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Alibaba unveils $1.5 million event
Time: 2016-03-30 16:22
Game: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has announced that it will host an international CS:GO tournament with $1.5 million in prize money.

The event, called the World Electronic Sports Games (WESG), will take place in December, in China, and will pay out a total of $5.5 million across the esports tournaments that will be held.

A total of $1.5 million will be shared in the CS:GO tournament, which is an all-time high prize fund for the game, surpassing the $1 million that is on offer at the Majors and the $1.2 million that will be at stake in ELEAGUE per season.

Alibaba announces its own esports event

The tournament will feature teams from all over the world, who will be determined by a lengthy qualifying process that will begin in April.

The first edition of the WESG will take place in Alibaba's home country, but the Chinese company is interested in hosting future events all over the globe and has invited other countries to submit applications for the 2017 iteration.

Meanwhile, Alisports - Alibaba's branch that will be in charge of the event - has announced that it will develop an anti-doping policy to "ensure the fairness" of the tournaments that will be hosted as part of the WESG.


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WOW indeed. Not only are the Chinese trying to take over e-Commerce and football, but now also eSports.

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I think the Chinese just Shit 💩 oN Turner Eleague
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WoW n1
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everything coming from non-US/non-European countries is taking over T_T
2016-03-30 19:02:27
China 1.5 million
USA 1.2 million
USA 1 million

Europe: 250k... lmao
2016-03-30 17:19:04
Finland 10k :D

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Canada $5 and a double double coffee
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Canada toronto lan 750$ :DDDD
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Australia new pair of crocs
2016-03-30 17:40:53
not even the shoes, talking about a pair of real, living crocodiles
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Lithuania new mousepads from ACME
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Macedonia 20$
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ETS Lan 10 000$ lol
2016-03-30 18:29:24
I dont think you got the new major system with 1 million $ for every major
2016-03-30 18:01:13
China fucking taking over football, now e-sports? WOW
2016-03-30 18:59:34
Bitch Please Venezuela 80$
2016-03-30 19:31:21
Yea, well the 1 million is for EVERY major coming. = 3 europe tournies with 1 million.
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Called me?
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didn't ask to you burger
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damn china, back at it again with the moneyyyy
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Alibaba lol

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this Alibaba got money
and is not selling kebab.

= not related to you, sorry.

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kebab very related to you tho
2016-03-30 17:05:33
Shut up turkish gipsey
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I know but we are not the ones selling it
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jesus i hope you get fucking murdered
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shut the fuck up you faggot
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Riight putin, go invade something, with your soggy moobs on horseback.
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go rush b you moron
2016-04-02 10:55:53
shut up sensitive boi
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The world wouldn't have no meaning without kebab
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Give this guy a cookie :D LOL
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Gr8 Name M8

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too much $ in cs

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Why not?
2016-03-30 16:29:46
when i was a professional player in 1.6, only the top few teams were given wages. I was in adecent team, and the only thing we got was free gear from sponsors. nowadays the 15th best team from NA gets a fucking salary. it annoys me a lot.
2016-03-30 16:31:32
cry more grandpa
2016-03-30 16:36:28
What is your country bruh? :|
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Da real country
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should I be able to read that? :(
2016-04-02 10:02:02
Macau is actually an quite nice country.
2016-04-02 15:02:53
I know you bro
2016-03-30 16:36:46
no you dont lol my username wasnt CX... unless you somehow found out
2016-03-30 16:37:17
I mean I know your feeling...
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ohh haha sorry for the misunderstanding :)
2016-03-30 16:45:41
that's what happens when a scene grows immensely, guess you shouldve stayed in the scene
2016-03-30 16:37:12
dude if i knew lol... i quit in 2007 and started playing casually again 2 years ago. don't have the time nowadays
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make the time and become pro?
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im too old now lol
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grandpa :D
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sorry to tell you but if you were only getting free gear you were not a "professional player"
2016-03-30 16:37:54
you have no idea what the scene was like ~10-12 years ago. nobody got wages, and those that did were the top few teams, making 10x less than what they make today
2016-03-30 16:39:20
everyone know about that. you can add "sky is blue"
2016-03-30 16:43:29
obviously not the guy i just replied to?
2016-03-30 16:44:59
you are reply are to me
2016-03-31 03:56:36
You clearly dont know what does being professional mean xd
2016-03-30 16:48:18
xd i thing you xd started watching esports like 2 weeks ago then? cause back then nobody made money from cs
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Ofc they did, also started watching cs 11 years ago but nt
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and back then nobody was a professional
2016-03-30 16:56:24
It is the past. Players had to pay to be able to play. Nowadays is the scene totaly different. Get through it, capitalism is ensurance that you will make money on everything oneday.
2016-03-30 16:56:57
Communist trying to explain capitalism kk
2016-03-30 17:42:49
What is wrong about having order in things?
2016-03-30 21:23:17
I dont understand your comment,
but never put capitalism and ensurance in one sentence pls. Doesnt make any sense.
2016-03-30 21:29:58
I suggest you to look up what the term 'professional' means. Hell I can do it for you. It means to be engaged in a specified activity as one's main paid occupation rather than as an amateur.
Do you now understand that you played as an amateur? It doesn't matter that noone got salaries, anyone without salary as their main income from said activity is an amateur.
2016-03-30 16:58:05
well obviously we got paid to compete and win tournaments, hence professional.
2016-03-30 17:02:25
Then it was a salary, and you lied in your first comment when you whined about nowadays salaries. Regardless were you paid or not, if that was not your main income, you were amateur.
2016-03-30 17:04:49
you're taking the professional definition too literally. tournaments had prize pools, and we got gear. we were pro cs players. Like "ESL Pro League"... the team doesn't have to be "professional" aka paid in order to participate in that league are they?
2016-03-30 17:06:49
The names of leagues are absolutely irrelevant (they are names not a description or manifistation of their function) and by what you are saying, you seem to be assuming that there are no leagues for amateurs that have prizepools. I'm a law student and telling me taking a term too literally as in by its' actual definition is just stupid.
2016-03-30 17:16:34
Where in the definition of "Professional" does it say the income you receive from a job HAS to be your main income to be considered "Professional"? Seems like this is just your personal opinion and not a fact like you are trying to make it seem. Feel free to link me a case study where the court agrees with your premise.

