Guide to CS: GO Major 2019

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Guide to CS: GO Major 2019

The second CS: GO Major edition of 2019 is surely awaited by many people, be players, people why want entertainment, or simply those who want to CS: GO bet on teams. Aside from that, it is also one of the most important CS: GO events that will take place this season.

Also known as StarLadder Berlin Major, the event will take place in – you guessed it – none other than Berlin, Germany. The tournament is scheduled for the end of summer – beginning of autumn, from August 20 to September 9. If you’re ready for your CS: GO betting on to give amazing results, here’s some information you should know about this edition of the Major.

How Were the Teams Chosen?

There was a specific format through which teams have been chosen for this event. 14 of them have been chosen thanks to the outstanding performance they’ve shown during the previous Major. As for the remaining 10, they will have to qualify through regional qualifiers.

That being said, there will be a total of 24 teams, all of them battling to take home the big prize.

How Much Are They Going to Win?

The $1 million prize pool is going to be spread among the teams, depending on which place they end on. So, the big winner is going to get no less than $500,000. The teams ending on the other places will receive money too, except they will get smaller sums. For instance, the 2nd place will receive $150,000, while the 3rd and the 4th will get $70,000. Moving on, places from 5th to 8th will get their hands on $35,000, while the other teams from 9th to 16th will receive $8,750.

But besides the money, the top 14 teams are also going to be invited to the next Major, while the competitors from the New Champions stage will get Legend status.

What Are the Teams?

There are a lot of competing teams with many achievements in the past, but here’s some information about the big names:

  • FaZe Clan

FaZe Clan might not be the best CS: GO team in the world, but they’ve surely climbed up the ladder and became one of the most important teams. They had some bad results in the past but then again, who’s perfect? In spite of their losses, they also had major achievements. For example, just this year they’ve won two tournaments and finished on the 5th-8th places during the conclusion of the IEM Katowice Major.

We shouldn’t be surprised to see them thrive soon, though, considering they were able to beat Team Liquid and Astralis in the past.

  • Astralis

Astralis is the best team in the world, but lately, it has started to lose its praise and fans –  many people say this is the end of their era. When CS: GO Major 2019 takes place, they might drop and be below other teams like ENCE and Team Liquid.

But this doesn’t erase all of their previous achievements, and they’ll still be one of the best teams in the world, nonetheless. The only difference will be that they won’t be the leading one anymore. Four top-tier teams have beaten them over the past 2 months, so it’s hard to predict what will happen now.

  • Team Liquid

If you’re familiar with CS: GO and the big teams, then Team Liquid’s name must have reached your ears at least once. They are arguably one of the best teams of the seasons, and if they’ll maintain their strength for the remaining month, then they have great chances to take home the $500,000.

  • ENCE

ENCE has surely gained traction lately. While not being too famous until lately, they’ve proven that you don’t always need to be in the spotlight to make it to the top participant teams of a tournament. They’re known to be very passionate about the game and work very hard, meaning they are likely to be one of the top players.

Given they were also able to beat Astralis, they’re a big inspiration for those who are not yet too big on CS: GO.

Other teams participating in the tournament are Natus Vincere, Ninjas in Pyjamas, MIBR, Renegades, G2 Esports, AVANGAR, complexity Gaming, and Team Vitality.

Final Thoughts

Join the hype train and get ready for CS: GO Major 2019! With such splendid teams, the competition is sure to be entertaining. Don’t lose the chance to see it.

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Garon CockrellGuide to CS: GO Major 2019