- 1. $500,000
- 2. $150,000
- 3 - 4. $70,000
- 5 - 8. $35,000
- 9 - 16. $8,750
Turner Sports and WME | IMG have organised an Eleague CS: GO 2017 esports event in Atlanta. The premier tournament began on the 8 September 2017 until 13 October 2017 at the G-Fuel Eleague Arena, featuring the top 16 teams who will fight until the end for a prize pool of a whopping $1 million.
Eleague is an esports premier tournament that was launched in May 2016, featuring 24 of the best CS: GO teams that compete in two leagues annually. The Eleague Season 1 event that was held in May until July 2016 was won by Virtus.Pro, claiming a prize pool of $400K. The next CS match, Optic Gaming won the title of Eleague Season 2 that was held in October through to December 2016.
In the Eleague CS: GO 2017, sixteen teams get to compete in Counter Strike: Global Offensive for the top prize of $500K. The Group Stages have determined which top six teams will advance to the quarter finals. So far the CS units that progress are Faze Clan, G2 Esports, North, Fnatic, Cloud9 and EnvyUs. The last group will see top teams like SK Gaming, Astralis, Team Liquid and Heroic compete against each other for a spot in the main event. Which Counter Strike team has what it takes to win the Eleague Title?
A North American CS: GO team, Cloud 9 are one of the first teams to compete at high gaming levels against European teams. C9 have a refreshed roster of young players who are quick to recover while shaking the opponent’s confidence with a hard hitting offense and strong coordinated defense proving the esports community they have the potential to a top team.
Two latest additional players, Guardian and Olofmeister have shown great performance in their first Eleague matches with Faze. Their past losing streak in esports tournaments was but a phase as they defeated Natus Vincere and Renegades consecutively. Faze Clan have evolved to show you what Counter Strike entertainment is all about.
This powerful CS unit, Fnatic is very famous for their winning achievements but lately they have underperformed in the ECS Season 3, ESL One Cologne, PGL Major Krakow and DreamHack Masters Malmo. With Olofmeister’s leave, Golden took his place to be in-game leader for Fnatic, hoping that results will take on a new turn. The team need to prove their worth and show how fanatic they are about CS: GO to regain their reputation as the top esports team.
At the moment G2 are the second great CS team in the world according to HLTV.org. A unit that consists of French players who make sure that their fans are entertained. G2 Esports have shown their strength time and time again and have beaten Navi and Renegades progressing to the Quarterfinals. What Counter Strike Startegies do G2 have up their sleeve?
The Danes have recently acquired valde to their North CS: GO roster. The team have shown great results coming in second place at DreamHack Masters Malmo 2017 as well as taking the title of DH Montreal 2017. North have defeated Fnatic and Immortals in the Eleague CS: GO to advance to the Quarterfinals. This is definitely not the end for North as we have yet to hear the lion roar.
NV have quite a hyper-aggressive playstyle that makes them one of the most feared CS: GO teams in the world. Lately Team EnVyUs have made a few disappointing results in DreamHack Masters Malmo, ESG Tour Mykonos and ESL One: New York. The French players know what it means to be the top team, can NV show their opponents some envy?