ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Festival 2020 has reached the last leg of its tournament series, with the Middle East region all set for the main event. The $1,500 USD event is scheduled to take place over the course of the coming weekend from 12-14 Feb 2020. Like all previous regional tournaments, it will also be featuring a total of 8 CS:GO teams - 4 direct invites and 4 others making their way through the open qualifiers. The winner of this event will be joining other regional champions like BL4ZE Esports, Paper Rex, Wings Up Gaming, and VERTEX Esports Club.
ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Festival 2020: Middle East
The four invited teams for the playoffs stage of the tournament are some of the best that the Middle East has to offer. ForGlory, NASR Esports, Sangal Esports, and YaLLa Esports are all set for the main competition, having accepted their respective invites.
Joining these four teams will be Corrupted, Lets Go, Imaginative, and Blind Tappers, who are making their way into the playoffs through the Middle East Open Qualifier, which came to an end last week on 7th Feb.
Overall the teams will be competing for a total prize pool of $1,500 USD split between the top two teams, the winners will be walking away with $1,000 while the runners up win the remaining $500. The rest will be starting off 2021 having learned something valuable with a desire to come back and compete once again in the next season of the tournament, which will hopefully take place on LAN.
The eight teams will go up against each other in a best-of-one double elimination bracket which will conclude with a best-of-three grand final, scheduled to take place on 14th December which is the final day of the main event.
ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND 2020: Middle East Open Qualifier
The direct invites might be some of the top CS:GO teams from the Middle East region, securing a spot in the main event based on the reputation that they have built over the years. But this in no way means that they will be taking the journey ahead any less lightly, having fought through the open qualifiers which featured a total of 74 teams.
- Lets Go
- Blind Tappers
It will be interesting to see how the Middle East main event proceeds and if any of the teams making their way through the open qualifier manages to reach the grand final, similar to what we witnessed during the Oceania playoffs.