PLG Grand Slam in Abu Dhabi with $100,000 announced

Striker
October 13th, 2018 18:45

Power League Gaming has announced a 16-team tournament held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on December 12-16, which will have $100,000 on offer.

The PLG Grand Slam will take place on the Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE, with eight of the 16 teams receiving direct invites, while the other half will come from regional qualifiers held all around the world on FACEIT's platform.

The qualifiers will be held from October 26 to November 17, in South America, GCC & South Asia, East Asia, North America, South East Asia & India, Levant & Africa, Europe, and Oceania, with the winners of each securing a spot at the $100,000 tournament.

The PLG Grand Slam will feature teams from all over the world

Former Risky player, now the manager of operations at Power League Gaming, Abdullah "t0ks" Al-Ghafari, had the following to say about the tournament in the press release:

"The PLG Grand Slam focuses mainly on providing an opportunity for teams that are looking for a breakthrough. We are not aiming to create a world-class spectacle but rather a high-standard event that will have all necessary elements for a player, team, talent member, and spectators to enjoy being a part of.

"The hospitality offered will be something unique as the event is hosted in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi and players & talent will get to enjoy cool perks such as Ferrari World, Yas Waterpark, Yas marina F1 Marina Circuit and Yas Beach besides staying at the 5-star hotel of Yas Hotel (Viceroy). We will make sure all attendees are treated well and the tournament runs as smooth as possible. See you in Abu Dhabi!"

Here is a rundown of the qualifiers, for which teams can register on FACEIT:

South America (October 26-27)
GCC & South Asia (October 28-29)
East Asia (October 30-31)
North America (November 1-3)
South East Asia & India (November 4-6)
Levant & Africa (November 7-9)
Europe (November 12-15)
Oceania (November 16-17)

