A $230,000 CS:GO tournament will be run in Greece

Today, the eSports platform PVPRO.com has informed about details of the first tournament in Electronic Sports Gaming Tour series — Mykonos.

ESG Tour — Mykonos 2017 will be run on the Greek island Mykonos and its prize pool will amount $230,000.

Such teams as SK Gaming, Virtus.pro, Team Liquid, mousesports, Heroic, BIG and the champions of the last Major tournament Gambit eSports have confirmed their participation in ESG Mykonos 2017.

This will be an unusual LAN tournament. Instead of making a classic tournament in a dark building or a stadium, ESG has decided to move Counter Strike in exotic places of the Earth and to host CS:GO tournaments in the open air.

The tournament series ESG Tour starts on the famous Greek island Mykonos on September 7-10. Seven of eight participants are known at the moment. The last team will be determined at the closed qualifying round for four teams that will be run on August 17-18. PvPRO has promised to announce invites to the closed qualification at the next week.

Eight teams will gather at a villa that includes three houses, two pools and players will have a great view at the Aegean Sea.

See also: ECS Season 4 Development League was announced

The PvPRO CEO Stamos Venios’s comment:

«Mykonos 2017 will not just be another event. The stunning view, relaxing atmosphere and great service will make it special and memorable for the players, who are the ones making eSports what it is today: fascinating, enjoyable and fun.»

Details of the tournament

Date: September 7-10
Venue: Destiny Villa, Mykonos, Greece
Participants: Seven invited teams + one team that will pass through ESG Mykonos Closed Qualifier (August 17-18)
Group stage: Participants will be divided into two groups, in which they will play in a Double Elimination bracket. The first matches will be run in a Bo1 format, elimination and decider matches will be hosted in a Bo3 format. Two best teams from each group will come out to the playoff.
Grand Final will be hosted in a Bo5 format.
Three best participants of ESG Mykonos 2017 will receive an invitation to the next tournament in ESG Tour series.

A distribution of the prize pool (converted from EUR to USD):

1st place — $117,466
2nd place — $47,002
3rd-4th place — $23,501
5th-8th place — $5,875