FaZe Clan's Nikola "NiKo" Kovač, and Håvard "rain" Nygaard—who recently defeated Astralis in the StarSeries Season 3 grand finals, were the two latest players that have been announced to compete at the HTC 2v2 Invitational. The players from FaZe Clan wasn't the only duo announced to be competing at the $50,000 event, however, as EnVyUs' Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom, as well as Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer will also be joining in on the festivities.
The four players will be squaring off against, among others, Denis "seized" Kostin, and Alexandr "s1mple" Kostyliev from Na`Vi, as well as Team Secret's Julia "juliano" Kiran, and Zainab "zAAz" Turkie.
G2 Esports Richard "shox" Papillon & Kenny "kennyS" Schrub Team Secret Julia "juliano" Kiran & Zainab "zAAz" Turkie Natus Vincere Denis "seized" Kostin & Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev Team EnVyUs Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom & Vincent "Happy" Cervoni Schopenhauer FaZe Clan Nikola "NiKo" Kovač & Håvard "rain" Nygaard
The tournament, which will see eight duos compete for a prize pool of $50,000, will be taking place between the 13th and 14th of May from the PGL studios in Romania's capital Bucharest. Each team will be playing two retake maps, as well as one aim map per series—which will lead into a double-elimination playoff bracket.
Three more teams will be participating in the event, and will, presumably, be announced shortly.