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dead link dawg
2016-03-30 19:05:33
Works for me.
Type 'professional meaning' into google and it should automatically show the definition
2016-03-30 19:08:44
So as a law student you are literally using default google search engine as your source? lmao. Can you show me a real source? Or a case study agreeing with your premise? Come on law student, sources are the most important thing.
2016-03-30 19:14:37
Are you honestly thinking I'm going to do research for a comment on HLTV and are you saying that google isn't a viable source, as it displays the most commonly used definitions?
2016-03-30 19:18:37
Typing in google for a source is tough for you? A law student? When you are already using google at this very moment? Good excuse I guess? lmao bro you're going to get rekt in law. All I want is a source that you would bring to one of your professors showing agreement with the premise in question. Too hard?
2016-03-30 19:32:06
Being condescending and ridiculously disproportionate about something you have little to no grasp of is not a way to appear intelligent. And I asked you a question which you did not answer, are you implying google's answer to this is invalid? It is your task to disprove it's validity at this point, not mine.
2016-03-30 20:30:50
the burden of proof is on the person who is the accuser. you've the burden of proof so provide it. google isn't proof.
2016-03-30 20:55:14
Your last sentence makes you the accuser, idiot. This is more than a waste of time here. Have a good day
2016-03-30 21:22:58
you're legit retarded bro you need to fix up on your "law knowledge"
2016-03-30 21:24:33
This isn't "law knowledge". It's called basic logic and the ability to actually follow what is written. I provided proof of you falsely calling yourself a professional and you accused the source of my proof being invalid. It is YOUR task to provide evidence of it being invalid, retard. Is that made simple enough for your peanutbrain? Now fuck off

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I guess you missed this part of my statement. "All I want is a source that you would bring to one of your professors showing agreement with the premise in question.". Which you have failed to do. Why I wonder? lol cmon man you're a scrub at law. Going to prove your stances using "google" as a citation? You would literally get laughed at in the court room and the class room for that matter. But just for shits and giggles.... Ill use ummmmmmm the Merriam-Websters Dictionary (physical and online version lmao) as my source. Happy? :) your turn.
2016-03-31 00:31:08
You can't be this stupid... you are actually comparing something on HLTV with a presentation in a courtroom... and I guess you don't understand your task here. You have to prove the definiton I gave invalid. And the one I presented you with is from Oxford Dictionary. As there are many different meanings the word can mean, the one I presented you with is the one used in terms of a sports player(aswell esports) http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/engli..
Now please, fuck the fuck off retard, and stop replying to me
2016-03-31 01:17:53
Not sure why you're even trying to debate this, but as CX said you're taking the definition too literally.

By your definition, VeryGames, iBuyPower, Luminosity/KeyD Stars aren't "professional players" since they weren't paid. Despite all of these teams having been at the top 6.

Stop taking shit so literally once again.

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Of course he will compare it to a courtroom, when you bring forwards "I'm a law student" as some sort of argument. You can't just throw that out there, and then be annoyed when he uses your own arena to beat you on, can you?

