ESL Announces “World’s Largest” CS:GO Event

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ESL has announced a $250,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament to be held in Cologne from August 22-23 

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ESL has announced a $250,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament to be held in Cologne from August 22-23 calling it the “largest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event in the world”.

 

The eSports company has had big money tournaments for CS:GO before (a couple of $250,000 prize pool tournaments in 2014 including one at GamesCom) and there’s another one on the horizon (a $250,000 prize pool for ESL ONE Katowice’s CS:GO event). What they’re trumpeting here is the capacity of the venue. The tournament will be held in the LANXESS arena which holds 15,000.

 

Ulrich Schulze, the MD of pro gaming at ESL, said: “Counter-Strike has been the heart of ESL for 15 years – it was there when we founded ESL, and it is one of the strongest games today,” was the response. “It has an enthusiastic crowd, a well developed professional scene and a developer which really cares about eSports.”

 

More information for this particular tournament – structure and how to qualify – will be available nearer the time.

 

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