ELEAGUE has announced plans for an invitational CS:GO tournament running from January 25-27 with $150,000 (£120,000) in prize pool on the line and featuring four top CS:GO sides, Cloud9, FaZe Clan, BIG and compLexity.
The event will be hosted in Atlanta and set in a double-elimination bracket to ‘prove who reigns supreme’ in an action-packed weekend on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The event will offer free tickets for fans who wish to attend at the ELEAGUE Arena in Atlanta, with the event also streamed on the ELEAGUE Twitch channel.
ELEAGUE has drafted in some big CS:GO talent for the event – Hosting the show will be Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez, analysts Jason “Moses” O’Toole & Sean Gares, casters James Bardolph & Daniel “DDK” Kapadia with Sue “Smix” Lee handling hosting and interviews during the event.
The event will see round one matches played on Friday 25th, upper bracket Final & first round lower bracket will take place on Saturday 26th, with the lower bracket final & Grand Final taking place on Sunday the 27th. The full schedule with round one matches will drop shortly before the event later in January.
ELEAGUE hosted two major CS:GO events in 2018, with its Boston Major in January, which was won by Cloud9 and its Premier 2018 event in July which was won by CS:GO’s top CS:GO side, Astralis. 2018 also saw ELEAGUE host tournaments in Street Fighter V, Tekken 7 and Rocket League.
Esports Insider says: ELEAGUE has become a major player in esports event hosting in the past year, with its CS:GO events being a premier part of its yearly plans. This first event in 2019 certainly isn’t on the same level as last years’ Major, however, ELEAGUE will be hoping to put on a top-tier event with event organiser putting up a sizable purse to prove its commitment.