PLG Grand Slam viewer's guide

With the PLG Grand Slam set to kick off on Thursday, we have put together a viewer's guide with all the essential information you need to follow the event including the groups, schedule, and talent.

The du Forum in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates will host the $100,000 event on December 13-15, with 16 teams duking it out for the trophy and the $50,000 first-place prize.

The teams have been divided into four groups which will all have a GSL format with best-of-one opening and winners' matches. The elimination and decider games will use a best-of-three format.

G2 will be in Group C

The top two sides from each group will advance to the single-elimination, best-of-three playoffs. The quarter-finals will be played on Friday while the semis and the grand final take place on Saturday.

Here is the group draw:

Below is the full schedule:

Thursday, December 13
08:00 | Kazakhstan AVANGAR vs. Asia ShotCallers | BO1
08:00 | France G2 vs. Russia forZe | BO1
08:00 | Other HellRaisers vs. Jordan Chosen5 | BO1
08:00 | Brazil INTZ vs. Singapore BOOT-d[S] | BO1
09:00 | Sweden fnatic vs. South Africa Energy | BO1
09:00 | Brazil Sharks vs. China 5POWER | BO1
09:00 | China TYLOO vs. Europe ECL| BO1
09:00 | United Arab Emirates NASR vs. Australia Grayhound | BO1
10:30 | Group A elimination match | BO3
10:30 | Group A winners' match | BO1
10:30 | Group B elimination match | BO3
10:30 | Group B winners' match | BO1
13:30 | Group C elimination match| BO3
13:30 | Group C winners' match | BO1
13:30 | Group D elimination match | BO3
13:30 | Group D winners' match | BO1

Friday, December 14
07:30 | Group A decider match | BO3
07:30 | Group B decider match | BO3
07:30 | Group C decider match | BO3
07:30 | Group D decider match | BO3
12:00 | Quarter-final #1 | BO3
14:15 | Quarter-final #2 | BO3
16:30 | Quarter-final #3 | BO3
18:45 | Quarter-final #4 | BO3

Saturday, December 15
09:00 | Semi-final #1| BO3
11:30 | Semi-final #2 | BO3
17:00 | Grand final | BO3

The on-air broadcast crew can be found below:

United Kingdom James Banks - Desk host

Norway Halvor "vENdetta" Gulestøl - Analyst
India Sudhen "Bleh" Wahengbam - Analyst

United Kingdom Hugo Byron - Commentator
United Kingdom Harry "JustHarry" Russell - Commentator
United Kingdom Adam "Dinko" Hawthorne - Commentator
United Kingdom Alex "Snodz" Byfield - Commentator

Denmark Bastian "UnknownFME" Faber - Observer
United Kingdom Jake "zarx" Karakouzian - Observer

The prize money will be distributed in the following manner:

