When WePlay! hosted the first CS:GO tournament, it was played in a playoffs format. Matches are selected between teams using the pooling method. Teams went against each other based on Bo3 matches and fought to play in the semi-finals and lastly, to the finals.
WePlay! changed the format of the tournament by separating it into two different stages - group stage and the playoffs.
The teams are divided into two groups of four. Each team plays against each other twice, and the top two teams from each group advanced for the playoffs.
In the playoffs, the top two teams from each group play against each other to gain a position in the finals. To crown the champions, the winners of semi-finals play against each other.
Sometimes the organizer will test out new concepts and formats. Therefore always check the tournament page if you would like to study a specific tournament.
Whats special about WePlay! Forge of Masters
Every year the capital of Ukraine floods with the most elite CS:GO teams from all over the world. 8 elite teams go toe to toe with each other, so that they can be called the champions. Fans from all over the world visit Kiev to support their favorite teams and players.
During the matches, the atmosphere is electrifying with fans roaring for their teams and players to boost their morale. With a big prize pool, top players, excited fans, and a huge arena, you add all these things up, and voila you’ve got a top-class tournament. There won’t be a single CS:GO who wouldn’t want to go to an event like that.
WePlay! Forge of Masters's first event
WePlay! Announced the first season of their CS:GO tournament by the name of Forge of Masters back in 2019. 4 very exciting teams were invited to participate in the tournament.
With AVANGAR, HellRaisers, Vega Squadron, and DreamEaters under one roof, it was expected that the roof of the Expo Center in Ukraine would explode. The competition was fierce as teams went against each other and gave their all to stay in the tournament and win a prize pool of $36,000 USD.
At the end of the tournament, history was made, the Kazakhstani team AVANGAR who went undefeated in the whole tournament were crowned the champions after defeating HellRaisers by 2-0 in the finals.