PLG Nationals CS:GO Tournament Series Second Season: Tournament Recap

In the past weeks, the second season of our PLG Nationals CS:GO Tournament Series ran with over 32 teams from around the region, all with one goal in mind: reaching the final four spots in the PLG Pro Tour with CS:GO, the second phase before reaching the ultimate challenge: PLG Grand Slam.
The second season qualifier for the PLG Nationals CS:GO Tournament Series ended last week, with some surprises, including the loss of two UAE fan favorite FearTheReaper and Yalla eSports in the quarterfinals, but also the rise of ArchNemesis from KSA, aiming to prove that they are force to be reckoned with after their loss in the ROG Masters Middle East Finals. We also saw a new Levant team making a name for itself in this qualifier, now joining the its Jordanian compatriot Evil Corporation, which are this season’s grand winner: Chosen5. The latter already tried qualifying during Season 1, but sadly lost to their Lebanese neighbors Team Spotnet in the Levant bracket semifinals.

Chosen5 managed to lead efficiently in this qualifier, never losing a set throughout the competition, even to a point of not losing a round in their match against KSA Hi Pro! The final match brought them against ArchNemesis from KSA, winner of the last version of the ASUS ROG Masters qualifying tournament for Saudi Arabia. That best of 3 game was one hell of a show, with ArchNemesis tried to regain its form after losing their first map 16-5, but it seems that Chosen5 were better .

With the completion of this qualifier, we have now our final eight teams that will participate in the PLG Pro Tour, starting with Team RvN and vnG from Kuwait, Nasr Esports Risky (formally known as Risky Gaming) from the UAE, Chosen5 and Evil Corporation from Jordan, ArchNemesis from Saudi Arabia and finally Team Spotnet from Lebanon. These will compete in a double elimination bracket later in November, to reach the final four which will then be seeded into the PLG Grand Slam and play for a prize pool of $ 5,000 ($ 3,000 for first place, $ 1,500 for second place and $500 for third place).

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