1. $50,000
2. $30,000
3. $20,000

EZ for the best team to ever touch counter-strike "fnatic"
2018-12-12 18:07
#2
Sosa | 
Europe Sosa19 
For ?
2018-12-12 18:07
SCREAM
2018-12-12 18:07
#6
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
"Group X winners' match | BO3" I aren't think that
2018-12-12 18:08
#17
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Brazil NeymarJunior 
GL INTZ & Sharks This is the tournament where felps will shine, I can feel it!!!
2018-12-12 18:11
0/8 nt gaucho
2018-12-12 18:20
nt ez for MIBR
2018-12-12 20:21
nt baitzera
2018-12-12 20:35
wtf im not baitzera you baitzera
2018-12-12 20:36
nt baitzera
2018-12-12 21:25
unbanned? lol
2018-12-12 21:26
maybe ???
2018-12-12 21:26
you are annoying, 3 day ban over and now again spam :)
2018-12-12 21:26
You know what you are talking about :)
2018-12-12 21:27
i know, jonathan call me about your ban.
2018-12-12 21:27
Why did he ban me?
2018-12-12 21:27
i dont know reason, most likely you are most retarded user on this website
2018-12-12 21:28
reported nt baitzera
2018-12-12 21:28
expected from baitzera cry is free, enjoy ban again :)
2018-12-12 21:28
nt baitzera ban soon xaxaxa
2018-12-12 21:32
no problem for baitzera, still 1000 alts here
2018-12-12 21:35
proof?
2018-12-12 21:37
nt annouying baitzera
2018-12-12 21:37
ENCE
2018-12-12 19:41
#66
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
> best team to ever touch counter-strike > fnatic You must have followed CS for only 4 years.
2018-12-12 21:14
*must've not watched pro matches in 2018
2018-12-13 05:11
#95
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
Or anywhere between 2000-2014 (except for 2007 and 2012).
2018-12-13 15:40
lets go Sharks!
2018-12-12 18:07
Vega Squadron are not playing here unfortunately.
2018-12-12 18:09
#16
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United Arab Emirates pigeoN1 
+1 xdd
2018-12-12 18:11
good
2018-12-12 18:23
#39
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Lithuania arres 
Yeah.. Total bummer
2018-12-12 19:03
#4
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Czech Republic QuertyX 
Ez for G2
2018-12-12 18:07
nice joke
2018-12-12 18:41
#85
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Canada zoumbadouCS 
Mibr disband. Nice joke.
2018-12-13 00:49
Top 4 in the world disband OMEGALUL G2 in 2k18 hahahahahaha
2018-12-13 00:52
#7
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Czech Republic Rewask 
Ez for HR tbh
2018-12-12 18:08
where is guccixd?
2018-12-12 18:59
#8
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United Arab Emirates pigeoN1 
There is only tickets for 14 and 15th Dec. How can I buy tickets for 13th?
2018-12-12 18:08
you need to suck the dick from the Sheikh of the UAE
2018-12-12 18:10
#15
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United Arab Emirates pigeoN1 
It's HARAM
2018-12-12 18:10
Just say "no homo" at the end
2018-12-12 18:25
#28
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United Arab Emirates pigeoN1 
Saying bad words is illegal here and "homo" is considered a bad word so I'll be executed via hanging :(
2018-12-12 18:30
worth the risk tbh
2018-12-12 18:38
#43
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United Arab Emirates pigeoN1 
i aren't think that
2018-12-12 19:12
#40
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Lithuania arres 
Not if its Sheikh you'reblowing
2018-12-12 19:04
#18
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Italy noName7110 
You cant get tickets for groupstage
2018-12-12 18:12
1 team tournament pretty much
2018-12-12 18:08
#10
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Palestine hevCS 
ISSAA VS FRIENDS
2018-12-12 18:09
Issaa vs family
2018-12-12 19:42
D0cC
2018-12-12 18:09
#13
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Fnatic vs HR
2018-12-12 18:09
tier 3 tourney lul
2018-12-12 18:12
Well at least it is a tier above MIBR.
2018-12-12 18:35
#55
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United States Samsquanch_ 
Dollar store casting crew
2018-12-12 19:26
agreed, never heard of any of them
2018-12-12 19:32
If HR is not winning thisz i dont even know
2018-12-12 18:15
fnatic..
2018-12-12 19:10
#22
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United States HLTV_Jew 
Scream team qualified as all Tunisian and now has only one Tunisian left LUL
2018-12-12 18:20
8 BO1 and 8 BO3 i8n one day YIKES
2018-12-12 18:24
leggo fnatic
2018-12-12 18:24
#27
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Brazil erfur 
04 am here... too early
2018-12-12 18:29
#31
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Brazil ferrucio69 
lest go intz!!!!
2018-12-12 18:41
ScreaM and D0cC lets go
2018-12-12 18:43
IZI for Jame the CS khabib
2018-12-12 18:58
G2 should win their first lan here, with new line up
2018-12-12 19:01
#37
Netherlands itsm 
Too ez for khalid “pogba” mohammad
2018-12-12 19:02
#38
PlesseN | 
Sweden zhok1 
ez ECL
2018-12-12 19:02
#41
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Russia MiQ_NewsTV 
gucciXD>ECL
2018-12-12 19:06
#46
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World taco__ 
scream bout to rekt some asses leggo
2018-12-12 19:18
#54
k0nfig | 
Denmark QDouble 
one of the worst on air crew man not good for a 100k tournament
2018-12-12 19:35
when did csgo become tennis? all these "grand slams" cringe
2018-12-12 19:52
What is this garbage, overly condensed schedule? 2 groups at a time play their winners and losers matches at the same time? All 4 deciders played at the same time and on the same day as quarters? Who decided this shit was a good idea??? Also 50k for first, 30k for second and 20k for third, but there’s no third place match? Did they forget to add it it to the schedule or what?
2018-12-12 20:38
Pogba and Carlito? Are you kidding me?
2018-12-12 20:33
#63
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Brazil killfell 
EZ FOR THE BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD: FELPS
2018-12-12 20:33
Harry and Hugo = best commentators!
2018-12-12 21:42
This is gonna be fun
2018-12-12 21:48
#83
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Sweden empalocoxD 
Ez af for d0cc
2018-12-12 22:49
#84
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CIS chlenixon 
The typical HR does not win this, unfortunaly, final at best..
2018-12-12 22:55
4 matches at 1 time ResidentSleeper
2018-12-13 05:17
Ez for best arab duo Scream and D0CC
2018-12-13 07:28
Oh nice tournament guys
2018-12-13 10:04
#91
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Belarus d0er 
Hellloooooo, mb go play..
2018-12-13 11:11
#92
f0rest | 
Sweden S3bluen 
4 hour delay omegalul
2018-12-13 11:17
viewers guide. Dont watch at all
2018-12-13 11:23
#97
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Sweden Lagge15 
Viewers guide: Wait at least 5 hours for the match to start, then get frustrated because of server issues before realizing they won't show the match for anyone.
2018-12-14 12:08
#94
flusha | 
Israel Guyuhih 
All the matches dealying in few hours....
2018-12-13 11:42
#96
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Sweden Lagge15 
Sooooo?!?!?! Where are the english streams? All I see is russian!
2018-12-14 12:07
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