CCT Season 2: CS2 Era Begins with $1.5M Prize Pool

CCT Season 2: CS2 Era Begins with $1.5M Prize Pool

The Next Chapter in Competitive Counter-Strike Begins

The esports landscape is poised for a seismic shift as the Champion of Champions Tour (CCT) heralds the beginning of its 2024/2025 season, marking a historic transition from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to Counter-Strike 2. This move not only signals a new chapter for the CCT but also aligns with the broader competitive scene’s migration to the latest iteration of the iconic franchise.

East Europe Series 3: The Inaugural CS2 Event

Scheduled to commence on October 14, the East Europe Series 3 stands as the maiden CCT event within the CS2 arena. Featuring prominent teams such as Sprout, 00NATION, and Falcons, the Swiss stage kickoff promises a thrilling start to the season. With CCT’s reputation as the premier circuit for tier-two competition across multiple continents, its transition to CS2 is among the most anticipated developments in esports.

Fabian Logemann, GRID’s Head of Tournaments, emphasized the timing of the transition, ensuring that all internal processes are optimized for an unparalleled team and viewer experience. “The move comes at a moment where we can fully deliver the data quality standards our partners expect,” Logemann conveyed to HLTV.

East Europe Series 3: The Inaugural CS2 Event

A Turning Point for Competitive Counter-Strike

With CCT’s shift, the competitive landscape of CS:GO narrows, leaving only a few smaller tournaments ongoing. This change is reflective of the broader trend, with most significant organizers already embracing CS2, and the scene eagerly anticipates the upcoming tier-one events, including IEM Sydney.

CCT Season 2: A Global Challenge

The 2024/2025 season of CCT promises to be the most ambitious yet, featuring 36 regional events spanning Europe, South America, North America, and Oceania. All competitions will be held online, with a collective goal of securing spots in the CS2 CCT Global Finals in 2025. The total prize pool exceeds $1,500,000 USD, setting the stage for intense competition.

  • Europe will host 20 Online Series, uniting the region under a single competitive umbrella.
  • South America and North America will see 8 and 4 Online Series, respectively, streamlined into Main and Playoffs stages for heightened competition.
  • Oceania’s contenders will battle it out in 4 Online Series.
CCT Season 2: A Global Challenge

Looking Forward: CCT Global Finals 2024

As the community looks ahead, the CCT Global Finals for the 2022/2023 season, featuring teams like Virtus.Pro, Eternal Fire, and BIG Clan, is set for May 16-23. This event, backed by the in-game data platform GRID, is a testament to the enduring appeal and competitive spirit of Counter-Strike.

Logemann’s enthusiasm for the future is palpable: “The CCT 2022/2023 season has been an incredible journey. We’re thrilled to step into the CS2 era, continuing to offer a sustainable platform for partners, teams, and talent. Counter-Strike is thriving, and we’re excited to lead the charge with the Champion of Champions Tour.”

As the countdown to the CCT 2024/2025 season begins, the esports community watches with bated breath, ready to witness the evolution of competitive Counter-Strike in the CS2 era.

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