We are talking about the locations of the main CS:GO tournaments.
Esports fans will be able to watch a lot of big CSGO events this spring but some of them stand out with the LAN format and impressive prizes. The enthusiasts of the esports discipline developed by Valve prefer attending such events in person to get bright emotions and a tourist experience.
If you have no scheduled plans for spring but would like to combine traveling to other countries and watching CS:GO matches with other fans of the discipline, we will be able to help you. In this material, we will tell you about the main locations worth visiting to watch the best Counter-Strike.
The final of ESL Pro League Season 17
The 17th tournament in the ESL Pro League series starts very soon. On February 22, 32 teams from all over the world will start fighting for the prize pool of $850,000. Besides the teams which made it to the tournament due to the ESL Rankings or a victory in the regional qualifiers, 15 teams, which are partners of the league, will participate in ESL Pro League Season 17.
The group stage will last till March 19 but we are more interested in the final part of the tournament, which will take place in sunny Malta. 16 teams will fight in a Single-Elimination bracket. All matches, except for the grand final, will be played in a Bo3 format. The champion of ESL Pro League Season 17 will be determined by the outcome of the Bo5 series.
In the previous season, the organization Team Vitality was the winner. Then, they defeated Team Liquid in the final with a score of 3:2. Let’s see if ZywOo and his teammates succeed to become the two-time ESL Pro League champions and also earning $200,000, and a slot in Intel Extreme Masters Cologne 2023.
The dates of the playoff stage: March 21-26
BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023
The main CS:GO event of the spring will be the tournament called BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023. CS:GO fans are offered to visit Paris, the capital of France, where the competition for a colossal $1,250,000 will take place in Accor Arena. 24 teams will participate in the first Major tournament of the year. They will be determined by the outcome of the regional RMR championships.
BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 will be hosted in the format, which is traditional for CS:GO major tournaments. It will be divided into 3 stages: Challengers, Legends, and Champions. The first two stages will be carried out by the Swiss system where teams will be fighting in bo1 matches and the matches for elimination or advancement to the next stage will last till 2 victories.
The best of the best will face in the Champions stage. 8 teams will fight in a Single-Elimination bracket and the format of all matches will be bo3. The winner will earn the main prize of $500,000 and, also, a slot in Intel Extreme Masters Cologne 2023, just like the champion of the above-mentioned tournament.
Also, it is worth talking in detail about a venue. Accor Arenae, which can include from 7,000 to 20,300 people, is located on the bank of the Seine river. Fans will be able to walk across Paris in the evening and it will be pretty loud and hot in the stands.
The dates: May 8-21
Intel Extreme Masters Dallas 2023
The spring CS:GO season will be closed by Intel Extreme Masters Dallas 2023. We will go from Europe to North America this time. The ESL tournament will take place in Dallas, Texas, and Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center will be a venue, which regularly hosts various exhibitions and sports events.
16 teams will be competing for the prize pool of $250,000. The tournament will be carried out in two stages: the group stage and the playoffs. The group stage will be presented in the form of two GSL groups.
6 participants will proceed to the playoffs where they will determine the strongest one in a Single-Elimination bracket. All matches of the final stage, except for the final, are held in a bo3 format. The grand final will be played in a bo5 series. The champion will make $100,000 and a slot in Intel Extreme Masters Cologne 2023.
The dates: May 29 – June 4
In spring, Avid Counter-Strike fans will be able to visit Malta, France, and the USA where they will be able not just to take a look at local sightseeing but watch the matches between one of the best teams in the discipline. All the above-mentioned tournaments are united by a pleasant prize pool and an opportunity to win a slot in Intel Extreme Masters Cologne 2023, which is traditionally one of the most iconic CS:GO events.