Ukraine-based Natus Vincere (NAVI) has been confirmed as one of the eight esports teams set to compete for the $250,000 prize in Clarion Gaming’s 3-day CS:GO tournament.
The 3-day pro esports tournament will be taking place during the world’s largest iGaming industry event, ICE London, from the 4-6th February 2020.
The tournament, which is being organised in partnership with GG.Bet, will be held in the 800sqm state-of-the-art Esports Arena at ExCel London, and broadcast to a global online audience of more than 5 million.
Clarion Gaming’s Head of Esports, William Harding, says the event will be a “one-stop shop to learn and experience everything about eSports”, and will feature a custom-built stage for live matches, an educational auditorium, commentator ICE box, partner Data.bet lounge, a themed bar and a betting hatch (Esportsbook), allowing players to ‘bet’ ICE and GG.Bet chips to simulate esports wagering.
Commenting on signing NAVI to the tournament, Harding said:
“With our eSports tournament being broadcast live to an online global audience in excess of 5 million, we are expecting to see the number of people experiencing ICE London 2020 to grow heavily. NAVI is a top-tier eSports team, having successful teams in lots of popular titles such as League of Legends, CS:GO, Dota 2 and Fortnite and were the first in CS:GO history to win three major tournaments in one calendar year.
“They have an unprecedented connection to their fans, with over 7.5 million followers across all social media channels and having won over 10 million USD in several eSports games, they are considered as one of the favourites for the ICE Esports Arena competition.
“With huge names sponsoring them such as GG.Bet, Monster Energy, OMEN, Hyper X, Omen, Caffeine and many more, we look forward to welcoming the NAVI team to our eSports Arena to fight it out for that top prize draw of $250,000. With this launch comes many sponsorship opportunities available for gaming companies to really get their stamp on this exciting ICE 2020 launch, including bar happy hours, auditorium co-sponsorship and sponsored speaking slots. We will continue to announce further developments to the Esports Arena in the coming months.”