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ESL has announced a $250,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament to be held in Cologne from August 22-23 calling it the “largest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event in the world”.
The eSports company has had big money tournaments for CS:GO before (a couple of $250,000 prize pool tournaments in 2014 including one at GamesCom) and there’s another one on the horizon (a $250,000 prize pool for ESL ONE Katowice’s CS:GO event). What they’re trumpeting here is the capacity of the venue. The tournament will be held in the LANXESS arena which holds 15,000.