PGL announces $25k 1v1 tournament

PGL has announced that it will host an invitational 1vs1 tournament on LAN with $25,000 on offer.

Sponsored by telecommunications company HTC, the tournament will see 16 top players go head-to-head in 1vs1 aim matches as PGL aims to create "a new breed of CS:GO events".

The competition will take place from April 23-24 inside PGL's studio, in Bucharest, and will be fully streamed by the Romanian company via its Twitch channel.


GuardiaN and kennyS confirmed at the HTC 1v1 Invitational 

EnVyUs star Kenny "kennyS" Schrub and Natus Vincere talent Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács are the first two players confirmed for the HTC 1v1 Invitational by PGL, with more names to be revealed in the weeks leading up to the event.

In addition to the aim duels, the event will also see players try out the HTC Vive virtual reality headset and take on each other in activities such as table football and board games, all of which will be shown on stream.

Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1450
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1586
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
I would win
2016-03-24 18:53
nice try cheazer
2016-03-24 18:53
easy for s1mple
2016-03-24 19:12
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2016-03-26 12:25
dis gonna be gud
2016-03-24 18:54
#195
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Luxembourg Hargreaves 
OMG new betting possibilities! 2ezforAizy
2016-03-24 22:19
#201
REZ | 
Sweden jackir 
no this is fucking retarded
2016-03-24 23:18
sure you would with your vacban
2016-03-24 18:54
u dont know much i see
2016-03-24 18:55
started to cheat to win some random online dingit shit tournament that you can quit your toilet cleaner job
2016-03-24 18:56
xD
2016-03-24 18:57
whats your salary? 200-300€ per month?
2016-03-24 18:57
im 16yo i dont have salary yet but dad makes like few milions for month
2016-03-24 19:06
he cleans few million toilets in one month??? wow respect
2016-03-24 19:07
:DDDDDD
2016-03-24 19:07
nt real stark fake stark better than you
2016-03-24 19:23
salary is yearly or annualy, so 200-300 euro per month is wage, not salary you fucking retard
2016-03-24 19:12
do you live on the moon?
2016-03-24 19:16
wtf did i just read
2016-03-24 21:10
salary is yearly or annualy, so 200-300 euro per month is wage, not salary you fucking retard
2016-03-25 00:51
You just rekt yourself, retard
2016-03-25 05:16
yes busted shitter
2016-03-24 18:57
I rarely write here but on a comment like that I cannot pass it. Why you are considering how you called it "toilet cleaner" job or more called housekeeper as a job which a person who is working it should be ashamed? I used to be housekeeper and the money was pretty good . Or ohh, sorrry , I forget, in your country everything is ok and every single person is a millionaire. Grow up, open your mind and eyes. Kid I've forgot to add that I know 3 languages and I am about to open my own business. I used to be a "toilet cleaner"
2016-03-24 20:54
You should definetely be more carefull with that brains of yours. It's dangerous to have one around here.
2016-03-25 00:04
#208
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World Sithis 
You better stopp writing here. You gonna lode faith in humanity... To discuss with an idiot you have to go on his level and he's gonna beat you with his experience. That's how it works here.
2016-03-25 00:37
Kurwa stark :p
2016-03-24 18:55
#71
GeT_RiGhT | 
Poland NTG7 
I love you kszychu !
2016-03-24 18:57
same
2016-03-24 23:02
u cant win with cheats how u gon win without them?
2016-03-25 13:36
1. Polak 2. Polak 3. Polak
2016-03-24 18:53
1. Not polak. 2. Not polak. 3. Polak who cleaned toilets.
2016-03-24 18:55
1. NOT UK 2. NOT UK BCS 3. NOT UK BCS NO SCENE
2016-03-24 19:03
1. toilet cleaner 2. another toilet cleaner 3. skinhead
2016-03-24 20:33
Uk will win 1v1 with papabiceps ez elelelel
2016-03-24 21:50
nt UK
2016-03-24 23:53
#227
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Slovakia DLG Inspire 
ez chrisj Kappaaaaaaaaa
2016-03-25 10:06
not uk bcs everyone is musslim terrorist and fuck goats, no time for training cs
2016-03-25 08:58
1. s1mple 2. s1mple 3. s1mple
2016-03-24 19:56
+1 thats obvious
2016-03-24 20:51
starku kale
2016-03-24 18:53
#4
United Kingdom DARN- 
n1
2016-03-24 18:53
dada
2016-03-24 18:53
#6
 | 
Norway norskeN 
n1
2016-03-24 18:53
k
2016-03-24 18:53
#8
DaZeD | 
Netherlands Floor109 
Easy for Guardian.
