Game Show announces $200,000 Cup

Game Show has announced that it will host a global CS:GO tournament with offline finals and $200,000 in prize money.

After hosting two league seasons for European teams only, Game Show has decided to take things to a whole new level and host a global tournament, called the Game Show Global eSports Cup, with three divisions, for European, North American and CIS teams.

The European division will consist of two double-elimination group stages, each one featuring 16 teams. Eight invited teams will square off against eight teams coming from online qualifiers in the opening group stage. The top two teams from each group will then move on to the next stage, in which they will be joined by eight other invited sides, among whom will be DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca champions EnVyUs.

Three regions will compete in the Game Show Global eSports Cup 

As for the CIS and the North American divisions, they will consist of just one group stage, also featuring 16 teams, eight invited and eight qualified.

The top four sides from the European division and the top two teams from the North American and the CIS divisions will then clash at the season finals, held in Vilnius, Lithuania, from February 4-7. A total of $200,000 will be up for grabs at the event - a figure that does not take into account travel support, which is handed separately, in compliance with team union demands.

Below you can find the registration links for the regional qualifiers, which will be hosted by FACEIT.

European Qualifiers

CIS Qualifiers

Americas Qualifiers

For more information about the Game Show Global eSports Cup, head over to the event's official website.

nice, will be good event
2015-11-11 19:39
200,000$ o>O
2015-11-11 19:40
Estonia swag420weed 
too ez for OnlineBots
2015-11-11 21:06
can confirm
2015-11-11 21:20
You mean hackers?
2015-11-12 08:16
Estonia swag420weed 
stfu Lithuanian cheater
2015-11-12 13:29
Estonia swag420weed Cheti has no VAC... and that acc has 84h on record, lolwtf
2015-11-12 15:30
When are the tickets going on sale?
2016-01-20 18:33
I hope that atleast this Cup won't be rigged like others are all the time :)..
2015-11-11 20:38
Game Show is legit, they already hosted two league seasons for European teams. "GameShow GEC is one of the first tournaments that would meet all the requirements set by the Team Union. The 200.000$ prizepool is completely separate from the travel & accomodation support, being ENTIRELY split between the teams." Confirms it's legit and meets all requirements set by all the top teams.
2015-11-11 20:46
The things is Game Show is a legit company, it's only the event that is hosted in Lithuania, with the right people this will be a great event. Just because of one shitty event with shady people doesn't mean it's going to be another gaming paradise
2015-11-11 20:52
The fact is that it's not the first and not the second rigged event. So i'm hoping that atleast this one will be clean.
2015-11-11 20:54
Hi guys, look at my new video
2015-11-11 21:04
I hope!
2015-11-11 22:18
2015-11-11 19:39
Ukraine FaZe_UW0TM8 
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Sweden 1up' 
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Europe midi 
They still cant compete with SLTV.
2015-11-11 19:40
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Spain Alser 
2015-11-11 19:40
Czech Republic AsToNOfficial 
2015-11-11 19:40
2015-11-11 19:40
starseries ripoff
2015-11-11 19:40
Will probably still have the same shitty format for the finals. Who cares. Bo2 Round Robin or riot.
2015-11-11 19:40
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2015-11-11 19:42
Portugal jO7A 
Even random organizations can do $200,000 prize-pool and VALVE sticks with $250,000 prize-pool. C'mon it is time to rise up the prize-pool on majors.
2015-11-11 19:42
I was about to say the same thing rofl. Valve just does not care about csgo if the next major is the same prize pool.
2015-11-11 19:45
Sweden Trojka03 
Ofc they don't care. We are not Dota. We are the bastard child, that GabeN did not believe in, and was just about to throw off a cliff, then out of nowhere CS pretty much took over eSports, and now GabeN doesn't know what to do with us.
2015-11-11 19:52
say its not true wise one!
2015-11-11 19:59
He knows what to do - sell skins, cases and music kits and make millions every month.