United Arab Emirates Abdullah 't0ks' Al-Ghafari
Abdullah 't0ks' Al-Ghafari
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
57
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
nice
2018-10-13 18:45
abu dhabi
2018-10-13 18:46
ence maybe?
2018-10-13 18:46
#33
leman | 
Yugoslavia w13lan 
twoja koleżanka lubi abu dabi
2018-10-13 18:56
#61
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Palestine zwe 
nice
2018-10-13 19:20
#117
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
Yaaas Island
2018-10-14 05:45
#40
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Czech Republic Pee_Tea 
I like ur name ! Like even saying north is a shit team is a disgrace to shit.
2018-10-13 19:01
#8
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Philippines fake_prokda 
Expected
2018-10-13 18:46
#24
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Sweden Unluko 
ez
2018-10-13 18:51
CLG Red?
2018-10-13 18:53
I see what you did there
2018-10-13 20:09
#57
smooya | 
Portugal lets15 
For some moments I tough it was pgl uff
2018-10-13 19:14
#104
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Germany Fabbsen 
Realised it after your comment xD I read PGL till the end :D
2018-10-13 23:23
#110
smooya | 
Portugal lets15 
haha
2018-10-14 01:38
oh shit didn't realise till I saw this comment XD
2018-10-14 16:43
#3
coswell | 
Finland coswell 
Nice, gl to all future participants
2018-10-13 18:46
#44
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United Arab Emirates Rashy 
Sweet! ^_^
2018-10-13 19:04
#4
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World WinterNevada 
Ez for budget Intel Grand Slam
2018-10-13 18:46
Thanks motar
2018-10-13 18:46
#7
Snax | 
United Kingdom LFX 
OOOOOO ez4astralis, but if In Abu Dhabi why not a bigger prize pool ffssss
2018-10-13 18:48
U idiot? U can read??
2018-10-14 11:07
#123
Snax | 
United Kingdom LFX 
The ez4astralis was a joke I know this events is for smaller teams....god some people
2018-10-14 11:14
You stupid???
2018-10-14 11:40
Stupid like a fox
2018-10-14 13:26
Ez for my boys
2018-10-13 18:46
poggers
2018-10-13 18:47
Poggers
2018-10-13 18:47
#13
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Europe retryyz_exe 
budget PGL
2018-10-13 18:47
sk gaming new team xantares calyx paz woxic majer arev you ready
2018-10-13 18:48
#113
cAmyy | 
Brazil kinzee 
NT
2018-10-14 02:43
damn,thats awesome,good to see CSGO events in no scene countries
2018-10-13 18:48
+1
2018-10-13 18:53
#51
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Greece rusty1 
+1
2018-10-13 19:06
#87
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United Kingdom Wazerz 
+1
2018-10-13 20:17
#17
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
abdulhabib
2018-10-13 18:48
#18
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Algeria FATALSki 
very nice
2018-10-13 18:49
#19
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United Arab Emirates t0ks. 
HYPE! Can't wait for this!
2018-10-13 18:49
Oh hai h
2018-10-13 18:50
#22
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United Arab Emirates t0ks. 
hai there :D
2018-10-13 18:50
see u there :)
2018-10-16 23:44
Hello, Mr manager
2018-10-13 18:54
#36
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United Arab Emirates t0ks. 
Hello, Mr. pioneer.
2018-10-13 18:58
#63
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India Reaper1 
is this event sponsored by Mircomax? or is there any relation between PLG and Micromax?
2018-10-13 19:22
#64
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United Arab Emirates t0ks. 
No clue tbh, I had to google Micromax to know what's up.. someone has some explaining to do xD
2018-10-13 19:23
#69
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India Reaper1 
xD lets hope this gets sorted out before they find it out!
2018-10-13 19:37
I had a similar question as soon as i saw the logo,get it changed. At first i thought micromax was sponsoring the event.
2018-10-13 19:57
This better be good
2018-10-13 21:41
Can I sponsor this tournament? I can offer 5K kilos of apples to the MVP of the tournament
2018-10-13 21:58
#100
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United Arab Emirates t0ks. 
Done. bring dem applez
2018-10-13 22:24
#134
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Palestine DMAR 
real t0ks?
2018-10-14 14:00
Ez 4 african cs h
2018-10-13 18:49
Muslim cs PôğÇhãmp
2018-10-13 18:52
#28
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Indonesia Speartuna 
Anyone remember ESL Dubai aka the best CSGO event ever?
2018-10-13 18:53
beautiful city nice
2018-10-13 18:56
Why is there a MICROMAX LOGO On TOP OF THAT POSTER? THE FIST ?
2018-10-13 18:56
#34
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Europe An0n0n 
Wtf, nice fake PGL
2018-10-13 18:56
#35
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Switzerland Alpollo 
Invite HellRaisers ty
2018-10-13 18:57
LIDL PGL LMAO
2018-10-13 18:58
#38
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Brazil xMoita 
Budget PGL
2018-10-13 19:00
#39
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United States drobotgamer 
Bootleg PGL
2018-10-13 19:01
Thanks for the SA Qualifier <3
2018-10-13 19:02
#46
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United Arab Emirates t0ks. 
<3
2018-10-13 19:04
c=
2018-10-13 19:07
#42
BnTeT | 
China NA_LUL 
EZ 4 ISSAA
2018-10-13 19:03
#43
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United States drobotgamer 
Bad Timing... Both Euro and NA Major Quals will be at the exact same tiem and will choose to stay over going to this event.
2018-10-13 19:03
#50
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United Arab Emirates t0ks. 
The timings are made properly to avoid clashing with any MAJOR qualifiers. The CSGO LAN Finals for the Grand Slam will be happening on 14th to be exact and that's a day after the NA Closed Qualifier.. So hopefully teams will make it.. November is a very tricky month.
2018-10-13 19:06
#45
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Colombia AlejoBuh 
SA qualy, good shit bros
2018-10-13 19:04
Colombia = NA Qualifier :(
2018-10-13 19:05
#68
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Argentina RamitaCs 
Chile = no lvl no qualy :(
2018-10-13 19:35
#70
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Colombia AlejoBuh 
ikr, but its a chance for anybody in LAS (Isurus or any Brazilian team lul)
2018-10-13 19:43
Yep really good level here, it is a shame that VAULT have to play the NA Qualifier because of the Brazil servers.
2018-10-14 01:44
#47
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Germany l9nkz 
5 star hotel better than wesg
2018-10-13 19:05
#48
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Netherlands @Deji 
Rich rich
2018-10-13 19:05
#53
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Sweden ThorinEk 
ez for allah in pyjamas
2018-10-13 19:07
ANELE7
2018-10-13 19:08
PLG is literally the worst organization in the Middle East. They have developed a reputation over the past years for being the worst along with their owner, they have no idea how to manage tournaments and as a result have created embarrassing events over the years. Minus how shit they treat the players and their staff. Best to stay away from this one.
2018-10-13 19:13
#56
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
dubai 100k
2018-10-13 19:14
Not Dubai
2018-10-13 21:42
#101
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
i know
2018-10-13 22:43
No
2018-10-14 13:13
#129
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
i can punch you be careful
2018-10-14 13:15
No
2018-10-14 17:49
Budget PGL lmao
2018-10-13 19:16
just came to say this xD
2018-10-13 20:15
Haha, they mixed up the L and G
2018-10-13 19:16
Budget PGL Budget Grand Slam Budget Dubai Budget is 100,000$
2018-10-13 19:22
But finally someone won grand slam
2018-10-13 19:24
#67
Kvik | 
Lithuania andy_ 
Lmao, true tho
2018-10-13 19:31
#66
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Finland Olter 
ALLU WILL WIN IN HOME COUNTRY AT LONG LAST
2018-10-13 19:29
#71
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United States dougtheduck 
Anyone else thought it said PGL not PLG
2018-10-13 19:43
#72
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United Kingdom FEodAL 
knowing history of such events means this event will not happen
2018-10-13 19:45
#73
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Other VladimirLucas 
nice finally another dubai tournament
2018-10-13 19:45
Not Dubai
2018-10-13 21:42
#74
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Uzbekistan NoVodka4u 
finally an event near me
2018-10-13 19:48
i thought it was pgl at first
2018-10-13 19:55
#77
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Finland toimistabil 
Bloody hell wouldn't wanna go there.
2018-10-13 19:59
Why? Hopefully a good answer and not smth ignorant
2018-10-13 20:11
#91
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United States PsychoLogical 
Lmao UAE isnt syria or iraq
2018-10-13 20:53
+1
2018-10-13 21:43
azamaraclubcruises.co.uk/sites/default/f.. huehue middle east lol! wouldnt wanna go there!
2018-10-13 22:12
#103
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United Arab Emirates t0ks. 
2018-10-13 22:47
FABULOUSSSS
2018-10-14 13:28
Another tier 5 event that MiBR can win LUL
2018-10-13 20:01
ez issa contry
2018-10-13 20:05
Only 100k? I thought this is pocket money down there, but nice either way.
2018-10-13 20:06
#81
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Iraq Blitzer 
Levant & Africa (November 7-9) LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2018-10-13 20:07
#83
rmn | 
Iran kazpr^ 
sensational
2018-10-13 20:11
#86
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Poland Coldharbour 
Beautiful idea of creating opportunity for lower tier teams!
2018-10-13 20:17
#88
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Brazil W0NDERCHiLD 
very nice!
2018-10-13 20:19
#89
woxic | 
Turkey CHAMPTZ 
PLG EleGiggle PGL PogChamp
2018-10-13 20:36
#90
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Poland Teamnexus 
gg visa
2018-10-13 20:46
PGL PLG
2018-10-13 21:17
SA, Africa, Asia, Oceania, this tourney looks like it's gonna be cool to see ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wanna buy the best apples in HLTV? call me NOW: 011-1337-APPLE and get an 80% discount on your first 5 kilos!
2018-10-13 22:00
>Abu Dhabi >100k$ LUL
2018-10-13 22:45
ez Qualification for eUnited. #STANDUNITED
2018-10-13 23:35
So who else thought they misspelled PGL
2018-10-14 00:24
Abu Dhabi? Guarantee you there will be major tech issues (internet).
2018-10-14 00:25
Budget PGL?
2018-10-14 00:32
#109
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
I love the idea behind this event.
2018-10-14 01:01
Bump into someone you get sent to jail... no thanks
2018-10-14 01:54
POGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
2018-10-14 03:03
EZ qualifier for an Israeli team CYA in abu dahbi feggits
2018-10-14 05:35
#116
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World Nydhogg 
motar2k tourney?
2018-10-14 05:44
#118
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Other mikecool 
Arabs are already pro at cs tho?
2018-10-14 05:57
#121
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Indonesia Speartuna 
Is that a terrorist reference I’m seeing
2018-10-14 08:32
ez AstraliS
2018-10-14 07:38
More for Asia :)
2018-10-14 08:07
#124
TaZ | 
Europe Thoryn 
Only one side for Europe. It is prank
2018-10-14 11:18
isnt that a bit 2 less for that land? :D
2018-10-14 11:57
#127
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Finland lasarus 
Too bad it isn't in Dubai.. Allu would've myllyed everyone
2018-10-14 13:03
#132
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Brazil 16|0 
ANELE
2018-10-14 13:40
lmao fortnite had more money for building eyefal tower than this dumb noob game. what a dead esport.
2018-10-14 13:49
#137
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Germany ariany 
LAN date is same date as minor CQ EU xD
2018-10-14 19:09
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