full schedule will play out as follows:
- December 17th, 2012 - Round of 16, Loser Bracket Round 1
- December 19th, 2012 - Quarter Finals, Loser Bracket Round 2 & 3
- December 21st, 2012 - Semi Finals, Loser Bracket Round 4
- December 22nd, 2012 - Loser Bracket Round 5, Winner Bracket Finals, Loser Bracket Finals and Grand Finals.
We're especially excited to announce that joining the original casting team will be JD "w1nters" Burns and Adam "indredd" Dandar. The duo most recently did a stellar job casting the ShootMania action at the IGN Pro League 5 tournament in Las Vegas, NV. We're proud to have them joining the primary casting group of David "Dignitas Zaccubus" Treacy, Ziggy "Dignitas nVc" Orzeszek and Jonathan “JonniTheJuicyJ” Gil.
We're looking forward to kicking off the Curse ShootMania Invitional and we'd love to have you join us for each event day, including Monday when we'll get things started with some great competitive ShootMania action. Don't forget that we're going to be giving away some SteelSeries peripherals during each live stream, so make sure you come and check out the matches!