2016-03-24 18:53
ez
2016-03-24 18:53
gh
2016-03-24 18:53
#13
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Spain Silber_ 
woow
2016-03-24 18:53
nice!
2016-03-24 18:53
ez for GuardiaN
2016-03-24 18:54
1
2016-03-24 18:53
#18
Biff | 
Norway Sirius[$] 
got rekt
2016-03-24 18:53
1
2016-03-24 18:53
:o
2016-03-24 18:53
n1
2016-03-24 18:53
n1
2016-03-24 18:53
kennyS vs GuardiaN on LAN PogChamp
2016-03-24 18:53
#25
s1mple | 
Sweden DiTzZ 
lmao, nice
2016-03-24 18:53
okay goodluck
2016-03-24 18:53
ez for lg
2016-03-24 18:53
lol
2016-03-24 18:53
:oo nice <3
2016-03-24 18:53
#31
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Russia Lightsaber 
so easy for me
2016-03-24 18:53
sick idea
2016-03-24 18:53
Well that's cool!
2016-03-24 18:53
epic
2016-03-24 18:53
#35
TaZ | 
Poland VeryTazGuy 
hunden ftw
2016-03-24 18:53
ez guardian
2016-03-24 18:54
ez 4 LordHUNDEN
2016-03-24 18:53
What?
2016-03-24 18:53
lool
2016-03-24 18:53
oh must be fun betting on it :D
2016-03-24 18:53
ez flamie
2016-03-24 18:53
Interesting, let's see how it pans out
2016-03-24 18:54
ez4f0rest
2016-03-24 18:54
#48
NiKo | 
Turkey beyazadam 
kennys gogogogo
2016-03-24 18:54
flusha will win
2016-03-24 18:54
1v1 me m8 ill fuckin rekya
2016-03-24 18:54
lacko ez money inc
2016-03-24 18:54
will scream win this, that's the question. I am completely sure that he will get invited , cuz of his reputation , even if you disagree that he's top 16 player.
2016-03-24 18:56
aim map maybe..but hisbrain? = top 99999
2016-03-24 19:14
useless, its team game
2016-03-24 18:55
ez for s1mple
2016-03-24 18:55
sick
2016-03-24 18:55
#60
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Sweden godname 
lol
2016-03-24 18:55
Good idea, i like to see events going out of regular formats (like Dreamhack All-Stars , IEM with voting and life system, etc)
2016-03-24 18:55
ez for ScreaM
2016-03-24 18:55
olof will win this
2016-03-24 18:55
top 16 of hltv stats?
2016-03-24 18:56
spaze vs attacker?
2016-03-24 18:57
You know what that means... Machine gun vs XANTARES HYPEEE
2016-03-24 18:58
better than major players xD
2016-03-24 19:35
Actually pretty interesting concept
2016-03-24 18:56
#67
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Poland zipSwiezak 
ez for Nikooo
2016-03-24 18:56
#69
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Russia Dem0nEr 
lol sick tournament XD
2016-03-24 18:57
ez flamie
2016-03-24 18:58
#76
 | 
Europe Dan Zero 
NICE NICE NICE really looking forward to it :D
2016-03-24 18:58
#78
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Czech Republic kuole 
ez for Oskar oh wait
2016-03-24 18:58
just aim? ok, NA might have a chance with our boys roca and shroud. edit: cold, niko, and s1mple need invites.
