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
Teams:
8
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
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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. The tournament will feature the top eight teams from North America and Europe, who will be determined through online qualifiers hosted via MLG.tv.

Broadcast talent[edit]

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

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]


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
169
7
614
8
147
7
816
8
166
10
912
3
Fnatic
1
Team LDLC.com
2
January 24, 2015 - 19:30 MST
1612
4
310
7
147
7
816
8
1611
5
45
1
Team Dignitas
1
Grand Final
Ninjas in Pyjamas
1
January 25, 2015 - 12:45 MST
129
3
616
10
1991
63
2617
09
1010
0
516
11
Team LDLC.com
2
3rd Place Match
Fnatic
0
January 25, 2015 - 10:10 MST
76
1
716
9
1762
90
1919
36
 
 
 
 
Team Dignitas
2


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References[edit]

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