Electronic Sports League has announced that they will be hosting a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament, ESL One Belo Horizonte 2018 in Brazil. Esports fans will be hyped to follow the CS matches that will kick off on the 15th until 17th June at the Mineirinho Arena. The top 8 professional teams in the world will compete, with a drive to fight on for their share of a $200K prize pool. Even better is that the event will be streamed online for you to watch while placing your best CSGO betting on your favourite esports team, so you will not miss out on anything.
You can already get to feel the atmosphere and gaming passion of the upcoming ESL One Belo Horizonte 2018. Many Counter-Strike fans will be watching to experience electrifying beats of fired guns and hand grenades. The CS: GO Major will be gathering a passionate gaming community that supports their pro teams all the way, to make this esports event one to remember in Brazil.
The very first CS: GO tournament in South America was the ESL Pro League Season 4 back in 2016. The first premier tournament was held in Sao Paulo, that gathered over 6K of Counter-Strike fans who witnessed all the action as well as 400K who followed the event online from around the world. The Grand finals saw Cloud 9 beat SK Gaming with a close score of 2-1, taking home their first prize of an amazing $200K.
The CSGO premier tournament, ESL One Belo Horizonte 2018 will be organized at the Mineirinho Arena, a stadium that can take up to 25,000 people. Counter-Strike fans will be eager to witness the grand esports event, featuring the Group Stages, with two groups of four will compete in a best-of-3. The top two teams will advance to the Playoffs in a Single elimination where the best squads will battle it out in the Semi-finals and Grand Final.
ESL have announced seven CSGO teams till now with the South American qualifiers underway to determine the last South American Qualifier to earn their place at the premier event.
Teams Competing at ESL One Belo Horizonte 2018
At the moment, Faze Clan players are the world’s top third CSGO team. The unit has proved their worth, recently winning ESL One New York 2017 and have placed second at the IEM Oakland, ESL Pro League Season 6 and IEM Katowice 2018. Do you think they will win ESL One Belo Horizonte 2018?
The European team, Mousesports currently ranks in 5th as the World’s top CSGO team. Their latest accomplishments were at the V4 Future Sports Festival in Budapest beating Virtus.Pro and at the StarLadder StarSeries Season 4 defeating Navi. Mouz lost to Faze Clan in the Eleague Major Boston, so how will Mousesports fare at ESL One premier match in Brazil?
The North Americans, Team Liquid currently rank in the top ten of CSGO teams. In the past few weeks, TL has defeated Faze Clan at the StarLadder Series Season 4. Their greatest win this year was at CS Summit 2 beating Cloud 9 with a close score of 3-2. Will they overcome their struggles to overcome Faze in another possible match at ESL One Belo Horizonte?
The Brazilian team, SK Gaming may rank in 7th place as the world’s top CSGO team, however, they are leading the Intel Grand Slam, having won 2 major tournaments, ESL One Cologne 2017 and ESL Pro League Season 6 – Finals. At the CS Summit 2 and StarLadder Starseries Season 4, SK lost to Team Liquid twice. Will they overcome their fears and improve on their mistakes in time for another possible match against TL at ESL One Belo Horizonte?
The Turkish squad, Space Soldiers have been competing in esports competitions since 2015. Over the past few months, the soldiers from space have recently come second in three major Counter-Strike Tournaments, World Electronic Sports Games 2017, Play2Live Cryptomasters and ESEA Season 26: Global Challenge. The team have recently lost to Gambit at Dreamhack Masters Marseille 2018 after beating them with an amazing record of 2-0 in the qualifiers of ESL One Belo Horizonte 2018. At Eleague Major Boston 2018, Space Soldiers lost to Mousesports with a close score of 13-16. Will they improve on their mistakes in time for the Major?
The German CSGO team, Berlin International Gaming have recently acquired smooya from Epsilon Esports instead of luckeRRR as the unit decided not to extend his probation. They have earned their spot after coming in second in the qualifiers of the upcoming ESL One Belo Horizonte 2018, beating Gambit with an unbeatable score of 2-0. In 2018, BIG has lost to two other participating units, Space Soldiers and Mousesports in the past. Berlin International Gaming has beaten Godsent and Team Spirit so they do have the potential to win matches. How will BIG fare at ESL One Belo Horizonte 2018?