Assembly Winter to host CS:GO

January 9th, 2017 01:44

It has been announced that a $15,000 tournament will be taking place at this year's Assembly Winter in Helsinki, Finland.

The tournament will take place at the Helsinki Convention & Exhibition Centre in Helsinki, Finland, on February 3-4. Fighting for the lion's share of the prize pool will be sixteen teams, who will play through GSL groups and a single elimination playoff.

LDLC White won Assembly Winter last year

The slots for Assembly Winter 2017 will be handed out by the organization via direct invites—for which the organization is accepting requests—, with the exception of a national qualifier which will give a few Finnish teams berths into the tournament.

The Finnish qualifier will take place on Sunday, January 22, and the sign-up info is yet to be released. When the teams are set, be it through the qualifier or by invitation, they will have to pay a $250 participation fee.

On top of the Finnish on-site stream which will include a live broadcast of the final on Finnish national television, there is also a chance for casters to ply their trade as the organization is looking for community casters to cast online in different languages. Apply here.

The prize distribution will be:

1. $8,000
2. $4,000
3-4. $1,500

For more information head over to their statement, here.

2017-01-09 01:45
2017-01-09 01:45
btw im going pm me for place to stay
2017-01-09 01:46
United Kingdom trtr098 
2017-01-09 01:48
2017-01-09 02:43
World lalt less than a year, and everyone have left the org :D
2017-01-09 06:42
Russia fraerGOD 
Without Sunny they cant win this IMAO
2017-01-09 09:14
Ukraine emuliii 
Yep sunny is the second Best finnish player
2017-01-09 17:53
Finland nexustron 
nope, allu is the best and wayLander is the second best
2017-01-09 20:18
France Meerkat_ 
How do I know you won't buttrape me while I sleep
2017-01-09 03:10
Finland RagingRame 
It comes as a free bonus for your bravery m8 KappaPride
2017-01-09 11:33
why do you have to know that? if it happens, you don't want to know it happened... right?
2017-01-09 14:43
United States doopiedoo 
but who plays?
2017-01-09 01:45
Ence comebacks stronger than last time Kappa. EZ4PELITALO
2017-01-09 01:55
It'll probably be like last year, a couple of Finnish teams, Rogue, LDLC, PENTA and other similar teams of that caliber.
2017-01-09 05:41
f0rest | 
Indonesia rareguy 
You're the only person I have seen saying "low-tier" team with much softer language. +rep
2017-01-09 10:49
I think it's important that we have these smaller tournaments for low tier teams to compete in and get some lan experience so they can grow. The worst is when you have a tournament like this or slightly bigger, and they get all but one slots filled by tier 2-3 teams and then they finish it off by inviting VP or NiP :/ And they can just have an easy time through the tournament.
2017-01-09 13:20
f0rest | 
Indonesia rareguy 
It is like main division and second division of football. When you are on top of your tier, it is the time to try out new opponent with higher ranking. That's why such tournament was made. The best of the tier trying out opponent in a much higher caliber. Don't just see it only in VP or NiP's way, also see it from low-tier teams perspective. If you ask them probably they will say, "It was the best experience I have ever had, even though we lost so hard, we learnt something," or such. "If you want to be a god, you should meet one of the god." xoxo
2017-01-10 00:35
2017-01-09 01:49
Finland tr0llu 
ez 4 igame
2017-01-09 01:55
Czech Republic mitsorubi 
2017-01-09 01:45
2017-01-09 01:45
Finland ingg 
2017-01-09 01:46
2017-01-09 01:45
2017-01-09 01:45
2017-01-09 01:45
2017-01-09 01:45
2017-01-09 01:45
Finland Hunajaperse 
ez 4 ence
