The month of May will not only be giving us large-scale Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournaments such as IEM Sydney, and DreamHack Open Tours—but also a 20,000 USD LAN event in North America. Going by the title of Esports Arena Showdown Championship, the tournament will feature eight teams, including the two Brazilian Immortals, and Luminosity Gaming rosters.
While the two Brazilian rosters were directly invited to the event, the remaining six teams had to qualify for the event, we find names like former Team Dignitas Female player Emmalee "EMUHLEET" Garrido, as well as Swole Patrol—a mix-team lead by former Echo Fox entry-fragger Ryan "fREAKAZOiD" Abadir.
Group A Immortals HEN1, LUCAS1, boltz, steel, fnx The Banishers juice, crashies, kstyle, BREEZY, alexG Denial Esports XP3, anger, Flowsick, EMUHLEET, Khayes Monstars mizo, n2g, kiko, rikoko, wardell
Group B Luminosity Gaming destinyy, PKL, yeL, shz, SHOOWTiME Swole Patrol fREAKAZOiD, clowN, streBor, abE, witmer SoCal Stars Hazardous, PRDTR, PolloTBE, n0iz, Codey TOP GUN m4v3r1ck^v^, jAMMiN, jaMezirl, huckLeberry, frostayk
The event will be taking place between 5-7th of May, at the Esports Arena in Santa Ana, California.