BetBoom Dacha teams, format, schedule, prizes, talent


FURIA arrive in Dubai as the highest-ranked team

The Elisa Masters Espoo has just ended, but the Counter-Strike circus is already setting off to the next stop in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where the BetBoom Dacha tournament is kicking off on Tuesday.

Promising a more casual vibe, the event will take place in a luxurious hotel setting with side activities aplenty over the next week, and boast a set of eight teams tightly packed between the #9 and #18 ranks in the world.

Participating teams, format

Front and center of the competition are FURIA, who come into the event as the highest-ranked side following their title-winning performance at Elisa Masters Espoo.

They will hardly be heavy favorites, though. A Cloud9 team that enters the tournament following their successful LAN debut with newest addition Kirill “⁠Boombl4⁠” Mikhailov and Virtus.pro are breathing down their necks, along with an Astralis squad that has just completed the blockbuster additions of Martin “⁠stavn⁠” Lund and Jakob “⁠jabbi⁠” Nygaard, who will be making their first appearance since their dramatic exit from Heroic.


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GamerLegion also feature on the team list after replacing Heroic at the event, hoping to show a better face after early exits at ESL Challenger Jönköping and the Elisa Masters.

The remaining three teams are BetBoom — a team operated by the same betting entity that also is the title sponsor of the tournament —, another Brazilian representative in MIBR, who recently placed in the top four at PARI Please and ESL Challenger Jönköping, and Spirit.

These eight will first play in two double-elimination groups from which the top-two teams will make it to the single-elimination bracket. All matches leading up to the grand final will be played in best-of-three series, before a best-of-five series decides the winner.

Schedule

The tournament kicks off on Tuesday with the opening matches of Group A, followed by the Group B openers on Wednesday and the first elimination match.

Two teams will lock in playoffs spots in Thursday’s winners’ matches, and the other two on Friday in the deciders. The bracket stage will follow on the weekend:

Date
Matches

05/12/2023

10:55

Match

05/12/2023

14:25

Match

06/12/2023

09:55

Match

06/12/2023

13:25

Match

16:5506/12/2023

BetBoom Dacha 2023 – Group A Elimination Match

Match

09:5507/12/2023

BetBoom Dacha 2023 – Group B Winners’ Match

Match

13:2507/12/2023

BetBoom Dacha 2023 – Group A Winners’ Match

Match

16:5507/12/2023

BetBoom Dacha 2023 – Group B Elimination Match

Match

10:5508/12/2023

BetBoom Dacha 2023 – Group A Decider Match

Match

14:2508/12/2023

BetBoom Dacha 2023 – Group B Decider Match

Match

10:5509/12/2023

BetBoom Dacha 2023 – Semi-final #1

Match

14:2509/12/2023

BetBoom Dacha 2023 – Semi-final #2

Match

11:5510/12/2023

BetBoom Dacha 2023 – Grand Final

Match

Prize distribution

Typically more spread out among most of the competition, the prize distribution will be quite significantly more top-heavy than usual at BetBoom Dacha, with only the top four earning a piece of the $300,000 pie for their achievements:

1. $180,000
2. $60,000
3-4. $30,000

Broadcast talent

The following six-person team, consisting of two hosts and four commentators, will bring you the action on the English broadcast:

Hosts

United Kingdom Jasmine “⁠Veracity⁠” Kanuga
United States Tres “⁠stunna⁠” Saranthus

Commentators

United Kingdom Henry “⁠HenryG⁠” Greer
United Kingdom Adam “⁠Dinko⁠” Hawthorne
Canada Mohan “⁠launders⁠” Govindasamy
Canada Conner “⁠Scrawny⁠” Girvan



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