20 years after its founding, the Counter-Strike license is still being pursued by its loyal fans, but also by new fans, as the tournament numbers of recent years show.
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Last weekend the CS: GO community came together for the final phase of BLAST Premier. The The tournament brought in a $ 1 million cash prize shared by the 8 qualified teams
The audience record for this tournament series was broken several times during the tournament, but the climax was reached in the losing class final, which drove the winning team to the grand finale. This match has Oppos Vitality and Natus Vincere, with a top audience of over 650,000 spectators
A metaphysical slap in the face
The match was hotly contested, but in the end Vitality lost at the gates of the 1: 2 final against the Russian-speaking Na’Vi. The last game was ultimately less difficult for Na’Vi to win: She won the title 2 0.
For its part, G2 Esports ended the tournament after losing the top bracket semi-finals and then the second game to the loser’s future winners.
In the meantime, the record audience for all tournaments was far from being reached: there are more than 1.3 million viewers. He was achieved in the ELEAGUE Boston Major in 2018. One of the next competitive events will be IEM Katowice in February. Vitality and its star player ZywOo will take part.