€33,000 CS:GO tourney at Cph Games

The organisers behind Copenhagen Games have announced that the 2013 edition will feature a CS:GO tournament with €33,000 in cash prizes.

As with the previous editions, the event will take place at Øksnehallen, an exhibition centre in the heart of Copenhagen, from March 27th through 31st.

With Komplett and Intel pumping money into the CS:GO tournament, the organisers were able to guarantee a €33,000 prize purse, the second highest in the history of the game, only behind that of DreamHack Winter.

The smaller prizes will be paid in cash on location, while the large amounts will be wired to the teams' accounts, also on the spot.

The venue

Cph Games 2013 with big prizes for CS:GO

Meanwhile, it was announced that the team signups will be open some time in the New Year, while other informations, such as the distribution of the cash prizes, are expected shortly.

There is also the possibility of a female CS:GO tournament taking place at Copenhagen Games, with the decision depending on the feedback the event organisers receive from the female community.

fnatic came out on top of the 1.6 tournament during this year's event, defeating Natus Vincere in the final, while mousesports were the winner of the CS:S competition, with ALTERNATE coming in second.

#2
Sweden rubbe 
Nice! Looking forward for this.
2012-12-22 18:16
Huuugeeeeee $44k for cph $50k usd for esea next year already looking promising for NIP.. Hope the other teams prac hard. inb4 haters
2012-12-22 18:16
#7
India h8or 
I like to HLTV.org all day and HLTV.org all night. This is how i like to live my life.
2012-12-22 18:17
WOW nice
2012-12-22 18:16
csgo is growing
2012-12-22 18:17
Money can buy everything, including people.
2012-12-22 19:03
actually this game is exact proof that money buy people also
2012-12-22 20:09
Do you think that any of the 1.6 players played for money? If they didn't they just started after 7 years when they switched over to CS:GO. Amazing what a game can do to the moral of a guy who likes to play games. I used to like Neo and f0rest, but now I will hate them until they return all the money they have earned from GO! Ok I'll be fair. Keep all the 1.6 money because that was just for fun, they accepted the under protest.
2012-12-22 23:07
are you serious?
2012-12-23 01:18
Haha no i wasn't serious :) Sorry, but i thought my irony was obvious. My bad. I'm just so tired of the "only for money" talk. It's and insult to the players dedicating their lives to gaming and the community. Regardless if they are making money or not. Of course it's every gamers dream to be able to do what they love and make a living out of it at the same time. I actually don't think there is a single example of a top player that actually just plays for the money and stay good at the same time. Of course there are a few that have hung on to their jobs as professional gamers a little too long. But the money has never been the prime reason to hang on i think. I think it's just the convenience of continue what you are doing. The same reason that makes you stay at any other job that you don't enjoy.
2012-12-23 01:40
+1
2012-12-23 02:18
naniwa, idra, HuK etc
2012-12-23 11:36
dedicated their life? Wtf.. They aren't soldiers or martyrs... " I actually don't think there is a single example of a top player that actually just plays for the money and stay good at the same time." Look at the whole NiP lineup.
2012-12-24 07:11
I said dedicated their life. Not sacrificed. I think dedicated is a pretty good choice of words. They practice 40 hours a week. They spend most weekends playing tournaments either online or at LAN. And on top of that they play mixes and gathers while streaming. So yes they are dedicating their life to gaming just as much as a footballer dedicates his to football. And when it comes to the NiP player; do you really think that they don't enjoy the game? Excuse me, but what are you thinking? They have all played this game regularly since the beta first came out. And by that time no one knew if the game ever should take off and give any money at all. They stopped playing 1.6 all together even though it was the only game they could play that would have a chance of any income what so ever.
2012-12-24 13:02
So if valve takes out another game,they will switch to the same just for income.Where does the love for the game stays? And as far as footballers are concerned,they don't switch to other games like Golf or something just for income.And yes,they dedicated their life towards football,cause there practice and gameplay requires much more dedication.
