FiReLEAGUE Global Finals to be held at Camp Nou; Imperial invited

The famous football stadium will play host to a Counter-Strike event for the first time.

The offline global finals of Flow FiReLEAGUE 2022 is set to head to Barcelona, Spain from October 13-16, with the tournament organizer announcing that the eight-team event will take place in FC Barcelona's home stadium Camp Nou with a $150,000 prize pool on offer.

After the 2020 edition of the finals was forced to play out online and the 2021 iteration took place at a gaming center, this year's global version will open its doors to the public in the historic football stadium, with Imperial receiving a direct invite to compete.

FalleN's Imperial are among the teams who will play at Camp Nou

Joining Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo's side among the list of attendees will be 9z, who won the 2021 regional finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as well as two additional teams from the 2022 regional finals which are currently underway.

Two more teams will join the list of competitors via a North American qualifier, while the final two spots will be rounded out through a European qualifier and a second direct invite.

The event will utilize a single-elimination, best-of-three bracket, with the grand final playing out as a best-of-five in front of crowd in the home stadium of Futbol Club Barcelona.

The team list currently looks as follows:

Brazil Imperial
Other TBA
South America FiReLEAGUE 2022 Finals
North America NA Qualifier
South America 9z
South America FiReLEAGUE 2022 Finals
North America NA Qualifier
Europe EU Qualifier
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1583
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.60
Wowie but no Jks
2022-08-04 00:56
7 replies
Super exciting event full of teams I have never heard of :))))
2022-08-04 00:58
6 replies
Super excited to hear NO SUCH EVENTS FOR DEVELPING NA TEAMS :)))))
2022-08-04 01:02
5 replies
Ez for Movistar
2022-08-04 03:28
3 replies
RIP Movistar now tho
2022-08-04 18:47
They invited Imperial but not Movi. What a joke.
2022-08-04 21:36
1 reply
u gonna see
2022-08-05 06:46
same :))))))))))) i h a t e NA
2022-08-05 02:13
#3
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Germany mysterE
i love soccer i also love junior
2022-08-04 00:58
11 replies
#24
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Brazil fenwave
junior top 1 hltv 2030
2022-08-04 01:15
7 replies
I think he needs more time to reach his peak, maybe 2035
2022-08-04 05:27
6 replies
2040 is the year i m pretty confident
2022-08-04 07:20
5 replies
If not 2040, 2045 for sure
2022-08-04 10:26
4 replies
it could also be 2050, he needs some time
2022-08-04 22:14
3 replies
yeah, but it will be still early for him. Mayba 2055 will be his year
2022-08-04 22:38
2 replies
what are you guys talking?, he's just 21 years old, clearly in 2060 he gets in his peak
2022-08-05 06:49
1 reply
nah 2065 is the year
2022-08-05 17:41
Football*
2022-08-04 10:52
jerman calling football soccer ???
2022-08-04 16:23
1 reply
#124
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Germany mysterE
i don't think many germans love junior either
2022-08-04 16:35
Ez 4 9z and dgt
2022-08-04 00:58
2 replies
#91
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Argentina pjb
+1
2022-08-04 07:41
+2
2022-08-04 13:55
#5
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Finland QKFin
Are barca really this broke?
2022-08-04 00:58
20 replies
xd
2022-08-04 01:22
yes
2022-08-04 01:25
Spotify Camp Nou says it all
2022-08-04 01:50
#71
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Poland csRIOTgo
LOL
2022-08-04 04:38
Pretty much...but no one can explain where they can farm so much money to buy expensive players. Someday, not far from today, barça's budget will show a gaping hole bigger than that Chilean one that popped off recently
2022-08-04 06:14
5 replies
Laporta summoned the partners to voting and some "levers" were approved, basically consisting of the sale of rights, image, and stuff like that. They are still broke but they hope to pay it later little by little (they've already payed like 15-20% of their debt)
2022-08-04 06:48
4 replies
% sounds "good" but when you put it in numbers, they will never pay it back. Even if they win Cl 10 times in a row
2022-08-04 07:08
2 replies
They are going to pay it either now or in 10 years but I consider it a mistake that they prefer to postpone it by signing new players, they should remove the stigma of debt and have 1 or 2 years of transition.
2022-08-04 07:23
1 reply
Pero sanear cuentas no llena portadas, fichar sí. El modelo económico del Barca se va a estudiar en Harvard, como decía Bartomeu. To be honest, it's sad that such a big club is falling like this because of it's directives. There should be some internal laws/statutes to prevent this
2022-08-04 16:50
