We are thrilled to announce that ESL One is, for the first time ever, heading to Brazil for ESL One Belo Horizonte powered by Intel! Eight of the world’s top teams will travel to South America to compete for the coveted trophy, a prize pool of US$200,000, and a win counting towards the Intel Grand Slam.
- When: June 15-17
- Where: Mineirinho - Estádio Jornalista Felipe Drummond
- Arena schedule: Friday - 2x group stage decider matches (bo3), Saturday - Semifinals (bo3), Sunday - grand final (bo5)
- Group stage matches (no audience): June 13-14
- Teams: 4 invites, 4 through qualifiers
- Format: two groups of 4, double elimination bo3 matches; 4-team single elimination playoffs (bo3 semifinals, bo5 grand final)
“It comes as no surprise that we are returning to Brazil after such a successful debut of the CS:GO Pro League Season 4 Finals in the region in 2016,” said Ulrich Schulze, Senior Vice President of Product at ESL. “The incredible crowd of thousands of fans cheering for their local heros SK Gaming, has proven the country’s great potential to be the heart of CS:GO community in South America. We can not wait to come back as we are expecting a truly legendary event.”
“We are very excited to announce ESL One Belo Horizonte 2018,” said Leo De Biase, CEO of ESL Brazil. “This means a lot to the region as it will definitely foster the growth of the local esports scene and inspire more players to join the ESL grassroots ladders, chasing their dream to also become a legend and following the footsteps of their heroes.”
Get ready, Brazil!
We cannot wait to witness some top-notch CS:GO among the passionate Brazilian crowd - together, we’ll make history happen! Tickets will go on sale on Thursday, March 29th at 10 PM CEST / 5PM BRT - you can go here for all ticket details.