Ahead of the Relog Media SnowSweetSnow CS: GO event, the tournament organizer announced its "flagship teams" that will take part in the company's competitions in the course of 2021.
A total of 35 organizations have signed contracts for the Home Sweet Home Tournament Series, in which each team can take part in at least six tournaments organized by the operator and the production company of the esports tournament. In addition, these teams will take part in at least three contractually agreed events in the first half of 2021.
RELATED: Relog Media Licenses GRID's HomeSweetHome CS: GO Event and Expands to Dota  Some of the flagship team initiative's best-known names are the Swedish esports organization NiP  and the Russian team Gambit as well as sizes like North ] sAw, Forze and Sprout .
According to the organizer of the tournament, Relog's flagship team initiative will help financially by teams of different sizes by guaranteeing them a place in certain competitions
The SnowSweetSnow Cup 1 is due to start on January 18th with a large number of flagship teams participating in the competition. Relog Media has also confirmed that the total prize pool for each trophy, including next week's event, has been increased to $ 100,000.
The cup consists of a total of four stages – regional GSL, regional Swiss, main Swiss and playoffs – with representatives from Europe and the CIS. From the flagship teams, Astralis Talent, Lilmix, SJ Gaming, KOVA and NiP Youngsters will compete in the two Scandinavian groups.
The agreement about Relog's flagship team also includes Winstrike SG Pro and Hellraisers, who will participate in one of the two CIS groups . Finally Izako Boars, X-kom AGO SKADE Sangal FATE and OFFSET [about the group phase] participate in the competition.
After the regional group stage and the Swiss format, the remaining teams step next door to the Swiss main stage as eight "parent organizations", four of which are flagship Teams are. These include Sprout Endpoint, forZe and PACT .
Relog Media has confirmed that four more teams will be invited to participate in the playoff phase of SnowSweetSnow.
As previously reported, SnowSweetSnow will reward its competitors at every stage of the tournament, which means that organizations in the HSL stage will continue to receive financial benefits.
Flagship teams will also work with Relog on a range of content in 2021. In addition, the tournament organizer emphasized that it will work with its partners, including TheEsportsBible, to improve its planned events and shows this year.
Other teams in Relog's flagship team partnership are Sinners, LDLC OL, CPH Flames, Apeks, HAVU, Galaxy Racer, Nemiga, K23 and Anonymo .
Esports Insider Says: Relog Media's flagship team initiative aims to provide financial security to organizations in Europe who may be struggling with the ongoing effects of the pandemic. By securing all of these teams, the tournament organizer not only provides stability to some organizations, but also helps Relog secure competitors through the course of 2021.