Palanquismo. Barca sold some of theirs assets, namely a percentage of TV rights, their merchandising... and used it to buy players. This means their future income will be significantly lower, so they are now forced to get money from other sources (basically, winning trophies and getting money for that + sponsors and such things). Unless barca wins something important in the following seasons, they are fucked.
2022-08-04 16:48
#92
l | 
Germany _car
They won't be playing on the actual stadium, it will be somewhere inside it
2022-08-04 09:01
4 replies
#99
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Finland HARD4ENCE
That's kinda meh, but expected. The expenses to turn a football stadium into CS arena would be immense especially for a tier 2 event. CS is not quite there yet. Maybe in 10 years.
2022-08-04 09:43
1 reply
If it was major it would be pretty full I believe
2022-08-04 11:00
No it says that, it will be played in front of crowd
2022-08-04 17:03
1 reply
#131
l | 
Germany _car
In some room inside the stadium
2022-08-04 17:07
Yes , expected from irrelevant team who abused a dwarf
2022-08-04 10:34
yep xd
2022-08-04 12:28
LMAO yeah
2022-08-04 14:40
yes we are in billions of debt 😢😢
2022-08-04 16:01
Yep, this is the next lever
2022-08-04 23:00
#6
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Brazil williamhsk1
Showmatch with Raphinha, Lewa, Ferran, Auba and Depay
2022-08-04 00:59
1 reply
#7
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Brazil williamhsk1
In football, not in CSGO FalleN skills > Ronaldinho skills
2022-08-04 01:00
Huge for the hispanic CS community
2022-08-04 01:01
#10
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Spain batxe
tot el camp
2022-08-04 01:02
Nicee
2022-08-04 01:02
The stadium is officially called "Spotify Camp Nou" ;)
2022-08-04 01:04
4 replies
#17
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Poland EZ4Bard
Oh god
2022-08-04 01:06
1 reply
Amen!
2022-08-04 01:15
I think that's not right...for now. They have to do some rework of the stadium and Barça is gonna play for one or two years in another stadium in Barcelona, after the rework is done, is when Spotify will be in the name, for now only on the tshirt.
2022-08-04 09:37
1 reply
"Barcelona is the only club to have two Stadiums; Camp Nou for matches and Bernabeu for Training." :P -Balotelli Anyway okies i didn't know that :)
2022-08-04 10:42
#13
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Somalia goner
WTF this is crazy
2022-08-04 01:05
"Somos la Liga de CS:GO más importante de Iberoamérica" And then invites a trash team like imperial instead inviting furia or movistar riders.
2022-08-04 01:05
14 replies
Imperial games = 100k minimum M. Riders or Furia games = 60k maximum
2022-08-04 01:11
8 replies
u sure about that or just joking?
2022-08-04 01:32
7 replies
Seriously, Imperial fanbase is twice, almost triple the size of Riders or Furia
2022-08-04 01:39
6 replies
#75
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Portugal EddyParera
Yes, because most Imperial fans are BR... How many would come to Camp Nou? A Spanish team in a Spanish stadium sells tickets.
2022-08-04 05:28
5 replies
At the moment they are not worried about the public at the event as a priority, they want the event to be well publicized and hyped, and that's what Imperial will bring... And there are many Brazilians living in Spain
2022-08-04 05:40
"The offline global finals of Flow FiReLEAGUE 2022 is set to head to Barcelona" It says offline, prob no public.
2022-08-04 06:54
3 replies
#87
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Greece hekzy
Then why are they renting out the stadium???? Lul
2022-08-04 07:17
2 replies
its actually cheaper than a common stage (renting to play on the grass costs 300e per person, I guess the offices will be even cheaper and it is a good form of marketing)
2022-08-04 07:21
1 reply
The article ends with this: "The event will utilize a single-elimination, best-of-three bracket, with the grand final playing out as a best-of-five in front of crowd in the home stadium of Futbol Club Barcelona."
2022-08-05 00:16
#40
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Germany imTD
There's another invite spot left. Chill out.
2022-08-04 01:28
1 reply
#49
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Argentina pjb
They invited 00Nation
2022-08-04 01:43
#68
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Brazil Diabo
Imperial has the biggest fanbase of whole CS, easy as that mate.
2022-08-04 04:14
#69
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Argentina Tegu619
inviting Imperial means lots of viewers
2022-08-04 04:19
Movistar is prob invited to Esl Challenger Rotterdam so schedule problems
2022-08-04 06:54
#15
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Germany MTD3
hopefully doesnt rain
2022-08-04 01:05
1 reply
It’s not gonna be on pitch lol
2022-08-04 05:46
WTF FireLeague MAJOR
2022-08-04 01:06
#18
