PGL released the information for the upcoming HTC 2v2 CS:GO Invitational tournament that will be played from May 13-14 at their studio in Bucharest, Romania. The HTC event is an invite only event meaning that the players to participate are chosen by the tournament host.
PGL and HTC
Last year PGL and HTC hosted a 1v1 CS:GO tournament but this year they will be doing a slight variation of last years tournament. This year the matches will be played in a 2v2 setting with a total of 16 players split over 8 teams to participate for a total price pool of $50,000.
The tournament will have a GSL group stage. After the GSL group stage the teams will face the double-elimination brackets. All of the matches played by the teams will follow a best of three match format however the maps they will play won’t be the original CS:GO maps. The teams will play two retake maps and the third map will be a rifle map in which the individual skill of the players can be tested on raw power.
In the HTC 1v1 tournament from last year the player shox took the first place with a price of $10,000. Following him in the second place was MICHU who came as quite a surprise with such a high place in the standings. The shared 3-4th place was for kennyS and seized. From all the players in last years invitational HTC 1v1 tournament many were expected to perform better than they did which could’ve been because they were compared to their 5v5 team form. The HTC 1v1 tournament is different from most other tournaments because they do not support the classic 5v5 team format which CS:GO is known for. Instead they test the raw skill of each individual player bringing a whole new view on each pro CS:GO player that has never been highlighted before.
The talent line-up for the event was also announced by PGL:
- Matthew Sadokist Trivett
- Henry HenryG Greer
- Chad SPUNJ Burchill
- Pala Mantrousse Gilroy Sen
About the 16 players that will participate in the event nothing has been revealed yet however the prize pool information has been given by PGL. PGL did not increase the prize pool for the individual winners however they did increase the total prize pool to support the format of a 2v2 team style tournament. These are the values PGL released: