Swiss round 1 matches and casters revealed
With BESL Pro Season 4 set to begin tomorrow on the 23rd of September, we’re here to reveal the first round of matches for the group stage that is once again going to be played out using the Swiss format.
In case you have not heard about the Swiss format before, feel free to check out our season announcement article’s format section that has an in-depth explanation of how this format works.
Swiss round 1 matches
For week 1 of our competition, sixteen teams have been divided into two pools:
Teams that finished the last season in 1st-8th place
Teams that finished the last season in 9th-11th place + teams from qualifiers
The first set of matches has been drawn by randomly matching Pool 1 teams against Pool 2 teams and here are the results:
As previously announced, this season we’ve opted to expand our broadcast reach to cater all three Baltic state countries, so instead of you having one single broadcast in English, this season we’re going to bring you multiple streams with each of them happening in one of the Baltic state country languages - Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian!
Here’s how it works:
Our original broadcast team that operates in Riga is going to transition from English to Latvian bringing you one best-of-three game series every Saturday at 16:00 Baltic time. These broadcasts are going to be streamed on BESL Pro YouTube channel and are going to feature three casters from Latvia - Emvy, S1D and Gekons.
On the other hand, both Estonian and Lithuanian broadcasts are not going to follow a set schedule, but are rather going to pick-up games during the week based on caster availability. These broadcasts are going to be streamed on BESL Pro Estonia Twitch and on BESL Pro Lithuania Twitch channels respectively. The casters who are going to bring you the action are sux3ss from Estonia and freemaN from Lithuania.
All three broadcasts will prioritize featuring teams from their respective countries.
Latvian match of the week
The first game series that has now been set in stone for the Latvian broadcast team to be featured on Saturday, 28th of September, at 16:00 Baltic time is:
Information about the games that are going to be featured on Lithuanian and Estonian broadcasts is going to be posted on our social media channels.
BESL Pro Season 4 is a seven-week competition between the sixteen best Baltic state CS:GO teams for their share of the €9,000 prize pool and the right to call themselves the best in Baltic states.
The two best teams from the online part of the competition are going to meet each other in an epic best-of-five grand final on the 23rd of November in Saku Suurhall at HyperTown Tallinn 2019. Visit hypertown.pro for more info about the festival and tickets.
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News by: Bruno ‘Gekons’ Gailītis