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Canada MiLkBaGzz
camp nou? thats fucking sick... Shame its such a boring tournament
2022-08-04 01:07
#19
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Portugal OwnedBro
00nation is also in this event
2022-08-04 01:07
#21
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Argentina WaSTe_D
sick
2022-08-04 01:12
Ja Rule tourney
2022-08-04 01:12
#23
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Brazil dio_scuro
cooooooooool
2022-08-04 01:13
#25
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Denmark nicram64
I said it after major and look - Imperial 1 good event and they will be getting invites till 2024, compare it to CPHF or Movistar now
2022-08-04 01:15
9 replies
Innocent guy thinking Imperial was invited for performance above
2022-08-04 01:18
7 replies
facts, only for viewers
2022-08-04 01:23
1 reply
Welcome to the real world...
2022-08-04 01:24
#105
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Denmark nicram64
You didnt get it, 1 good event and TO’s feel empowered to invite them everywhere even tho they didnt have 1 good result since then and its only for views. Thats what I hate about current cs, its No longer about skill but about popularity
2022-08-04 10:43
4 replies
Watch Valorant
2022-08-04 22:55
3 replies
#142
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Denmark nicram64
feel bad 4 u
2022-08-05 00:59
2 replies
I feel good watching Imperial and 00 playing at Camp Nou
2022-08-05 01:03
1 reply
#148
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Denmark nicram64
I see you are not sharp enough to see the long term consequences
2022-08-05 10:26
+1
2022-08-04 01:20
FalleN god the teacher
2022-08-04 01:16
People who like CSGO, whether they like Brazilians or South Americans or not, should be happy about it, if you like competitive CS you have to be happy about it.
2022-08-04 01:20
4 replies
imperial wasted spot
2022-08-04 01:21
3 replies
Wasted why? If the purpose of the event is not even to be a tier 1 event? If you want to watch a Tier 1 event, watch the Blast that will start in the next few weeks which has FaZe, NAVI, C9, Vitality among other Top tier teams...
2022-08-04 01:23
2 replies
u know what i mean, imperial is gonna keep getting invites just because they got this huge fan base. tier 1 events included. funny thing they won't win even this tournament
2022-08-04 01:29
1 reply
As far as I know, the last invites to tier 1 events they receive are based on their ESL Ranking, from lower level events they receive to participate against teams of an equivalent level to them, that's when they don't win the spot by qualifiers as happened with Omen they won against Falcons. And about being invited by the big fanbase as is happening in this Fire League, what's the problem? The purpose of the event is not to be Top Tier, they have the level to play against SA teams, who will participate and the event gains with thatHLTV users problematize everything, "keep getting invites just because they got this huge fan base". And your father and mother wake up at 6 am every day for what? $$$
2022-08-04 01:35
LETS GO !! more tournaments in Spain <3
2022-08-04 01:24
theres classico on 16.10 no1's gonna watch that finals )
2022-08-04 01:25
pog
2022-08-04 01:32
and no invite for riders lol lame
2022-08-04 01:34
3 replies
"TBA"
2022-08-04 01:41
2 replies
yes they have to play europe qualifier not get direct invite
2022-08-04 02:12
1 reply
TBA below Imperial, read again
2022-08-04 02:33
#46
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United States zovint
Tier 3 event at one of the most significant stadiums. Seriously ?
2022-08-04 01:39
2 replies
#58
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Argentina Bel01
tier 3? the three invited teams to date are top 20
2022-08-04 02:18
#61
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Brazil hugoooo
So you have the complete list of teams that will attend? Leak it for us!
2022-08-04 02:38
Why did they choose to do a n00b tournament on such a big stage
2022-08-04 01:41
lol wtf this is massive
2022-08-04 01:48
#52
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Finland 5way
irrelevant soccer tournament why is this news??
2022-08-04 01:54
Pog
2022-08-04 01:56
#54
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Brazil Anarchybr
Poggers It’s funny that BR CS is the strongest scenery in the SA but our leagues are trash when lookin at prize money And the suddenly there’s an Argentinian TO banking the biggest event of the southern cone with prize money better than most EU events This with Argentina going trough their worst crisis ever
2022-08-04 01:58
4 replies
yes and? Aren't you happy that this happens in SA? The BRs always want to see us below, that's ugly, not even that they were banned from this tournament
2022-08-04 05:54
1 reply
#133
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Brazil Anarchybr
