Ruhub, a broadcasting and analytics studio, becomes an official partner of #HomeSweetHome tournament series and will organise RU broadcasts. The organizers also announced a new start date in order to avoid overlapping matches with the current ESL Pro League. 16 teams will take part in the tournament. Virtus.pro and BIG were just announced as the fourth and fifth teams of the competition, joining GODSENT, North, and forZe.
RuHub will broadcast the tournament on its Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/csruhub. The precise broadcast timing will be announced later.
Anton Oleinik, RuHub CEO:
“We are happy to announce our partnership with the #HomeSweetHome tournament series. Now we face a difficult challenge: to hold as many interesting events as possible in an online format and try to fill in the gaps from the cancellation of events as much as possible. Take care of your health, take care of your family, and watch the games of your favorite teams from home — this will be the best support for the esports industry.”
Esports data provider GRID and event producer Relog Media have announced the launch of series of #HomeSweetHome tournaments. The event series has a $320,000 prize pool and will take place over eight-weeks, commencing with its opening tournament on April 7. Organizers hope to fill the gaps in the programming schedule caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic left by a series of event cancellations around the world.
#HomeSweetHome will consist of eight standalone tournaments with 16 teams, with a double-elimination group stage leading to the single-elimination playoffs. The winner of each tournament will earn $30,000, while the runner-up will pocket $10,000. Organizers added that there are plans to host one final tournament with the winning sides of all eight weekly competitions with a separate prize pool, with more information expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
RuHub is a key esports media content producer and the largest Russian-based esports studio in the world. RuHub studio is a member of ESforce holding.
ESforce Holding is one of the biggest esports organizations in the world and the leader of the Russian esports. The holding encapsulates all esports business sectors: from organizing international tournaments and creating professional content to publishing and advertising.
ESforce holding’s actives include:
- Virtus.pro, the most renowned and popular esports club of Russia;
- RuHub Studio, leading Russian-speaking esports broadcasting studio;
- Cybersport.ru, main esports website of CIS;
- EPICENTER, the largest esports tournament series in CIS;
- Yota Arena, esports-entertainment complex.
ESforce’s resources cover more than 90% of Russia’s and CIS’ esports viewers as well as a significant portion of the international audience. A creative agency – a member of the holding – ensures the synergy of the holding’s actives with the clients and partners in mind.
ESforce Holding was founded in 2015. In 2018, the holding became a member of a leading Internet and IT-company of Russia – Mail.Ru Group.