2012-12-26 06:41
they can have millions of prize money, it doenst change the fact that it is wasted money
2012-12-22 21:22
You really should write a letter to the sponsors of this tournament and tell them. If it's a fact you will not have any problems at all explaining why. Perhaps Intel will hire you as their new Marketing Manager and fire the incompetent bastard working there now.
2012-12-23 02:33
it is a waste of money, that is another fact stop trying to discuss with me
2012-12-23 10:42
Haha it was the same "fact" you moron
2012-12-23 11:16
ive been telling the french guy other "facts" before
2012-12-23 13:13
And have them spend it on LoL, SC2 or DotA2, instead of an FPS game. Great thinking there!
2012-12-23 13:10
gogoog
2012-12-22 18:18
waste of money
2012-12-22 18:18
hahaha sir yes sir
2012-12-22 18:59
nice :D
2012-12-22 18:18
#13
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Azerbaijan Talley 
CS:GO rises
2012-12-22 18:18
#17
Portugal picc 
haha lol
2012-12-22 18:19
haha
2012-12-22 18:21
lol
2012-12-22 18:21
:-D
2012-12-22 18:21
#24
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Georgia Fatal Fighter 
n1 :DDD and trueeee ofc
2012-12-22 18:21
till march some teams can beat NIP
2012-12-22 21:46
A event what will cancelled too, is a unprofessional organization, all teams dream to arive at Denmark and then 1 week before cancelled.
2012-12-22 18:20
really?
2012-12-22 18:21
You can trust me or not but I remembered the last 2 events, they was also cancelled, I was in close contact to Zahid and 1 week before he dont speak to me and some days later was announce it officially, the SLAP cancelled.
2012-12-22 18:22
You have no idea why the last SLAP was cancelled obviously, here's a statement from SLAP themselves: " "The organizer of the trade fair section of G&G Expo have at the very last minute decided that their sales of booths for the trade fair is unsatisfactory. They have because of that cancelled all activities planned in connection with G&G Expo. Unfortunately they are also the administrators of our venue for SLAP LIVE and this means that this round of SLAP LIVE is left homeless. This is of course a huge blow to us as organizers as well as for the SLAP organization. All participants that have already bought a ticket, will of course receive a full refund."" So they were gonna hold SLAP within the Games & Gadget Expo in Frederica, which is a exhibition, and as the exhibition got cancelled, they had nothing to do but cancel SLAP aswell, also why would they cancel Copenhagen games? It's being held in the other side of the country, in another place, the amount of sign-ups are usually very high, and has had international sign-ups for every version of Copenhagen Games.
2012-12-22 18:38
+1
2012-12-22 18:43
Well, everyone know this but this is not the real reason, you thought if someone write a statement thats allways to be the truth. If you belive in that well, but I had closer contact before them. Enjoy
2012-12-22 18:54
It was the slap that was cancelled, Copenhagen Games never got cancelled and CPHG was always a great event
2012-12-22 19:00
Reported for trolling.
2012-12-22 19:18
lawl spastic
2012-12-22 20:41
What are you talking about? because it has happend ONE time? Copenhagen have never been cancelled it was an other event provided by the same organizers. I really doubt that Intel will make such a stupid move by backing off.
2012-12-22 18:23
its not IGC :P
2012-12-22 18:23
You have absolutely no clue what you are talking about, CPH Games and SLAP LIVE's are ran by the same eventgroup but backed by completely different companies and groups. The people who backed that SLAP LIVE pulled out, so no tournament. The backers of CPH Games have been there for +1 year and i think they have signed on for a couple of years more. Get your facts straight.
2012-12-22 19:39
now try in english
2012-12-22 19:46
#212
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India Ad1_KaM 
:D
2012-12-23 02:40
#16
Slovakia uno1 
superb prizemoney :)
2012-12-22 18:19
will you go?
