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A combination of tradition and prestige, the Cathedral of Counter Strike is a place where even the best have been known to fall. Over the years the tournament has evolved and the competition become more fierce. Many dream of marking their name down in history but only the most resilient and dedicated have been able to do so. With every tournament the desire to obtain the title increases.

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DHL is always looking for ways to unite gamers on a global scale. Working together with ESL, we’re delivering the greatest esports experience possible.

This new trophy marks the next chapter in the story we’re writing together with teams, with players and with the fans.

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Intel is the catalyst for PC gaming innovation, rallying the industry to make the PC the best place to play and create. The company believe the best gaming experience is done on the PC and always looking for ways to push their technology to the limits when it comes to performance, enabling the development community, driving new form factors and leveraging emerging technology. 

Additional information about Intel is available at intel.com/gaming

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Founded in 1976, Acer now is one of the world's top ICT companies and has a presence in over 160 countries. As Acer looks into the future, it is focused on enabling a world where hardware, software and servicese-oriented technologies to the Internet of Things to gaming and virtual reality. Acer's 7,000+ employees are will fuse with one another to open up new possibilities for consumers and businesses alike. From service-oriented technologies to the Internet of Things to gaming and virtual reality, Acer's 7000+ employees are dedicated to the research, marketing, sale and support of products and solutions that break barriers between people and technology. Please visit www.acer.com/predator for more information.

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 380,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses and is enabling global trade flows. Visit DHL In Motion

Based in Corona, California, Monster Energy is the leading marketer of energy drinks and alternative beverages. Refusing to acknowledge the traditional, Monster Energy supports the scene. Monster Energy is a brand that believes in authenticity and is the core of what its sports, athletes, eSports athletes and musicians represent. More than a drink, it’s the way of life lived by athletes, sports, bands, gamers, believers and fans. See more about Monster Energy including all of its drinks at www.monsterenergy.com and www.monsterenergy.com/gaming.

Founded in 2007, 1xBet has quickly become one of the leading brands in the gaming industry. Hundreds of events every day plus exciting promotions and offers have already attracted millions of sports and esports fans. Here players place bets on CS:GO, Dota 2, football, basketball, as well as dozens of other sports and esports disciplines. The high level of 1xBet service for esports fans was recently recognised with a victory at the prestigious 2020 SBC Awards in the “Esports Operator of the Year” category. Show 1XBET 

Coinbase started in 2012 with the radical idea that anyone, anywhere, should be able to easily and securely send and receive Bitcoin. Today, we offer a trusted and easy-to-use platform for accessing the broader crypto economy – a more fair, accessible, efficient, and transparent financial system enabled by crypto. Learn more at coinbase.com

GG.BET was developed by esports enthusiasts and professionals. Our goal is to create an intuitive and convenient platform for betting on all major esports events in the world. On GG.BET you can always quickly and easily place a bet on your favourite team. Our cash out process is also very fast and transparent. To stay always accessible we created a highly-functional mobile version of the site that will run on any device. For your convenience, we support a lot of different payment services. It doesn’t matter which game you love more, on GG.BET you will always find the latest information and news on all major esports events that will help you make successful bets! Good luck and have fun!
Paysafecard is the most popular online prepaid payment in gaming. Quick, simple and safe, as if using cash online - no bank account or credit card needed. Pay with The 16-digit code on the voucher in thousands of online shops for gaming, esports, social media, online communities, music, film, entertainment and more. Available in 45 countries and over 600,000 point of sales around the world paysafecard.com

Vodafone Group is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone Group has mobile operations in 25 countries, partners with mobile networks in 46 more, and fixed broadband operations in 18 markets. As of 31 December 2017, Vodafone Group had 529.1 million mobile customers and 19.3 million fixed broadband customers, including India and all of the customers in Vodafone’s joint ventures and associates. For more information, please visit: www.vodafone.com

MTN DEW® AMP® GAME FUEL® is the first beverage designed with gamers in mind, with a vitamin-charged and energy boosted formula. It includes ingredients shown to improve accuracy and alertness, along with a no-slip grip and innovative re-sealable lid, making it easier for gamers to hone their craft. Learn more at GameFuel.com

The Euronics Group is the leading consumer electronics retail group in EMEA and CIS, representing independent retailers in 35 countries with more than 8,500 outlets. The Group brings innovative electrical products to consumers via a universal omni-channel approach. Euronics has reported consistent year-on-year growth in turnover and revenue since it was founded in 1990, irrespective of periods of economic instability, demonstrating that the Group’s focus on service and innovative solutions is unparalleled in its market.
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At Kellogg Company (NYSE: K), we strive to enrich and delight the world through foods and brands that matter. Our beloved brands include Pringles®, Mmmh Tresor ®, Choco Krispies®, FROSTIES®, Kellogg's Corn Flakes®, W.K.K. and more. Net sales in 2018 were approximately $13.5 billion, comprised principally of snacks and convenience foods like cereal and frozen foods. Kellogg brands are beloved in markets around the world. We are also a company with Heart & Soul, committed to creating three billion Better Days by the end of 2025 through our Breakfasts for Better Days global purpose platform. Visit www.KelloggCompany.com or www.OpenforBreakfast.com.