Why would you use your education as an argument, and then later state that it is not comparable to the actual situation?
2016-03-31 10:04:53
How was this in any way an argument? How can you even perceive it as an argument? I used it as a clarification to my argument in that situation, though it's clear I shouldn't have said it as more shitbirds flew in to challenge my arguments. Anyways, we are done here as the only argument they hid behind was the point where they said google isn't a credible source, without any proof of it, but still I presented the source where google gave me the answer from which just happens to be Oxford Dictionary, and unless you want to challenge Oxford University's philologists, you shouldn't reply anymore. Have a nice day

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your logic is so flawed it's actually insane
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Sick replies
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that is not even the case here man, dafuq is wrong with u?
2016-03-30 19:40:48
Do enlighten me, what the fuck are you talking about?
2016-03-30 20:23:25
theres a reason why youre not a pro anymore.

in cs 1.6 playerbase ~100k daily

cs go +500k daily

so it's 5x harder to be a pro in cs go than 1.6

thats why theres a lot more money and the players deserve it.
2016-03-30 17:55:59
No, but it's good, better now. Now we can see the full potentional from the players, it makes the scene grow etc. It shows how E-sports is expanding :)
2016-03-30 18:02:57
Vem är du?
2016-03-30 18:38:58
So there were only few professional teams. If you dont get paid, you are amateur. Simple as that.
2016-03-31 09:34:34
Come on. Don't be like that. You should be happy for Counter Strike and know that you played a part in this.
2016-03-30 16:51:35
of course i'm happy for teams like fnatic, nip, lg and navi who evidently put time and effort into the game. i just feel that if a team isn't good enough, then they don't deserve to make money without winning tournaments, attending tournaments etc.
2016-03-30 16:54:37
salty quitter
2016-03-30 16:57:56
so you must REALLY hate pro sports then...
2016-03-30 17:21:13
yep i agree, specially in NA where dumb muricas make like 5k$ month and play worst than shit.
2016-03-30 18:37:43
What about your footballs teams? in the smaller divions??? Should they only play in socks?? ?:DDD
2016-03-30 18:51:06
i understand you completely, im with you, back in times moto was : achieve something if you want to eat, but today this is embarrassing, shit, i dont want to be part of this competition. everyone of gamers are playing with a fame of CS1.6/Source, and as you said, someone is taking 50k dollars sallary even he is last placed with his team.
2016-03-30 21:02:13
agreed 100%. a few examples i can give for a shit team that are salaried, and never attend any important tournaments is tsm and echofox. i guess arguably for echofox the team has personality so they attract sponsors, but tsm have no excuse lol they probably make 3k+ a month each
2016-03-30 21:04:38
and game is shit also compared to CS1.6 or Source(dont played ever), look rotations of CTS, from one to other side is just 5s/10s.. maybe you watched f3 v mouz today? b1ad3 was making some tactics with rotations so look how he ended, lose. first half as CT he played powerfull as it was in 1.6, but as t, they were demolished because of rotations who were possible in 1.6, and here not. if you take csgo as real counterstrike you will get dissapointed. cs its not about run and hs, its about brain. but as far as you can see, most of community have braindead, real ones retired.
2016-03-30 21:15:51
yeah agree, but to be honest cobblestone is the worst map in terms of rotations, it takes like 5-7 seconds to rotate
2016-03-30 21:18:19
we ( me and you ) will watch match like we want, full with quality when proz( who were from CS1.6 and CSS) dissapeared, retired and some kids who havent played CS in their life ever (like we with CS1.6, which was our first game) will show up. there will be quality, believe me brother.

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welcome to 2016
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Who were you? What team?
2016-03-30 17:19:01
Team Baiterino ~ Sweden 2004-2007 was my most well known team
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n1 lol
2016-03-30 19:12:41
The definition of professional is earning money bruh
2016-03-30 17:46:15
you earn money when you attend tournaments.
2016-03-30 18:58:38
So you are saying just because you can not keep up with the new players and the esports is growing you are angry. Just cause they get more money does not change how much they want to win
2016-03-30 20:00:13
gj bro, i support you.
2016-03-30 20:52:40
It's allowed the scene to grow. More people can make a living off of it now. More companies are willing to back esports because of the growth. Stop being a Jealous old shit.
2016-03-31 03:01:45
And more fun to watch,i dont play global,but i love watch tours,after frozen 1.6 scene :D
2016-03-31 21:05:25
Lol,you should be glad that scene is freshed up,and other underdogs teams have a chanse.. Like Niko from our country,that kid was monster in 1.6 but no good sponsor.. 1.6 from 2009 to 2012-13 was boring,only few teams could compete on top lvl,and others just come to play your 2-3 matches in group and you got nice memory that you played against pros.. And i'm 1.6 fan and i will always be :D
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yes he does
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+1 his bigger brother
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The pizzeria in Finland?
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:D :D
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what he means?
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That there are pizzerias with such name in Finland? Wasn't that obvious?
2016-03-30 17:02:54
u rude:/
2016-03-30 17:05:27
Sorry my russian friend with finnish sounding nickname
How about a bottle of Leijona to forget this rudeness of mine?
2016-03-30 17:06:25
Yes,I do have finnish sounding nickname because my name is Arty and I like the ending "lainen" in finnish surnames.So,I thought it would sound good enuff.

