The upcoming weekend will be marked by the Counter-Strike competition called the Copenhagen Games 2017 which has become an important stop for many eSports teams from Europe during the last several years. This year’s tournament is set to be equally as appealing to a large number of players and fans. This year’s tournament will feature 16 teams that will be coming to Copenhagen on April 13th-15th. Out of those 16 teams, seven teams have received direct invitations for the main event while one place in the tournament is reserved for the team that wins the Team Platronics Challenge. The remaining eight places will be filled with eight teams that will have to go through the qualifiers round which will be played at the same venue as the main event.
When it comes to the teams who have received the direct invitations, it needs to be said that four out of those seven teams are coming from Scandinavian countries. The teams that received the direct invitations are Dreamchasers from Sweden, Epsilon from Sweden, Tricked from Denmark, LDLC from Europe, NRG from the United States and Fnatic Academy also from Sweden. Even though some might be surprised with this list of invitees, Copenhagen Games 2017 have also featured some unexpected invitees in the last couple of years. The only team out of those seven invitees that will have the mixed line-up will be Swedish Dreamchasers, and their line-up will feature three former GODSENT players, Andreas ‘znajder’ Lindberg, Simon ‘twist’ Eliasson and Markus ‘pronax’ Wallsten. Besides these three players, Dreamchasers’ team will also include Joel ’emilio’ Mako and Jacob ‘pyth’ Mourujarvi.
European Teams Lead The Way
With these teams being announced as teams that received the direct invitations for the main event it means that the qualifiers rounds will see some amazing games because teams such as PRIDE, iGAME.com, ALTERNATE aTTaX, Vexed and several others will have the opportunity to challenge the invitees for the title if they manage to go through the qualifiers. Those sixteen teams will be divided into four groups and the after the finish of the group stage, the two best-ranked teams will be advancing to the double-elimination bracket where the better of three series will be played just like in the group stage.
Last year’s edition of the Copenhagen Games proved to be very successful. The Copenhagen Games 2016 saw the highest number of people so far who attended the venue and who followed this LAN competition through the Internet streaming services such as Twitch or some others. The winners of the final match at the last year’s Copenhagen Games were Hell Raisers who defeated E-Frag.net Esports Club in the final match with the result 2-0. Just like it was the case with the Copenhagen Games last year, this year’s prize pool for this tournament will be $54,000, and the distribution of that prize pool money should not be any different than the last year’s. The winner of this tournament can expect to receive a check in the amount of approximately $19,000. With only a couple of days before the tournament, fans are already very excited, and we are looking forward to the events of this tournament.