The Thunderpick World Championship 2023 playoffs are set to begin today, featuring some of the world's top Counter-Strike 2 teams competing for a total prize pool of $500,000.
This prestigious event is taking place in Europe, with the matches being played online. Let's take a look at the playoff schedule and the journey of the teams that made it this far.
If you’re looking to watch some of the matches and support your favorite teams in the scene, here’s when they’ll happen. As mentioned above, all times are set to UTC (Coordinated Universal Time), so be sure to adjust the times to your region.
15:00: Cloud9 vs. BIG (Best of 3)
18:00: FaZe vs. MOUZ (Best of 3)
09:00: Spirit vs. Monte (Best of 3)
12:00: Heroic vs. Virtus.pro (Best of 3)
15:00: TBD vs. TBD (Best of 3)
12:00: TBD vs. TBD (Best of 3)
18:30: TBD vs. TBD (Best of 3)
Here’s a brief recap of what went down in the Group stages in the Thunderpick World Championship 2023.
In Group A, Cloud9 secured the top spot with two wins out of two matches. They outperformed both Virtus.pro and fnatic to claim the number one position. Virtus.pro also advanced to the playoffs from this group with two wins and one loss.
FaZe dominated Group B, winning both their matches, including victories over SAW and Monte. Monte secured the second playoff spot by defeating SAW and Wildcard and, of course, with one loss to FaZe.
Spirit showcased their strength in Group C, emerging as the group leader with two major wins. MOUZ also secured their playoff spot with victories against M80 and Complexity, but they also had to deal with one loss.
Heroic and BIG performed well in Group D, securing the top two positions and advancing to the playoffs. As there aren’t two first places to be given, BIG had to take the second spot due to their defeat against the leader Heroic. FURIA and Nouns couldn't make it past this stage.
The Thunderpick World Championship 2023 offers a significant prize pool for the participating teams that move on to the Playoffs. Here's a breakdown of the prize distribution:
With everything on the line, the Thunderpick World Championship 2023 playoffs are sure to deliver thrilling CS2 action as teams battle for the coveted title and their share of the substantial prize money. Stay tuned with us at Strafe.com for more updates and exciting matches as the playoffs kick off today in this highly anticipated CS:GO tournament.
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