Thunderclapa cryptocurrency-centric traditional esports and sports betting platform, announced on Tuesday the launch of the Thunderpick World Championship 2024, a global Counter-Strike 2 (CS2) tournament with a major prize pool of $1 million.
Last year, Thunderpick hosted a Counter-Strike 2 tournament with $600,000 up for grabs, which was paid out in Bitcoin. FaZe Clan, a popular esports team organization that is now sponsored by Rollbit crypto casinowon the 2023 Thunderpick Championship Tournament.
The Thunderpick 2024 tournament will begin on April 1 and the final will take place at the end of October. According to a representative, this year’s event will pay out prizes in fiat currency, although Thunderpick’s online esports betting platform is still operated entirely through cryptocurrency. The platform accepts Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin and several other coins.
According to the announcement, the tournament will host six qualifying rounds across Europe, North America and South America. In addition to announcing the event, Thunderpick renewed its agreement with GRID as the official esports service provider and data partner of the tournament.
Counter-Strike 2 is Valve’s recent sequel to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), a team-based first-person shooter for PC that has proven to be one of the most successful esports games most reliable and popular.
Bitcoin gaming startup Zebedee also previously launched modified CS:GO servers that let players bet and win BTC in competition.
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