This weekend the Polish city of Gdynia hosted a $90,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament with eight participating teams. In the grand finals Heroic defeated Team Kinguin with the 2:1 score, taking home $50,000 in prize money.
The event took place on September 28-30 at Gdynia Arena. The tournament’s line-up consisted of three invited teams – Fragsters, Heroic, and Red Reserve, as well as five qualified teams – AGO Esports, Team Kinguin, Sprout, x-kom Team, and PACT.
During the group stage the teams competed in two GSL groups, with opening and winner’s matches being best-of-one and elimination and decider matches being best-of-three. The group stage determined four participants of the playoffs stage, which was held in a single-elimination format with all matches being best-of-three.Both Heroic and Team Kinguin qualified for the playoffs from Group A. In the opening match Heroic defeated Team Kinguin, later proceeding to defeating Sprout (2:1). After their loss Team Kinguin managed to defeat Sprout (2:1) and Pact (2:1), placing second in the group and qualifying for the playoffs. In the playoffs both semifinals concluded with the 2:0 score: Heroic defeated AGO Esports, while Fragsters lost to Team Kinguin. In the grand finals Heroic lost at Mirage (3:16), but won at Train (16:9) and Nuke (16:7).
|Group A||Group B|
|2.||Team Kinguin||2-1||98-108||2.||AGO Esports||2-1||83-59|
|3rd-4th||$8,000||AGO Esports, Fragsters|
|5th-6th||$1,000||PACT, Red Reserve|
|7th-8th||$1,000||Sprout, x-kom Team|