2012-12-22 22:46
i hope so ;)
2012-12-23 15:59
i sure hope the prizemoney will motivate the other teams to practice hard as fuck and beat nip for once
2012-12-23 03:11
Great news
2012-12-22 18:21
ez money for NiP
2012-12-22 18:21
why the organizers wants to give so much monay to nip :D
2012-12-22 18:23
someone will beat NIP on this tournament, remember my words. most likely it will be Mouz.uk squad or 4n0thing(A51). could also see Curse And dynamic doing it aswell
2012-12-22 18:25
#40
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Georgia Fatal Fighter 
oh cmon man, that's not gonna happen :D
2012-12-22 18:29
4 month later you will change your mind. Some team can beat NIP
2012-12-22 21:47
well after 4 month there will be some teams for sure who will be able to handle NiP :)
2012-12-22 23:11
okay i will write it somewhere cuz i will forget :D
2012-12-22 18:34
nah man... just not gonna happen
2012-12-22 21:26
+1 for mouz, they did excellent last tournament
2012-12-23 03:10
ESEA 50kusd = €37,910 cph 44kusd = €33,360 Nice4CSGO
2012-12-22 18:24
omg ist in Aprtil why everyone thing it is easy for NIP. Lot of time for other teams
2012-12-22 18:26
what a waste of money
2012-12-22 18:26
MEANWHILE IN CSP AND 1.6...
2012-12-22 18:27
5k usd dreamhack valencia 20k usd eswc 45k usd dreamhack 25k usd thor open 50k usd ESEA 45k usd cph games = Total 190k usd approx. csgo will be huge if everyone goes behind it and support it
2012-12-22 18:28
+ESH Prague (20k) +XLPARTY (10k) + ESEA s12 + many other events with ~2-5k
2012-12-22 18:30
+IEM now polish qual. (7k)
2012-12-22 18:35
yes +EPS ger :D
2012-12-22 18:40
+ SLTV StarSeries (15k) :d
2012-12-22 18:33
sick game, if you placed 1-8th at every tournament and won all the prize money that is being paid to every team in the world you could almost win as much as navi in 2010. amazing!
2012-12-22 18:35
#93
markeloff | 
Portugal md. 
and 15k spectators
2012-12-22 18:52
it is yet to grow!
2012-12-22 19:07
most of them were dota2 players actually.
2012-12-23 15:25
Yeah, go support a game cuz of MONEY instead of the fact u actually enjoy playing it. Seems legit. Hey.....i'll sponsor 1 mio. for a nexiuz tournament .... MUST BE AWESOME GAME IF EVERYONE SUPPORTS IT. Oh wait....
2012-12-22 19:59
+1
2012-12-23 01:20
I think you are dumb. Anyone who is supporting the game is supporting it because it is a great game with huge potential. The money is just an added bonus. Grow up kid.
2012-12-23 13:57
how do you know whether we enjoy it or not?
2012-12-25 17:23
+ The International 2013 Huaheuahuehhauheuah
2012-12-23 06:52
I still think it's a bad game.
2012-12-23 11:23
LooooL NICE!
2012-12-22 18:28
Same organization but it had not happening in single time that theSlap was cancelled, some years before was the same. No news about that available cuz was deleted, unserious like i said, dont have respect to show the truth. But HLTV write about their a news too: hltv.org/news/9259-slap-live-26-cancelle..
2012-12-22 18:29
It won't be cancelled. Relax boy, relax.
2012-12-22 18:35
Just because it was 2 big events at the same time u drunk fool..
2012-12-22 18:38
installing cs go HAHAHA
2012-12-22 18:29
Hope NiP not to win.. It's getting to booooring:(
2012-12-22 18:29
CPH Games is in March or April, by then every team have practised just as much as nip if not more. They still have the chance to win ofcourse, but it's not gonna be without a great fight.
2012-12-22 20:39
Lets hope so.
2012-12-23 12:47
coooooooool
2012-12-22 18:30
n1 cs:go stronk, haters gonna freak out
2012-12-22 18:31
#58
India h8or 
i got 7 dota2 keys.
