Lisbon will host an international tournament called the Mercedes-Benz CS:GO CUP with $50,000 on offer, it has been announced.
The competition will take place on June 9-10 at Altice Arena as part of Moche XL ESPORTS, a large-scale event that will feature tournaments in multiple games.
Six teams will be taking part in the Mercedes-Benz CS:GO CUP, with four spots being filled through invites. These sides will be joined by the winner of the Mercedes-Benz Master League Portugal and by the team coming out of an Iberian qualifier that will run from May 12-20.
According to the event organisers, the $50,000 prize pool is "the biggest for a tournament hosted on Portuguese soil", with the prize breakdown looking as follows:
The Iberian qualifying process will begin with two 128-team open qualifiers, on May 12-13. The top two teams from both qualifiers will then square off in a single-elimination, best-of-three bracket for the chance to compete in the main tournament.
The dates and registration links for the Iberian qualifier can be found below:
All teams interested in requesting an invite can e-mail the tournament organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org.