With summertime around the corner, plenty CS:GO tournaments are coming up for you to watch again. In this short guide, we'll address the best and most exciting tournaments which you should definitely keep your eyes on for this summer!


DreamHack Open Summer 2019

From June 15th until June 17th 2019, eight teams will be competing in the Elmia Convention Center in Jönköping, Sweden to try and take home the $50.000 first prize. The tournament will be streamed on DreamHackCS.

Competing teams:

  • Aristocracy (invited)
  • AVANGAR (invited)
  • Chaos Esports Club (invited)
  • OpTic Gaming (invited)
  • Tricked Esport (invited)
  • Winstrike Team (invited)
  • CR4ZY (EU qualifier)
  • Team Ancient (Swedish qualifier)

Prize distribution:

  • Gold 1st $50.000 [OpTic Gaming]
  • Silver 2nd $20.000 [Team Ancient]
  • SF 3rd-4th $10.000 [Tricked Esport & Aristocracy]
  • 5th-6th $3.000 [CR4ZY & AVANGAR]
  • 7th-8th $2.000 [Winstrike Team & Chaos Esports Club]

ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals

From June 18th until June 23rd 2019, sixteen teams will be competing in The Exhibition Centre & Sud de France Arena in Montpellier, France to try and take home the $250.000 first prize. The tournament will be streamed on ESL_CSGO.

Competing teams:

  • mousesports (Europe)
  • FaZe Clan (Europe)
  • G2 Esports (Europe)
  • Astralis (Europe)
  • Fnatic (Europe)
  • HellRaisers (Europe)
  • North (Europe)
  • Heroic (Europe)
  • NRG Esports (Americas)
  • Team Liquid (Americas)
  • Luminosity Gaming (Americas)
  • DETONA Gaming (Americas)
  • MIBR (Americas)
  • Cloud9 (Americas)
  • Grayhound Gaming (Oceania)
  • TYLOO (Asia)

Prize distribution:

  • Gold 1st $250.000 [Team Liquid]
  • Silver 2nd $80.000 [G2 Esports]
  • SF 3rd-4th $40.000 [NRG Esports & mousesports]
  • 5th-6th $20.000 [FaZe Clan & Astralis]
  • 7th-8th $17.000 [Heroic & MIBR]
  • 9th-12th $15.000 [Fnatic, Cloud 9, HellRaisers & North]
  • 13th-16th $14.000 [Grayhound Gaming, DETONA Gaming, TYLOO & Luminosity Gaming]

ESL One Cologne 2019

From July 2nd until July 7th 2019, sixteen teams will be competing in The Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany to try and take home part of the $300.000 total prize pool. The tournament will be streamed on ESL_CSGO & ESL_CSGOb.

Competing teams:

  • Astralis (Invited)
  • BIG Clan (Invited)
  • ENCE (Invited)
  • FaZe Clan (Invited)
  • Fnatic (Invited)
  • MIBR (Invited)
  • mousesports (Invited)
  • Natus Vincere (Invited)
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas (Invited)
  • NRG Esports (Invited)
  • Renegades (Invited)
  • TBD (GG.Bet invitational)
  • Team Vitality (European qualifier)
  • Heroic (European qualifier)
  • FURIA Esports (North American qualifier)
  • MVP PK (Asian qualifier)

Prize distribution:

  • Gold 1st $125.000 [Team Liquid]
  • Silver 2nd $50.000 [Team Vitality]
  • SF 3rd-4th $22.000 [Astralis & Natus Vincere]
  • 5th-6th $11.000 [Ninjas in Pyjamas & NRG Esports]
  • 7th-8th $7.500 [mousesports & Heroic]
  • 9th-12th $6.000 [FaZe Clan, FURIA Esports, BIG & Fnatic]
  • 13th-16th $5.000 [MVP PK, Renegades, MIBR & Ence]

StarLadder Major 2019

From August 28th until September 8th 2019, twenty-four teams will be competing in the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany to try and take home the $500.000 first prize. The tournament will be streamed on Starladder_CS_en & StarLadder_CS_en2.

Competing teams:

Legends:

  • Astralis (IEM Katowice Major 2019)
  • ENCE (IEM Katowice Major 2019)
  • Natus Vincere (IEM Katowice Major 2019)
  • MIBR (IEM Katowice Major 2019)
  • FaZe Clan (IEM Katowice Major 2019)
  • Team Liquid (IEM Katowice Major 2019)
  • Renegades (IEM Katowice Major 2019)
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas (IEM Katowice Major 2019)

Returning Challengers:

  • Team Vitality (IEM Katowice Major 2019)
  • Cloud9 (IEM Katowice Major 2019)
  • AVANGAR (IEM Katowice Major 2019)
  • HellRaisers (IEM Katowice Major 2019)
  • G2 Esports (IEM Katowice Major 2019)
  • Complexity Gaming (IEM Katowice Major 2019)

The Minor Challengers:

  • mousesports (Europe Minor #1)
  • NRG Esports (Americas Minor #1)
  • forZe (CIS Minor #1)
  • Grayhound Gaming (Asia Minor #1)
  • CR4ZY (Europe Minor #2)
  • FURIA Esports (Americas Minor #2)
  • TBD (CIS Minor #2)
  • TYLOO (Asia Minor #2)
  • TBD (Minors 3rd Place Play-In)
  • TBD (Minors 3rd Place Play-In)

Prize distribution:

  • Gold 1st $500.000
  • Silver 2nd $150.000
  • SF 3rd-4th $70.000
  • 5th-8th $35.000
  • 9th-16th $8.750

ESL One New York 2019

From September 26th until September 29th 2019, eight teams will be competing in the Barclays Center in New York City, North America to try and take home part of the $200.000 total prize pool. The tournament will be streamed on ESL_CSGO & ESL_CSGOb.

Competing teams:

  • Astralis (Invited)
  • ENCE (Invited)
  • FaZe Clan (Invited)
  • Team Liquid (Invited)
  • NRG Esports (Invited)
  • TBD (GG.Bet Invitational)
  • G2 Esports (European qualifier)
  • eUnited (North American qualifier)

For more information on these five upcoming tournaments, please consult HLTV & Liquipedia.

Don't forget to write these dates down on your calendars:

  • June 15th- June 17th 2019 | DreamHack Open Summer
  • June 18th- June 23rd 2019 | ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals
  • July 2nd- July 7th 2019 | ESL One Cologne
  • August 28th- September 8th 2019 | StarLadder Major
  • September 26th- September 29th 2019 | ESL One New York