​ELEAGUE announced a four-team Counter-Strike: Global Offensive invitational Thursday, featuring Cloud9, BIG, FaZe Clan and compLexity.

​​Two ​CS:GO teams from Europe and North America will battle it out for the lion's share of $150,000 in ELEAGUE's first CS:GO tournament of the new year. 


"The ELEAGUE CS:GO Invitational 2019 will feature four fan-favorite CS:GO teams competing in Atlanta for a $150,000 prize pool. These teams will rival each other in a double-elimination bracket to prove who reigns supreme in a fast-paced weekend of Counter-Strike action (Friday-Sunday, Jan. 25-27, 2019)," ELEAGUE said in a press release.


The event offers ​Cloud9​FaZe and ​compLexity another tune-up event for the IEM Katowice Major following iBUYPOWER Masters IV. Same goes for BIG, who were not invited to compete at the iBP event. 


The talent for the ELEAGUE CS:GO Invitational is as follows:

 - Host: Alex "Goldenboy" Mendez"

- Analyst: Jason “Moses” O’Toole

- Analyst: Sean Gares

- Caster: James Bardolph

- Caster: Daniel “DDK” Kapadia

- Reporter: Sue “Smix” Lee


The ELEAGUE CS:GO Invitational runs Jan. 25-27 on ELEAGUE's ​Twitch​ELEAGUE's website and​ B/R Live.


Photo courtesy of ELEAGUE