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The list of top CS: GO events across the world is already out, which includes a few established as well as new competitions. So are you interested to know top CS: GO events? Keep scrolling to get full information about some major tournaments. Here is a list of the top five CS: GO events of 2023:
The first on our list is the BLAST premier– a tournament that gained immense success in 2023. It is back again with some novel qualifying series as well. The competition will be held from the 14th of February to the 19th of December, which makes it one of the longest CS: GO events. The competition is expected to reach newer heights this year since more teams can take part in it through the qualifying series that is to be held. The best teams will get selected for the fall and for the spring showdowns.
There are twelve official Blast premier teams:
- 100 thieves
- FaZe Clan
- Evil Geniuses
- Team Vitality
- Natus Vincere
- CompleEleventy Gaming
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
- Team Liquid
- G2 Esports
After the team is selected for the showdown of fall and spring, they will directly go to the world and fall finals.
The entire competition is divided into two spring as well as two fall stages each. Both the stages of spring and fall will have the usual seasons, a showdown phase, as well as the finals.
The second competition on our list is the IEM Katowice. This competition is very popular and one of the most favorite matches in the world. Here is a list of teams that allowed for the IEM Katowice this year:
- Team Vitality
- Evil Geniuses
- Furia esports
- G2 Esports
- FaZe Clan
IEM Katowice will have three-stage. The total prize pool of this tournament is $1,000,000. The winning team gets $400,000, whereas the first runner-up gets $180,000.
Here is a list of teams that will be participating in the play-in stage:
- CompleEleventy gaming
- Team liquid
- Illluminar gaming
- Virtus. pro
- Chaos esports club
- Gambit Esports
- Boom esports
- Team spirit
Esl Pro League
The ESL Pro league will have two tournaments this year- season 13 and season 14. Season 13 will extend from 13 March till 18 April, whereas season 14 will extend from 1 September till 10 October. All the matches in both seasons will be played on a best of 3 basis.
The prize pool offered by the tournament is a whopping seven million dollars. Besides, teams with good performance will also get points towards the intel grand slam. In the ESL Pro League, both non-partners, as well as partner teams, are allowed to participate.
Speaking of the format of the tournament, both season 13 and season 14 will have the same features:
- The Group stage: There will be six teams playing four single round-robin format groups. The winners will then go to the play-in stage.
- The Play in stage: In this stage, the winning team makes its entry into the semi-finals. However, the team that loses will have to struggle in the quarter-finals.
- The Playoffs: Here, the qualifying teams will have to make their way past the single elimination bracket. As mentioned earlier, all the matches will be played in the best of 3 formats, whereas the final match is on the basis of the best of five.
The ESL One Cologne
It is considered one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world of esports. This year the tournament will take place in the LANXESS arena with fans from more than 60 different countries.
The prize pool that the tournament offers to the winner is one million dollars. Twenty-four teams are participating in the tournament this year. Out of these teams, only sixteen teams will qualify to get the Cologne rankings. The eight teams that are left will be the wildcard invites. The participants will also get a chance to get extra marks by playing masterships.
The tournament is divided into two different stages – the group stage and the playoffs. The group stage will commence from 16 July till 17 July. At the same time, the playoffs will begin from July 18 till July 19.
The Iem Master Tournaments
There will be three IEM Master tournaments this year. The first one will stretch from 12/08/2023 till 22/08/2021. The next one will stretch from 14/10/2023 to 21/10/2021. The third and final tournament will stretch from 02/12/2023 till 12/12/2021. There will be a total of sixteen teams in the tournament who will compete with each other for the prize pool of two million dollars.
The Group stage: IEM master tournaments follow a two-time elimination format. Every group will have a total of eight teams who will be competing with each other on the basis of the best of three. Three best-performing teams will make their way to the playoff stage. The winners of the group stage go to the semi-finals, whereas the runner-ups will have to struggle through the quarter-finals. The team that gets the third position in the group stage moves to the quarter-finals but gets a low amount of seeds.
Playoff: This stage is played on a one-time elimination basis. Both the quarter-finals as well as the semi-finals are held on the basis of the best of three; however, the final is held on a best of 5 basis.
So these were the top five CS: GO events of 2023. This year the sports fans across the world will get better and premium content and hype trailers. The viewing experience this year will be like never before, which is a good sign for both players as well as the fans.