The ELEAGUE CSGO Invitational 2019 is coming this month. Discover out which groups and casters are taking part, and all the event particulars.

Counter-Strike is returning to ELEAGUE and shortly. FanSided can reveal the whole lot it’s essential know concerning the ELEAGUE CSGO Invitational 2019.

Turner and IMG first revealed that one other Counter-Strike: World Offensive occasion would happen on the finish of final summer time’s CSGO Premier, and teased it again over the holidays.

However now it’s lower than two weeks away: the CSGO Invitational will happen Jan. 25-27, from the ELEAGUE Enviornment in Atlanta. Followers can watch dwell beginning at 2 p.m. ET day by day, via Twitch, B/R Stay or in fact, ELEAGUE.com.

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(There can be no TV broadcast of any match play; as an alternative, TBS will air a miniseries after the occasion with highlights, participant interviews and evaluation, much like what they did with the Boston Main.)

However who’s going to be on the occasion? Because the title signifies, Turner and IMG have scaled this down from a full-fledged event. As a substitute, 4 of the highest CSGO groups have been invited to struggle it out for the lion’s share of a $150,000 prize pool.

The lineup consists of Boston Main winners Cloud9 (who simply re-signed Stewie2K to their lineup) and FaZe Clan (probably the most star-studded crew in Counter-Strike, which simply shook up its roster by dropping Karrigan, bringing in AdreN, and hiring former ELEAGUE analyst Janko “YNk” Paunovic as their new coach).

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BIG (runners-up at ESL One Cologne 2018) and CompLexity Gaming will spherical out the sector.  Motion will happen in a double-elimination format, with every match as a best-of-three (BO3).

Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez hosts the event; CSGO followers will acknowledge him as he additionally hosted the Boston Main. Sue “Smix” Lee returns for an additional occasion because the reporter, delivering interviews with the gamers pre- and post-match.

Extra acquainted faces can be behind each desks. James Bardolph and Daniel “DDK” Kapadia will solid the matches, whereas Jason “Moses” O’Toole and Sean Gares will function analysts. That’s lots of expertise, to not point out lots of character, which is able to maintain viewers each knowledgeable and entertained all through.

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It is a rapid-fire event, with lots of firepower on the server and inside the expertise roster. There can be loads of storylines to observe as this occasion goes to inform followers rather a lot about some key CSGO groups and the place they’re headed this yr, whereas ELEAGUE will even ship an thrilling finish to January.

Try the infographic under for the whole breakdown of this new event, after which brace yourselves for extra Counter-Strike motion beginning in lower than two weeks!

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Infographic for the ELEAGUE CSGO Invitational 2019. Photograph Credit score: Courtesy of Turner Sports activities.

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