The best national CS:GO returns to LVP (MEDIAPRO Group). On February 27, the Unity Cup begins, the maximum national competition of the famous Valve FPS to be played in our country in 2021.
The Unity Cup, a BLAST Premier Qualifier, consists of two qualifying tournaments open to all teams in Spain, with the first qualifier taking place throughout the month of March, and the second in Autumn.
The main attraction of both tournaments is that they connect with the BLAST Premier Spring and Fall Showdowns with a Play-In, one of the leading international competitions in the CS: GO ecosystem.
The first Unity Cup sends the top six teams to Play-In, where they’ll be joined by two teams from RTP Arena (Portugal), for a Spring Showdown spot. The second Unity Cup will send the two best teams to the Fall Play-In, the winners of which can earn a place in the Fall Showdown and which, in this case, will be organized by RTP Arena.
The first qualifier, which has already opened its registrations through ArenaGG, will be held on February 27 and 28. The six best teams from the Iberian Peninsula will come out of this tournament, joining sAw and Movistar Riders, already classified as the last two national champions of the Unity League.
These eight teams will face each other to determine the best six, who will meet at the BLAST Premier access Play-In with the two representatives of the Portuguese CS: GO scene.
The Unity Cup champion will also earn 4,000 euros, while the winner of the Play-In is ensured a participation fee from BLAST Premier to the tune of €25,000.
“The Unity Cup is an explosive competition that allows Spanish teams to make the leap to the international scene, one of the traditional demands of our ecosystem.
At LVP we are delighted with this connection with BLAST and also convinced that it is the best bet for the CS: GO season”, explains Jordi Soler, CEO of LVP.
Andrew Haworth, Commissioner for BLAST Premier, said: “We’re delighted to be teaming up with LVP and RTP Arena to offer some of the most exciting and talented CS:GO teams across Spain and Portugal a chance of competing on a global stage against the world’s best teams at BLAST Premier Spring Showdown in April.
Both LVP and RTP Arena have a strong track record in delivering successful esports events and will provide the perfect platform for teams to compete for a place in our tournaments. SAW impressed at last year’s Spring Showdown after winning the RTP Arena Cup and we’re excited to see who will follow in their footsteps in 2021.”
Both the final phase of the Unity Cup and the Play-In access to BLAST can be followed online via LVP’s Twitch channel and on TV on UBEAT. The broadcast will feature the talent of the team of commentators consisting of Ulises Prieto, Sergio Ferra and Eugenio “Kam1” Mongi, as well as several surprises to be revealed over the coming weeks.
Mahou Cinco Estrellas, new sponsor of the Unity Cup
The new CS: GO Unity Cup will be sponsored by Mahou Cinco Estrellas whereby the iconic beer brand will have a presence in the broadcasts of the competition, on LVP’s social networks and will be the sponsor of the MVP of each match. In this way, Mahou continues to demonstrate its willingness to offer players and fans unique experiences and share its passion for eSports with them, generating connections between people who are essential to live better.
Mahou has always been on the side of the sport and its fans and this is another step on that path, after announcing just a few weeks ago its commitment to LVP competitions and its entry as a sponsor in the League of Legends Superliga through the non-alcoholic beer Mahou 0,0 Tostada. In addition, other joint actions between Mahou and LVP will be announced over the next few months.
(Liga de Videojuegos Profesional) is one of the largest operators of video game competitions in the world and the largest eSports organization in the Spanish language.
Through its headquarters in Barcelona, Madrid, Buenos Aires, Bogotá and Mexico, LVP has a presence in more than 30 countries. It organizes the most prestigious national competitions (such as the Superliga in Spain or the Liga Master Flow in Argentina) and large international tournaments, it has online competition platforms (ArenaGG), it manages events for third parties (such as the Santander eLaLiga for LaLiga and Electronic Arts) and distributes world events such as the League of Legends European Championship (c) in Spanish.
Part of the MEDIAPRO Group, LVP also provides event production, advertising and audiovisual production services, covering all aspects of the eSports ecosystem.
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