Gamers8 2023 is the first tier-one CS:GO tournament to be held in Saudi Arabia. After hosting tournaments in Rainbow Six: Siege, Dota 2, Fortnite, and Rocket League in the 2022 edition, the event will host a CS:GO tournament featuring twelve elite teams fighting for a whopping $1M prize pool.
Gamers8 is a gaming and esports festival held for eight weeks. The CS:GO tournament will take place from the 16th to the 20th of August in Riyadh, in the Boulevard Riyadh City venue.
Hosted by the Saudi Esports Federation and ESL, the event is a golden opportunity to further expand the esports industry worldwide, especially in the underrepresented region of the Middle East.
A total of sixteen, including eight of the top ten teams in the HLTV ranking, will battle for their share of the prize pool. Only three teams made it through GWB qualifiers; the rest were invited.
- FaZe Clan
- Team Vitality
- FURIA Esports
- Team Falcons
- G2 Esports
- Team Liquid
- Virtus Pro
How to watch Gamers8 2023
You can catch all the incredible moments and cheer for your favorite teams live on the Gamers8 Twitch channel and their B stream since the tournament will feature up to two simultaneous matches. The event will be broadcast in many languages, including English, Arabic, Spanish and Portuguese, all on separate channels.
The action-packed matches will kick off at 2:00 PM UTC+3 until 9:00 PM, so be sure to clear your schedule, as the format will be flipping the script for the participating teams.
Format, prize pool distribution
Gamers8 will feature a single-elimination bracket format, with all matches being BO3s starting from the Round of 16.
As mentioned, the total prize pool is $1M, with most of it going to the Champion, and the winnings are spread among the rest of the participants, as seen below: