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

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:
29
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
twoja koleżanka lubi abu dabi
2018-10-13 18:56
#61
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Palestine zwe
nice
2018-10-13 19:20
Yaaas Island
2018-10-14 05:45
I like ur name ! Like even saying north is a shit team is a disgrace to shit.
2018-10-13 19:01
Expected
2018-10-13 18:46
#24
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Poland 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
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
haha
2018-10-14 01:38
oh shit didn't realise till I saw this comment XD
2018-10-14 16:43
#3
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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 vihS
Ez for budget Intel Grand Slam
2018-10-13 18:46
Thanks motar
2018-10-13 18:46
#7
s0m | 
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
s0m | 
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
budget PGL
2018-10-13 18:47
#14
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Turkey nopaznowin
sk gaming new team xantares calyx paz woxic majer arev you ready
2018-10-13 18:48
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
+1
2018-10-13 20:17
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 Exodd
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
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
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
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
Xyp9x | 
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
dubai 100k
2018-10-13 19:14
Not Dubai
2018-10-13 21:42
i know
2018-10-13 22:43
No
2018-10-14 13:13
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
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Lithuania andy_
Lmao, true tho
2018-10-13 19:31
#66
Zeus | 
Finland Olter
ALLU WILL WIN IN HOME COUNTRY AT LONG LAST
2018-10-13 19:29
#71
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United States Artifactz
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
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
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
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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Asia Blitzer
Levant & Africa (November 7-9) LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2018-10-13 20:07
sensational
2018-10-13 20:11
Beautiful idea of creating opportunity for lower tier teams!
2018-10-13 20:17
very nice!
2018-10-13 20:19
#89
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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
#105
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United States stotte
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
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
Arabs are already pro at cs tho?
2018-10-14 05:57
#121
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Indonesia Exodd
Is that a terrorist reference I’m seeing
2018-10-14 08:32
ez AstraliS
2018-10-14 07:38
#120
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India g0bl1n
More for Asia :)
2018-10-14 08:07
#124
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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 ^7|1
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
What?
2018-11-04 14:04
#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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