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Energy Esports begin their PLG Grand Slam campaign today

Clint 'Zombie Dredd' O'Shea

December 13, 2018 11:15 am

The Energy Esports CS:GO team begin their PLG Grand Slam campaign on 13 December. Standing in their way of the $100,000 prize pool are 15 international teams.

 

The PLG Grand Slam CS:GO tournament features invited and qualified teams competing in the United Arab Emirates.

 

Energy Esports are in Group A with Chinese team 5POWER, Sharks from Brazil and Sweden’s fnatic. Up first for the South African team is fnatic who currently hold rank 11 in the world. As to whether any of the Energy Esports group matches will be broadcast live is unconfirmed but I would suggest keeping an eye on the PLG stream and HLTV feed. UPDATE: It seems there is a third option but it’s in Russian only – head here.

Schedule

The full event schedule is as follows. Please note that times indicated are UAE times. South Africa is three hours behind. Energy Esports therefore kicks off their campaign at 13h00 on 13 December. UPDATE: the schedule is completely changed after ‘technical issues’ delayed the start of the event:

 

Thursday, December 13
09:00 | Kazakhstan AVANGAR vs. Asia ShotCallers | BO1
09:00 | France G2 vs. Russia forZe | BO1
09:00 | Other HellRaisers vs. Jordan Chosen5 | BO1
09:00 | Brazil INTZ vs. Singapore BOOT-d[S] | BO1
10:00 | Sweden fnatic vs. South Africa eNergy | BO1
10:00 | Brazil Sharks vs. China 5POWER | BO1
10:00 | China TYLOO vs. Europe ECL| BO1
10:00 | United Arab Emirates NASR vs. Australia Grayhound | BO1
11:30 | Group A elimination match | BO3
11:30 | Group A winners’ match | BO1
11:30 | Group B elimination match | BO3
11:30 | Group B winners’ match | BO1
14:30 | Group C elimination match| BO3
14:30 | Group C winners’ match | BO1
14:30 | Group D elimination match | BO3
14:30 | Group D winners’ match | BO1

 

Friday, December 14
08:30 | Group A decider match | BO3
08:30 | Group B decider match | BO3
08:30 | Group C decider match | BO3
08:30 | Group D decider match | BO3
13:00 | Quarter-final #1 | BO3
15:15 | Quarter-final #2 | BO3
17:30 | Quarter-final #3 | BO3
19:45 | Quarter-final #4 | BO3

 

Saturday, December 15
10:00 | Semi-final #1| BO3
12:30 | Semi-final #2 | BO3
18:00 | Grand final | BO3

Groups

The tournament groups for the PLG Grand Slam are as follows:

 

Prize Pool

The tournament prize pool will be handed out as follows:

 

1. $50,000
2. $30,000
3. $20,000

 

More via the HLTV tournament event page.