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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Final four teams for CROSSFIRE IEM Expo Invitational 2018 announced

Smilegate Europe today announced the four teams competing for the champion title and lion’s share of the $30,000 USD CROSSFIRE IEM Expo Invitational 2018 prize pool.

The three European representatives will be “PENTA Sports”, “Flipsid3 Tactics” as well as “XQ Intense”. They will be challenging the current title holder and world champion “Super Valiant Gaming,” from China. The CROSSFIRE IEM Expo Invitational 2018 will take place on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 during the second weekend of the IEM Expo. The whole match will be broadcast at the following URL:

Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) is sponsored by Intel and organized by ESL, the world’s largest esports company. It is the world's longest running pro gaming circuit, this year making stops in Sydney, Shanghai, and Oakland before wrapping up in Katowice. Growing year on year, IEM 2017 was attended by 173,000 fans and reached more than 46 million unique online viewers.

After kicking off 2018 with CROSSFIRE IEM Expo Invitational, Smilegate will continue to develop and expand CROSSFIRE’s presence in the international esports scene throughout the year. More information will be announced through the official CROSSFIRE esports website. Make sure to follow Crossfire Europe on Facebook or Twitter to always be up to date on the latest developments.

About Crossfire

  • CROSSFIRE is a high quality Free-to-Play shooter with massive content and low system requirements. It is one of the most played FPS games worldwide, with over 8 million players.
  • CROSSFIRE offers excellent fast-paced quality gameplay that players can enjoy casually with various fun game modes or at a competition level thanks to ranked matches and many eSports events.
  • CROSSFIRE holds the title of most popular online game in multiple regions and was recently featured in Forbes Magazine as the “Top Earning Free-to-Play Game” in 2013.
  • CROSSFIRE has proven to the world that it is no longer just a game but a global phenomenon.


  1. Immersive Combat - Fast-paced gameplay invites players to lose themselves in hectic, high-octane battlegrounds.
  2. Diverse Weaponry - Fully tested and approved by many famous FPS clans around the world, the diverse arsenal of weapons currently numbers over 400.
  3. Characters (feat. Spec Ops units) - CROSSFIRE features Spec Ops units that exist in real life but also includes unique Spec Ops forces that exist only within the game’s lore.
  4. Various Modes and Maps - In addition to classic modes like Team Deathmatch, Search & Destroy (Bomb defuse), and Free-For-All, players can also try the numerous original PvP and PvE modes like Hero, Predator, or Biohazard.
  5. Achievements and Milestones - For the engagement and motivation of its players, CROSSFIRE offers achievements and displays various stats including First Kill, Last Kill, Revenge, Ace, MVP, etc.

Key facts about the game

Genre: FPS Multiplayer F2P Platform: Windows PC
Developer: Smilegate Publisher: Smilegate
Release Date: KR: May 3, 2007
NA: January 30, 2009
EU: August 31, 2011
Language: EN / DE

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