In recent years competitive scene in gaming is increased to a new level. eSports is becoming more famous day by day. Its proof is that eSports will a medal event at Asian Games 2022 and considering to be include in the future Olympic games. Currently, eSport is only a sport or competitive event getting more viewership than any other event due to its prize pool, unlimited entertainment to both competitors and audience. Behind the success of the eSports CSGO has played the main role.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competitive nature is perfect for the eSports. A competition is very good when there are some strict rules in it and CSGO is all about its strict rules. In CSGO, there is no respawn and no health packs, special abilities,exo-suits and some other features like Call Of Duty and other FPS shooter games.
Usually, a competitive CSGO match consists of two teams . Their goal is to use their perfect coordination to disarm/plant a bomb or completely wipe out opposition team. The roles of terrorist and anti-terrorist squads changes after half of the match.In general one match consist of 30 rounds and a team with 16 wins, win the match. You can adjust the rounds according to yourself. Getting a victory in CSGO need one time kill like perfection and precision and this makes eSport more interesting. This game is easy to start but it is very difficult to master it.But once you mastered it you’ll forgive all the other games.
In eSports CSGO’s competitive contribution is increasing at an enormous rate. Recent tournaments witnessed the overall pool of talent and also prize is becoming more and more. Top teams from all over the world are finding new ways to win and making some amazing matches you’ll ever witness.
CSGO eSports Format
There is a particular format for the CSGO in eSports. In a formal big league, the competitions are divided into Major and Minor tournaments. The major tournament offers larger prize than minor. The largest and popular teams get formal invites from the tournament organizers. Some major tournaments are also endorsed by Valve which offers $1 million+ prize pools. This tournament features only top teams selected by Valve and tournament organizers.
Minor tournaments are a extra money giving tournaments for pros and learning tournaments for the newcomers.
If you are planning to participate in eSports CSGO tournament here is the full schedule of some major tournament of the year:
- Feb 27-March 4: IEM Katowice 2018 (Prize-$500,000)
- March 12-18: WESG 2018 World Finals (Prize-$1,500,000)
- March 28-April 1: Copenhagen Games 2018
- May 14-20: ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals (Prize-$750,000)
- May 19-21: DreamHack Open Tours 2018
- June 16-18: DreamHack Open Summer 2018
- July 3-8 ESL: One Cologne 2018
- July 12-14: DreamHack Open Valencia 2018
- Aug 29-Sept: 2 DreamHack Masters Stockholm (Prize-$250,000)
- Sep 1 – 23: FACEIT Major: London 2018 (Prize-$1,000,000)
- Nov 16-18: DreamHack Open Atlanta
- Nov 30-Dec 2: DreamHack Open Winter 2018
- Dec 10-16: ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals (Prize-$750,000)
These are also the host events for the smaller tournaments throughout the year.
Previous Tournament Results
StarLadder & i-League StarSeries Season 4 (Prize-$300,000)
Runner-Up – Natus Vincere
ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018(Prize-$1 million)
Runner-Up: FaZe Clan
Esports Championship Series Season 4 – Finals ( Prize-$660,000)
Runner-Up – Mousesports
ESL Pro League Season 6 – Finals (Prize-$750,000)
Runner-Up – FaZe Clan
For more info about results and all known tournament, you can refer here.
From above you can see that Prize Pool for a major CSGO tournament varies from $250,000 to $1,000,000.
CSGO Top Teams
Now you are wondering about top CSGO teams. As a reference, from above result, you can see that FaZe Clan was winner in one tournament and runner-up in two tournaments. Similarly, Mousesports was winner in one and runner-up in one. Therefore, it is very hard to find top teams. There ranking get change after every tournament. According to the hltv, the current top 10 CSGO teams are:
- Natus Vincere
Don’t be feel bad if your favorite team is not in top 10 because as I said that ranks get change after every tournament.So, these are not permanent ranks. Someone can be on top on other days. Today these are on the top.