Post CPL action has finally arrived with new found GGL stepping to the plate in a new game for them, Counter-Strike. All the talk has been on new config CPL has announced but GGL will be the first league to give it a go around with money on the line, $5,000. To avoid the issues of cheating and provide a great tournament only the top eight teams have been invited with matches getting underway Aug 30th-Sept 2nd.
Traditional powerhouse 3D leads the crowd but no one can forget the recent American top dog NoA who will play from California. The new look u5 and TEC will both be involved, check out the full teams below:
GGL has decided to adopt the top rules from many of the recent LAN events jumping on the group play/single elimination style of ESWC but also introducing the best of three maps format from EverLAN. Also the new rules the CPL has announced will be used by GGL but instead with a 2 minute roundtime to help teams to start adjusting towards the future 1:45 roundtime of the CPL. A few other minor changes show that GGL is looking to step up on their own while they’ll look to make a mark in the community.
GotFrag will play its part to providing top of the line HLTV servers exclusively for the tournament backed by the always powerful ReconGamer. We will also be providing scorebots along with the HLTV for EVERY match with planning for some new features that should get fans into the game.
Full Press Release from GGL:
GGL Announces Counter-Strike Invitational!
Los Angeles, CA (August 18, 2004) On August 30th, the CS community will have something to cheer for as eight of the best teams in the USA clash for $5,000 in cash at the GGL Counter-Strike Invitational.
“We’re very pleased with the signups for our Counter-Strike ladder and we wanted to say thanks to the CS community by putting on this special event”, says Jason Carlton, Director of Gaming Operations with Global Gaming League.
Lots of changes are in store for team-based GGL gaming. We’ll be adding a league-based system for Counter-Strike following the event to compliment our existing ladder system, which will become the open-division of the league next season. More details on the CS league will come after the event.
Team 3D (confirmed)
Tournament Format: Teams will be seeded based on the Gotfrag world rankings and then divided into two groups. After the group stage, the winning teams will move on to a “best of three” format Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and Finals.
Maps: de_dust2, de_inferno, de_nuke, de_train, de_cpl_mill, de_cbble
Rules: The CS community has a desire for change and is currently adopting several new rules for competitive CS play going forward. As a result, the following modifications will be in place of normal GGL rules.
- 2:00 minute round time
- Freeze time remains 10 seconds
- 15 maxrounds
Overtime also yields the following modifications:
- Freeze time remains 10 seconds
- Start money = $7,500
Schedule and Coverage Dates: August 30th – September 2nd
Nightly Schedule: Nightly schedule may change, please stay tuned for details, groups, and brackets
6:00 p.m. PST (Pre-game)
7:00 – 10:00 p.m. PST (matches)
Spectator Coverage: Coverage support will be provided by GGL and our affiliates – please stay tuned to www.GGL.com and www.GotFrag.com for more information as it is released.
- HLTV provided by GotFrag
- Streaming video play-by-play provided by the GGL and Radio iTG
- Scorebots provided by GotFrag
- Editorial: Predictions / Pre-game / Post-game / Interviews / etc…
- Demos of all matches
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