The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) tournament with the highest number of spectators to date is the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Katowice 2019. The event took place in Katowice, Poland, from February 13 to March 3, 2019, and featured a prize pool of $1,000,000.
According to reports, the tournament had a peak viewership of over 1 million concurrent viewers on Twitch, and an estimated total of 232 million hours watched across all platforms. The event also attracted a live audience of over 174,000 people, making it one of the largest esports events in history.
The tournament featured 24 teams from around the world competing in a double-elimination format over the course of two weeks, culminating in a grand final between Astralis and ENCE, which Astralis won 2-0.
Which CSGO tournament had the most teams
The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) tournament with the most teams to date is the ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018. The event took place in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, from January 12 to 28, 2018, and featured a total of 24 teams from around the world.
The tournament featured a prize pool of $1,000,000 and was organized by ELEAGUE, a professional esports organization owned by Turner Broadcasting. The teams were split into three stages: the New Challengers Stage, the New Legends Stage, and the New Champions Stage.
The New Challengers Stage featured 16 teams competing in a Swiss system format, with the top eight teams advancing to the New Legends Stage. The New Legends Stage also featured 16 teams competing in a Swiss system format, with the top eight teams advancing to the New Champions Stage. The New Champions Stage featured the top eight teams competing in a single-elimination bracket to determine the winner of the tournament.
In the end, Cloud9 emerged as the champions, defeating FaZe Clan in a thrilling 2-1 grand final. The tournament was widely considered to be one of the most exciting and competitive CSGO events of all time, featuring some of the best teams and players in the world.
Where the first CSGO tournament took place
The first official Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) tournament took place in Jönköping, Sweden, in November 2012. The tournament was called the “DreamHack SteelSeries CS:GO Championship” and featured eight of the best CSGO teams from around the world.
The event was organized by DreamHack, one of the largest esports organizations in the world, and SteelSeries, a leading gaming peripherals company. The tournament had a prize pool of $40,000, with $22,000 going to the winning team.
The participating teams included Fnatic, Ninjas in Pyjamas, VeryGames, Curse.NA, Lemondogs, Anexis eSports, Copenhagen Wolves, and ALTERNATE. Fnatic emerged as the champions, defeating VeryGames in the grand final to take home the first-ever CSGO tournament title.
Since then, CSGO has become one of the most popular esports in the world, with numerous tournaments and leagues held each year, featuring the best players and teams from around the globe.