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Pinnacle Cup VI – Dates, Format & Schedule

01 Oct 2023
Tit Krajnik 01 Oct 2023
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  • Pinnacle Cup VI will take place on October 4-24
  • 32 Counter-Strike teams
  • $50,000 prize pool
Pinnacle Cup VI
Pinnacle Cup VI (credit: via Twitter (@PinnacleEsports))
Pinnacle Cup VI is an upcoming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive esports tournament set to kick off on October 4, 2023. It will be an online event featuring 32 professional Counter-Strike teams fighting for the lion’s share of the $50,000 prize pool.
  • When Is Pinnacle Cup VI?
  • Where Is Pinnacle Cup VI?
  • Pinnacle Cup VI Format
  • Play-In Stage 
  • Swiss Stage
  • Playoffs
  • Pinnacle Cup VI Teams
  • Play-In Invited Teams
  • Swiss Stage Invited Teams
  • Playoffs Invited Teams
  • What Is Pinnacle Cup VI Prize Pool?
  • Previous Pinnacle Cup VI Champions
  • Where To Bet On Pinnacle Cup VI?

Even though the Counter-Strike esports scene transitioned to Counter-Strike 2 in September, Pinnacle Cup VI will be run on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive as not to force the teams to switch to the new game version too quickly, giving them little time to practice and get ready for the event.

However, while this will introduce a bit more stability to the tournament, the large field of teams ensures that there will be many unexpected results. And ultimately, this will present many excellent betting opportunities for esports bettors to explore.

When betting on Pinnacle Cup VI, it’s important to use the best Counter-Strike betting sites, such as Stake.com – a world-renowned crypto bookmaker with excellent market coverage and highly competitive Counter-Strike betting odds.

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When Is Pinnacle Cup VI?

Pinnacle Cup VI will kick off on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, with the first round of the Play-In stage and conclude on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, with the grand finals.

Where Is Pinnacle Cup VI?

Pinnacle Cup VI is an online tournament hosted on European servers, meaning there is no set venue where the teams will compete. The whole event, including the grand finals, will be played online.

Pinnacle Cup VI Format

Pinnacle Cup VI will follow a familiar format used in the previous iterations of the event, splitting the competition into three stages – the Play-in Stage, the Swiss Stage, and the Playoffs.

Play-In Stage 

  • Single-elimination bracket
  • 16 teams
  • All opening matches are best-of-one (Bo1)
  • All remaining matches are best-of-three (Bo3)
  • Top four teams from the Play-In stage advance to the Swiss Stage

Swiss Stage

  • Swiss System format
  • 16 teams
  • All matches are best-of-three (Bo3)
  • Top eight teams advance to the playoffs
  • Bottom eight teams get eliminated


  • 12 teams
  • Single-elimination format
  • All matches, including the final, are best-of-three (Bo3)

Pinnacle Cup VI Teams

Pinnacle Cup VI will welcome 32 Counter-Strike teams, which includes only directly invited squads. The teams received invites into different stages of the tournament, depending on their perceived strength, with weaker squads invited to the Play-in stage, some receiving direct invites to the Swiss Stage and four into the Playoffs.

Less than a week ahead of the tournament kick-off, the tournament organisers have yet to reveal  a full list of participating teams, missing nine teams to complete the full lineup.

Play-In Invited Teams

  • Astralis Talent
  • B8
  • ENCE Academy
  • For The Win Esports
  • RAPTORS Esports Club
  • Preasy Esports
  • Sangal Esports
  • Sprout
  • Team Sampi
  • ThudnerFlash
  • Zero Tenacity 
  • TBD
  • TBD
  • TBD

Swiss Stage Invited Teams

  • 00 Nation
  • 9Pandas
  • Aurora Gaming
  • Bad News Eagles
  • Endpoint
  • Looking4Org
  • Team Falcons
  • TBD
  • TBD
  • TBD

Playoffs Invited Teams

  • FURIA Esports
  • TBD
  • TBD
  • TBD

What Is the Pinnacle Cup VI Prize Pool?

Pinnacle Cup VI will have a $50,000 prize pool, with the money divided only among the top four teams. The winners will take home $30,000, while the two squads eliminated from the semifinals will collect $5,000 each.

  • Champions - $30,000
  • Runners-up - $10,000
  • 3rd-4th-place -$5,000

Previous Pinnacle Cup VI Champions

The first Pinnacle Cup took place in March-April 2021 and was won by Gambit Esports. The tournament was won by five different teams from different regions, including Team Spirit, SKADE, Team Finest, Heroic, and 00 Nation, who enter Pinnacle Cup VI as defending champions.

  • Pinnacle Cup I – Gambit Esports
  • Pinnacle Cup II – Team Spirit
  • Pinnacle Cup III – SKADE 
  • Pinnacle Cup IV – Team Finest
  • Pinnacle Cup V – 00 Nation

Where To Bet On Pinnacle Cup VI?

Pinnacle Cup VI is a B-Tier tournament, which doesn’t make it one of the biggest Counter-Strike esports events of the year. However, the Pinnacle Cup series is fairly popular among viewers and bettors alike, so it’s not surprising to learn that the Pinnacle Cup VI is well-covered by all betting sites.

You can find Pinnacle Cup VI betting markets and odds on all online bookmakers, including all esports betting sites and even traditional sportsbooks. However, it’s important to use the best bookmaker for betting on Pinnacle Cup VI, such as Stake.com.

Stake is a world-renowned crypto betting site with highly competitive CS betting odds and excellent market coverage, ensuring that esports punters won’t miss out on any betting opportunities presented by Pinnacle Cup VI. Stake also offers great betting bonuses and promotions punters can take advantage of, including a welcome bonus of up to $3,000, which bettors can claim by using promo code “NEWBONUS” when signing up for the betting site.