iGames and CEVO Lock and Load for $5K Counter-Strike 1.6 Open

(Ed: I am still amazed at how strong this game is going.)

Third Event in 6-Month, 40K eSports Series, Which Began in June and Runs Through November


Leading game center organization iGames and premier eSports online community CEVO today announced the details of $5K CS 1.6 Open, the third event in their 6-month series of national eSports tournaments, which began in June and run through November, with over $40,000 in the balance.


Presented by Intel, the next round of competitions will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24, at 8 iGames member centers across North America and will feature the best local teams fragging it out in Counter-Strike 1.6, one of today’s most popular competitive games.

• Euphnet Cyber Cafe v3 (San Jose, CA)
• NETplay (Charlotte, NC)
• eBash (Terre Haute, IN)
• The Core (Katy, TX)
• Sin City PC (Las Vegas, NV)
• CyberHub (Levittown, PA)
• Head 2 Head Games (London, ON, Canada)
• Gamers’ World (Montreal, QC, Canada)

In addition, the schedule of upcoming competitions* is as follows:

October 14 & 15 $5K Call of Duty 2 LAN Center Cup
November 4 & 5 $5K Counter-Strike 1.6 Open

  • All events presented by Intel in association with iGames and CEVO.


Saturday, September 23, will feature 4-8 teams of 5 competing locally at each center, with the winners advancing to Sunday’s WAN, double-elimination tournament.

Team Prize Breakdown:

• Day One
1st place = Pass to National tournament (minimum of $300 in winnings)
2nd place = $200 (requires a minimum of 4 participating teams)
3rd place = 4 hours free ($15 value per person)
4th place = 2 hours free ($7.50 value per person)
• Day Two
1st place = $1,500
2nd place = $1,000
3rd place = $600
4th place = $500
5th place = $400
6th place = $400
7th place = $300
8th place = $300

In addition to the $5,000 in cash to be divided between the best Counter-Strike players, there will also be special raffles and other surprises for all participants, including sports bags and sunglass holders courtesy of Intel.

To register for the $5K CS 1.6 Open, and to find out more about this and other upcoming events in the Intel series, visit www.igames.org or contact the iGames events team at events@igames.org. For rules, competition structure, and prize allocation visit www.cevolved.com.

Game centers interested in participating in the program can email events@igames.org.

About iGames
iGames, Inc. offers a wide range of services to help independent and franchised game centers. iGames’ mission is to promote and develop the growth of the game center industry. Its services unite game centers with the goal of establishing them as the driving force enabling the interactive entertainment industry to become the number one form of entertainment around the world. iGames has established strong relationships with industry leaders to provide a wide variety of products, services and programs to member game centers and gamers including software licensing, hardware discounts, exclusive game premieres, tournaments, and game nights. Today the company counts well over 500 centers and 1.2 million gamers, initiating and co-organizing more than 200 events a year. To learn more about iGames, go to www.igames.org.

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