This year’s EGX event will play host to Gfinity’s CS:GO tournament brought to you by Omen by HP with a $100,000 prize pool.
Gfinity’s CS:GO tournament takes place on Friday 23rd September, a day after the pros vs fans show games. Birmingham, UK will entertain some of the best CS:GO players in the world. Here’s a preview of the teams that will be attending and players to watch out for. The four teams locked in teams are Team EnVyUS, Mousesports, Epsilon and GODSENT.
Team EnVyUS have a very experienced team and current holders of the EGX title, winning in 2015. However the all French team haven’t looked the stable presently. Having said this, the calibre of their roster means that they should be a solid competitor for any of the teams attending this tournament. Kenny “KennyS” Schrub will be the player to watch for Team EnVyUS. He is a very consistent and solid awper, despite the team’s recent downfalls.
For Mousesports this competition is a way for them to make a statement. The absence of so many top tier teams means that the organisation will have increased pressure to perform. Failing to put in a great performance here would be hugely detrimental to the team. Nikola “Niko” Kovacs is definitely the definitive factor for Mousesports. The young Bosnian plays world class Counter Strike at a reliable rate with incredible aim and game sense.
Epsilon are an up and coming team, yet to prove themselves versus top tier competition. The main man of Epsilon is Joakim “Disco Doplan” Gidetun who recently played as a stand in for Ninjas in Pyjamas. Disco Doplan has racked up impressive stats at DreamHack Malmo and is considered by the community to be the future of Swedish Counter Strike.
GODSENT are on the rise after the recent changes to their roster which can be read here. With a roster of major winners they will always be a team not to be underestimated. Freddy “KRiMZ” Johansson will most likely be a key player in GODSENT’s victories he is a great rifler and incredible in clutch situations.
Recent competitive takeaways:-
- Team EnVyUS’ apEX and DEVIL have been in the hottest form putting up good numbers for the French side.
- Epsilon looked intimidated by GODSENT recently during Starladder and failed play as they usually do.
- JW played brilliantly against Epsilon, the 2014 major winner is becoming comfortable with the AWP again.
- As of late Mousesports put up a good fight against Natus Vincere, losing one then winning. Proving Mousesports have the potential to take the tournament.
The first semi final of the Gfinity tournament brought to you by Omen by HP will start on the 23rd September. The second semi final will take place on the 24th and the grand final on the 25th. Gfinity will be a great competition with a full overview to be provided by PixelFire.