WePlay have announced a new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive online tournament, which will begin at the end of this month and feature a $50,000 prize pool. The event will be called WePlay! Lock and Load, among the first invited teams are HellRaisers and BIG.
The event will take place from January 31st – February 3rd. It will begin with a group stage, which will feature eight teams competing in two GSL groups. Then top four teams from the group stage will advance to the playoffs stage, where they will face four invited teams in a single-elimination bracket with best-of-three series. The winner of the event will get $25,000 in prize money.
WePlay is a tournament organizer that hosts events in multiple esports titles, including CS:GO, Dota 2, League of Legends, Artifact and others. Recently they hosted a $100,000 Dota 2 online event Winter Madness. In the grand finals Gambit Esports defeated OG, securing $50,000 in prize money.