Esports organiser ESL has announced that they are bringing a CS:GO tournament to South America in the form of ESL One Belo Horizonte 2018 powered by Intel, taking place in the Mineirinho Arena (Estádio Jornalista Felipe Drummond) in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, from June 15 to 17.
There's $200,000 USD up for grabs as part of the competition, where the group stage decider matches onwards will be played in front of the fans. Only the four best teams will receives invites to play in the group stages between June 13 to 14, but the other teams will be filled by qualifiers. It will also be a part of the Intel Grand Slam, awarding a million dollar bonus to the first CS:GO team to win four of the last 10 DreamHack or ESL events.
"It comes as no surprise that we are returning to Brazil after such a successful debut of the CS:GO Pro League Season 4 Finals in the region in 2016," said Ulrich Schulze, Senior Vice President of Product at ESL. "The incredible crowd of thousands of fans cheering for their local heros SK Gaming, has proven the country's great potential to be the heart of CS:GO community in South America. We can not wait to come back as we are expecting a truly legendary event."
"We are very excited to announce ESL One Belo Horizonte 2018," said Leo De Biase, CEO of ESL Brazil. "This means a lot to the region as it will definitely foster the growth of the local esports scene and inspire more players to join the ESL grassroots ladders, chasing their dream to also become a legend and following the footsteps of their heroes."
Tickets are already on sale, and more information on those can be found right here. Are you pleased to see another South American event like this?