FunSpark ULTI was officially postponed to 2021, as it was announced that January 30 – February 8 are the new initial dates for the tournament.
CGA and 5EPlay are the companies behind the FunSpark ULTI event that plans to bring teams such as FURIA and Chaos to China, with the postponement not coming come as a surprise. In July, when the tournament was unveiled, a CGA representative told HLTV.org that they will only “host the LAN when it’s safe for international players to travel to China again” .
Since the tournament’s announcement this summer, the European, North American, and Asian qualifiers were played out. forZe, HAVU, Chaos, and Wings Up earned their spots at the eight-team event, with FURIA and TYLOO joining the list as invited teams.
The team list for the event currently looks as follows:
With FunSpark ULTI postponed, the IEM Global Challenge which ESL plans to hold in Cologne this December remains the first international LAN event to look forward to, while BLAST Premier Fall and Flashpoint 2 should see intercontinental matchups played out during October and November, albeit online, as North American teams bootcamp on the Old Continent.