It's tournament time and while we wait for regular ESL games, we have a bunch of tournaments to watch. This weekend is the Adrenaline Cyber League 2017 Major and I have your breakdown and some predictions.
The ESL CS:GO Pro League is over but that doesn't mean there isn't counterstrike to watch! There is a ton of Majors and tournaments on the go constantly, this is part of what makes professional cs:go the best to watch.
One of those majors is the Adrenaline Cyber League and it takes place this Sunday June 18th.
The ACL takes place in Moscow and hosts a couple big name teams. Although two of those names have kind of lost their luster after the ESL relegation games… but we can touch on that later. (looking at you VP!!)
Four teams will fight it out for their share of $100,000 USD, with $65,000 going to the winner.
This all takes place over one day with a semifinals and finals only.
The matches will be classic best of three elimination style.
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Not a new team to CS:GO by any means, but why then does it seem weird to be talking about them?
Well FST hasn't really been a mentionable team for the past two years. They've been to a bunch of Majors and premiers with very little to write home about but as far as this major goes I feel that they can at least beat VP.
Past that I think FST is going to be the low man on the totem pole this Sunday.
The Hellraisers had their ESL rights on the line in the EU relegation and considering their tournament performance this year, it was kind of surprising. They've been a pretty middle of the pack team but to see them on the chopping block didn't seem right.
Hellraisers are a team that can surprise and although I don't think they'll beat NaVi, they can give them a run for their money.
Natus Vincere is definitely the favorite to win ACL 2017 and when you look at their competition it's no surprise why. They have the best track record of the teams this year and weren't in any trouble in the ESL.
If you're a reader of my articles then you know where this is going and if you don't, well you probably have an idea.
Virtua.Pro is a team with a name that carried a lot of impact but as of late you wouldn't expect to see their name anywhere near prize winnings.
Not to hate on VP too much as I feel that they can make it to the finals this Sunday but they really have to get their act together to do so. Their falling out of the ESL is hopefully a turning point and we will be able to see the VP of old in the finals.
Even though these aren't the biggest names in Counterstrike, they all will put on a great show and I look forward to watching the matches. The best part about it being all on one day, it's basically like a show getting released to Netflix. No waiting just straight up non stop CS:GO!