and yeah,bottle of Leijona will help us forget this misunderstanding
2016-03-30 17:11:48
It will help you forget about a lot of things ;)
2016-03-30 17:36:45
I know what is that..32%vodka?
2016-03-30 17:44:13
Don't be a pussy, try koskenkorva
2016-03-30 18:58:07
I already drink that shit
2016-03-30 19:40:03
Don't be a pussy, try 96% homemade
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lol what?
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Holy moly
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Holy fuck CSGO is growing af
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holy crap
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feeding fnatic much ?
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holy shit
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holy lord.
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wow, nice
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Lol 1.5 milion
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got a clock for 5 euro from alibabas, lasted 3 yrs now, pretty damn good.
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Same, got a mouse for 2 bucks, incredibly reliable actually.
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w0w ez for tyloo
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fnatic ez money
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oh my god
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whahaha, wottttttt
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shit lads
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Hope for best production quality as always
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major of all majors
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Best name lol
And prolly sponsored by based motar2k noKappa
2016-03-30 16:23:56
You probably don't know aliexpress and alibaba stores lol.
2016-03-30 16:25:23
Real 3rdworld confirmed, read bz news.
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Anti-doping Kappa


Choose one
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alibaba having fun for popek moneis
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About time that CS get the scrilla it deserves.
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asia coming in big
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Will bet money right now that a Chinese team will win that event, and there will be some hilariously blatant toggles.
2016-03-30 16:24:55
more money for fnatic
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our pizzaria in my city is called Ali Baba WTF
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same dude
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Unexpected much!!!
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No way!!!!!
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simply china
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...And the 40 thieves

Gaming Paradise confirmed
2016-03-30 16:26:18
Yes of course, one of the biggest internet companies in the world will host a faked event
2016-03-30 16:34:08
I just hope it won't turn out to be shanghai major v2
2016-03-30 19:12:39
haha, why not tho
2016-03-30 16:26:39
get fucked valve
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Valve with 1 million - a major
Alibaba with 1,5 miliion - not a major

2016-03-30 16:26:52
you dont know what major means...
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Major = Valve sponsored event
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And what does it mean for you? For me "major" means something really big, bigger that everything else, i.e. if there are several tournaments with max prizepool of 1 million USD, and there is one tournament that gives away 1,5 million USD - then that $1,5mil. is a major.

But don't tell me that crap about major is only a Valve-sponsored event blablabla - wtf, do Valve have exclusive rights to the word "major" concerning CS:GO tournaments? Will you still call Valve-events majors, if they reduce prizepools to $10k? C'mon.
2016-03-30 17:41:27
But it is the definition of a CS:GO major that Valve is also sponsoring it. You get drops from it, you can buy stickers etc. So no, you can't call this event a CS:GO major, don't be stupid.
2016-03-31 12:34:00
Again: Will you still call Valve-events majors, if they reduce prizepools to $10k?
2016-03-31 14:02:41
GOTV with casters, camera control, and funding going to teams/players from stickers.
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ez 4 china
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Ali Akbaba
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anti-doping policy? how about anti-cheating..
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cheating is acceptable
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Nice !
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LMAO this amazing fucking boys
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no adderall for C9

