Or, trophy. With Australia's largest esports tournament IEM Sydney 2019
taking place over the weekend, the CS:GO
competition wrapped up in spectacular fashion with Team Liquid
in the finals - winning their share of the US$250,000 prize pool in front of a packed Qudos Bank Arena audience.
“It’s great to have watched the 3rd year of IEM Sydney unfold, after showcasing the greatest esports players in the world here,” said Nick Vanzetti, MD & Senior Vice President of ESL APJ. “The crowd here never disappoints, and we can’t ask for more than five entertaining maps in the Grand Final - congratulations to Team Liquid on what was a fantastic win!”
Here's a pretty cool shot from the closing moments.
In addition to a packed crowd over 150,000 fans from around the world tuned into the finals via Twitch. The final itself went down to the wire too as the match-up between the American team and the Swedish team took place over five maps.