Mar 12 2016 - 4:26 pm

MLG Columbus Groups Finalized

MLG has finalized the long-awaited groups for the upcoming three-day invitational, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Championship: Columbus.
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Major League Gaming has finalized the long-awaited groups for the upcoming three-day invitational, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Championship: Columbus.

The groups are as follows:

Group A

  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • Luminosity Gaming
  • mousesports
  • Flipsid3 Tactics

Group B

  • FaZe Clan
  • Fnatic
  • Splyce
  • Team Liquid

Group C

  • Team EnVyUs
  • Astralis
  • Gambit Gaming
  • Counter Logic Gaming

Group D

  • Natus Vincere
  • Team Virtus.Pro
  • G2 Esports
  • Cloud9

Fnatic, the tournament favorite, will be looking to dominate Group B after being placed with two weaker North American teams. However, Splyce, who performed well during the qualification series, will be fighting for a spot into the playoffs. Group A and Group C both seem set with Luminosity Gaming and Team EnVyUs looking to take their respective groups.

Group D is hands down the “Group of Death” for this MLG CS:GO Major, with group favorites, Natus Vincere (Na’Vi), looking to build upon its fourth-place finish at IEM Katowice. Team Virtus.Pro and G2 Esports will be in contention for the second-place spot, while the North Americans at Cloud9 will be looking to create anupset against the other three.

Sixteen of the world’s deadliest Counter-Strike teams will be battling it out on April 1-3 in Columbus, Ohio. The MLG Arena will be featuring a shared $1 million prize pool. This is the biggest prize pool that’s been featured at a Valve Corporation Major.

Be sure to tune into MLG’s livestream for the group stage and playoffs, and an insane All-Star game that will be featuring prominent members of the Counter-Strike community. For more information on the event schedule, talent lineup and more, please visit MLG's CS Major pageNote that tickets for the MLG CS:GO Major Championship: Columbus have sold out.


Will the MLG CS:GO Major Championship: Columbus be the most exciting Valve Major yet? Let us know. Stay up-to-date with the event’s coverage over at our Twitter – @eSportsNation.

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