2017-01-09 01:45
Iceland xijmplr 
pls, sunny juho
2017-01-09 01:45
NA cashprize
2017-01-09 01:47
Who wants to create the All star HLTV team for this event?
2017-01-09 01:47
Hmmm sure xd
2017-01-09 07:47
I are not confirm this
2017-01-09 08:13
Croatia WhoIsRolezk1 
sure m8
2017-01-09 17:07
Very surprising
2017-01-09 01:47
ez for ex6tenz
2017-01-09 01:52
Oh yeah! Nazional televichoon!!1
2017-01-09 02:06
Canada uhJake 
Ldlc- needs a win Heroic- needs a win Ence- ^ NA?
2017-01-09 02:06
"The Finnish qualifier will take place on Sunday, January 22, and the sign-up info is yet to be released. The participation fee will be of $250." Wut isn't that like little bit too much for a qualifier for assembly?
2017-01-09 02:15
Yea that seems way too much, wonder how many teams will even bother participating :...
2017-01-09 02:33
Finland wrathh 
teams with some kind of sponsorship should be able to afford it, eliminates the worst amateurs and keeps the worst scrublords far away. takes the place anyway, so it doesn't really matter that much
2017-01-09 02:47
Pretty sure they will be invited tbh xd
2017-01-09 04:36
$250 is $50 per player... that doesnt sound much? Half less than casual bar night.
2017-01-09 06:40
Yea I guess but say u are poor student it is much money still so if your qualifying is unlikely seems not worth. edit: that said seems it was a mistake anyway, makes more sense then to me XDDD
2017-01-09 20:52
Finland Antzu 
No the 250$ is for actually participating in the tournament.
2017-01-09 04:48
The Finnish qualifier will take place on Sunday, January 22, and the sign-up info is yet to be released. The participation fee will be of $250. That means the qualifier costs 250. Idk if its mistake or not.
2017-01-09 05:08
Finland Antzu 
It is a mistake because on Assembly's website it says that the participation costs 250e for each team, and the qualifier is of course free
2017-01-09 06:09
2017-01-09 02:21
jOELZ's favourite tournament
2017-01-09 02:24
United States yvr 
will there be an English stream?
2017-01-09 04:48
Finland Madd!z 
Of course
2017-01-09 09:46
Croatia WhoIsRolezk1 
2017-01-09 17:08
ez for encore and igame!
2017-01-09 05:34
2017-01-09 05:37
Ez for SS
2017-01-09 06:42
$250 plus flights and hotel, might find that some of the teams your expecting won't want to participate.
2017-01-09 07:19
Finland Antzu 
The foreign teams have orgs who will pay for their flights and hotel
2017-01-09 08:24
As far as I understood the news, the 250 USD is the cost for participating in the Finnish qualifier. Not for coming to the tourney itself via a direct invite. But yeah in any case we probably wont see many good teams in the tourney with this size of a prizepool
2017-01-09 09:26
Hong Kong deluxe^ 
assembly winter 2013 joelz only lan never forget
2017-01-09 09:30
Invite Pathless, ty.
2017-01-09 10:12
Wonder if any female team will come. I think not. Huh.
2017-01-09 11:04
Poland kurwafa 
ez for joelz Assembly Winter 2013 champion with ez 100% lan winrate
2017-01-09 11:13
I wonder why TSM played bad when they had players that arent even on their roste anymore.. hmmm
2017-01-09 13:01
allu | 
Finland j0bodi 
2017-01-09 13:06
ez 4 Välimaa's "xartE" Mikko's team
2017-01-09 13:10
Bulgaria ludogorec 
In order for most EU teams to participate, they will probably need at least 3000 euros.
2017-01-09 14:34
Croatia WhoIsRolezk1 
Ez for LDLC this year RIP home teams :( No Ozala no RCTIC :c
2017-01-09 14:40
Finland ginbay 
Too bad costs 2 much to get my pc there :(
2017-01-09 15:37
Croatia WhoIsRolezk1 
costs too much to anyone take part to maybe win one game* :D
2017-01-09 17:09
ez mikko välimaa
2017-01-09 18:06
Finland jope)) 
2017-01-09 18:24
LDLC looking sharp atm
2017-01-10 14:23
Login or register to add your comment to the discussion.