GG.Bet Announces Invitational Event For CIS, Europe Teams
Posted 22nd March 2019 By: Derpina    207 Views
Esports News – Premier esports betting site, GG.Bet (review), confirmed their newly-sponsored invitational tournament that features a $5,000 prize pool and a secure slot at the IEM Sydney 2019. The tournament is set to take place from March 25 to 31, and will see a set of ten teams representing Europe and CIS regions.
Europe and CIS regions will compete for two tickets to the semi-final stage, while only one has a chance to get the spot for IEM Sydney. The list of participants will soon be revealed. Aside from the usual direct and qualified invites, one team gets a direct straight from the GG.Bet Sydney Invitational.
The participants will compete in two stages. Setting aside the two invited teams, 8 of the teams will compete in the Group Stage with a GSL format: BO1 initial matches and BO3 deciders. The winning teams from the two stages will join the two invited teams in the BO3 playoffs. Each playoff series follows a BO3 single elimination format.
On March 31, the winning team takes home the largest share of the prize pool and a chance to compete in IEM Sydney. They will join the list of participants for the upcoming event which already features 9 of the strongest CS:GO teams today: Faze Clan, Team Liquid, Made in Brazil, Mousesports, Ninjas in Pyjamas, NRG Esports, Renegades, BIG, and eUnited. Other teams on the list come from other sponsored-tournaments that are yet to conclude, including the IEM Sydney Derby and the Greatest China Qualifier.
From the CIS region, it’s possible that Natus Vincere will get one of the invites. Despite getting beaten on their previous matches by some of this year’s underdogs, the team has a lot of potentials. Meanwhile, Russian teams that could earn invites based on their previous performances prior to GG.Bet’s events are North, G2 Esports, and Windigo.
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The GG.Bet Invitational event will be the second international competition hosted by the betting company since the start of 2019, the first one being the GG.Bet Ice Challenge. It was held in London last month and saw North taking home the title after beating Natus Vincere in the final, and Avangar and Heroic in the playoffs.