Five teams to compete on legacy maps in Battle of Betway

Three European and two South American squads will face off in an exhibition tournament six days before the Major starts.

Five organizations sponsored by betting company Betway will participate in "Battle of Betway" on October 20. NIP, G2, and BIG will represent Europe while FURIA and MIBR try to defend the Brazilian pride in an exhibition tournament played on legacy maps.

The action will take place on Tuscan, Cobblestone, the updated version of Cache, as well as old versions of Inferno and Train. The one-day event will feature a round-robin group stage followed by a playoff bracket.

BIG will compete in Battle of Betway (Photo: Philipp Neubauer / BIG)

Group stage games will be played two at a time, with broadcasts on Betway and Betway Esports Twitch channels, and the likes of Anders "⁠Anders⁠" Blume, Auguste "⁠Semmler⁠" Massonnat, and Alexandre "⁠gAuLeS⁠" Chiqueta hosting the tournament.

After the round-robin portion is finished and each team has played four BO1 matches, the highest-ranked team will advance to the grand final, with the second and third-placed team set to fight for a grand final spot in the semis. Just like the group stage, the playoffs will be played using a BO1 format.

The team list for Battle of Betway is as follows:

Brazil Alexandre 'gAuLeS' Chiqueta
Alexandre 'gAuLeS' Chiqueta
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.54
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.41
DPR:
0.84
United States Auguste 'Semmler' Massonnat
Auguste 'Semmler' Massonnat
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
Denmark Anders 'Anders' Blume
Anders 'Anders' Blume
Age:
35
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.53
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.19
DPR:
0.58
#2
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World ddarkoo
lul
2021-10-12 19:23
10 replies
Please bring back AZTEC otherwise this event is useless.
2021-10-12 21:29
9 replies
+1
2021-10-12 21:47
Aztec best 1,6 map <3
2021-10-12 22:04
5 replies
Has no one said since 2003
2021-10-12 22:12
1 reply
Buzzkill right here.
2021-10-12 22:19
#97
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Liberia rationale
Aztec is CT sided as hell. Please don't. It's worse than Train and Ancient combined.
2021-10-12 22:38
2 replies
#116
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Nigeria coolathan
Aztec was the best map to watch last time they had this event, saw some really fun shit Its not a major
2021-10-13 13:31
1 reply
#121
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Liberia rationale
Fun shit perfectly describes this map. No tactics, no strategies, just mad T rushes.
2021-10-14 15:43
#112
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Denmark twinseN
+1 Aztec yeah nice
2021-10-13 07:14
#120
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Pakistan XtraticX
+1. love to see aztec again
2021-10-13 15:53
kk
2021-10-12 19:23
Easy last place for G2
2021-10-12 19:23
5 replies
#88
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Russia HuyePlot
0-4 is possible
2021-10-12 21:56
4 replies
#94
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Argentina SantiMedia
+1
2021-10-12 22:22
#109
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Portugal Davdio
No, not possible because mibr is here
2021-10-13 03:12
2 replies
#114
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Russia HuyePlot
lol but g2 can make wonders happen bro
2021-10-13 07:50
1 reply
Wonder would be if they beat mibr
2021-10-15 12:08
cool
2021-10-12 19:24
betway must have tons of money damn
2021-10-12 19:25
3 replies
was probably a sponsorship clause and esports teams will accept sponsors from basically anyone, for anything
2021-10-12 20:09
duh people love to throw away their money on betting sites
2021-10-12 20:54
#92
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Russia KICK_ZEUS
i think all of these teams are at least partially sponsored by betway so its probably something thats in their contract
2021-10-12 22:14
#13
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United Kingdom itzgeez
This is nice
2021-10-12 19:25
1 reply
++ cobble back lol
2021-10-12 22:23
ahahahhahahahahahahaaaahhahahahahahahaha
2021-10-12 19:25
These maps pog!
2021-10-12 19:26
g2 to achieve something lul
2021-10-12 19:26
POG
2021-10-12 19:30
Nice warmup
2021-10-12 19:32
1 reply
why don't we have a warmap for warmup?
2021-10-12 21:29
#24
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Brazil xeroq1
Naise!
2021-10-12 19:33
Everything sounds cool except... "the updated version of Cache"... why not the old one if they're playing legacy maps?
2021-10-12 19:34
six days before the Major starts. WHO TF WILL CARE WTF
2021-10-12 19:36
1 reply
If they play cobble I will care :=)
2021-10-12 22:23
clown festa
2021-10-12 19:37
#30
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Greece RedWinter
-mirage -vertigo +canals +tuscan
2021-10-12 19:37
2 replies
replace canals with basalt and we have a deal
2021-10-12 19:40
1 reply
#34
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Greece RedWinter
basalt good map, too bad I'm GN3 and I get pitted against global elites there
2021-10-12 19:41
I hope Tuscan makes a return. It would be nice to see Contra return too.
2021-10-12 19:40
hell yeah, tuscan!
2021-10-12 19:41
Sounds fun
2021-10-12 19:41
sounds like a fun little tournament, looking forward to it!
2021-10-12 19:42
why?? Why not get some old teams back together for 1 day instead? It's a show match no one gives a shit about. If they would have brought back some old teams back for 1 day people will actually watch those matches.
2021-10-12 19:44