2016-03-24 19:01
last time i check you dont belong to the hood dog let roca and shroud free of your trash talk bitch
2016-03-24 19:03
i'm saying that they are 2 of the best aimers in the world breh
2016-03-24 19:05
ye they both can use his hand to move lift a mouse great thing use your brains and body and can reach that level
2016-03-24 19:09
holy shit thanks for the advice. catch me on /r/globaloffensive front page with my insane oddshots
2016-03-24 19:10
Send link to see you Have to check with my own eyes after i write my thoughts about your "insane odshot
2016-03-24 19:17
nice, Hen1 will get some money...
2016-03-24 18:59
#81
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Romania Arr0w94 
PGL strikes again...
2016-03-24 19:00
#82
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Liechtenstein Hidolf_Atler 
Get right would win this so easy. The King of 1vs1. Btw. I love thai ladyboys. They are so damn hot. They make me loose interest in real women.
2016-03-24 19:01
Yep, aim maps are the same thing as clutching in comp kek
2016-03-24 19:04
i love gtr with my heart, but the king of 1v1 is one, and its s1mple
2016-03-24 19:04
I dont think s1mple or anyone frm NA will take part in it, teams will not spend so much money just to send 1 player to NA for 1v1 lol. And s1mple couldn't even beat summit and flamie in a 1v1 so how can u say he is gonna win it easily ?
2016-03-24 21:54
He lost once to summit, but then they rematched and summit got rekt lol. S1mple also lost a 1vs2 (summit+moe) (lost 16-10). S1mple himself won against olof lol.
2016-03-25 05:20
he lost 2 1v1 of 23912391729319283, wow
2016-03-25 07:24
the old nip lineup had a 1v1 fun tournament some time ago and the winner was friberg
2016-03-25 18:13
1vs1 is too random anyone can win
2016-03-24 19:01
Exactly
2016-03-24 19:13
Guardian vs olof awp would be nice since he's been main awping sometimes now
2016-03-24 19:02
Ezz 4 olofmeister, pasha's father
2016-03-24 19:03
#87
Sweden thof 
ez olof
2016-03-24 19:03
would not shock me if flusha wins this tournament :D
2016-03-24 19:03
invite s1mple, ez moneys
2016-03-24 19:03
He lost to summit
2016-03-24 19:09
yes at first day in NA, after flight etc. like 2-3 weeks ago he won with him 2-0. so gtfo with your summit
2016-03-24 20:06
Yeah, I also heard that the wind direction and the way the planets were aligned also prevented him from winning that one.
2016-03-24 21:47
Gtr tournament to win if he will get invited ofc.
2016-03-24 19:03
#92
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Brazil subconsious 
GET NEO HERE PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEE
2016-03-24 19:04
ez for flusha and s1mple
2016-03-24 19:05
ez Scream
2016-03-24 19:05
pls csgolounge get ready
2016-03-24 19:07
#103
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Brazil tibibica 
Ez for tarik
2016-03-24 19:07
s1mple ez win
2016-03-24 19:07
He lost to summit
2016-03-24 19:11
bad luck
2016-03-24 19:12
Two weeks ago he won 2-0 to summit. And almost won a 1vs2 (summit+moe vs s1mple)
2016-03-25 05:21
#105
 | 
Netherlands Imrivendill 
Rain vs Jkaem :D
2016-03-24 19:08
#109
 | 
Germany HansLanda 
Table football lel
2016-03-24 19:10
n1 flusha can test his brand new aimware
2016-03-24 19:11
This is sooooo sick. S1mple Olof Kennys Flusha Guardian Niko Flamie Get_Right Forest Snax Neo NBK Shroud Coldzera Fallen Moe Plz
2016-03-24 19:11
-moe +ScreaM
2016-03-24 19:12
wtf why should they invite m0e hahahaha?
2016-03-24 19:21
For the lols, need player comms and vods haha. Just imagine moe carrying on against the Eu Gods
2016-03-24 20:21
> player comms > 1v1 Too much VB and tooheys, friend?
