Gambit will take part in ELEAGUE, first Western eSports league for Counter Strike: Global Offensive, which will be broadcast on TBS, American TV channel. From May 24 to July 30 twenty-four best teams from all over the world will meet in Atlanta, USA.
The organizers of the tournament have already announced the seedings of the first 3 groups. Before the draw all teams were divided into 4 pots depending on their latest achievements.
Prize pool distribution:
1 place - $390,000
2 place- $140,000
3-4 place - $60,000
5-8 place - $50,000
9-14 place - $40,000
15-24 place Team Liquid, Selfless Gaming - $30,000
Matches will be held in two stages: round-robin and play-offs.
During the round-robin stage, all teams will play against each other twice in series of BO1. According to the results of that stage, play-off spots will be seeded in the following way: the first best team plays semifinals against the fourth team, while the second one plays against the third. Play-off matches are in series of BO3.
The top six teams from the groups will advance to the ELEAGUE play-offs. Those teams who finished second will have one more chance to get there through qualifiers, where 2 more play-off spots will be at stake. Two teams which won 3rd place and got the most points will also take part in the qualifiers.
Ninjas in Pyjamas [2:0] G2 Esports | 16:9 @ de_cache; 16:3 @ de_train
G2 Esports [2:0] Selfless Gaming | 16:2 @ de_cache; 16:8 @ de_train
Ninjas in Pyjamas [2:1] OpTic | 3:16 @ de_cbble; 16:2 @ de_overpass; 16:14 @ de_train
Selfless Gaming [2:0] OpTic | 16:1 @ de_cbble; 16:14 @ de_mirage
Ninjas in Pyjamas [2:0] Selfless Gaming | 16:9 @ de_cbble; 16:12 @ de_cache
G2 Esports [2:0] OpTic | 16:14 @ de_train; 16:4 @ de_nuke
G2 Esports [2:0] Ninjas in Pyjamas | 16:9 @ de_train; 16:12 @ de_dust2
G2 Esports [2:0] Selfless Gaming | 16:12 @ de_cache; 16:12 @ de_cbble
Ninjas in Pyjamas [2:0] OpTic | 16:4 @ de_cbble; 16:10 @ de_train
Group A: Luminosity Gaming in playoffs, Cloud9 - in the Last Chance Playoff
Group C: Astralis, Counter Logic Gaming, SK Gaming, NRG eSports (June 7 – 10)
Group D: fnatic, FaZe Clan, Team Dignitas, Team SoloMid (June 14 – 17)
Group E: Natus Vincere, mousesports, FlipSid3 Tactics, Echo Fox (June 21 – 24)
Group F: Gambit, Virtus.pro, Team EnVyUs, compLexity Gaming (June 28 - July 1)
About the tournament:
ELEAGUE is a professional eSports league created by Turner Broadcasting System in cooperation with the WME | IMG agency, one of the leaders in entertainment, sports and fashion. The first 10-week long tournament will start on May 24 and will end with Grand Finals on July 30. It's worth mentioning that one more ELEAGUE season will be held this year, which is set to start in November. All matches will be held in Atlanta, USA. It will be the first time when CS:GO matches will be aired on an American channel TBS.