Scheduled CCT Studio Finals to play out online
The Champion of Champions Tour organizers have canceled their planned LAN events, according to the corresponding HLTV.org press release.
Ten $100,000 studio final events will be replaced with five online finals with an increased prize pool of $200,000. The organizers claim that the reason for such decision is the busy event schedule of the professional scene, which makes it impossible for higher rated teams to compete at CCT tournaments.
The only CCT Studio Final took place at the tournament cycle for Central Europe. At the end of February, the Turkish team Eternal Fire secured the trophy in Malta.
The first out of five upcoming CCT Online Finals is scheduled for May 23-30. 10 participants will receive direct invites, while the remaining 6 berth will be secured by the finalists of the respective online cups.