2016-03-24 22:16
#153
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Denmark geerZo 
Moe ayy lmao
2016-03-24 19:59
#113
Sweden BBW 
only pros pls
2016-03-24 19:11
#117
fnx | 
World HRQ1 
rain,fnx,jkaen,fer,dupreh
2016-03-24 19:12
#120
 | 
Latvia Ke]R[4u 
easy for flamie
2016-03-24 19:13
1guardian 2flamie 3kennys 4nbk 5apex 6olofm 7dennis 8scream 9rpk 10niko 11rain 12jkaem 13device 14dupreeh 15shroud 16fnx
2016-03-24 19:14
flusha top 3
2016-03-24 19:19
not top write the players i thought should be invited ont put them all cuz only 16 will be on the tour and 2 of them already have been checked snax neo get right f0rest coldzera fer cajunb shox flusha kjaerbye all awesome with AK's and M4s
2016-03-24 19:24
Final: Olof vs Pasha ayyyy
2016-03-24 19:15
#127
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Poland Prejsu 
pasha will rekt everyone
2016-03-24 19:17
1v1 is random imo
2016-03-24 19:18
.
2016-03-24 19:19
GuardiaN say raziby bomjei
2016-03-24 19:22
Go s1mple and listen to amsterdam and win this shit. ¨show the world, that u are the best.
2016-03-24 19:28
#140
flusha | 
Germany sanos 
ez choke for dev1ce in semis
2016-03-24 19:31
#142
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
...
2016-03-24 19:36
Cool
2016-03-24 19:36
Sounds really cool :D
2016-03-24 19:36
Lol Ez 4 me scrilla all day kappa
2016-03-24 19:43
I was searching for the qualifier button LOL
2016-03-24 19:48
Time to buy decent aimlock.
2016-03-24 19:52
Wow 1v1 sounds good!!!
2016-03-24 19:53
#151
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Vietnam NaMNaMNaM 
1v1 me fgt 420 no scope only
2016-03-24 19:58
invite anyone from mongolz, scream or niko and ez for them
2016-03-24 19:59
#155
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Turkey Mejuckei 
ez for LANTARES
2016-03-24 20:07
Oh I thought it's for normal players RiP
2016-03-24 20:13
ez for spyleadeR no kidding he is an insane aimer
2016-03-24 20:15
This is dumb lol.
2016-03-24 20:18
s1mple will win
2016-03-24 20:19
GO GO GUARDIAN TIME TO SMACK SOME FUCKERS
2016-03-24 20:19
All aim no brain. 25K too much for such a low skill ceiling event.
2016-03-24 20:27
#165
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Montenegro RAPAFD 
Lol u clearly never 1v1d in ur life if u think 1v1 doesnt require a brain especially awp duels
2016-03-24 20:36
I have 1v1d in my life. So if you believe you are so smart, tell me, what kind of actual "Smart" tactics do you use? There is no analysis for this, no interesting strats to watch, no smoke executes to learn. Pure aim, and perhaps positioning, neither of which - in my opinion - fall under the category of "Brain".
2016-03-25 15:21
Mad cuz noone from englando can take part of it?
2016-03-27 12:23
Yes actually. Rip UK CS, we are all mad cuz bad.
2016-03-27 12:36
#163
 | 
Algeria FATALSki 
GOGOGO ScreaM
2016-03-24 20:29
How you can cast 1v1
2016-03-24 20:37
I'm 2-0 v Guardian in 1v1 awp maps and have the fridge to prove it. I look forward to my invite
2016-03-24 20:41
#168
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
ez 4 NiKo
2016-03-24 20:44
#171
 | 
Germany 'ezpz 
Invite Hunden pls!
2016-03-24 20:50
This would only work if the AWPer doesn't start with AWP by default, cause then the AWPer would win every matchup. What you guys think, aim_map style where both players start rifle and can loot AWP?
2016-03-24 20:54
s1mple, olof, scream, guardian, JW and shroud those guys I'd like to see in that tounament. It'll be awesome. Nice idea for a new breed of tourney.
2016-03-24 21:11
lol the navi star and envy talent*
2016-03-24 21:12
This is gonna be interesting!!
