UNITED Pro Series 2021: All Information
The UNITED Pro Series is back with the summer season 2021! From August to November we offer you the finest esports in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The top teams from Germany, Austria and Switzerland compete for prize money totaling 36,000 euros and the title of UNITED Pro Series Champion 2021. The best casters, hosts and analysts accompany all matches and our premium studio ensures the right atmosphere.
Changing the game. Forever.
The season begins with the three-part group stage at the beginning of August. There is a final for every group stage. The winners of the respective Group Stages will go straight to the big final.
For the second and third places, there is a second opportunity to get a spot in the Grand Final: the Showdown. It is played in a gauntlet bracket. For some extra spice, we open the Showdown for two wild card teams.
In an open qualifier, two teams can earn their wild cards and thus move into the Showdown. This gives them the opportunity to compete and prove themselves against the best teams in Germany on our stage in the Final.
Finally there’s the Grand Final: You, the audience, can expect six days of the finest CS:GO and the winner their claim to the title of Champion of the UNITED Pro Series 2021.
In the group stages and in the Grand Final we use double elimination brackets: the teams that suffered a defeat are not eliminated from the tournament immediately, but play against each other in Lower Bracket #1. The winners of the first encounters meet in the Upper Bracket.
The winner from the Lower Bracket #1 and the loser from the Upper Bracket fight against each other in the Lower Bracket #2. The winner from this encounter plays against the winner from the upper bracket for a place in the finals.
The showdown, on the other hand, is played in the gauntlet bracket:
15 top teams from Germany, Austria and Switzerland fight for the title of champion of the UNITED Pro Series 2021 and the prize money totaling 36,000 euros. We see well-known lineups from last season and brand new teams that bring a breath of fresh air to the UNITED Pro Series.
And these are the teams:
- Touch the Crown
- No Limit Gaming
- Unicorns of Love
- CS Club Oglum
- cowana Gaming
- eSport Rhein-Neckar
- Sissi State Punks
- plan-B esports
- EPIC DUDES
- Team DeftFox
- Entropy Gaming
- REZIST (Team Questionmark)
- BIG OMEN.Academy
- ONYX Talents
Our talents will guide you through the game days and provide you with entertainment and insights.
Host: Kiara “Giggles” HufnagelCaster: Timo “Horstor” PrestinCaster: Sebastiano “cxyo” ColapietroAnalyst: Lukas “FreeZe” Hegmann
The group stages and the showdown will be presented live on stage by our casters and the studio crew in Hamburg; the teams will be online only. On match days we offer you the finest entertainment with background reports, interviews by and with the players and of course the most intense matches.
The grand finale will take place as a LAN on site in Hamburg! Six days of pure excitement, live and in color from the heart of the most beautiful city in Germany.
The prize money of the UNITED Pro Series 2021 amounts to a total of 36,000 EUR and is divided between the group phase, the open qualifiers, the showdown and the finals.
The exact breakdown is as follows:
Prize money of 3,600 EUR will be awarded within the UPS group stage. The prize money of 3,600 EUR for the UPS group stage is divided into 1,200 EUR per group (3) and distributed as follows:
1st place: 800 EUR
2nd place: 400 EUR
The Open Qualifiers will have a prize pool of 500 EUR each for first place. (2 x 500 EUR)
In the showdown we will distribute prize money of 1,400 EUR. There is prize money of 700 EUR for each Gauntlet Bracket:
1st place: 500 EUR
2nd place: 200 EUR
As part of the UNITED Pro Series 2021 Finals, prize money of 30,000 EUR will be distributed:
1st place: 13,000 EUR
2nd place: 5,500 EUR
3rd place: 3000 EUR
4th place: 2,500 EUR
5th place: 1,750 EUR
7th-8th place 1,250 EUR