As the Mad Catz CS:GO Invitational is closing in, we bring you a viewer's guide for the €10,000 event featuring the likes of NiP, VeryGames, ESC and last but not least, Natus Vincere.
Mad Catz CS:GO Invitational at the five-star Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel will feature two group stages. In the first group stage, groups A and B will be played at the same time, followed by C and D later on in the afternoon.
Winners of each group will proceed directly to the quarterfinals while 2nd and 3rd placed teams will have to fight their way through the group stage #2. The second group stage will determine the last 4 spots in the playoffs which will be played in a single-elimination, best-of-three manner.
Saturday, February 23rd:
Group stage #1
|ESC Gaming||vs.||Natus Vincere||15:30||BO1|
Group stage #2
|Group A, Group B||Time||Type|
Sunday, February 24th
|Third place decider||15:30||BO3|
The event is going to be broadcasted on FACEIT TV powered by Alienware with one of the commentators being the ex-Lemondogs in-game leader Björn "THREAT" Pers. The editors behind FACEIT TV have put together a short video that should set you in the mood right in time before the event:
Stay tuned to HLTV.org as three of our members will be on site between February 23rd-24th providing you with exclusive content from what is the first major CS:GO tournament of 2013.