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Team EnVyUs Secures WESG, Biggest Cash Prize in Counter-Strike History
Team EnVyUs went ballistic over the weekend, securing the World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) and the largest cash prize in Counter-Strike history.
The French side is now $800,000 richer, having defeated Team Kinguin in the grand finals in two back-to-back one-sided maps.
Playing from the side of Counter-Terrorists in Train, EnVyUs registered ten rounds on the board before finishing in dominant fashion with a perfect run after the switch. The resulting scoreline was 16-5.
The second map Dust 2 was a replay of the first, with the French squad picking up ten rounds in the first half again. It lost an additional round after the switch to celebrate victory at 16-6.
One of the starring players of the grand finals was undoubtedly Nathan “NBK” Schmitt who in the second map had a 2.22 KDR with 20 kills, three assists and just nine deaths.
Wtf we won the tournament ?
It's the best looking trophy. We are the WESG Champions and take down the biggest cashprize in CS history!
— Nathan Schmitt (@nV_NBK) January 15, 2017
WESG boasted a $1.5 million Counter-Strike prize pool in total. Previously, it was ELEAGUE which featured the largest prize pool of $1.4 million during its first season. Following that were the Counter-Strike Majors with $1 million in total crash prize.
This was also the biggest haul of Team EnVyUs. Before its victory at WESG, the team’s highest single-tournament earning was $100,000 from DreamHack Cluj-Napoca.