Bookmaker Pinnacle has expanded its esports tournament, the Pinnacle Cup, will expand into Dota 2 for its second edition.
This event will be held in collaboration with the tournament organizer Relog Media, will have a prize pool of USD $100,000 and is expected to feature Dota 2 teams across Europe, Russia, and CIS.
GRID has been named the event’s data partner. As a result, Pinnacle will offer a selection of pre-game and live betting markets during the event. The GRID’s data is expected to be utilized throughout the Pinnacle Cup – Dota’s broadcast and fan-facing content.
CEO of Pinnacle,Paris Smith commented – “After a fantastic start to the Pinnacle Cup, we are delighted to carry on this series with Relog Media, expanding further into the esports ecosystem. The heart of what we do at Pinnacle is engaging with the esports community, and with the introduction of The Pinnacle Cup – Dota we plan to deepen that connection with the wider esports audience.
“There is no better way for us to continue this journey, than branching out into Dota 2, where we can continue offering fans the best connection to their favourite esports teams and players.”
The Pinnacle Cup – Dota is scheduled to take place throughout May. This event comprises of 10-team round-robin stage followed by a best-of-three double-elimination bracket. The round-robin stage will commence on May 5th, 2021.
During the playoffs, two teams will be invited to join the organizations that have qualified via the group stage. These playoffs will consist of quarter-finals, semi-finals and a best-of-five grand final, which will take place on May 30th.
Relog Media CEO,Milutin Pecic commented – “As passionate Dota 2 players at Relog Media, we’re ecstatic about our next tournament series with Pinnacle. We hope this is just the start of our offerings to the competitive teams across the globe. Pinnacle’s track record and success in Esports so far made it an easy decision for us to go forwards with them. We also had a ton of fun in the CSGO edition of The Pinnacle Cup. A proud day for us all here at Relog Media.”