2012-12-22 18:34
he has 5
2012-12-22 18:35
yup i dont need keys now, but ty
2012-12-22 18:46
#56
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Denmark Sander 
Really great for CSGO. Looking forward to attend!
2012-12-22 18:34
#60
Belgium MJ1 
more money for nip lol
2012-12-22 18:34
I always loved CPH games, easy money for NiP again :D
2012-12-22 18:34
Is easy and is nearly Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway
2012-12-22 18:35
Noway.. Is it? O_o please learn me some more <3
2012-12-22 18:41
copenhagen near denmark? RLY?
2012-12-22 18:45
The location of the events i mean, read exactly kiva ))) Copenhagen is the location for the CHG and theSLAP has the location from Frederica, is 1-2 hours ago from Copenhagen. I said the 4th independents countries couse they nearly together. They not so far away like Japan to Amercia, could reach it? NiP from Sweden so its not far away to Denmark.
2012-12-22 18:47
niceeeeeeeee,i was playing 1.6 for 9 years, but i must say that CS:GO isnt that bad game...:) mb we all need some time to adapt, ofcorse that 1.6 <3 in my heart, but OGOGOGOGO nice turney :)
2012-12-22 18:36
About female tourney, there are enough teams who want to attend, it's just a matter of finding a sponsor! PLZ SOME KIND(and wealthy/or not :>) SPONSOR SAVE THE DAY! And now rant incoming... To make CSGO grandfinales enjoyable to watch one need to get rid of NiP, they make everything boring. I would love to witness ESC vs Virtus kind of finales at every tourney. So other teams have 3 month to catch up to and beat NiP. And if they don't? Well then, congratz NiP for killing entertainment value of CSGO.
2012-12-22 18:37
We are sruggling for it, and eventhough its not easy for female gaming, it looks like we have a few opportunities. I think very early in January we will know for final.
2012-12-22 19:05
May I ask why? Are you guys of the belief that males have a physical advantage over women in esports or why two tournaments?
2012-12-22 19:43
Because the female teams have asked for it....
2012-12-22 20:31
I don't see why they should give in to stupid requests :p
2012-12-22 21:14
For us, at least, its not about skills etc. Its more like a bit of a diffrent game with another group of users. We would like more famales into esports, and if this is their requirement, then so be it. This is a start. and if we actually make this happen, this could be one step more towards boys and girls in one big tournament.
2012-12-22 20:46
Well in my opinion it only makes it worse for females to get accepted in esports as they get segregated from the men. Also it's unfair to the thousands of players that have a higher level then the femals but can't compete in Copenhagen Games because they aren't skilled enough.
2012-12-22 21:16
You have a point. But in order to take them there, we need to get them started by taking them to events. Copenhagen Games is open for everyone. once the signups are opend everyone can sign up. In that sense its the same for anyone - no matter how skilled you are. Anyways - I do agree that we should one big tournament where girls and boys compete equally, but we need to help boost female gaming, before we can get there.
2012-12-22 22:26
how about you join the main tourney and stop asking for special treatment just because you're female , that's disgusting. i'm sick of seeing events with 2 separate tourneys instead of 1 big event
2012-12-22 20:12
Join the main tournament. Give me ONE good reason why a female needs a separate tournament from males on a computer game. Why should you have access to an easy cash prize because you have a vagina?
2012-12-22 20:41
"[Men] have a better hand-eye coordination and more precise control of large muscle movement." columbia.edu/itc/anthropology/v1007/jaka..
2012-12-22 21:05
And women are smarter = better tactics/anti-strat?!?!
2012-12-22 21:14
No.
2012-12-22 23:41
"These differences are not rules." :p
2012-12-22 21:17
You're full of crap. I WONDER why nobody wants to sponsor the females, let me give you a hint: they are all useless. No entertainment when you know that 5 random male players can beat you at the game any day of the week. Blame NiP for killing the entertainment? I blame all the other teams being sucky at the game.
2012-12-23 17:29
You clearly, never saw some of the female eswc finales... I agree that most female teams may under perform when compared to the traditional male teams... but please, there are many good female players out there, and some really nice teams.