2015-11-11 20:09
2015-11-12 01:42
Hopefully esports cases come out and get a nice crowd money going.
2015-11-11 19:45
I don't see it happening anytime soon. CS has no competition, there is no other fps game you can compete in for this much money.
2015-11-11 19:46
Portugal jO7A 
I agree with your point but CS competes with LoL and DOTA 2 in general. And both of the games mentined b4, their prize-pools are 10 times bigger than CS.
2015-11-11 19:48
That's because DotA and LoL are in the same genre. CS is not. It is not a direct competition to DotA or LoL, it basically has a monopoly on the top fps gaming scene. LoL and DotA directly competes.
2015-11-11 20:06
Estonia swag420weed 
CS no competition? lol Dota has even less competition...
2015-11-11 21:05
Name one game that directly competes with CS.
2015-11-11 22:47
Germany P3tR 
Call of Duty *grabs porpcorn*
2015-11-12 08:10
Nice try :)
2015-11-12 08:16
barce | 
Macedonia GOAIITE 
Lithunians? Any info about this Arena thingie?
2015-11-11 19:44
cool tbh
2015-11-11 19:48
flusha | 
Lithuania jiffoe 
Wtf is this shit
2015-11-11 19:48
Russia r4jkkYNWA 
2015-11-11 19:50
2015-11-11 19:52
Very nice to see.Last year's gameshow lan finals was pretty exciting
2015-11-11 19:56
Latvia Ke]R[4u 
n1, every org puts up 200k, gaben plz step up ps. Lithuania!
2015-11-11 19:58
2015-11-11 19:58
First big event held in Baltic state or no ?
2015-11-11 20:04
Yeah probably, excited as fuck though!
2015-11-11 20:17
Lithuania HORNAS! 
2015-11-11 20:05
2015-11-11 20:09
they will probably invite t3 teams and then teams like fnatic, G2 or NiP will have to qualify
2015-11-11 20:10
Teams like Fnatic, Envy and etc are already invited :) and teams like Property, LDLC and etc are in qualifiers :)
2015-11-11 21:12
2015-11-11 20:11
What's the reasoning to host the finals in Vilnius?
2015-11-11 20:11
Maybe the org saw the GameON event and they were impressed, maybe an anonymous sponsor?
2015-11-11 20:15
Why to not join forces with Starladder? They could make a tournament with 400.000$ in prizes.
2015-11-11 20:14
makes very much sense in the eyes of the investor. kappa
2015-11-11 20:51
Jesus christ!
2015-11-11 20:14
2015-11-11 20:16
Lithuania gekkoN 
2015-11-11 20:17
nmt | 
Morocco salah 
Hey I m from Africa :)
2015-11-11 20:18
Hype !!
2015-11-11 20:18
Ohhh my god. Lithuania <33
2015-11-11 20:19
pizda cloud9 atvarys
2015-11-11 20:22
Siemens arenoj zais?
2015-11-11 20:24
ne relaxcube
2015-11-11 20:54
2015-11-11 20:55
debilai esat cia tik angliskai kalbama, pyzda
2015-11-11 21:18
fakeflag bois
2015-11-12 18:12
no i am immigrant to mongolia, best life there
2015-11-13 14:34
Genghis Khan best Khan.
2015-11-13 16:07
Lithuania Undercover_ 
Efexas to drop 50 bombs
2015-11-11 21:41
2015-11-11 21:43
World cobrastrike 
ez for onlinebots
2015-11-11 20:24
gonna be gud
2015-11-11 20:29
Tunisia edgg 
I have a feeling like this is the kind of tournaments that will never pay the prize pool. A random league coming out of nowhere to compete with the best in the business is very fishy
2015-11-11 20:30
Ukraine bia 
>> "After hosting two league seasons for European teams"
2015-11-11 20:38
"GameShow GEC is one of the first tournaments that would meet all the requirements set by the Team Union. The 200.000$ prizepool is completely separate from the travel & accomodation support, being ENTIRELY split between the teams." It's confirmed that it will be one of the first real events with the set requirements by the team union. It will probably be hosted in Siemens Arena, you can scroll up to find the pics.
2015-11-11 20:40
World hyyd 
Oh no, gameshow casters suck
2015-11-11 20:39
I'm sure with this amount of money and knowing that real teams will play in it including EnVyUs, this could bring a lot of viewers, they'll probably hire known casters like Anders, Semmler, DDK and etc..
2015-11-11 20:43
World hyyd 
im talking about russian casters, not london
2015-11-11 20:52
finally, Lithuania
2015-11-11 20:40
When will the groups/playoffs for NA be? we (Games Academy) are really interested in participating but need to know these dates to plan ourselves as we will be going back home to Brazil in December...
2015-11-11 20:45
wow nice one!
2015-11-11 20:48
WAAAAAT, big tournament in Lithuania!? Am I dreaming?
2015-11-11 20:49
lel, 200k $ prize pool when we dont have cs scene here. lmao, gonna be gud as fuck.
