Esports World Cup Counter Strike: Teams, Prize Pool, and Title Contenders

Esports World Cup Counter Strike: Teams, Prize Pool, and Title Contenders

9. July 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

The Esports World Cup is gearing up for an exhilarating tournament featuring Counter-Strike 2 (CS2) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, starting July 17. This highly anticipated event boasts a $1 million prize pool and promises intense competition among 15 top teams.

Teams Participating

The lineup includes renowned teams such as:

  • MOUZ
  • Sashi Esport
  • Team Spirit
  • MIBR
  • Natus Vincere (NAVI)
  • Complexity
  • Team Vitality
  • M80
  • FlyQuest
  • FaZe Clan
  • G2 Esports
  • TheMongolZ
  • JiJieHao


Tournament Format

The CS2 tournament at the Esports World Cup will unfold in three stages:

  1. Opening Stage: Fourteen teams compete in best-of-three series to determine direct qualification to the Playoffs or placement in the Play-In stage.
  2. Play-In: Teams from the Opening Stage with one loss get a second chance to qualify for the Playoffs. Only one team advances from the Play-In.
  3. Playoffs: The final stage where teams compete for the championship title and the lion’s share of the prize pool.

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Title Contenders

G2 Esports

Fresh off their IEM Dallas victory, G2 Esports enters with a revamped lineup including Snax and MalbsMd, alongside stalwarts Niko and Monesy.

Team Spirit

Winners of IEM Katowice and Blast Premier, Team Spirit under Donk’s leadership aims for their third title in 2024.

Natus Vincere (NAVI)

With jL, Wonderful, and Aleksib leading the charge, NAVI seeks to overcome past finals hurdles and clinch the championship.

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Final Toughts

Stay tuned as the Esports World Cup CS2 kicks off, delivering high-octane action and crowning the next CS2 champions.

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