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Tournament organization WePlay! is launching its very first Counter-Strike: Global Offensive online tournament in just a few days. The $50,000 event will run from January 30 to February 2, 2019.

Twelve teams will be battling it out for the lion’s share of the prize purse with first place taking home $25,000. Four teams have already secured their place in the playoffs as BIG, HellRaisers, OpTic, and Vitality sit in wait. The four teams received a direct invitation to the latter part of the tournament.

The talent was also revealed in a well put together video that we recommend checking out even if you don’t speak Russian.

The list of teams broken into their respective groups can be found here:

Group A
Denmark Heroic
Russia Winstrike
Russia Spirit
Brazil FURIA

Group B
Russia Gambit
Poland Virtus.pro
Poland Kinguin
Ukraine pro100

A look ahead at the schedule and first-round matchups:

Wednesday, January 30

12:00 – Brazil FURIA vs. Russia Spirit | BO1
13:15 – Denmark Heroic vs. Russia Winstrike | BO1
14:30 – Poland Kinguin vs. Ukraine pro100 | BO1
15:45 – Poland Virtus.pro vs. Russia Gambit | BO1

Thursday, January 31

16:00 – Elimination #1 | BO3
19:00 – Elimination #2 | BO3

Friday, February 1

14:30 – Winners’ match #1 | BO1
15:45 – Winners’ match #2 | BO1
17:00 – Deciders’ match #1 | BO3
20:00 – Deciders’ match #2 | BO3

Saturday, February 2

11:00 – Germany BIG vs. Group A 1st seed | BO3
14:00 – Europe HellRaisers vs. Group A 2nd seed | BO3
17:00 – Denmark OpTic vs. Group B 1st seed | BO3
20:00 – France Vitality vs. Group B 2nd seed | BO3

Sunday, February 3

14:00 – Semi-final #1 | BO3
17:00 – Semi-final #2 | BO3
20:00 – Grand final | BO3

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