2015-11-11 20:53
FAKxenas, well we got GameplayDNA who was finalists in GameOn and won 2nd place. Top Kek
2015-11-11 20:56
And they are literally a tier 3 team.
2015-11-12 08:18
It's going to be between the elite European, North American and CIS teams. I doubt that anyone from the Baltics would even qualify. And we have a lot of CS fans here lurking, the event will be great.
2015-11-11 20:58
200k$ tournament, when 6 thousand seats were filled with 4k$ tournament? lets go HYPE
2015-11-11 21:00
Lithuania? I have a feeling this will be Romania 2.0
2015-11-11 21:09
We already had lan event a few weeks before in same arena. Everything went well. I pray for good event
2015-11-11 21:11
Romania had no people. We had a 4k$ Event and 6 Thousand seats were completely filled and it wasn't enough. Trust me on 200k$ event shit will go down :D + proper casters confirmed since it's hosted by FaceIt too.
2015-11-11 21:13
A big +1 And "GameShow GEC is one of the first tournaments that would meet all the requirements set by the Team Union. The 200.000$ prizepool is completely separate from the travel & accomodation support, being ENTIRELY split between the teams." Confirms it's legit and meets all requirements set by all the top teams.
2015-11-11 21:26
My dick is so hard right now. Where I can buy tickets?
2015-11-11 21:10
Pls murica, CIS gonna rekt ur ass in this event. Btw you haven't been here, so why you're saying its Romania 2.0?
2015-11-11 21:12
once in romania , once in lithuania . I mean come on , they choose these location because of good internet bandwidth but in terms of crowd/people interested probably not a whole lot
2015-11-11 21:13
We had a 4k$ Event and 6 Thousand seats were completely filled and it wasn't enough. This is a 200k$ event, you think people won't show up? ;D
2015-11-11 21:14
lol if you mean Lithuanians are not interested in CS, so you're damn wrong. We have best fans in the world. Kappa
2015-11-11 21:14
Czech Republic baylife 
wtf is Lituahuanina?
2015-11-11 21:16
wtf is 5th class geography? nvm just a czech probably only knows where slovakia is
2015-11-11 21:20
Czech Republic baylife 
wtf is slovakia?
2015-11-11 21:25
Czech Republic baylife 
Lithuania is 8th world then!/ranking
2015-11-11 21:26
3rd worlders dont know about Lithuania. EXPECTED
2015-11-11 21:17
f0rest | 
Lithuania TaigoN 
All of you bashing Lithuania will be stunned how amazing lithuanian crowd is :)
2015-11-11 21:21
No one is bashing, just a small amount of trolls, but yeah the event and the crowd will be amazing, I look forward to all of this.
2015-11-11 21:28
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Belarus ALBiNh0 
2015-11-11 22:05
Brace yourselves Lithuanian's HLTV army!
2015-11-11 22:09
Fnatic is literally going to make bank next year, they could each end up with 500,000 by the end of 2016
2015-11-11 22:15
Lithuania mao~ 
2015-11-11 22:41
Lietuva relevant now?
2015-11-11 22:55
2015-11-11 22:56
Where can i buy tickets ?
2015-11-11 23:07
Nera dar biletu pirkt lyg. :)
2015-11-12 00:27
Really nice
2015-11-11 23:32
Attending this as spectator! :)
2015-11-12 00:17
Great news! Except same days as the iBUYPOWER Cup? None of the top 8 North American teams will be able to play in the qualifier...
2015-11-12 01:13
Estonia swag420weed 
expected dropping out of iBP incoming xd
2015-11-12 03:02
wow :O altough that 16 teams per region is kinda bad... europe should have more spots, but who cares? looks like it will be nice.
2015-11-12 09:24
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2015-11-12 14:00
dis gona b gud hype boys
2015-11-12 15:21
s1mple | 
Lithuania Lu/K/G 
2015-11-12 16:00
2016-01-04 16:14
Easiest win for me.
2016-01-08 13:25
does anyone actually know the ticket price or where to get it?
2016-01-16 12:00
seems like it will be behind closed doors, shame if true
2016-01-20 07:31
United Kingdom PeterNoMore 
anyone knows where to buy the tickets?
2016-01-24 15:13
Im rly intrested aswell
2016-01-26 14:46
United Kingdom PeterNoMore 
I suppose it'll be a closed event :( Less than 2 weeks left and no information whatsoever :(
2016-01-26 20:23
It's going to be held in a studio. So GameShow are going to get studio somewhere and teams will play there... This is really dumb tho.. There was same Dota event in december, and it was held in studios aswell...
2016-01-26 21:03
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