Action-packed stage is about to set at ESL One Belo Horizonte
Mineirinho Arena will be sold out to watch the stars of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive next week. All 10,914 tickets put up for sale to ESL One Belo Horizonte are now sold out, according to the organizers, ESL One. The information was released on Friday, with a compliment for the region from the organizers, who said: Brazil never disappoints.
The event takes place between June 15 and 17 in the capital of Minas Gerais. The final will be on Sunday that will also mark the debut of the Brazilian team in the World Cup, against Switzerland. Last year, Mineirinho hosted the final of the Brazilian League of Legends Championship where 8 thousand people attended the competition.
Eight teams are in contention for the prize of $ 200,000: SK Gaming, NTC, Team Liquid, FaZe Clan, Space Soldiers, Torqued, BIG, and mousesports. The first three have some of the biggest names in their team.
In the first round, SK Gaming will face Turkey’s Space Soldiers, while NTC will make its face-to-face debut at mousesports. The other two games of the first round will be between FaZe Clan and Torqued and BIG against Team Liquid.
Before the tournament in Belo Horizonte, SK Gaming still plays a small competition in Portugal, Moche XL Esports. With a prize of $ 50,000, the tournament will put the organization face-to-face with the winner of the clash between Movistar Riders of Spain and Quantum Bellator Fire of Russia.
Some of the best teams in the competition are:
The European side of Team Liquid is having an exciting 2018 side. The lifted the trophy of CS Summit 2. While finishing at 3rd place in the World Championships of Intel Extreme Masters XII. At the ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals, the side managed to reach the final but unfortunately lost to the Danish side, Astralis. This was the first major competition where the team played with the new signing TACO, who is arguably one of the best players in the competitive scene. There is no doubt that Team Liquid will surely be the strongest side in Brazil on paper.
One of the best teams of the season is having problems with on one their best players, Olof” olofmeister” Kajbjer. The Swedish left the side a few months ago then returned to the action last week and now a couple of days ago has again announced a break from the professional career. However, these back and forth decisions are not stopping FaZe on their conquest of Supremacy. The finished at the 2nd spot at the World Championships of Intel Masters and also at the Boston Major 2018. They are also the reigning champions of the Sydney Intel Extreme Masters XIII. These interesting competitive stats show that the side is more than capable of giving out exceptional performances despite the roster issues. We might just see FaZe and Liquid in the grand final in Brazil.