Today (or Monday 13 March 2017 if you’re here another day) marks the start of Mettlestate‘s R1 million Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament.
Officially dubbed the Samsung Galaxy CS:GO Championship, the tournament sees a total of 24 teams battle it out for the biggest prize pool (to date) for a single esports title in South Africa. And Africa too for that matter.
The tournament will see the 24 teams in four groups of six teams where two teams per group will be eliminated, leaving the top 16. The group phase matches will be a best-of-one and played online with eight matches a week being streamed live.
The top 16 go on to participate in a second group stage which kicks off on 20 April 2017. From there, the top eight teams head to the Mettlestate studio to finish it all off in a LAN event running from 4 to 7 May 2017.
The 24 teams kicking it off in the group phase are:
- Damage Control
- XTC Gaming
- Veneration E-Sports
- Mythic Gaming
- Bravado Gaming
- Pulse Gaming
- White Rabbit Gaming
- Flipsid3 Tactics South Africa
- Exdee Gaming
- Aperture Gaming
- Energy eSports
- Ventus Gaming
- Fat Cloud Gaming
- VnR Rejects
- PewPew Gaming
- White Rabbit Aspire
- Armor Legion Gaming
- Ventus Red
- Red Shift Esports
Catch it live
The action will be streamed via the Mettlestate Twitch channel and CS:GO fans can expect eight matches a week to be shown. Every Monday and Wednesday night there will be two matches live at 19h00 and 20h00, while on Sunday viewers can expect four matches in the day starting from 16h00.
The Mettlestate broadcast team features analysts Richard ‘deviaNt’ Groves, Rora1 and GeeMax, with the games being cast by Barry “Anthrax” Louzada and Vudulew. The show will be hosted by Sam ‘Tech Girl’ Wright and will feature Thomas “Steigerz” Reid on the ASUS Republic of Gamers South Africa Observer Desk.
Wednesday the 15th of March sees the following live:
Day 2 of the Samsung Mobile South Africa Galaxy CSGO Championship is here. Stream kicks off 7pm CAT. We'll cast Exdee…
Monday the 13th of March sees the following live and direct:
We kick off the Samsung Mobile South Africa Galaxy CSGO Championship on Monday. Our first broadcast will start at 19:00…
We will attempt to keep this article updated with results and standings (as well as any other developments) from the tournament as it progresses, so remember to check in.