wow! pretty amazing
2016-03-30 16:28:45
It's in china so this is a scam
2016-03-30 16:28:49
thx david alaba
2016-03-30 16:29:09
2016-03-30 16:29:14
2016-03-30 16:29:32
wut! gogoogo alibabababab
2016-03-30 16:29:34
2016-03-30 16:29:35
Alibaba > VALVE
2016-03-30 16:29:45
ez money
2016-03-30 16:29:47
ez for ence
2016-03-30 16:29:52
well is china... $$$$
2016-03-30 16:30:01
Jack Ma 2 stronk
2016-03-30 16:30:04
2016-03-30 16:30:07
eBay $2mil major incoming
2016-03-30 16:30:11
alibaba hahaha :D gj motar2k !
2016-03-30 16:30:13
free fakes drops for every viewer
2016-03-30 16:30:18
$500k from MLG Columbus, $250k from ESL Esea Pro League, $1.2 million from Turner League (both seasons),
$750k from Alibaba.. $2.7 million in total for Fnatic.. They will be rich after 2016..
2016-03-30 16:30:32
they will dont do shit
2016-03-30 16:31:05
They will
2016-03-30 16:31:16
The org also takes a huge percent, so i don't know :)
2016-03-30 18:05:02
Jak jest Alibaba, to na ceremonii otwarcia zagra Popuś :D
2016-03-30 16:30:36
anti doping system? RIP NA
2016-03-30 16:30:38
So... 2 million next major? :D
2016-03-30 16:30:41
2016-03-30 16:30:56

Post edited 2016-03-30 16:31:14
2016-03-30 16:30:56
swag, dazed, steel, fyx0, + 1
2016-03-30 16:31:00
Holy shit you're right
2016-03-30 16:35:03
2016-03-31 09:58:55
2016-03-30 16:31:13
Holy crap
2016-03-30 16:31:29
csgo looks badass
2016-03-30 16:31:31
Amazon and Ebay esports cup are coming lmao
2016-03-30 16:31:37
:O n1
2016-03-30 16:31:40
damn chinese shit is trying to conquer cs go scene....
2016-03-30 16:32:28
Well why not? China already owns the world pretty much and new business is just a logical step.
2016-03-30 16:36:28
2016-03-30 16:32:48
thank meg later
2016-03-30 16:49:41
2016-03-30 16:33:12
2016-03-30 16:33:25
2016-03-30 16:33:37
2016-03-30 16:35:07
I cannot take any tournament serious until there is proper transparent anti cheat measures and public info on drug testing.

The clips mean fuck all, but believing none can cheat is way too naive.

Fix this issue and you can make the scene really grow. There is too much uncertainty when it comes to that issue.

The higher the prize money, the more people will lean towards cheating, as the consequences are little to none.

Post edited 2016-03-30 16:36:41
2016-03-30 16:33:44
2016-03-30 16:41:09
valve will always let flusha cheat. there's pretty much no point in trying to stop cheaters when valve openly supports hackers like flusha.

Post edited 2016-03-30 16:44:08
2016-03-30 16:43:54


2016-03-30 16:33:46
fake Chinese xD
2016-03-30 16:43:18
2016-03-30 16:48:20
fake Chinese xD
"booker" nice Chinese name
2016-03-30 17:28:39
i'm the super real chinese
2016-03-31 06:20:04
hype hype hype hype
2016-03-30 16:33:50
Holy shit Alibaba were making headlines a few months ago for making a lot of revenue. This even is gonna really set a tone for business giants to get into the game.
2016-03-30 16:34:09
alibaba the place for counterfeit goods. yeeeehhhhh
2016-03-30 16:34:50
I don't see how ebay is better... Personal eshop, who cares. Low price, then low quality.
2016-03-30 16:46:58
no valve sponsored, means that we have a chance to see ibp and epsilon :))

how many slots tho ?

now MLG, cevo, esl, dreamhack, you know what to do. 2million or RIOT
2016-03-30 16:35:01
It's probably going to be 16teams top8 EU/NA and 7 Chinese teams and 1 team from Asia out of China so no.
2016-03-30 17:29:50
ching chong
2016-03-30 16:35:30
ez 4 2k
2016-03-30 16:35:35
wow insane
2016-03-30 16:35:36

Post edited 2016-03-30 16:36:28
2016-03-30 16:36:14
damn, what comes next
2016-03-30 16:36:25
2016-03-30 16:37:15
they dont pay anyway
2016-03-30 16:37:59
damn son
2016-03-30 16:38:27
Alibaba is so rich.....
2016-03-30 16:38:45
China is so hardcore.
2016-03-30 16:39:16
2016-03-30 16:39:20
Old news
2016-03-30 16:39:37
Made in China.
2016-03-30 16:39:59
2016-03-30 16:40:24
All the big E-sport companies in china always come out will these large prize pools but in the end not paying any of the teams. gl hf
2016-03-30 16:40:27
Alibaba is one of the biggest corporations on Earth. Totally different. This is China's Google holding a tournament, so there's no way they can't pay.
2016-03-30 19:59:02
Thanks for the information. I might've been overreacting and generalize but atleast now I have hope that the teams that attend will actually be paid for the performance.
2016-03-30 22:11:30
iBUYPOWER for zeh win!
2016-03-30 16:40:57
hahahaha alibaba? dafukkk
2016-03-30 16:41:46
1st april?
2016-03-30 16:43:23
2016-03-30 16:43:44
2016-03-30 16:43:54
Who? Ez money fór cheater fnatic
2016-03-30 16:44:19
2016-03-30 16:44:28
aliii baabaanin bir ciftligi vaaarr
2016-03-30 16:44:33
Thank you bruuuh
2016-03-30 16:45:23
Lg will dominate 2k16
2016-03-30 16:44:49
2016-03-30 16:44:57
ali babaaaaaaaaaaaa
2016-03-30 16:46:16
this shit majors should be atleast 2-3 mln$ like in dota fucking two

