mouz on tour: all upcoming events
Coming back from Marseille, the road show continues for the mousesports CS:GO team, as they’re bound to compete at various premier tournaments throughout the world in the upcoming months. We’ll give a you brief preview on where to meet your stars next.
From May 1-6, sixteen of the world’s best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams will meet in Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney for a total prize pool of $250,000 USD at the Intel Extreme Masters event. The tournament will be the first to feature the popular map Dust II, which made its return to the active map pool just a few days ago.
In group B, mousesports will start against B.O.O.T-dS, winners of the Asian Qualifier #3, before potentially meeting the likes of Astralis, Natus Vincere and Fnatic in the process. With only three teams to secure a playoff spot, one of these European heavyweights will be guaranteed an early exit in Down Under.
ESL Pro League Finals
Following a 16:14 and 16:11 victory over Space Soldiers on Mirage and Inferno respectively, mousesports secured their spot at the ESL Pro League season 7 World Finals in Dallas, Texas, from May 14-20. The stacked event features sixteen best teams from Europe, North & South America as well as Asia, who qualified for the $750,000 USD prize money event throughout an ongoing online league phase.
The last time, mousesports competed at ESL Pro League Finals was in season 5, in which they’ve achieved a 5th place finish, winning $45,000 USD in May 2017. After a successful online season, in which the team managed to claim at least one map victory in every BO2 they’ve played (after 24 of 26 maps), mousesports emerged as one of the favorites from Europe and is heading West to compete for a playoff spot in Texas.
StarSeries & i-League Season 5
mousesports celebrating their StarSeries S4 triumph (Photo: Starladder)
Mousesports is returning to Kiev, as the reigning champions of StarSeries & i-League Season 4, to defend their title in the 5th iteration, from May 25 to June 3 in the National Palace of Arts „Ukraina“, with a total prize money of $300,000 USD on the line.
From the total of sixteen teams, only mousesports (Defending Champion) and HellRaisers (winners of Bets.net Masters) are set for the event, with qualifiers in Europe, North America, Asia and the CIS region happening currently.
ESL One Belo Horizonte
Finally mousesports is competing in Brazil! After missing ESL Pro League Finals 6 in Sao Paulo, the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team will to Belo Horizonte from June 13-17, to compete for a total prize money of $200,000 USD in Mineirinho Arena in Brazil.
A total of eight teams, including mousesports, FaZe, SK Gaming, Team Liquid and others are going to take on each other in two groups with four teams each - the best two contenders will move on to the semifinals.
ESL One Cologne
ESL One Cologne is a must-attend event for fans all across Europe. Each year, the best Counter-Strike teams clash in a much-storied tournament, held at LANXESS Arena in Germany to crown the ESL One Cologne Champion. This year, the event will take place from July 6-8, with a total prize money of $300,000 USD.
ELEAGUE Premier in Atlanta
It’s time to head back to Atlanta from July 21-29, for the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018. The exclusive league run by Turner Sports and WME|IMG has been a barebone of premier CS:GO tournaments since 2016, with the prize money to be at an expected $1,000,000 USD, split among 8 teams
DreamHack Masters Stockholm
Kicking off the second half of the season, the mousesports CS:GO team will travel to Stockholm for the DreamHack Masters event in Sweden after their summer vacation. From August 29 to September 2, sixteen of the world’s best Counter-Strike teams will meet in the Ericsson Globe, in the country’s capitol city, to fight for a total prize money of $250,000 USD.
The London Major
The CS:GO Major tournaments are the highlight for fans and the 2018 London Major will be no different. We’ve seen the first Major in Boston in the beginning of the year, in which mousesports claimed Legend status by finishing 5th, granting the team a spot at the London Major, happening in September in the SSE Wembley Arena, featuring 24 teams to fight for a total prize money of $1,000,000 USD.
ESL One New York
Counter-Strike will return to New York City, as mousesports will be part of the ESL One event in the Big Apple. Eight of the world's best CS:GO teams will battle for a total prize money of $250,000 USD as well as another chance at the $1,000,000 USD Intel Grand Slam. The event will be hosted at Barclays Center from September 26-30, 2018.
StarSeries Season 6
StarSeries returns with Season 6 in Kiev from October 7 to 14, this time from the Kiev Cybersport Arena, with a total prize money of $300,000 USD and 16 teams from all over the world. As the season 4 champions, mousesports claimed Bronze Medal in season 5 and will travel to Kiev as one of the favorites to win the tournament, after their championship run at ESL One New York.
The EPICENTER series is an established tournament since its first edition in 2016 and 2018 marks our EPICENTER debut, as we will compete alongside seven other teams for a total prize money of $300,000 USD from October 23 to 28 in Moscow’s Park of Legends Ice Palace. Mousesports player Janusz „Snax“ Pogorzelski finished 2nd in 2017 and 2016 with his former team Virtus.pro and is certainly looking to compete for the championship this year.
IEM Chicago 2018
The Intel Extreme Masters heads to Chicago from November 6-11, for the last IEM event before the IEM World Championship in Katowice, which also marks the next CS:GO Major tournament. In the windy city’s Wintrust Arena, sixteen teams from all across the globe will fight for the trophy and a total prize money of $250,000 USD.