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.
Today, 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.
The casting team will consist of David "Dignitas Zaccubus" Treacy, Ziggy "Dignitas nVc" Orzeszek and Jonathan “JonniTheJuicyJ” Gil, with JD "w1nters" Burns and Adam "indredd" Dandar joining in for the first time. The latter duo most recently did a stellar job casting the ShootMania action at the IGN Pro League 5 tournament in Las Vegas, NV.
We're looking forward to kicking off the Curse ShootMania Invitational and we'd love to have you join us for each event day. 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!