2012-12-26 09:53
very nice event
2012-12-22 18:47
CS:GO going strong!
2012-12-22 18:51
The economy make it strong, remember to oldschool times of CS 1,6 with shaquar and old teams 2001 2002 2003 2004....
2012-12-22 19:01
ye shaquar was a beast.
2012-12-23 03:49
The only and one reason why this event runs so good is cuz Copenhagen as city officially support this events, also the state of Denmark, this is real - no joke. They give the event a free area and support them with all electric.
2012-12-22 18:51
Yeah so? lol... Isnt that great? Why the hell do you try to tear down great stuff ... ;/
2012-12-22 20:16
blablabla
2012-12-23 14:17
You seriously have a mental issue.
2012-12-23 20:41
Lovely chap, i subscribe + like ur vids np
2012-12-23 21:47
wtf is your problem you have been nothing besides spreading negativity in your 100 comments here? 50% of your crap isnt real so shh son
2012-12-23 11:44
Iwanowitsch i think you forgot to take your pills
2012-12-22 18:57
cool 4 nip dont care if pot is 15$ or 150000€ just want this game to be interesting once for me to spend time anymore, if nip win again, i give up following
2012-12-22 18:58
15k euros for pot? are u crazy?
2012-12-22 19:00
why not?
2012-12-22 19:48
2012-12-22 19:54
150k :(
2012-12-23 02:58
u can stop awtching then cuz then will win again cs:go scene will be boring for the following 1 or 2 yrs
2012-12-22 20:00
lol just give this 1st prize to NiP
2012-12-22 19:01
nice money gl DGB
2012-12-22 19:11
It's 4 months away. Many teams are improving fast even right now. NiP will have some real competitors when the time comes.
2012-12-22 19:21
Did any team taken one single map on LAN from NiP? Bitch please... Competition for NiP in your dreams...
2012-12-22 20:01
Same thing was said about SK at several points in time... and they all fell down sooner or later. :|
2012-12-26 09:56
Before that SK had lost a lot matches online. NiP never lost a single map on LAN and never losta game online. 2yrs maybe more of NiP domination. Boring scene.
2012-12-26 15:14
Will be a great tournament indeed
2012-12-22 19:28
Seeing NiP winning... again... magicalharsh.files.wordpress.com/2008/11..
2012-12-22 20:02
yes... but okay maybe 1% another team will have been practising a lot and maybe can pull of something amazing? maybe I am bullshiting I don't know..
2012-12-22 21:16
#110
tHm | 
Denmark tHm 
I'll se you there.
2012-12-22 19:28
seeyou there boys hopefully!
2012-12-22 19:30
Love CPH Games :)
2012-12-22 19:40
"The smaller prizes will be paid in cash on location, while the large amounts will be wired to the teams' accounts, also on the spot." Watch and learn other organizers.
2012-12-22 19:43
ofc dude thats denmark , only junkies around , they would be ready to rob the prizes
2012-12-22 19:48
elaborate
2012-12-24 02:59
heaven media did so
2012-12-22 19:49
no..? they sent the money after 1-2 weeks.
2012-12-22 22:37
what a waste of money...
2012-12-22 19:43
Wouldn't assume NiP are going to take it so easily, this is like 3 months away. Honestly think anyone could take this. A fully practiced ESC with some momentum behind them will be really dangerous and let's not forget the possibility of a big UK lineup turning out alongside Na'vi fnatic VG etcetc. I't will definitely be the most competitive tournament to date, personally i can't wait.
2012-12-22 20:00
Agreed ^
2012-12-23 05:40
Why don't they just give NiP the money and stream some VOD's vs. bots? No difference....
2012-12-22 19:59
Hahahaha true
2012-12-23 11:29
Nice, wanna go there somehow.
2012-12-22 20:05
can we , for once see an event where there is no female separated event? with just 1 big cs even where everyone can join regardless of sex? i'm sick of seeing women ASK for tournaments to create SEPARATED events just for them , instead of just signing up for the main event. stop asking for special treatment, that's why you get almost no respect from the male community until you prove you can play in the same league with no division separation
2012-12-22 20:16
They can just sign up for the normal tournament?
