Experience Counter-Strike: Global Offensive like never before

Amateur and professional gamers will come together in Red Bull Flick which offers a unique twist on the ever-popular Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) this May. The newly created platform within the world of CS:GO, will feature exclusive maps in a 2v2 tournament. The tournament will test all skills, strategies and tactical abilities amongst new and experienced CS:GO players.

Pairs of players will face off on a set of a brand new ‘Hold the Flag’ format instead of the usual 5v5 ‘Search & Destroy’ of CS:GO. The gameplay creates a unique environment and different style and tactics to be used by players highlighting teamwork and strategy. There are five never seen before maps developed by Red Bull HQ that will be exclusive to Red Bull Flick players.

With registration opening tomorrow, 06 May, 128 teams (256 players) will have a chance to participate in the competition with the finals being held on 17 and 24 May. The winning team will walk away with two Acer Predator XB gaming monitors.

The teams must gain and defend the flag zone for 45 seconds to win each match. The goal is not about takedowns, but dominating the area through tactical decisions and strategy. As a gamer who thinks you have what it takes, ask yourselves; Are your game sense and map smarts up to the challenge? Will you be the duo to go from amateur to national champions?

“As sporting activities worldwide have come to a halt, gaming brings an opportunity for people to collaborate, create connections and problem solve much like “traditional” sports. We can rely on esport activities to keep us engaged and socialising in a different kind of way,” commented Thulani Sishi, Director of Big [5] Esports “The South African gaming community is continuously rising and gaining popularity globally. I can’t wait to see what the players have in store for the Red Bull Flick Tournament,” he added.

All perspective participants can sign up at https://www.redbull.com/int-en/event-series/red-bull-flick

Teams from Bravado Gaming and ATK Arena will host a showmatch on Wednesday, 06 May at 18:00, where they will go through all five maps for the community to see. Commentary will be provided by Golz from Goliath Gaming and Zulubru from Big5 Esports, with Gamedock’s Konv1ct as an observer. Catch all the action from 18:00 on http://twitch.tv/gamedock