Ready Your CS:GO Betting Predictions for London Major
The second CS:GO major this year is set to happen in London. The live event will culminate from September 20th to 23rd at the 10,000-seater SSE Arena in Wembley and will be hosted by FACEIT and Valve. It is the 13th major event sponsored by the game developer, so the $1 million prize pool and the 24-team tournament format will be used once more. Tickets will go on sale on April 2 so ready your Bitcoin bets.
"The community has been at the heart of everything we do at FACEIT, and we are so grateful for the support of the players on our platform and those who’ve attended and watched ECS," said Michele Attisani, Chief Business Officer and Co-Founder of FACEIT.
This is FACEIT’s first time to host an event this big. Other companies include DreamHack, ESL, MLG, ELEAGUE, and PGL. As for the region, this is the first CS:GO event in the UK since previous matches were held in Sweden, Poland, Germany, Romania and the United States. This big event will change the future of CS:GO betting and hopefully, the United Kingdom’s esports industry. So prepare your CS:GO betting predictions as early as possible before you ran out of time.
The New Challengers Stage is the first level of the competition. The top 8 teams that will win the stage will proceed to The New Legends Stage, the other 8 will be eliminated. The same thing goes for the next level, The New Champions Stage. It is a matter of skill and determination, but the teams winning every round will be called Legends, New Challengers, and finally the Champion. The actual dates of each stage are to be announced by FACEIT and Valve.
As previously mentioned, the 24-team format will remain. Some have direct invites and other have won previous majors to secure a spot. The Current Legends are Cloud 9, FaZe Clan, Natus Vincere, SK Gaming, Mousesports, Quantum Bellator Fire, G2 Esports, and Fnatic. The New Challengers include Gambit Esports, Vega Squadron, Space Soldiers, BIG, Astralis, Team Liquid, North, and Virtus Pro. The Minors’ Championships are yet to be played, but the remaining 8 teams will coming from Europe Minor, Americas Minor, CIS Minor, and Asia Minor representatives.
The prize pool of $1 million will be spread among the teams, the 1st place will get $500,000, the 2nd place will get $150,000, 3rd and 4th placers will get $70,000, and 5th to 8th placers will bring home $35,000.