ESL One Belo Horizonte viewer's guide
With ESL One Belo Horizonte 2018 set to kick off on Wednesday, we bring you a viewer's guide with all the information you need concerning the event.
The $200,000 competition will run from June 13-17 at the Mineirinho Arena, in Belo Horizonte, where eight teams will duke it out in what will be the tenth event counting towards the Intel Grand Slam.
The tournament will start with a best-of-three GSL group stage. The top two teams from both groups will advance to the single-elimination playoffs, which will culminate with the best-of-five grand final.
Group B will also include a team playing with a stand-in, mousesports, who will field Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert instead of Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný. Não Tem Como will finally make their first LAN appearance, with BIG and ECS Season 5 Finals runners-up Liquid rounding out the group.
Here are the groups for the competition:
|Group A||Group B|
|Ghost||Não Tem Como|
Below you can find the full schedule for the event:
|Wednesday, June 13|
|16:00||Space Soldiers||vs. SK||BO3|
|19:40||mousesports||vs. Não Tem Como||BO3|
|23:20||Group A elimination match
|Thursday, June 14
|16:00||Group B elimination match
|19:30||Group A winners' match
|23:00||Group B winners' match
|Friday, June 15
|16:00||Group A decider match
|19:50||Group B decider match
|Saturday, June 16|
|Sunday, June 17|
The on-air talent team for this event features Cauê Moura as host and Alex "Machine" Richardson as desk host, while Tres "stunna" Saranthus will be covering the action as a reporter. The 12-man talent list also includes three analysts, two observers and two pairs of casters, one of which featuring the popular Henry "HenryG" Greer-Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett combo.
The English broadcast talent team is the following:
Cauê Moura - Host
Tres "stunna" Saranthus - Sideline reporter
Alex "Machine" Richardson - Desk host
Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Analyst
Jason "moses" O'Toole - Analyst
Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez - Analyst
Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator
Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett - Commentator
Harry "JustHarry" Russell - Commentator
Tom "Tombizz" Bissmire - Commentator
David "prius" Kuntz - Observer
Alex Rush - Observer
Besides the English broadcast, there will also be an official Portuguese stream covering the action, with its talent team looking as follows:
Guilherme "GuizaO" Kemen - Analyst
Luis Felipe "Savage" Hessel - Analyst
Otávio "bczz" Boccuzzi - Analyst
Giovanni "gio" Deniz - Analyst
Bernardo "BiDa" Moura - Commentator
Pablo "xrm" Oliveira - Commentator
Nícolino "nicolino" Emerenciano - Commentator
Ricardo "qep" Fugi - Commentator
ESL has not yet announced any details about how the $200,000 prize fund will be distributed among the competing teams.