After a week of invites, all the teams participating in the upcoming $10,000 USD PULSE Series have been revealed. The tournament is set to be essentially a tier 2 showcase, as all tier 1 teams in North America are off for the foreseeable future.
The teams participating in the PULSE Series are:
Mamba Mode Gaming
Up For Sale
Built By Gamers
While no out-and-out tier 1 teams are featuring, there’s plenty on the verge. Built By Gamers are making their return to competition after a month of absence, and come in to the tournament as one of the favourites. Luminosity Gaming, Complexity, and Renegades all also come in as favourites and challengers, while Rise will be featured as well. We will also see major tournament debuts from the promising rosters of Spacestation Gaming and beastcoast, the latter especially being a team to watch for, as well as Noble Esports.
While these teams have serious organizations behind them and quite the pedigree in the scene, they’re far from the stiffest competition. Second Wind, Mamba Mode Gaming, Morning Light, Team Shiba, and Pretty Boyz have been making waves in North America’s tier 2 scene, and will be looking to show up big time in this major event. Long-running unsigned teams China Nguyen and Spot Up can never be counted out either.
Lastly, some teams are looking to make a good first impression. L8R Bot are an intriguing team who came out of qualifiers, featuring former Oxygen Supremacy player Dane”DsK” Kenworthy, while Up For Sale and Gonzo Gaming come into the tournament as nearly complete unknown quantities.
The PULSE Series promises to be an interesting showdown between established teams getting themselves back into the grind of competition and tier 2 teams looking to challenge them. Be sure to tune in from September 10-13th, 2020, and follow along with THESPIKE.GG for live match coverage!