Brazil, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines collide in the SMX Convention Hall!

CrossFire fans of the Philippines, it’s your turn to show the world just how esports is done here.

A key partnership between CrossFire developer Smilegateand esports organizing body ESL has recently given birth to the CrossFire Stars Invitational, a brand new series that looks to take some of the world’s best players all over the globe – straight to the fans themselves

“The CFS INVITATIONAL was created to expand tournaments within Crossfire to bring enjoyment to global fans. Smilegate Entertainment will put its utmost effort to develop Crossfire esports by expanding its tournaments in cooperation with global eSports organizers like ESL.”

Brady Yeo
General Manager for Esports, Smilegate Entertainment

Manila, thanks to its rapidly growing reputation as a global premier spots for hosting esports tournaments of this scale thanks to the amazing turnout of loud and passionate fans in previous events earlier this year, has been selected as the site for the CFS Invitational’s maiden voyage.

Next month, four of the world’s best CrossFire teams collide in the CrossFire Stars Invitational: Manila, running from October 15-16 at the SMX Convention Center Hall 3, where pride, glory, and the lion’s share of the 30,000 USD prize pool will all be on the line.

Players from China, Vietnam, and Brazil will be flying over to the Philippines, where they get to experience firsthand the roar of Philippine CF fans – where there is little doubt that the local crowd will be completely behind Pacific Macta, the hometown heroes who have earned the right to represent the country after coming out on top of the 2016 PH CrossFire Elite League.


  • Pengfei “Even” Zheng
  • Sinan “LSN” Li
  • Shuai “70kg” Lang
  • Maoqing “TMQ” Tang
  • Qian “ZQ” Zhang

Clan AG is one of the first pro teams in the history of CF China, run throughout the years by professional esports experts. AG has incubated numerous CF pro players and boasts outstanding records both in national and international tournaments. The players participating in this CFS Invitational Manila comprise what many would consider to be an all-star team.


  • Quoc “Snail” Le
  • An “Aly” Trinh
  • Tuoi “Rudo” Ho
  • Phong “Shady” Mai
  • Hung “Rita” Nguyen

Boss.CFVN is one of the eldest clans of Crossfire Vietnam. In 2016, they made a new line up with 4 core members from Cybercore (“Aly”, “Rudo”, “Snail” and “Shady”) and the best player of Vietnam Middle Alliance – “Rita”. The combo between “Aly’s” head and Rudo’s AWP allows the team to consistently control the map and storm the opponent’s defense without much hitch. With 9 victories in CFEL, the Boss.CFVNboys arethe undisputed kings of Vietnam CF right now.


  • Alecio “v1NNic” dos Santos
  • Yuri “AimGreen” Barbosa
  • Matheus “mAthsgz” Matias
  • Deivison “Ryuzao” Cruz
  • Joao “JOW” Souza

Remo Brave is legendary Brazilian team RMA e-Sports rebranded, the incarnate of the best Western team in the CFS Season 2 finals at Chengdu, China. The team represents the football club Clube do Remo. Remo Brave blends experienced players like “V1nni”, “J0w” and “Math” with fiery upstarts “Ryuzao” and “AimGreen”, allowing for a dynamic team. Remo Brave had three players among the four best in the biggest 1×1 tournament of Latin America “EuSou a Lenda” (I’m the Legend), which proves that this group of lions is truly among the best in the world.


  • Dennis “Bayo” Ramos
  • Christian “Revenge” Amores
  • Aldrin “Aldrin” Borabon
  • Mark “Kram” Chan
  • John “zYk” Alde

The Pride of the Philippines, Pacific Macta has never changed its roster since it represented the Philippines for the first time in Crossfire Stars 2014. There, the team grabbed 3rd place,before eventually qualifying again into the CFS 2015 Grand Finals. Until now (2016), they remain the undefeated championsofthe Philippines, with “Revenge” being the best sniper in the country.

For guests, expect our secret special guests to add more heat on this action-packed event! Entrance to the event is free, with limited slots. More information regarding this coming soon!

Now, Manila readies itself for the very first international CF tournament to ever take place in the country — further adding to what has thus far already been an impressive 2016 for Philippine esports.

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