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This week in esports the StarSeries & i-League CS:GO Season 8 saw sixteen of the best CounterStrike: Global Offensive teams out there fight it out for the $250,000 USD top prize. The event which took place in Belek, Turkey was watched by thousands of CS:GO fans, teams such as AVANGAR and Fnatic coming in as favourites. However, it was ESL One New York victors Evil Geniuses who finally took the gold, beating Fnatic in the grand final 2 – 0.
The Call of Duty League has officially gotten a start date for the 2020 season, Activision announced today. The first Call of Duty event of the year will be the Call of Duty League Launch Weekend, which will take place in Minnesota between January 24th and 26th at the Minneapolis Armory.
Earlier this month Activision confirmed the launch of the new Call of Duty League, debuting in 2020, that will feature a total of 12 franchised teams as well as a $6 million USD prize-pool. Activision hope this will be the “next chapter” for the Call of Duty League, details being announced earlier today.
In the latest esports news, the ESL EuroCup 2019 Finals kicked off this week in Italy featuring four of the top European League of Legends teams out there, and a prize-pool of €7,000. The four teams taking part are the Samsung Morning Stars, Defusekids, EURONICS Gaming, and devils.one.
The ESL EuroCup 2019 Finals are kicking off in Italy tonight and will feature four of the best League of Legends teams in the region. The single elimination tournament is being hosted by Italy, one of the four teams represented at the competition. The Samsung Morning Stars will represent Italy, the other three teams having qualified for the competition through the ESL EuroCup Playoffs which took place back in September.
The 6 French League 2019 Finals kicked off this week in Paris, France and will feature four of the top European Rainbow Six Siege teams out there, as well as a prize-pool of €30,000. The four teams taking part are the Giants Gaming, Team Vitality, Penta & IziDream, the Rainbow six event to be held in the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, the first semifinal kicking off tomorrow at 09:00 CET.
devils.one are the ESL EuroCup 2019 Finals champions, having defeated League of Legends rivals EURONICS Gaming 3 – 2 in an explosive grand finale yesterday. The ESL EuroCup kicked off on Friday in Italy and featured four of the top European League of Legends teams out there. devils.one take home the trophy and also the top prize of $5,000 USD.
The BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen 2019 is taking place this weekend, where six pro CS:GO teams are battling it out for the top prize of $125,000 USD and 10 BPS points. The six teams to qualify for this year’s BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen are Astralis, Cloud9, FaZe Clan, Team Liquid, Natus Vincere and Ninjas in Pyjamas. Having played the group stages, the grand final has now been decided. FaZe Clan will be taking on Ninjas in Pyjamas tonight at 19:00 CET in Denmark.
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