Post edited 2016-03-30 16:46:26
2016-03-30 16:46:18
WTF it's Alibaba, tons of money incoming :D
2016-03-30 16:46:24
<3 <3 <3 <3
2016-03-30 16:46:25
ohhh jesus alibaba!!!
2016-03-30 16:46:51
2016-03-30 16:47:00
alibaba and the 40 thiefts..
2016-03-30 16:47:03
Forebonding of the biggest scam ever? Who knows
2016-03-30 16:49:56
2016-03-30 16:48:38
2016-03-30 16:50:05
holy moly jesus
2016-03-30 16:50:26
i never bother commenting on these kind of news
but this is huge
2016-03-30 16:50:31
Tbh not even surprised.
2016-03-30 16:51:29
alibaba, zachem sluga =)))
2016-03-30 16:52:01
idk sounds like bs
2016-03-30 16:53:36
iz alibaba owner of aliexpress?
2016-03-30 16:54:41
Aliexpress is a part of the Alibaba group. The name of the founder of the group is Jack Ma. He's the richest man in Asia and among the top 10 richest men in the world. Alibaba group has the chinese equivalent of ebay, amazon, paypal and a ton of other huge businesses.

Post edited 2016-03-30 17:02:15
2016-03-30 17:01:41
Wait.. Isn't he the father of the owner of Invictus Gaming? That's why they got into eSports...
2016-03-30 17:37:28
I just googled, the father of owner of Invictus gaming is this guy (not Jack Ma) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Jianlin
2016-03-30 17:43:43
According to Forbes, he was the richest person in the Asia in 2016 with 28.7 billion dollars.

Says it :D

But still, Alibaba must be rich as fuck.
2016-03-30 17:51:06
Ah, my information is outdated then. Jack Ma used to be the richest in Asia at some point when I got the information.

Post edited 2016-03-30 17:53:53
2016-03-30 17:52:01
Chill bra, it's all cool x)
2016-03-30 17:53:19
Jack ma was the richest chinese guy. The current richest guy called jianlin wang, his son named sicong wang founded Invictus Gaming.
2016-03-30 18:37:23
2016-03-30 17:55:10
wow, just wow
2016-03-30 16:54:42
Already topped MLG by an extra $500,000 USD...ouch.
2016-03-30 16:56:15
:O thank mr baba
2016-03-30 16:56:44
2016-03-30 16:57:56
Thanks Mr Babam
2016-03-30 16:58:27
2016-03-30 17:01:25
Shits getting real boys
2016-03-30 17:03:28
ill win it
2016-03-30 17:03:45
get rekt valve major
2016-03-30 17:04:21
RiP Valve Major
2016-03-30 17:05:10
china number #1
2016-03-30 17:06:11
Rozbójnik Alibaba elo
2016-03-30 17:07:14
2016-03-30 17:10:40
2016-03-30 17:12:31
2016-03-30 17:14:12
Sounds like new India Gaming Carnival scam!
2016-03-30 17:16:04
No way, alibaba is almost the richest group in china.
2016-03-30 18:40:12
Not really.. Alibaba is a huge company
2016-03-30 19:57:59
2016-03-30 17:16:12
ez for ence with allubaba
2016-03-30 17:16:26
shanghai major never forget
2016-03-30 17:17:00
Wow amazing <3
2016-03-30 17:18:46
i'm coming
2016-03-30 17:18:59
just amazing
2016-03-30 17:19:31
aliexpress ahaha
2016-03-30 17:20:35
cool story
2016-03-30 17:21:08
2016-03-30 17:23:55
Fake money in the prize pool like their products on the site.
2016-03-30 17:24:14
2016-03-30 17:27:31
2016-03-30 17:27:33
Wanna bet this will never happen?
2016-03-30 17:28:47
2016-03-30 17:28:53
2016-03-30 17:29:07
I wonder if this will make all the Chinese stop playing CF instead :o

taobao #1

edit: MIRAA provides no URL for source...what cruel person does April Fools in March?

