April 20, 2011 - Bryn Mawr, PA - An open invitational tournament turned into a show match when two pro-am teams registered for Get Gosu's 5v5 Counter Strike Source Tournament at 7:00pm EDT on Friday April 15th. Team iDemise from ESEA-Invite took on Team Battle Empire, recent winners of Cevo-Main, for a matchup on de_contra. With $500 of bonus prize money and $100 of registration fees on the line, the match was the hot ticket of the night. An open $250 tournament took place shortly afterward at 10:00pm EDT.
On the main stage, Team iDemise pulled ahead and clinched the best of 30 rounds match with 16 rounds won to Battle Empire's six.? Fans and competitors can review the stats and download video of the match by visiting the archived tournament on www.getgosu.com.??? The prize pool was split among the winning team, so each of Team iDemise's five gamers walked away with $120 in their pockets.? Not a bad return on a $10 tournament registration fee.
Ongoing Counter Strike Source Cash Prize Tournaments
Counter Strike Source tournaments with Bonus Cash Prizes are still taking place daily at www.getgosu.com.? So far, over $900 in prize money has been awarded since the tournament series began on April 8.? Bonus prizes range from $10 to $500 and entry fees range from $1 to $10, so prize pools can easily get pretty lucrative.? The larger bonus prizes are on Friday and Saturday, so be sure to come during the week to practice.? Register to enter at www.getgosu.com
Now Featuring Counter Strike 1.6 Cash Bonus Tournaments
In addition to Counter Strike Source, Get Gosu is proud to announce the addition of a Counter Strike 1.6 Tournament Series to its calendar.? Beginning Friday, April 22nd, GetGosu will be hosting daily Counter Strike 1.6 tournaments.? While teams are welcome, our CS1.6 matches (just like our CS:S matches) do not require you to come with a team - you can find people to play with on the site.?? The first cash bonus CS1.6 tournament will kick off at 9:00pm on Friday, April 22nd.
Not Playing?? Spectate!
If you want to check out the competition before you join up, you have three options.? Get Gosu stores all demo files from all matches played on the site.? This means you can easily access an archived match to watch strategies unfold.? And since you already know who won, you can be sure to watch the best players to analyze their weaknesses.? Additionally, Get Gosu has enabled spectator mode so you can watch a game in progress by visiting the tournament page and choosing which match you want to observe.? The best option, however, is to watch the live broadcast, with commentary, being simulcast on justin.tv/getgosu.? Tournament alerts are also sent out via the Steam Community
Remember, whether you are playing in matches, or just spectating, the best way to take advantage of Get Gosu's tournament gaming community is to register your account and link up with your friends.? Once your are registered, you can more easily find your friends, setup and join tournaments, as well as, be quickly alerted to upcoming promotional prizes.? To create an account and take part visit www.getgosu.com
Get Gosu Tournament Gaming is democratizing eSports gaming by making it easier for the average amateur player to translate their gaming skills into cash with its unique eSports platform. Players and teams can visit www.getgosu.com to create and play a prize-based tournaments and play from start to finish with an automated seeding, advancement, reporting and a powerful anti-cheat platform. Get Gosu's community features help gamers find teammates and make it easy to quickly form teams for competitive play. Learn more, create an account and start winning today at www.getgosu.com.?
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