Big international e-sports tournament FCDB CUP’17, which gathered players from 17 countries, successfully ended in Minsk.
8 Counter Strike: Global Offensive teams and 16 FIFA18 players have been competing for titles and the prize fund of 50 000$ in Falcon Club during two days.
It’s remarkable, that FC Dynamo Brest was the first who organized such a large-scaled e-sports event. Total of more than two million people have been watching online and TV-streams of the games, which have been commented in Russian, English and Chinese.
There have been deployed intensive battles for the title of best CS:GO team. In first game day two groups have been competing in GSL Double Elimination format. In group A hot favorites were HellRaisers - they managed to pass the group stage without a single defeat. Second team of the group was Belarusian GoodJob, defending Dynamo Brest colors. Our players lost to HellRaisers, but managed to beat Estonian WASD. It’s curious that this victory was a revenge for the recent Lithuanian tournament in Vilnius, where WASD team edged past GoodJob. Polish Team Kinguin was the leader of group B with Kazakh AVANGAR behind on second place. Second tournament day has been a lot of nerves for both teams and their fans - both semifinal games were so entertaining. As a result, tournament’s champion is HellRaisers (20 000$ reward). Polish Team Kinguin received 10 000$ for second place. Belarusians GoodJob and Kazakhs AVANGAR occupies 3-4 places and got both 5000$.
In FIFA18 discipline there were also hot points. Here, unlike CS:GO most bets have failed. In Sunday semifinal Abdusali Kayumov from Lokomotiv Tashkent and Konstantin Ketko were on the stage competing for the final. The match ended with 2:0 score and e-sportsman from Dynamo Brest advanced to the main match. In the second semifinal Pedro Caiado, who went through open qualifiers, lost to the Dutch e-sportsman from PSV Ali Reza Aygun 1:2. In the final Ali Reza overcame Konstantin Ketko and became the champion, having earned 5000$. Ketko’s second place brought him 2500$.
E-sports’ battles were not only entertainment for the visitors: on the stage there were drawn many valuable prizes and professional gaming chair.
FCDB CUP’17 was full of fun, emotions and new contacts.