Nah Manito Im not unhappy I just pointed this as funny fact. It’s amazing that there’s a TO banking events like this here, helping our scene to grow even though your country is suffering from economic crisis (and mine as well, but from a different scale).
2022-08-04 20:29
#129
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Argentina blatxer
I think you should be happy, and FiResports is a spanish company founded by Argentinian businessman
2022-08-04 16:54
1 reply
#134
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Brazil Anarchybr
2022-08-04 20:29
Ez cash grab
2022-08-04 02:05
A B tier tournament in camp nou, really?
2022-08-04 02:11
#59
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Canada fenix_wang
Omg… ok… so from CSGO to soccer ! Time to shine, Imperial!
2022-08-04 02:23
#62
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Argentina cheapdeed
fragadelphia but 1000000x times better (mid) 🙏​🙏​
2022-08-04 02:45
poor barca
2022-08-04 03:03
#64
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Chile 1cristiaan
POGGGGGGGGGGG
2022-08-04 03:06
#66
try | 
Argentina ArgCs
Invite 00nation pls
2022-08-04 03:37
finished stadium and finished team
2022-08-04 03:43
argentina better tournaments than pgl
2022-08-04 04:33
GL to Imperial 🌟
2022-08-04 04:43
FiRe Major 2024
2022-08-04 04:55
1 reply
#127
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Argentina blatxer
FiRe La Plata Major 2024
2022-08-04 16:49
#76
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Hungary szia
interesting, but $150,000 is WAAAAAYY to big of a prize pool for teams of this caliber, sorry
2022-08-04 05:29
1 reply
And?
2022-08-04 16:07
lol at first glance at the article, I didn't know if it was a CS or a football tournament
2022-08-04 05:49
Did you know that the tournament organizer FiReLeague wanted and wants a BLAST to be held in Argentina?
2022-08-04 06:20
#93
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France d0py
shit teams but will be playing at camp nou unexpected
2022-08-04 09:19
3 replies
#95
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Argentina blatxer
9z could win against good t1 teams, for now theres only 3 teams confirmed and all of those teams are top30 teams(#18, #20, #22)
2022-08-04 09:22
2 replies
#109
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France d0py
just because they won against furia doesnt make them t1 contender. also smurfing on kabum challenger against noname teams wont help either. ranking is also a fluke. the difference between #17 and #18 is higher than the difference between #18 and #30...
2022-08-04 10:56
1 reply
#125
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Argentina blatxer
i never said they were t1 but they are one of those teams that can defeat anyone(just like entropiq last year) they also took a map from c9 and were literally 3 rounds away from taking the series, they could probably beat "shaky" t1 teams like G2 or Astralis which tend to lose against "worse" teams
2022-08-04 16:48
#94
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Argentina blatxer
Imperial 00nation 9z Isurus Windingo Movistar Riders Liquid FURIA/paiN it could actually work out
2022-08-04 09:20
1 reply
Isurus and Windingo? More like Furious and Arvum
2022-08-04 16:06
#96
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England MikeLCHV
Barca lending out spotify stadium to host t2 events LMAO i hope they fold soon
2022-08-04 09:27
"NA Qualifier x2 Europe EU Qualifier x1" LETSGOOOOOOOOO BRAZIL BROS TIL THE END
2022-08-04 09:32
#100
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Portugal 7sson
The Movistar Riders have to be invited, after the victory at ESL Valencia and the performance in Cologne, they deserve to have this great opportunity to play at home once again
2022-08-04 10:24
1 reply
Movistar Riders schedule has conflict with this event I think
2022-08-04 10:30
this is so cool
2022-08-04 10:50
Huge L, Real Madrid better
2022-08-04 10:56
Imagine Maracana instead
2022-08-04 11:13
So an even held is Spain with 1 put of 8 spots reserved for an EU participant. Wouldn't it be more cost and environmentally sensible to play this in either south or north America?!? Whoever has organised this must be a moron.
2022-08-04 11:35
invite movistar riders and we are vibing
2022-08-04 12:37
#115
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United Kingdom FEodAL
Any1 know where I can find tickets?
2022-08-04 13:21
Mas ai pegaram uma foto do Fallen novo, magro e sem dor nas costas kkkkkkk
2022-08-04 14:05
#118
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United Kingdom MrSleepZ
Do Barcelona even have the funds to host the event? they way there going they will sell the rights to the stadium soon. The way that clubs been ran is a joke
2022-08-04 14:21
Imagine if one of the players is a madrid fan
2022-08-04 23:03
its spotify camp nou KEKW
2022-08-05 02:55
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