eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Festival 2020 Middle East Viewer’s Guide

by Juandi

With the latest iteration of eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Festival 2020 set to kick off on Friday, we have put together a viewer’s guide containing a comprehensive outline of the Middle-Eastern event.

eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Festival 2020 has finally come to the last region after the Oceanic, Southeast Asian, East Asian, and South Asian region playoffs concluded. The Middle Eastern playoffs will feature eight contestants, who will face off for the prestigious eXTREMESLAND trophy and a share of the US$1,500 prize pool. The eight participants include four invited teams and the top four teams from the open qualifier that consisted of 74 teams across five Middle-Eastern countries.

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In the 2019 edition of eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Asia, YaLLa Esports represented the Middle-East region, placing 9th-12th in the group stage. However, the current global health situation caused eXTREMESLAND to change the annual event’s format to an online environment, dividing the playoffs into five regional tournaments.

The invited team category features YaLLa Esports, NASR Esports, ForGlory, and Sangal Esports, with the latter currently ranked #40 in HLTV rankings after showing promising results in Snow Sweet Snow 1. The open qualifier saw BlindTappers alongside Imaginative, Corrupted, and Lets Go rounding up the playoffs list.

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(Photo courtesy of eXTREMESLAND)

The participants can be found below:

  • 🇱🇧 YaLLa Esports
  • 🇮🇷 ForGlory
  • 🇹🇷 Sangal Esports
  • 🇹🇷 Imaginative
  • 🌎 NASR Esports
  • 🌎 BlindTappers
  • 🌎 Corrupted
  • 🌎 Lets Go

The tournament will feature a best-of-three (BO3) single-elimination format for the entire playoff matches. Matches will kick off on Friday, February 12, and culminate with a grand final on Sunday, February 14. The second match in the playoffs will commence once the first one is done. CSGO2ASIA.com will publish the match information via the new match ticker feature.

Here is the full schedule for the three days of play, all times are displayed in SGT (UTC +8):

Friday, February 12
18.00 – 🇮🇷 ForGlory vs 🌎 BlindTappers
21.00 – 🌎 NASR Esports vs 🌎 Corrupted

Saturday, February 13
18.00 – 🇱🇧 YaLLa Esports vs 🌎 Lets Go
21.00 – 🇹🇷 Sangal Esports vs 🇹🇷 Imaginative

Sunday, February 14
17.00 – Semifinal 1
19.00 – Semifinal 2
23.00 – Grand Final

(Photo courtesy of eXTREMESLAND)

The full on-air crew for eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Festival 2020 Middle East can be found below:

Concluding the guide is the prize pool for eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Festival 2020 Middle East, which will be distributed in the following way:

  1. US$1,000
  2. US$500

CSGO2ASIA is an official Global Media Partner for the ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Festival 2020.

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