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  • ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018 Begins July 21

    Turner and IMG announced that their fifth non-major Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament, ELEAGUE CS:GO Premiere 2018, will begin its live coverage on July 21 at 2PM (ET).

    You will be able to watch all of the action from the ELEAGUETV Twitch channel, B/R Live, or through the Game Command mosaic video player. TV coverage via TBS will begin on Friday, August 24.

    During the Group Stage, held Saturday, July 21-Wednesday, July 25, the top eight-ranked teams in the world – according to their positions in the HLTV.org rankings from May 21, 2018 – will compete at ELEAGUE Arena for a one million dollar purse.

    Team HLTV World Ranking (as of May 21) Country
    Astralis No. 1 Denmark
    FaZe Clan No. 2 E.U.
    Natus Vincere No. 3 Ukraine
    mousesports No. 4 Germany
    FNATIC No. 5 Sweden
    Liquid No. 6 U.S.A.
    Cloud9 No. 7 U.S.A.
    SK Gaming No. 8 Brazil

    Teams will be split into two groups of four teams each, and will play best-of-three matches in a double elimination bracket. The top two performing teams from both groups will advance to the single elimination Playoffs, held Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29. The winning team will be crowned ELEAGUE Champion and receive the largest share of prize money.

    ELEAGUE’s coverage of the CS:GO Premier 2018 will be delivered by an enthusiastic team of seasoned Counter-Strike experts, including former professional players Jason “Moses” O’Toole and Janko “YNk” Paunovic. Anders Blume – widely known as the “Voice of Counter-Strike” – will return to ELEAGUE as a commentator, joined by James Bardolph and Daniel “DDK” Kapadia, who most recently appeared during coverage of the historic ELEAGUE Major: Boston. Alex “Machine” Richardson will make his ELEAGUE debut as host of the CS:GO Premier 2018, and Sue “Smix” Lee will provide the latest from the ELEAGUE Arena stage during the Playoffs (July 28-29).

    It should also be noted that those who want to attend live CS:GO Premiere 2018 battles can pick up free studio audience tickets. Just, you know, make sure you can get to the ELEAGUE Arena in Atlanta on July 28-29 if you're picking up some tickets.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018 Begins July 21 started by Shawn Zipay View original post
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