Sporting CP Announce Series of CS:GO Tournaments

Sporting Club de Portugal has announced that they will be hosting their own series of CS:GO tournaments.

Sporting CP, one of Portugal’s biggest football clubs, has decided to create their own series of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournaments with their ChallengeMe.GG and G2A partnerships.

They will host two online and livestreamed qualifiers open to 128 amateur teams to decide the top-eight, who will participate in the finals scheduled for December. The qualifiers will begin on Oct. 22 and will have a double-elimination, best-of-three format. The map pool consists of Dust II, Nuke, Train, Mirage, Cache, Cobblestone and Overpass.

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The finals will have a prize of €1,750, which combined with the €150 from both qualifiers, brings the total prize pool to over €2,000.

The announcement comes just weeks after SCP decided to jump into the world of esports, with the adoption of a FIFA player. Perhaps this CS:GO tournament shows their intention to take part in other aspects of esports that aren’t soccer games, and maybe in the future, they’ll get teams in more games than just FIFA.

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