Season 2 finals viewer's guide
With BESL Pro Season 2 finals set to start on Saturday, we bring you a viewer’s guide with all the information you need to follow the event, including information the bracket, event schedule, broadcast talent and prize pool distribution.
The culmination of €9,000 CS:GO tournament is taking place on the 20th of October at Saku Suurhall arena in Tallinn, Estonia with the event being hosted as part of the HyperTown Tallinn Urban & eSports festival (tickets can be found here).
1337HUANIA are the defending champions from BESL Pro Season 1
Pre-finals interviews with the teams
A look at the finalist: XGR eSports - an interview with XGR eSports’ veteran player Dodz
A look at the finalist: 1337HUANIA - an interview with 1337HUANIA’s sniper Carcass
A look at the finalist: wolsung - an interview with wolsung’s captain hyskeee
A look at the finalist: WORTEX - an interview with WORTEX’s captain zteeek
The final stage of the competition is going to feature the four best teams from the online stage. These teams are going to be placed in a single elimination bracket, with all the games being played out as a best-of-three series.
The winner of the event is not only going to be crowned as the best team in Baltic states, taking home the beautiful BESL Pro Season 2 champions trophy, but will also receive the lion share of the prize pool in form of €2,200!
Here is the list of the teams that managed to qualify for the finals:
*note: as of 5th of October, the team previously known as WASD Sports has parted ways with the organisation and has now joined XGR eSports for the time period of the current BESL Pro season. With that change, the former XGR eSports team is now known as XGR-X. Additionally - a similar change has happened to the other Estonian LAN finalist as well. The guys from AUTOCLUTCH have re-joined forces with their previous organisation WORTEX.
As per usual in our competitions - the team that finished in the 1st place at the end of the regular season had the benefit of choosing their semi-final opponent from the 3rd-4th place team pool, while the 2nd place team was then left facing the team from 3rd-4th place team pool that was not chosen.
With that in mind, XGR eSports, as the team that finished the regular season in the #1 position, have chosen to play their semi-final game against their fellow countrymen of WORTEX, who finished their regular season run in the 4th place.
That sets up the second semi-final duel to be played out between Lithuanians of 1337HUANIA, who finished the regular season in 2nd place, and Latvians of wolsung, who found themselves in the 3rd place at the end of the 8 week competition.
The complete schedule for this one-day competition looks as follows:
10:00 - venue opens its doors
10:15 - opening ceremony
10:45 - semi-final #1 - XGR eSports vs WORTEX (BO3)
~14:30 - semi-final #2 - 1337HUANIA vs wolsung (BO3)
~18:30 - grand final - Winner of semi-final #1 vs Winner of semi-final #2 (BO3)
*the starting time of the semi-final #2 and the grand final depends on the ending time of the previous match
The complete on-air team for the event looks as follows:
Kristjan Hiis - Event host
Renārs “Emvy” Dzintars - Commentator/Analyst
Renārs “Veneficus” Šēnfelds - Commentator/Analyst
Dainius “SirDanny” Daukša - Commentator/Analyst
Matīss “raw” Rajunčus - Observer
Finally, here is how the prize pool will be distributed among the four participants:
1st place - €2,200
2nd place - €1,400
3rd-4th place - €900
During the event you’ll be able to follow all the action LIVE from Saku Suurhall arena in Tallinn on our YouTube channel!
News article by: Bruno ‘Gekons’ Gailītis