Best Counter-Strike news in 2021? Esports fills the gap while sports declines: In recent years, global recognition on a different stage has been influenced by esports clubs, competitions and matches. The result was that the marketers were looking more and more at the sporting industry in the same way as they consider conventional American sport like basketball and football. Earlier in this year, we saw leading brands like Nike, BT, and Kia Motors all partner with sports teams at Louis Vuitton’s then planned 2020 League of Legends World Championships.
Gambit Esports won the $400,000 grand prize today at IEM Katowice by defeating Virtus.Pro (VP). This is the biggest win for the organization since their incredible victory over Immortals at PGL Krakow back in 2017. Gambit played four rounds in total at the best-of-five grand finals against VP and won with three consecutive map wins. Gambit Esports worked as a unit, and whenever Sh1ro was not at his best, they filled in for him. That said, the youngster eclipsed Mareks “?YEKINDAR?” Galinskis one of the best performing players in the competition. If the mind-boggling numbers and exceptional performances from the youngster become consistent, he might go all the way and become the best player in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, surpassing Aleksandr “?s1mple?” Kostyliev who has been the best for a while now.
Extra Salt came out victorious in the North American Division Closed Qualifier of DreamHack Masters Spring 2021. VOYVODA, Complexity Gaming and Heroic had earlier won spots through the European qualifiers. Team Spirit and paiN Gaming will also be in the tournament by virtue of winning the DreamHack Open 2021. DreamHack will soon be announcing the rest of the teams teams that will be invited to the tournament. See more information at Pley.gg. Prime Status is a feature of CS:GO for users who have purchased CS:GO or are Profile Level 21 or above. Users who have Prime Status receive benefits only available to Prime users. – Steam These accounts which we offer are boosted by our team of professional boosters. These accounts are boosted to prime status, via the private rank 21 method. Our boosters put in their talent, to boost these accounts to private rank 21, to obtain the prime status. There are two ways to upgrade your CS:GO account to Prime Status; reach Private Rank 21 by earning XP or purchase the CS:GO Prime Status Upgrade in-game or through the Steam Store.
FPS eSports on the rise in 2021: Team Secret is a global esports organization, mostly known for their Dota 2 roster, which also earned Team Secret the largest chunk of their $3.31 million winnings throughout the year. Team Secret’s Dota 2 roster earned $3.10 million throughout the 2018/19 DPC season, with $2,059,800 solely from their fourth-place finish at The International 2019. The team also won two majors, which combined $700,000. That being said, Team Secret also fields teams and players in Age of Empires 2, Rainbow Six Siege, Apex Legends, Street Fighter, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Vainglory and PUBG Mobile, who earned a combined total of $213,000 in 2019.
League of Legends is the most watched esport. In 2017, The League of Legends World Championship was the most watched event on Twitch with a viewership of over 49.5 million hours and a ticket revenue of $5.5 million. Where can you watch esports? Esports are typically watched through video streaming platforms such as Twitch, YouTube or Mixer. All three are available through your web browser and as apps for iOS and Android devices. However, to truly capture the magic of esports, it’s better to attend events in person. Tickets for major events are usually available from ticket retailers or the organizers website, however StubHubperhaps provides the widest variety globally.
DreamHack Open March has two regional divisions, North America and South America, where the winner of each region qualifies for IEM Summer 2021. DreamHack Open March North America features eight CS:GO esports teams competing for a $70 thousand prize pool. The event forms two groups of four teams each with the group stage hosting a double-elimination GSL format group stage. The top two teams from each group advance to the tournament playoffs. And as for the playoffs format, it sees a single-elimination bracket with best-of-three semifinal matches and grand finals as a best-of-five match. The tournament winner receives an invitation to IEM Summer 2021.