Eden Esports announce $300,000 Malta Vibes Knockout Series

The organizers will host six single-elimination-style monthly tournaments beginning in August.

Eden Esports have announced their newest tournament series called the 'Malta Vibes Knockout Series', which will award $300,000 and twelve bootcamp packages in Malta across six monthly tournaments taking place from August-January. The first event will run following the end of the summer tournament break, from August 16-26.

The series will be part of the $3 million Elisa Champion of Champions Tour — also featuring Home Sweet Home, Elisa Invitational, and Funspark events —, and have points on offer in the circuit's ranking, which will determine the participants of the final Champion of Champions tournament taking place in 2022.

"I am very excited to announce the return of the Malta Vibes series in 2021," Eden Esports' CEO, Sergey Bidzan, said. "This time with a new and refreshing knockout format, a wider distribution of the prize pool, and being a part of the Elisa Champions of Champions ranking circuit with further invites to the recently announced new series of LAN events."

Each of the six $50,000 Malta Vibes Knockout Series will boast 32 teams in the initial stages of the single-elimination bracket format, with eight more directly invited a few rounds ahead, to the round of 16. The organizers have revealed that every team will be invited but promised to "support various regions across Europe and give all teams within their reach a chance."

2021-07-22 15:05
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2021-07-22 15:24
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ok i am coming
2021-07-22 15:28
always wanted
2021-07-22 15:34
malta closed :/
2021-07-22 15:36
Poland Hanse
I just left
2021-07-22 19:42
finally some more scripted matches, time to make money again
2021-07-22 15:36
United Kingdom tomtom94
Single elim seems a bit brutal But this could be fun
2021-07-22 15:05
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Single elimination is how it should be done in every tournament. Now most big tournaments are double elimination so they can protect big orgs if they fuck up.
2021-07-22 15:24
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Bullshit, TI is double or even triple elimination and it was often a way for underdogs to go big.
2021-07-23 12:06
who cares ur in malta, go to the beach and have nice time when eliminated.
2021-07-22 15:26
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2021-07-22 15:42
Nah, Malta is a pretty terrible place
2021-07-22 16:27
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Latvia sonofdog
2021-07-22 17:02
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Modern slavery, terrible landlords and way too hot in the summer...
2021-07-28 16:14
2021-07-22 18:04
how reverse poland knows that ? have you been there ? :D :D:D:D::D:
2021-07-22 19:47
United Kingdom tomtom94
it's online not gonna lie your idea sounds pretty sick tho
2021-07-22 16:47
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2021-07-22 15:08
esl wtf
2021-07-22 15:06
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CIS cardison
anomaly caster ?
2021-07-22 15:07
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2021-07-22 16:00
Iran Barely5ft7
More csgo ? Yes pls .
2021-07-22 15:08
United States EligeDMassa
2021-07-22 15:09
I don't understand, how everyone is saying that CS isn't profitable and still companys are throwing tournaments with high prizepool everytime.
2021-07-22 15:10
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They hope that the scene will grow up in the future. It's kinda investment
2021-07-22 15:18
Esports is a bet, the bet is it will keep growing so being at the top and investing now is worth it. ESL lost 50mil last year despite no LAN costs Blast similarly lost 20mil Only really big orgs turn even close to a profit if they stay at the top with a huge fanbase (NaVi is a good example) Its not sustainable right now and orgs, TOs etc need more money to justify their investment so pay for view models, team skins in game etc are very needed. The monopoly twitch holds is also fucking the scene
2021-07-22 15:26
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The losses aren't that damaging to companies like ESL because they get investments to do this. Orgs lose money because they treat players like gods,they give them everything they want which obviously isn't sustainable.
2021-07-22 15:59
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As i said they arent making money and those investments will dry up the moment CS goes on a downturn which is why "meaningless" statistics like viewer count matter because American VC's see big number go up. As i said, esports is a bet on the size it may become and right now CS is in the balance Orgs arent losing only because of salaries, they pay for food accomodation, promotion of the team, sales, social media, flights, equipment of teams etc. They lose millions and always have even before salaries were inflated hugely in 2015
2021-07-22 18:16
Esports=sports=bets=betting tax paradise=Malta
2021-07-22 16:08
Greece RedWinter
CS still is the most profitable esport outside of LoL, Dota 2 is dead outside of the t1 scene, valorant is a meme and rocket League-r6 have smaller scenes
2021-07-22 16:19
Striker took only 2 minutes to write the article??
2021-07-22 15:11
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Striker best Check player on earth Any game, every game
2021-07-22 15:14
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2021-07-22 15:12
very epic vibez😎🤙
2021-07-22 15:15
Pog bunch of fixes is here lets goooo
2021-07-22 15:15
cant wait for malta sweet snow tournaments
2021-07-22 15:21
2021-07-22 15:24
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Throw Sweet Throw is literally the same format from the same organizer with the same teams, just with a different name. (except this time with longer qualifiers)...
2021-07-22 15:26
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I know. However, I'm more familiar with Nine to Five name. I remember plenty of rigged games being played last year, most of all named Nine to Five.
2021-07-22 15:29
mibr another disband soon
2021-07-22 15:25
Nos queremos sAw na LAN!
2021-07-22 15:36
North America joeS
i will watch LANs
2021-07-22 15:57
Couldn’t wait for this rigged shit
2021-07-22 16:03
finally some more 322 tournaments
2021-07-22 16:06
if u struggling to find out what 322 means watch any tournament like this one which features GRID and Relog Media. No doubt u have the commentators Jay and Dweg here too, that's also a sign u watching a clownfiesta if they are casting!
2021-07-22 16:12
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"Eden Esports' CEO, Sergey Bidzan" CIS organizers + huge prizepool = rigged scam organized by betting companies
2021-07-22 16:26
Netherlands tblgk
jay and dweg OMEGALUL
2021-07-22 17:42
$300k money laundering
2021-07-22 16:24
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2021-07-23 00:44
again Eden Malta?
2021-07-22 16:49
Germany X5ander
hope my BIG boyz win this !!!
2021-07-22 16:55
United Kingdom craZy_y0
Also, when will Sun Sweet Sun 1 start?
2021-07-22 17:14
every event in Malta now
2021-07-22 17:16
sorry but I don't watch online cs
2021-07-22 17:20
witch teams are gonna participate?
2021-07-22 17:30
grid and relog media = 322 kekw
2021-07-22 17:42
nine sweet to five vibes pure cancer of cs
2021-07-22 18:12
Portugal NkiL
Cant wait to lose my money on fixed games that ESIC get paid in the background to don't say nothing :D
2021-07-22 18:35
322 tournament xd
2021-07-22 18:41
Brazil Z1DAN
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Chile cristiaan
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2021-07-22 20:25
Data partner - GRID Very legit tournament mens no matchfix no radar no little observer help
2021-07-23 13:08
Good to see that it's evolving, I really like their goal, I think it's good that we will see some smaller orgs have a chance to show up, GL guys.
2021-07-23 14:47
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