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ESL to host CS:GO Bucharest Invitational next month

A first for the ESL SEE league.

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ESL has announced that it will play host to a four-team tournament in Bucharest next month, with €50,000 ($57,000) of prize money up for grabs.

For the first time ever, ESL SEE (Southeast Europe) will be holding a CS:GO invitational during Bucharest Gaming Week. It kicks off on 9th December, one day after the ESL SEE finals, and will feature teams from all over Europe squaring off to earn a portion of the huge prize pool.

Featuring a single elimination, best of three format, the open qualifiers will be held on the 10th November and 17th November. The top 3 finishers from each qualifier will advance to the online playoffs where they will be joined by two invitees from the SEE scene in a closed qualifier, scheduled for 26-28th November.

Here’s how the $57,000 prize pool will be split:

  • 1.€25,000 (~$28,555)
  • 2. - €12,500 (~$14,275)
  • 3-4. - €6,250 (~$7,135)

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