2016-03-24 21:14
ez for Niko
2016-03-24 21:29
apEX will win it
2016-03-24 21:33
Nice, great tournament idea. Surely will watch if I remember :D
2016-03-24 21:42
ez for hunden
2016-03-24 21:47
csgox14 .com // free code 500 coins - hasten
2016-03-24 21:51
Nice! Was always suprised tourney organizers never did a 1v1 tourney on the side for fun. LoL is even more garbage than it normally is 1v1 and even they do it from time to time.
2016-03-24 21:53
thats the reason why they do it. you lose a lot of game depth in a 1 on 1. since lol is a game for retards, you dont lose anything in the first place.
2016-03-24 22:13
sure but it's still fun, I never watch regular streams but I still enjoyed the s1mple 1v1s for money on youtube. I hope the audio has the two players talking as well, its kinda the esports alternative to those NBA all star contests.
2016-03-25 13:31
How is it a 1v1 tournament if there's 16 players? So it's 1 v all.
2016-03-24 22:06
how can a cs tournament be 5v5 when there are 16 teams?
2016-03-24 22:12
Each team = 1 star player
2016-03-24 22:13
#193
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Kazakhstan DRAEGS 
This is literally 125k tournament. Nice prize pool though
2016-03-24 22:16
#196
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CIS sergioff 
Noooicee EZ GuardiaN!!
2016-03-24 22:40
KennyS vs GuardiaN please make it happen
2016-03-24 22:47
XANTARES get_right s1mple niko f0rest kenny guardian olofmeister oskar scream shroud shox pasha dennis jw device
2016-03-24 23:12
where is coldzera and fer? nbo
2016-03-25 19:05
-device -dennis +coldzera +fer
2016-03-25 19:19
Really interesting. Good job PGL! Looking forward to this event
2016-03-24 23:46
Thanks !
2016-03-25 09:14
Lol why is this even in the news. We all know Shroud will win.
2016-03-24 23:54
EZ for GuardiaN
2016-03-25 00:19
Good to see PGL&HTC bringing some new stuff to this shitty CS:GO scene. Hope the event will be flawless, they deserve it.
2016-03-25 00:30
Invite SEMINTE!!!
2016-03-25 00:48
#211
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Algeria FATALSki 
fucking na fangay, scream will 1tap everyone e
2016-03-25 02:12
PGL contributed alot for csgo community. ..thanks PGL...next we need an all star mix teams tournament, that would be awesome
2016-03-25 02:14
It's our pleasure ! About mix teams tournament.. maybe in future.
2016-03-25 09:16
It would be good if they implemented top players from different regions: NA/EU/CIS/Oceania etc.
2016-03-25 02:31
rust or nuketown
2016-03-25 04:12
#216
AdreN | 
Myanmar RedRay 
Free money for s1mple
2016-03-25 05:03
#222
cyx | 
Russia airton 
+simple +taco knives 1v1 in real life xD
2016-03-25 08:15
#223
 | 
Luxembourg alex24 
noice
2016-03-25 08:18
+ s1mple + oskar + NiKo + flamie
2016-03-25 11:19
Romania rich
2016-03-25 11:38
#231
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Luxembourg alex24 
not rich, but dedicated, and PGL org is setting some high standards, gg for them
2016-03-25 12:19
thanks m8 !
2016-03-25 13:33
coldzera niko snax fnx
2016-03-25 13:32
#236
 | 
Norway JorgyZ 
Sounds pretty awesome actually, looking forward to watching it
2016-03-25 13:37
This is awesome!
2016-03-25 16:20
Rain is absolutely sick aimer
2016-03-25 17:00
shox and seized confirmed
2016-03-25 19:22
PGL is love, PGL is life
2016-03-25 21:06
#245
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Romania fordawiN 
looking good, next time invite a romanian also :)
2016-03-26 00:06
I see the guys in the PGL studio playing every day with the VR headset lol
2016-03-26 03:46
How has no one mentioned the fact that they're gunna be playing fucking board games??? ?
2016-03-26 08:49
who's confirmed? just saw xantares is going as well as kennyS & guardian
2016-04-07 16:36
gl for everyone ;]
2016-04-07 16:36
n1
2016-04-07 16:38
#255
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Norway AleXeiCS 
ok
2016-04-22 14:18
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