Berlin, April 17th, 2018 – Smilegate has decided to close its Berlin office effective to the middle of the year. The decision has been taken to implement Smilegate’s new business strategy which foresees restructuring of certain parts of the business in the Smilegate group. This will not have an impact on customer relations as all products, particularly CROSSFIRE will continue to be serviced by Smilegate as normal.
Berlin, Germany, June 9th, 2017. On June 9th, the registration for the European qualifier for the CROSSFIRE 2017 Global Invitational will open. The offline tournament from Smilegate’s globally successful first-person shooter will take place in Shanghai, China in August 2017. Current National Champion Flipsid3 Tactics has already qualified as the first European representative.
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With more than 8 million players around the world, CROSSFIRE is one of the most successful esports titles currently operating. Even after a decade since its release, CROSSFIRE is still playing in the big leagues: just in March, the statistical company SUPERDATA published an overview in which CROSSFIRE hit second place amongst the top grossing PC titles.
European Teams Are About to Fight Their Way to Shanghai
Starting in the middle of June, the European qualifier begins with two preliminaries before culminating in a Final on June 24th. The last team standing in Europe will be invited to the CROSSFIRE 2017 Global Invitational, due to take place in Shanghai, China starting on August 1st.
European qualifier schedule:
Preliminary I – June 16th
Preliminary II – June 19th
Final – June 24th, Livestream
Showmatch: Qualifier CROSSFIRE PRO LEAGUE – June 25th, Livestream
Four-day Offline Final in China
As an added bonus, this team will have the chance to play against Flipsid3 Tactics on June 25th, with the winner claiming a slot in China’s biggest esports league, the CROSSFIRE PRO LEAGUE (CFPL). The CFPL Season 11 is going to be the most international esports competition in China with teams from all over the world set to take part.
The CROSSFIRE 2017 Global Invitational is organised by Smilegate and Tencent. There, both qualified European teams will meet their rivals from the other four regions (China, Brazil, the Philippines, and Vietnam). In front of a live audience, they will play for the prize pool of 200,000 USD, which will be divided between the first four places.
|Global Invitational||Date & Location||Livestream|
|Group Stage &
|August 1st – 3rd,
|Grand Final||August 6th,
For further information regarding CFGI and further tournaments of CROSSFIRE STARS please visit http://www.crossfirestars.com
Just slightly over a month after taking over the services for the European version of CROSSFIRE, the EU division has more good news for their community, especially the German part. From today on, the 30th of March, the German version of the game will be available. This is the first additional language besides English available in CROSSFIRE EUROPE. But this month’s update is bringing not only the German version of the game but also additional maps, modes and new VVIP Characters – Switcher. Three maps are especially worth mentioning: The first two are Morocco and Cairo, those are the maps that were very desired by the EU community and until now were only available in other versions. The Smilegate team is very happy that they fulfilled the promise given to their community. The third map is called Pelourinho and with the March update it has its “global” premiere. Morocco, Pelourinho are S&D maps, whereas Cairo is available in TDM.
CROSSFIRE has also been very active on the eSport scene. After the participation at the IEM Expo in Katowice Poland – where four great teams (including 3 big names from Europe: PENTA Sports, FlipSid3 Tactics and ESC Gaming) were participating in the CROSSFIRE Invitational, and the winning trophy went to last year’s world champions, the Chinese team Super Valiant Gaming – SG EU achieved two very important things: First of all on the 5th of March, so just after the IEM Expo, the company announced starting a cooperation with ESL and the beginning of CFS: Major European Championship.
The very first monthly finals will take place on the 12th of April. All players who would still like to take part in the CFS: MEC and participate in the upcoming qualifiers can register here. This is a great way for teams to qualify for the Grand Finals later this year.
But another, huge step forward is the presence of two European teams in the CFS: Pro League. Earlier mentioned PENTA Sports and FlipSid3 Tactics. It’s really important to stress that those two German teams are the very first European teams that were invited to the CF PL and they are currently training in China, getting ready for the Play offs of the CFS: MEC that will take place just prior to the finals at this year’s Gamescom.
Stay tuned for more information!