Crossfire Stars 2015: The Philippine Road
GameClub Philippines, the publishers of the first-person shooter (FPS) Crossfire (CF), has commenced the national qualifiers for the Crossfire Stars (CFS) 2015 tournament. CFS is considered to be the franchise’s premier tournament, featuring teams from all over the world; last year, Pacific.Macta surprised everyone when they took thrid place at the last edition of the CFS held in Seoul, South Korea.
This year’s regional eliminations is expected to be bigger and brighter as GameClub, in partnership with SM Supermalls and Cyberzone, will conduct 15 elimination stages all over the country throughout a 7-month period. With a total prize pool of P450,000, teams from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will have a chance to show their talents in front of huge crowds at various locations across the country.
The above-mentioned prize pool does not include yet the figures for the National Finals itself, which will be held at the Skydome in SM North Edsa this coming October.
By virtue of being last year’s national representative to the CFS, Pacific.Macta are directly seeded to the National Finals, where they will face the 15 winners of the CFS qualifier stages. The winner of the National Finals will earn the right of being called the best Crossfire squad in the country, as well as the distinction of representing the country in the upcoming Crossfire Stars 2015 Grand Finals.
Cebu: The Strongman Of The South
The first stage of the CFS regional eliminations was held at SM Consolacion in Cebu last April 18, 2015, where Decapitators gained the right to represent the province in the National Finals in front of a crowd that contained a packed audience. They placed first over despite having veteran teams as Blaque, NxA, Spammers and oOHasleftOo in the bracket.
Here are the final rankings for CFS Cebu:
1st place: Decapitators
2nd place: MC Idols 2
3rd place: oOHasleftOo
4th place: Nerve
Cagayan De Oro: Mindanao’s First Hope
After the mind-blowing Cebu qualifier, the second stage of the CFS regional eliminations was conducted at the Mineski Portal in Cagayan De Oro last May 2, 2015, where TnC Pro Team dominated over the rest of the competition in order to get the second slot for the National Finals.
Here are the final rankings for CFS Cagayan De Oro:
1st place: TnC Pro Team
2nd place: Secret G
3rd place: oO HasleftOo 2
4th place: HighFive FTW
Who will be the Crossfire Stars 2015 national champion? Who will earn the right to call themselves the best Crossfire team in the Philippines? Will one of these teams finally get that much-coveted trophy for the country?
CrossFire is an online tactical FPS for the PC by South Korean developer SmileGate. The game is currently the largest and bestselling FPS title in China, where it is published and distributed by Tencent.
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