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Intel® Grand Slam Season 2 kicks off with $1,000,000 on the line

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After Astralis completed the challenge for Season 1, securing a handsome payday, it’s time to reset the counter and throw down the IGS gauntlet once again.  

Starting with the IEM Katowice CS:GO Major 2019, teams will have a new opportunity to win four eligible events from the Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL One, ESL Pro League and DreamHack Masters calendar within ten attempts to secure the $1,000,000 prize.

IEM Sydney 2019, DreamHack Masters Dallas 2019 and ESL One Cologne 2019 are confirmed as the next stops in the circuit. Visit the Intel® Grand Slam website to stay up to date on the official calendar as new events are revealed. These are the key points you need to know to follow Season 2 of the IGS as it unfolds:

How to win the IGS

-As previously stated, the Intel® Grand Slam is completed by the first team that wins four IGS-eligible tournaments inside a span of ten consecutive events.

-If a team fails to attend an event, it counts as a “no win” for the purposes of completing the IGS.

-Results from the previous season of the Intel® Grand Slam are not counted towards the current season.

The “Giant Killer Bonus”

-If a team that is about to complete the IGS is stopped in the final of their potential 4th win, their opponents receive the $100,000 “Giant Killer Bonus”. 

-If two teams face each other for their 4th win at a final, meaning one of them will win the IGS at the end, the winner does not receive an additional “Giant Killer Bonus”.

-There is no limit to how many “Giant Killer Bonuses” are paid out in a single IGS Season.

Roster rules

-If a player leaves a team and competes in an IGS event for another team, he or she becomes ineligible for IGS prize money from the original team.

-Teams are allowed to swap players between tournaments, but a core of the same three players has to win four finals together in order to be eligible for the IGS.

-Eligible players get a share in the prize money in proportion to their contribution to the IGS (counting only the relevant final matches).

-All prize money in the IGS (the main prize and the “Giant Killer Bonus”) gets sent directly to the players that participated in the relevant finals.

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