11,500 CS:GO tourney in Birmingham
By: MIRAA
Time: 2013-02-18 18:44
Game: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Esports Heaven has announced that it will put together a CS:GO tournament with prizes amounting to £10,000 (approximately €11,500) in Birmingham in two months.

The tournament will be held under the wings of the Gadget Show Live, a major technology and consumer expo, inside Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre from April 5th to 7th.

It will be the third CS:GO tournament organised by Esports Heaven, after the AMD Sapphire CS:GO invitational in Prague in December and the Mad Catz CS:GO Invitational in Vienna, this weekend.

A total of 16 teams will be in action in this non-BYOC tournament, with the players required to pay an entry fee, whose amount has not yet been announced.

For those interested in attending the event as a visitor, there is a 15 per cent discount if you use the promotional code "ESH" while purchasing your ticket here.

There is a strong possibility that a number of Europe's top teams will not be able to attend the British event, though, as it will collide with the SLTV StarSeries finals, which will be held at Kiev's CyberSports ARENA from April 4th to 7th.

Stay tuned to HLTV.org as we will bring you all the info about Esports Heaven Birmingham.

more and more tournaments/leagues every day ! :D
2013-02-18 18:45:29
^^^

Gadget show live is great it has a lot of exposure , shame its on the same weekend as starlader:/

Post edited 2013-02-18 18:47:15
2013-02-18 18:46:27
n1
2013-02-18 18:45:39
sounds epic :)
2013-02-18 18:46:43
cooool :]
2013-02-18 18:46:54
awesome
2013-02-18 18:47:19
wohoo!
2013-02-18 18:47:54
nice
2013-02-18 18:48:47
nice
2013-02-18 18:48:54
oh, there we will see teams like torqued or OI :d
2013-02-18 18:49:08
no NiP :/
2013-02-18 18:50:00
The tickets and discount are simply for entrance to the Gadget Show Live as a spectator of the event. Teams and players who want to enter the tournament will have to pay an entrance fee which is as of yet undecided.
2013-02-18 18:52:20
esports heaven is on drugs... thats good tho
2013-02-18 18:54:04
izi money for OI
2013-02-18 18:59:58
Might go to this then!
2013-02-18 19:00:41
great stuff heaven media , this should be good for the uk scene
2013-02-18 19:04:22
Cole and Lewis doing work for the scene!
2013-02-18 19:05:58
Hilarious that Richard Lewis gets the blame for stuff that isn't his fault, then gets credit for events he has nothing to do with
2013-02-19 00:08:28
How do you know he has nothing to do with event? It is Esports Heaven if you havent read..
2013-02-19 00:11:57
Wow this is pretty sick!
2013-02-18 19:20:27
hope the registrations will be late, would be disapointing that all the starladder teams do not attend because they don't know if they will qualify or not.
2013-02-18 19:22:24
by: tHm - <3 tHm
#20
Anexis might have a shot, since they are not participating in the SLTV StarSeries ladder.
2013-02-18 19:26:12
this is what the UK scene needs, people willing to put some prize money in to get the big teams coming from Europe. Nice one heaven media!
2013-02-18 19:27:55
Nice!
2013-02-18 19:28:45
Sounds cool, hilariously dumb though to set the same date with the Starseries finals. So basically you can count out NiP, VeryGames and two of them ESC/Virtus.Pro/n!faculty/fnatic

some money for the others :-D
2013-02-18 19:48:37
As I said on our website. The Gadget Show Live is the biggest technology expo in the UK and has pretty much every major tech company there as well as over 100,000 people visiting over the course of the weekend.

We've organised the GameZone side of it for the past few years now and each event is planned many, many months in advance. This time round we thought it'd be cool to host a CS:GO tournament there and showcase it to the world. There is absolutely no way that they would be willing to budge on the dates in order to accommodate 4 teams for our tournament.

It's simply bad luck that both have fallen at the same time but I'm sure both events will be pretty special.

Post edited 2013-02-18 19:54:32
2013-02-18 19:51:48
well then its a great decision, gj
2013-02-18 19:53:13
by: stich - HLTV.org
#29
Very well written and reasonable post :)
2013-02-18 20:48:09
Awesome decision, keep it up
2013-02-19 04:11:30
CPH games, NLAN and then this would be neato
2013-02-18 19:51:39
I would like to see OI there.
2013-02-18 20:09:23
making my csgo debut for this
2013-02-18 20:17:02
haha good one bro
2013-02-19 10:17:40
plus side, 11500 price pool

down side, you have to go to birmingham
2013-02-18 21:27:21
england is a nice place actually, irony a russian said this.
2013-02-18 22:37:00
^^
2013-02-18 23:05:34
birmingham is a shit hole , hope the euros dnt walk too far out of the center ;D

2013-02-19 10:56:20
Teams will be playing in front of 100.000 people so I think they fade out the city if it's really a shithole. (City's in UK are decent, except east London lolz)
2013-02-19 12:36:54
Really cool!
2013-02-18 22:30:47
Awesome. I wonder if Jason Bradbury likes CS haha
2013-02-19 00:17:04
he watched some games when i played there at 2009, but i think its more that it was a game, rather than cs in general.

its a great event and will get a hell of alot of exposure, as the last 2 cs events got quite alot of interest when they held an invite event in 2008 and EPS in 2009
2013-02-20 16:31:48
Hmmmm... since i live 30mins from B'ham i need to start looking for a mix-team lol
2013-02-19 10:57:48
Gadget Show FTW
2013-02-20 12:56:37
need team :] @ me
2013-02-20 16:37:44

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