It may be 2015 already, but the S.K.I.L.L. Allstars Cup 2014 has yet to come to a close. With the grand final series still to be played out on January the 24th, most of the €19,000+ prize pool is still up for grabs. The grand finals, which will take place at the ESL studios in Cologne, are going to see the undefeated myXMG eSports face off against Euro Series Summer 2014 runners-up Senpai.
The two teams have already played against each other in the earlier winner’s bracket finals, with myXMG prevailing in a closely contested series. However, Senpai bounced back from their loss and kept their title hopes alive by knocking out WCA in the resulting loser’s bracket finals. For the grand finals, the Swedes from myXMG will enjoy a 1-0 lead in the best of five thanks to their flawless record in the tournament playoffs.
If you want to know how the bracket played out, you can have an in-depth look right here.
The tournament’s prize pool originally started at €10,000 but has since reached more than €19,000 thanks to community funding. You can still support the event by purchasing in-game capsules in the Allstars 2014 Orgelbox, which will add €0.10 to the prize pool per purchase. As of today, the first place prize money has risen to over €12,000, more than double the initial €5000 and the runners-up are looking to take home over €4,000.
If you want to be a part of the action, early bird tickets are on sale right now for just €5. This offer will last until January the 18th, when regular day passes will go on sale.
Tickets include free refreshments at the venue as well as pizza in the evening for the crowd in the studio. You’ll also get a chance to meet the players and personalities up close and personal. Commentating the tournament will be ESL’s Lauren “Pansy” Scott and Gameforge’s Christoph “Meisterbrau” Will.
Can myXMG eSports close out the tournament without dropping a series or will Senpai manage to stop them when it matters most? Tell us who you’re rooting for in the comments below.