The Eleague CSGO Invitational 2019 will kick off the Counter-Strike season with an event taking place at the Eleague Arena in Atlanta. The match will commence on the 25th January until the 27th January to mark one of many memorable epic battles witnessed by thousands of gaming fans. Four professional esports teams get to compete and play their best to win their share from a hefty prize pool of $150K.
According to dbltap.com, the CS event organisers revealed in a press release saying “The ELEAGUE CSGO Invitational 2019 will feature four fan-favourite CS: GO teams competing in Atlanta for a $150,000 prize pool. These teams will rival each other in a double-elimination bracket to prove who reigns supreme in a fast-paced weekend of Counter-Strike action.”
As bombs will be set off and targets struck down, esports fans from across the world are enthusiastic about the entertaining Counter-Strike matches that will feature Cloud 9, Faze Clan, BIG and Complexity. The pro players will need to prove their worth and show the gaming community who should reign in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scene.
Eleague CSGO Events of 2018
There were two major Counter-Strike matches, the Eleague Major: Boston 2018 that took place in January and in July the Eleague CS: GO Premier 2018.
In Boston, the grand finals featured Cloud 9 that surprised all spectators, beating Faze Clan with an incredible score of 2-1, taking home an excellent cash reward amounting to $500K. The Eleague CSGO Premier 2018 held in July saw Astralis overcome Team Liquid with an unbeatable record of 2-0. The Danish star players claimed a prize of $500K adding another trophy to their collection.
How to watch the Eleague Invitational 2019
Counter-Strike fans from all over the world can tune in to watch the Eleague CSGO Invitational 2019 through this tournament page as well as update yourself with the scores too. Alternatively, you have the option to follow the CS Invitational on their official website Eleague.com or their Twitch streaming channel.
Eleague CSGO Invitational 2019 Tournament Format
The much anticipated Counter-Strike Invitational 2019 will be a double-elimination bracket for each of the best-of-3 matches. The four invited esports teams will get to compete in the opening rounds that will commence on Friday 25th January. The next day will feature the upper bracket finals and the lower bracket finals, revealing the best two squads that will advance to the Grand Finals. Meanwhile, the third and fourth teams will compete in the Lower bracket finals that will take place on Sunday 27th January.
Esports Teams competing at Eleague CSGO Invitational 2019
The two CS teams representing Europe will be Faze Clan and BIG while the other two North American units who will be playing in their home country with full support are Cloud 9 and Complexity. The Eleague CSGO Invitational 2019 comes at a great time to practice their incredible fighting skills before the IEM Katowice 2019 Major that will take place this February.
The German player Nex from Berlin International Gaming had to go through medical treatment for his wrist, so the esports team had to let him go. The squad acquired the pro player Ismailcan ‘Xantares’ Dortkardes from Space Soldiers to start the CSGO season in 2019. With this roster change in place will Berlin International Gaming improve on their winning capabilities after the holidays to perform better than 2018?
The North American team of Cloud 9 saw Skadoodle step down from the active lineup while Kioshima and flusha join. The latest roster change was acquiring Zellsis on a trial basis for tournaments held in America while Golden who is currently inactive will temporarily step in to join C9 for the IEM Katowice 2019. The North Americans of Cloud 9 may have been the winners of Eleague Major Boston 2018, but they could not keep up their performance through the year. Their best performances in 2018 are their second place ranks at the WESG 2017, CS Summit 2 and the ECS Season 5 North America tournaments. Will C9 pick up on last year’s winning streak in 2019?
The North American team coL has benched pro players yay, Rambo, Android from the active lineup last December 2018. Complexity acquired Rickeh while n0thing a former player from Cloud 9 will stand in temporarily for the CS unit at the IEM Katowice 2019. The past few months have shown some disappointing results at the StarSeries & i-League CSGO Season 6 and improved slightly at the CS Summit 3, Dreamhack Open Atlanta 2018 as well as Dreamhack Winter 2018 finishing in the third to fourth places in competitions. Will the Complexity players perplex their opponents enough to win rounds?
Last December, Faze Clan bench Karrigan, and then in January 2019, the team’s coach Robban steps down from the current lineup. The esports team revealed AdreN as a temporary player until IEM Katowice 2019 and replacing Robban will be YNk as the new team coach. How will Faze Clan fare at Eleague CSGO Invitational 2019?