Post edited 2016-03-30 17:30:57
2016-03-30 17:29:58
CF sucks, shitest game i have ever played. Ucan pay for access extra weapon with extra damage or ammo. MONEY=SKILL in this game.
2016-03-30 18:43:51
2016-03-30 19:08:19
de fuckk
2016-03-30 17:31:58
2016-03-30 17:33:31
this sort of shows how stingy Valve is regarding CSGO...

Post edited 2016-03-30 17:34:38
2016-03-30 17:34:07
LOL this is what happens when volvo is cheap while grinding money like there is no tomorrow.
2016-03-30 17:35:18
Oh why hello
2016-03-30 17:35:53
China trying to overcome everyone. First football, then hockey, now esports?
2016-03-30 17:36:12
i like them, they are quality. they have not team, but when they have, they are smashing everyone. thats +/- between europeans and asians. example : CS1.6 teams/dota etc
2016-03-30 21:06:00
2016-03-30 17:36:53
ALIBABA http://imgur.com/VwLEi1H
2016-03-30 17:37:22
Your name is Ali Baba? I heard he has 40 badbyxor.

Ali Bada and the 40 badbyxor.

Post edited 2016-03-30 17:40:07
2016-03-30 17:39:39

+Tempo Storm
2016-03-30 17:39:34
I bought my mousepad on Alibaba lmao
2016-03-30 17:39:49
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wu2PfjIghRQ ALIBABA make this beat.
2016-03-30 17:41:49

maybe now we will see a good event where like 32 teams are invited like the oldschool days in stead of the same elite every time
2016-03-30 17:42:10
hope they can show Valve how to properly prevent possible cheating too...
2016-03-30 17:44:12
Grand prize: A Lewis Ventton duffle bag filled with synthetic RC heroin analouge.
2016-03-30 17:44:33
God dam it. Nice!!
Unless this is a april fools joke..

I wonder if this will force valve to ut more money on the majors.
2016-03-30 17:47:10
2016-03-30 17:50:38
Dayuuuum son
2016-03-30 17:54:12
nt chinastan
2016-03-30 17:55:36
Alibaba and the 40 bandits. never heard of that story?
2016-03-30 17:56:07
2016-03-30 18:00:40
2016-03-30 18:01:57
nice asia
2016-03-30 18:02:13
communist china ****.
2016-03-30 18:06:43
OMG, amazing
2016-03-30 18:08:10
well lesser event will be tier 2 now. everyone will play in the league(esl pro league), majors and this communist event. gg
2016-03-30 18:09:16
2016-03-30 18:11:03
Chinese CS 4Head
2016-03-30 18:11:59
2016-03-30 18:12:02
Europe and NA will happily take China's Money. Ty for the Money China fangays.
2016-03-30 18:18:50
2016-03-30 18:22:38
demand and supply
2016-03-30 19:57:21
that sad moment, when Fnatic will become more richer :D
2016-03-30 18:30:15
Yeh it worked great for them in Columbus right?
2016-04-02 14:20:28
In fact WESG include 4 esports

DOTA2 - 1500000 USD
CSGO - 1500000USD

SC2 - 400000 USD
Hearth Stone - 300000 USD
2016-03-30 18:31:52
wow nice
2016-03-30 18:36:10
Anti-doping kek
sorry chrisJ
2016-03-30 18:38:21
in before they dont pay the prize money
2016-03-30 18:40:31
I hope this is a bait.
2016-03-30 18:50:45
Alibaba is the equivalent of Google in China. It's one of the biggest corporations on Earth. There's no way they can afford to NOT pay.
2016-03-30 20:01:47
lan with bigger prizepool than major xd
2016-03-30 18:41:06
China Major incoming!
2016-03-30 18:42:41
2016-03-30 18:42:48
Alibaba Major
2016-03-30 18:46:07
nice, bought a phone once from that site
2016-03-30 18:48:21
Alibaba <3
2016-03-30 18:48:36
LOL YUN MA papa!!!

2016-03-30 18:49:50
2016-03-30 18:50:39
Thooorin on Chinese television...YES PLS!!!
2016-03-30 18:51:57
well hello china ! sick stuff
2016-03-30 18:52:38
2016-03-30 18:53:26
hopefully Chinese teams don't use the crowd and voicecom cheat like they did in 1.6 back in WEG I believe...?
2016-03-30 18:53:59
Tell more
2016-03-31 13:54:25
2016-03-30 18:55:21
and the 40 Thieves
2016-03-30 18:56:08
I would not want to go to China. Such a country should not be supported in any way.

