Beijing, China, 22nd-24th of November, Counter-Strike:Global Offensive LAN Event. A $100,000 project led by MSI in cooperation with Fnatic! We are thrilled to announce that we will once again run the prestigious Beat it! project together with our beloved partners MSI.
The second day of MSI Beat it! 2013 started with two semi-final matches, first of which saw fnatic take down Australia’s Vox Eminor 2-0 (16-6 on de_inferno & 16-3 on de_mirage).
In the other match, which took place on the stage, VeryGames also had little work to do against SK Gaming who eventually fell 16-8 on de_nuke and 16-7 on de_dust2.
Fnatic and VG then waited around three hours for the final, as a DotA match was taking place on the stage, and after that they started their clash for $10,000 on de_dust2.
VeryGames opened up with a flawless pistol ace by Richard “shox” Papillon and went up 5-0 early on the CT side, but fnatic started coming back by stringing four in a row, including a great 2-on-4 by Jonatan “Devilwalk” Lundberg and the new addition Markus “pronax” Wallsten.
The next few rounds went to VG, and Edouard “SmithZz” Dubourdeaux’s had an important 1-on-1 clutch to keep the momentum on his team’s side.
The half ended 10-5 in favor of the French-Belgian squad, and as soon as the sides changed, Papillon took matters into his own hands again and incredibly recorded another pistol ace.
That didn’t clinch the match for his team though, as the Swedes immediately responded by winning an eco after a couple kills from Jesper “jw” Wecksell and a triple from Wallsten.
Fnatic eventually reduced the deficit all the way to 12-13, but Kevin “Ex6TenZ” Droolans’ squad reacted on time and closed the map off 16-12.
Moving on to de_mirage, VeryGames once again took the pistol, this time starting on the T-side. After the necessary anti-ecos by fnatic, several rounds were exchanged as the ESWC runner-ups went up 6-2.
Nevertheless, fnatic found the strength to overturn their fortunes, as they won all seven rounds until the end of the half for a 9-6 advantage.
Another lost pistol round cost them the hard-earned lead, giving away the momentum and seeing VG get back up, 10-9.
The Swedes finally won their first T-side round for 10-10, but their economy was immediately reset which they were unable to recover from until the end of the match, as VeryGames clinched a 16-10 victory for the overall triumph at MSI Beat it! 2013 and a $10,000 cheque.
Final standings of MSI Beat it! 2013
1. VeryGames – $10,000 + 5 MSI GT70 20OC laptops
2. fnatic – $7,000
3. SK Gaming – $5,000
4. Vox Eminor
In the third place match SK Gaming overcame Vox Eminor 2-0 (16-11 on de_train and 16-13 on de_nuke). All four semi-finalists will be going to DreamHack Winter right after this event, with the first three already in the main tournament, whereas the Australians Vox Eminor will try to make their way through the BYOC. Stay tuned to HLTV.org as we yet have to bring you more photos from the final day, as well as a couple of interviews.
- Falood Jackson
- H5 Gaming
- SK Gaming
- Team LZ
- Team nxl
- Vox Eminor
We are very pleased to inform you that this event is not just any other Counter-Strike tournament. Beat it! 2013 will be a global event which will allow people from all over the world to share their passion towards CS:GO and competitive gaming, as they will be able to participate in qualifiers which will be held across three continents, Europe, North America, and Asia. Six online qualifiers will provide the seven best teams who will attend the final LAN event in November, held in the lovely city of Beijing in China, along with Fnatic’s squad who will be waiting as they are reigning champion of the previous Beat it! event which was held at DreamHack Summer 2011.
The total prize pool of all online qualifiers and cups that will be held will feature the combined prize pool of exactly $39,500, however more about the prize distribution later on. Along with that, the final LAN event, will feature $22,000, where the winner will take home $10,000 and the second finalist will get $7,000. Therefore, the third placed team will take home $5,000. Five MSI GE70 high end gaming laptops will be given to the winners of the event as an additional prize.
Now, what makes this event special and different than any other is the fact that MSI is willing to spend the total of $38,500 to support the travel costs of the qualified teams! That means that any team in the world has a chance to qualify and attend the main LAN event. Therefore, the total money invested in the prize pool and the travel costs of the qualified teams combined is astonishing sum of $100,000. All of that combined with the event being broadcast in multiple languages by Anders, cArn, lurppis, Knochen, and more!
- - EU Qualifier / August – 2 LAN Slots
- - US Qualifier / September - 1 LAN Slot
- - Middle East Qualifier / September – 1 LAN Slot
- - Korea/Japan/Taiwan Qualifier / September – 1 LAN Slot
- - China Qualifier / September / October - 1 LAN SLOT
- - SEA / August / September / October – 1 LAN SLOT
The main European qualifier will consist of 12 teams. If you watched the Fnatic FragOut Season 1 and Season 2, the format of the main qualifier is well known to you. Two groups with 6 teams will lead into single elimination playoffs, where top placed teams in both groups will find themselves placed directly into the semi-finals, while the 2nd placed teams will face 3rd placed teams in the quarter-finals. Two of the finalists will find themselves qualified for the LAN event in China. It will also feature a prize pool of $5,000.
Out of these 12 teams, 10 of them are invited, while two teams will be determined through four 32 team qualifiers, which will be open for all participants. First of all, here is the list of invitees:
- - Fnatic
- - NiP
- - VeryGames
- - Astana Dragons
- - Copenhagen Wolves
- - Lemondogs
- - Natus Vincere
- - ESC
- - TBD
- - TBD
- - Qualified team #1
- - Qualified team #2
- 22nd – 24rd November 2013
- Beijing, China
The organiser reserve the rights to modify or change the content of this event without any prior notice