Fnatic announces its participation in Gfinity’s third Elite Series

As Gfinity’s Elite Series comes back for its third season, it is expanding to 10 teams as the company’s tournaments continue to grow in popularity.

This time, Fnatic have announced that they will become their first new participant for the expanded league series. Posting on their website, the team confirmed that it will be taking part in the London-based league’s tournament, crossing diverse eSports titles such as Rocket League, Street Fighter V and FIFA 18, meaning AS Roma – who are partnered exclusively with Fnatic – will be taking part in the FIFA competition.

Before the start of the season, Fnatic will be hosting a challenger series, where amateur gamers from all over the world will be able to compete for free in an online competition which will last six weeks. After that, the top 40 players will be entered into the elite draft, where the ten teams in the series will each draft two players, who will each earn a place in the active roster for the choosing team.

After that, Gfinity’s third season will run for a six-week regular season before a two-week play-off stretch at the end, held in Gfinity’s eSports arena in London, where there will be a prize money pool of £250,000.

“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.”
“With their inclusion, an already competitive roster and more announcements to come, this will be our most action-packed season to date,” said Neville Upton, CEO of Gfinity.

“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,” said Patrik Sättermon, FNATIC CGO and Co-Owner. “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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