KFC is moving into the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive arena as it plans to host a KFC BATTLE esports tournament for Central and Eastern European players. The prize? The winning team will earn a trip to the StarLadder Berlin Major 2019.


This will coincide with a similar tournament for Dota 2 players from Russia, Kazakhstan, Belorussia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan and Georgia as they participate in a chance at attending The International 2019. 


KFC explained the process of qualifying in a press brief: "In order to compete in the final stage of the tournament, CEE teams will go through a qualifying stage consisting of open and closed online qualifiers on FACEIT to determine two leading teams. These teams will then compete in the concluding Grand Finale in Moscow. Open qualifiers for KFC BATTLE will take place every weekend day from May 11 to June 2. Closed qualifiers both for Central and Eastern European teams and for teams from Russia, Kazakhstan, Belorussia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan and Georgia will take place on June 7-9."'


Last year was KFC's seventh KFC BATTLE, but the first one involving esports. It attracted 4,415 esports fans from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Belarus and was a massive success for everyone involved! 


The championship is open to any amateur team consisting of players aged 14 to 30, and participation in the championship is free. If you're interested in registration, follow this link.


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