If I was playing on one of these teams and I was also going to the Major I would be dead against doing this. Even if they are contractually obligated to do this due to sponsorship, why on earth they are doing it a week before the major is beyond me.
2021-10-12 19:47
10 replies
its a show match of sorts, why would you be against it?
2021-10-12 19:50
4 replies
Only because it's a silly showmatch when they're supposed to be in a serious bootcamp for the biggest event for two years with the largest prize pool in CS:GO history.
2021-10-12 19:53
3 replies
+1 joke tournament for joke esports
2021-10-12 21:37
+1
2021-10-13 07:42
#124
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Brazil KriMb3R
++++++111111 What a shit timing, ffs. Teams should be training for major not wasting time with this show. Make this after major ends, not one week before the most important event of csgo.
2021-10-15 16:24
it will be just for fun
2021-10-12 19:53
2 replies
Exactly, that's the problem. One week before the major is not the time for fun.
2021-10-12 20:04
1 reply
#103
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Brazil drydden
I don't think so, one week before the major they should relax, the work have been done the whole year already, nothing they do will change the outcome
2021-10-13 00:04
#68
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Finland ZoqFotPik
I too find the timing a bit odd but then again it's just a one day tournament that requires no practice, not a big deal.
2021-10-12 20:39
It's just for one day, stop hissing. It won't affect them anyhow, maybe even put the pressure off before the Major
2021-10-13 01:46
A good little tournament where people can cool off before battling it out in the most anticipated tournament in recent memory. Looking forward to it!
2021-10-12 19:48
#49
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Poland Kobel_
very cool idea not sure why use the recent and not the old version of cache though
2021-10-12 20:02
What happened with train anyway? Best map in 1.6 and one of the best maps in CSGO.
2021-10-12 20:03
nice i really like this
2021-10-12 20:07
#53
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China HEIDASHUAi
Nice very cool
2021-10-12 20:07
#56
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Europe skelteR
Sounds good
2021-10-12 20:09
Fuck yea Tuscans back boys
2021-10-12 20:12
Like the idea, but the playing the tournament so close before the major sounds rly bad to me.
2021-10-12 20:24
3 replies
It's a fun tourney, not to serious. A good place to unwind
2021-10-12 20:29
2 replies
I would rather relax and have fun after the major. Before the major I wouldn't spend a second not focusing on the major. This timing is just horrible
2021-10-12 23:38
1 reply
different blokes different strokes
2021-10-13 13:58
more of these! listen to the fanbase 8)
2021-10-12 20:25
Hmm, decent event i guess.
2021-10-12 20:28
#66
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Finland ZoqFotPik
Tuscan <3
2021-10-12 20:37
#67
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United States Cyrusballs
MIBR? how much did they pay to slide into the tournament
2021-10-12 20:38
1 reply
+1 lol not even in the major
2021-10-12 21:08
Cool idea, like the maps. But 6 days before the major? Worst idea ever
2021-10-12 20:54
1 reply
Why? Just some fun
2021-10-12 21:42
Yeallllll
2021-10-12 21:14
forgot about NA LUL
2021-10-12 21:17
#77
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United States Rayduh
This is bad
2021-10-12 21:18
1 reply
old train and inferno look like shit
2021-10-12 21:23
#81
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Russia Danny__S
no de_season wtf?
2021-10-12 21:34
#86
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Czech Republic PaYaB
stupid event colliding with teams major prep
2021-10-12 21:49
Pog!
2021-10-12 21:49
#90
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United States joke_cs
If furia play worse because of this tournament I will never forgive you betway
2021-10-12 22:11
#98
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Liberia rationale
I'm looking forward to it. Really tired of seeing the same maps being played all over again. We need at least one new map each six months.
2021-10-12 22:39
#99
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Germany Matrixrl1
"who needs major prep anyway ig" ~betway rn probably
2021-10-12 22:40
Tuscan!
2021-10-12 22:50
Good way to end nip win streak
2021-10-12 23:27
Ex iBuyPower vs ex netcodeguides on de_season
2021-10-13 01:33
Damnio folks take it too seriously, it's just for one goddamit day, do you expect all those Major coming teams to just sit and grind CS everyday? Talk about it only and nothing else? It won't change anything but might actually ease the things down and perhaps put some pressure off
2021-10-13 01:50
#107
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Italy Skye620
Ez for G0-4
2021-10-13 02:07
aztec sad :(
2021-10-13 02:07
Nice, lets go! :D
2021-10-13 05:42
cringe af what's the point of this?
2021-10-13 06:23
We played the original Inferno and Nuke recently on our community events.
2021-10-13 10:23
#117
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Nigeria coolathan
Whoever wins this wont get far in the major, calling it
2021-10-13 13:33
#119
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Poland SebL
Sound fun, I always like those type of tournaments, they are just so chill, also I like the legacy maps thing, that will be really nice to see old Inferno for example, overall cool tournament Betway. GJ.
2021-10-13 15:21
#123
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Serbia hitomi79
Every team invited has black&white logo?!
2021-10-15 13:46
1 reply
Yeah, I found that too. In the match page, it is quite stacked. Somehow I would say it is visually appealing tho
2021-10-16 09:27
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