2012-12-22 20:47
The problem is... many female teams actually want the separate event... and still, they demand equality, go figure. :|
2012-12-26 09:58
4.bp.blogspot.com/-h4yD9Li4O6U/UCKtBamPd.. Why making tournament? Just give NiP the money already!
2012-12-22 20:19
I agree, easy for NiP.
2012-12-22 20:21
Yea, why even play games. Just come up with a fucking name and give them money, easy as that! wow
2012-12-22 20:46
tryhards
2012-12-22 20:21
nice now fnatic joins rattlesnk and mx and they top3 next year
2012-12-22 20:27
Don't forget about Na'Vi.
2012-12-22 20:30
This is huge! Valve need to tweak game and gotv for this tournament.
2012-12-22 20:29
#148
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
33k for niP
2012-12-22 20:32
the $$ will be split, not winner gets all.
2012-12-22 20:44
#181
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
ah shame on me
2012-12-22 22:43
Hauehauheuaheuha
2012-12-23 11:28
But abba said the winner takes it all
2012-12-22 23:34
nip easy
2012-12-22 20:42
NIP has some easy money once again. Now do this for 1.6.
2012-12-22 20:44
#158
Sweden PPH 
nice!
2012-12-22 21:02
BAN NIP please or else teams registering for this tourney will be very less...
2012-12-22 21:08
Sikkk
2012-12-22 21:34
Niiice
2012-12-22 21:50
Well I still don't like CS:GO but I think i'm going to watch this tournament.
2012-12-22 21:52
Na`Vi will win, remember my words :o
2012-12-22 22:30
ill bookmark this comment just to reply to you when its about time :D
2012-12-22 22:35
:)
2012-12-22 22:41
great :D
2012-12-22 23:07
Go take a screenshot too! FAG! :D:D:D
2012-12-23 20:50
ROFL i still got yours man :D
2012-12-23 20:58
June 2014: News: "NIP is first time losing a match in CS:GO!" GeTRIGHT reaction: i.imgur.com/dZoaJ.gif
2012-12-22 22:49
HAHAHAHAHHAAHA n1
2012-12-23 00:42
NIP be grateful
2012-12-22 23:26
''big prizes ''
2012-12-23 00:42
cant wait
2012-12-23 01:35
very nice!
2012-12-23 02:45
great ;)
2012-12-23 03:04
5k usd dreamhack valencia 20k usd eswc 45k usd dreamhack 25k usd thor open 50k usd ESEA 45k usd cph games = Total 190k usd approx. not really...
2012-12-23 03:27
not really what?
2012-12-23 08:53
Big waste of money
2012-12-23 11:26
how's it waste if sponsors are promoting their products?
2012-12-23 13:23
no 1.6 no fun
2012-12-23 03:47
#222
REAL | 
Norway duffz00r 
Hope that get paid out fast aswell as the Amd series did =P
2012-12-23 05:10
Everything will be paid on the same day of the event, smaller cash prizes will be paid in money, and bigger prizes trough wire transfer on the spot.
2012-12-26 10:00
NiP is probably partying right now :P
2012-12-23 07:34
hope to see all the big dogs here, VG, x-mouz.uk, mTw, 4nothing, Dynamic, ESC, Curse.US, imG and the lovely chaps who beat NiP online. Bet RattlesnK wanna win CPH in GO as well ;)
2012-12-23 09:28
VG,exmouz.uk,curse.uk/eu,4nothing,dynamic,esc,imG,NiP,ESC,Area51,anexis,extensive,fnatic,virtus.pro, etc
2012-12-28 13:34
Great! f0rest will buy new clothes
2012-12-23 11:24
all the talk about nip... so annoying
2012-12-23 18:01
free c€sh for NiP
2012-12-23 20:09
better a tour of cs 1.6.sad.
2012-12-27 11:31
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