MLG X Games Aspen Invitational

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[e][h]MLG X Games Aspen Invitational
League Information
Series:
Major League Gaming MLG
Organizer:
Type:
Offline
Location:
USA Aspen
Format:
Group Stage
Double-Elimination (Bo1+Bo3)
Prize pool:
$50,000 USD
Start Date:
2015-01-23
End Date:
2015-01-25
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Maps
Cache • Cobblestone • Dust II • Inferno • Mirage • Nuke • Overpass
Teams
Number of Teams:
8

About[edit]

Major League Gaming (MLG) has announced that it will hold a CS:GO LAN tournament in the United States in January. Last month, MLG founder and CEO Sundance DiGiovanni had dropped a strong hint that the organisation would soon make a big investment in CS:GO after creating in 2012 an online ladder for this game to test the water. MLG has now announced that it has partnered up with ESPN X Games to host a CS:GO tournament in Aspen, Colorado, from January 23-25, whose highlights will be aired during the X Games telecasts on ESPN and ABC, and on the X Games digital and social platforms.


Adam Apicella, who runs MLG's day-to-day operations, revealed on reddit that the event will feature a prize pool of $50,000, though this has not yet been confirmed by MLG itself. The tournament will feature the top eight teams from North America and Europe, who will be determined through online qualifiers hosted via MLG.tv.

Format[edit]

  • Group stage
    • 2 Groups of 4 teams each. Every teams will play against each other in their group.
    • Matches are Best of 1.
  • Playoffs
    • Best of 3 Single Elimination bracket.

Prize Pool[edit]

$50,000 (USD) are spread among the teams as seen below:

Participants[edit]

1 iBUYPOWER is now Wicked Masterminds
2 ex-mouseSpaz join Counter Logic Gaming
3 Wicked Masterminds rename to Clutch Cats
4 ex-iBUYPOWER withdraw from the tournament.[1]
5 ex-iBUYPOWER will be replaced by Team Liquid.[2]

Broadcast talent[edit]

  • Director:
    • USA dunN (Corey Dunn)
  • Commentators:
  • Observer:

Results[edit]

Groups Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A
January 23-24, 2015
1. Ninjas in Pyjamas 2-1 6p
2. Team Dignitas 2-1 6p
3. KaBuM.TD 1-2 3p
4. Cloud9 1-2 3p

Group B[edit]

Group B
January 23-24, 2015
1. Team LDLC.com 2-1 6p
2. Fnatic 2-1 6p
3. Team Liquid 1-2 3p
4. Counter Logic Gaming 1-2 3p

Playoffs[edit]

Semifinals
Ninjas in Pyjamas
2
January 24, 2015 - 15:45 MST
16 
 
 14
 
14 
 
 16
 
16 
 
 12
 
Fnatic
1
Team LDLC.com
2
January 24, 2015 - 19:30 MST
16 
 
 10
 
14 
 
 16
 
16 
 
 5
 
Team Dignitas
1
Finals
Ninjas in Pyjamas
1
January 25, 2015 - 12:45 MST
11 
 
 16
 
19 
 
 17
 
10 
 
 16
 
Team LDLC.com
2
3rd Place Match
Fnatic
0
January 25, 2015 - 10:10 MST
7 
 
 16
 
17 
 
 19
 
 
 
 
 
Team Dignitas
2

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External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Tweet by @SpinnaSpence, twitter.com
  2. Tweet by @MLG, twitter.com