I would hope to see some action from the Korean/Japanese/rest of Asia scene though.
2016-03-30 18:57:31
Don't say like we want you come here very much.You want go to Korean or Japan?Go then.You want wo see action from them?Wait then.Hope you can see your come true before it's too late.:)
2016-03-31 02:37:17
Allah akbar major
2016-03-30 18:58:15
Amazing news for the scene. :)
2016-03-30 18:58:45
anti-doping...rip c9
2016-03-30 18:59:31
its your time to stay up late to watch game &#65281;
2016-03-30 19:01:27
wa kao
2016-03-30 19:08:54
2016-03-30 19:12:13
hltv is anti-Chinese

Post edited 2016-03-30 19:38:17
2016-03-30 19:37:25
yes haha
2016-03-30 19:39:13
Hope they will not stick to the 16 team limit and will host a good old 64 team tourney
2016-03-30 19:02:40
turned out its very good to be a csgo pro
2016-03-30 19:05:42
Cs grows day by day <3
2016-03-30 19:15:35
2016-03-30 19:15:40
2016-03-30 19:20:40
Alibaba aur chalis chor.
Scam website, Scam tourney, Scam country.
2016-03-30 19:22:11
Too bad it won't be a major.
2016-03-30 19:26:21
2016-03-30 19:34:11
2016-03-30 19:50:30
commence the prize pool arms race. I have a feeling this will end in some kind of bubble
2016-03-30 19:53:26
This event is going to be the most shittiest event. I have absolutely nothing to contribute how good chinese events are for spectators/players.

- Bad quality of stream
- Horrible hardware
- Massive delays
- Shit crowds in CS
- VISA problems
- Dog eaters

etc. . .

Alibaba hosting a new WESG tour is the only positive thing here. But WHY CHINA?
2016-03-30 19:55:38
Go away with your pessimism and negative energy.

That's all we don't need.
2016-03-31 02:26:17
Speaking the truth can be harsh my friend.
2016-03-31 08:21:31
2016-03-31 06:21:25
nt favela poor
2016-03-31 08:20:06
Very nice!
2016-03-30 20:04:14
2016-03-30 20:05:09
wow sick!
2016-03-30 20:57:20
Shanghai major elegiggle
2016-03-30 21:14:07
Hello im the beggar of hltv, send me skins to feed my children :c
Thank you.

2016-03-30 21:14:38
Chinese mafia detected
2016-03-30 21:25:03
MLG? wtf is this?
2016-03-30 21:26:31
Damn 15 million -> www.hltv.org/news/17432-alibaba-unveils-15-million-event
2016-03-30 21:30:59
Kappa. Still quite impressive though! ;)
2016-03-31 07:26:25
2016-03-30 22:12:06
2016-03-30 22:17:52
That's amazing.
2016-03-31 02:27:52
That sounds like a new, richer version of WEG!

The best thing about this: hopefully, China and South Korea will FINALLY be back to the scene, if they put focus both countries can have tier 1 teams. All this money for sure will make they think better about wich FPS they should play from now on.
2016-03-31 02:30:25
I thought magi
2016-03-31 06:00:22
2016-03-31 07:35:53
Awesome. I hope some one in India does the same.
Only way to create a scene. U guys wont believe the number of college kids in India who play CS, but just for fun, not seriously.
2016-03-31 08:04:45
2016-03-31 08:38:16
2016-03-31 10:33:01
Can we all agree that csgo should have had 1 million$ prizepool tournament per year like dota? Some valve's asslickig retards will randomly appear here, who will go against this post, for people like those i'll just reveal the truth, which you blinded morons don't recognize/can't see, the truth which is annoying and disgusting for people who just enjoy cs as an E-sport : I got 40 years ban on my main hltv account for posting truth and only. :)

There are several reasons which explains why we don't get one huge tournaments per year like "international" in dota2, the following reasons are :

1) There are 4 majors per year "istead" of 1 "international" tournament. (250 x 4 = 1,000000).

2) csgo "international" will get 4 times less viewers, which means that valve will get 4 times less money income.

3) Valve tries to tieup viewers by the fact that they may get souvenir drops (which isn't that hard to get if you're constantly watching majors.)

4) If there is going to be csgo's "international" tournament it means that there will be 4 times less souvenirs dropped, which is another blatant profit loss for valve

I'm really thankful to Alibaba crew for finally giving to the game what it deserves, shame on you valve and all the retards who think that valve is doing GREAT job by giving us 4 majors per year.
2016-03-31 11:24:10
i hope they make their own stickers which looks as cool as katowice2014 =D
2016-03-31 12:55:58
this sounds so fake
2016-03-31 12:57:49
Asians coming
2016-03-31 13:05:30
ESL better step up their game
2016-03-31 13:50:36
2016-04-02 17:28:04

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