At Insomnia59 we announced the next outing for the UK Masters as we headed into 2017. Today, we’re extremely excited to talk more about the next iteration of the UK Masters and our new approach for this year.
We kick off the 2017 UK Masters calendar with the Spring Season, a return to the roots of the UK Masters. Counter Strike: Global Offensive takes centre stage as the sole title for the Spring Season of the UK Masters, with teams battling it out for a £15,000 prize pool. Prizes will be awarded for each map win, giving teams that extra boost to play at the very top of their game throughout the duration of the league.
Alongside moving to a single title for the Spring Season of the UK Masters, we’re also changing how we share the tournament with you. This Season will once again be broadcast from the Multiplay studio, providing incredibly high level quality content to our brand new UK Masters Twitch channel, 3 nights a week from 7 to 11pm and rebroadcast on our UK Masters Facebook page the following day, meaning you can catch up on any of the matches you might miss.
The format for the Spring Season of the UK Masters gives 4 teams direct invites into the league that will be joined by the 4 teams that advance through the 2 open qualifiers into the league. Teams will duke it out over 5 weeks of matches, culminating in the top 4 teams advancing into the playoff stage of the competition with the final 2 teams joining us at Insomnia60 for the Grand Finals of the Spring Season.
The first qualifier for the Spring Season of the UK Masters takes place on the 1st and 2nd of February, followed by the second qualifier on the 8th and 9th of February. You can sign up to the qualifiers now!
As we move further into 2017, we have a lot of really exciting things to share with you about the future of the UK Masters. Multiple games return to the lineup in the Summer Season and the brand new Belong Gaming Zones up and down the country will provide new, dedicated esports experiences. We’re really excited about 2017 in the UK Masters and we think you will be too.