Mountain Dew Arena, India’s largest gaming championship in partnership with ESL India announced their tournament with a prize pool INR 8,00,000. The event started on 15th of July 2016 with the online qualifiers of Counter Strike: Global offensive. ESL India & Nodwin have been too kind to the teams in India as there are not one not two, but four qualifiers to get you a slot in the LAN finals of Dew Arena 2016. The first three qualifiers have successfully been conducted with three of the top teams in India supposedly, being the favourites got qualified.
Dew Arena CS:GO Qualifier #3 started on 19 August 2016 with a total number of 255 teams competing with each other to book a slot for themselves in the Dew Arena LAN Finale. Many of the top teams in the country participated in the online qualifiers including, Absolute Gaming, Team Brutality, Invisible wings, Team Overcome and SemperX.
The tournament finally came to its final stage where two top teams India, Team Brutality and Invisible wings faced off each other to secure a berth for themselves at the Dew Arena LAN Finals. The finals was a best of 3 games in which the first map decided was Nuke that was Invisible wings pick. The game started pretty well for Invisible Wings and was leading in the starting of the game but then Brutality showed that they are no less and later on came back in the map and closed out the map 19-16. The second map that was decided was Dust2, that was Brutality’s pick and with the help of Reynard’s entry frags and Rix’s insane clutches Team Brutality closed out a very closely contested match with a scoreline of 16-14 and booking a place for themselves at the Dew Arena LAN Finale.
Dew Arena Qualifier #4 will be starting on 2 September for the last slot of the LAN Finale. The sign up of the teams has been closed and a number of 256 teams will be participating in the tournament to book the last slot for themselves in the LAN Finale.
The three top teams who have qualified for the LAN Finale are: Beyond Infinity / Invictus, MxB Gaming and Team Brutality. It will be very interesting to see who comes out on top in the Dew Arena #4 Qualifiers and books the final slot for themselves in the LAN Finale. The only team yet to qualify for the event as for the favourites are Invisible Wings. Alongside Invisible Wings, we could also witness Team Overcome, SemperX to peak the leaderboards and earn a direct slot to the LAN finals happening later this year.