Relog Media, in collaboration with Roobet, has unveiled the initial eight teams set to compete in the highly anticipated Roobet Cup 2023.
This prestigious online gaming tournament boasts a substantial $250,000 prize pool and is scheduled to run from October 25 to November 2, with the possibility of showcasing the debut of Counter-Strike 2. Esports enthusiasts can catch all the action live on the RoobetEsports Twitch channel.
Last year, the inaugural Roobet Cup saw BIG emerging as champions, defeating FaZe Clan in a thrilling showdown. This year, the competition promises to be even more intense with a mix of top-tier and rising teams on board.
A diverse lineup of formidable eight teams is poised to ignite the Roobet Cup 2023. Astralis, armed with a revamped roster and a string of impressive recent performances, aims to make a resounding statement.
Ninjas in Pyjamas, cherished for their consistency and skill, are certain to infuse the tournament with excitement. Representing South America, FURIA brings its unique firepower to the global stage, with their international recognition steadily on the rise.
BIG, the reigning champions from Roobet Cup 2022, return with a fresh lineup, leaving fans with questions about their title defense but ensuring thrilling competition.
Virtus.pro, despite recent tournament absences, boasts a history of remarkable performances, thanks in part to Jame's distinctive playstyle, while 9INE is a dedicated team with a solid track record.
Fnatic's CS: GO team achieved three Major titles during their dominant period from 2013 to 2015, and their core lineup remains formidable, augmented by talented young players.
Lastly, 9z Team's inclusion, as the only squad from outside the top 30 rankings to secure an invite, exemplifies the underdog spirit of Roobet Cup 2023.
The competition format follows last year's successful setup, with the initial stage dividing sixteen teams into four groups.
The teams will be divided into four groups, followed by playoffs leading to a single-elimination bracket where the winner claims a significant share of the prize money.
The event follows the success of the 2022 Roobet Cup, attracting over 1m global viewers and 94m minutes of viewership. Roobet's commitment to the CS: GO community extends to various initiatives, including the Roobet Arena and monthly tournaments offering cash prizes.
Other recent developments saw Roobet Casino achieve significant recognition at the Malta iGaming Excellence Awards (MIGEA), securing two prestigious honors.