Counter Strike Global Offensive


Game Evolution proudly presents to you our Counter-Strike:Global Offensive Tournament in Dubai this November!

The GE Counter-Strike:Global Offensive Championship will feature the best teams in the region competing for AED 25,000 Cash Prize!




Tournament: GE Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Format: 5 vs 5
Prize: AED 25,000
Registration Fee: AED 300 per team (6 members)
Platform: PC
Tournament Format: Qualifying Rounds, Group Stages, Playoffs, Semi-Finals, Finals
Location: Dubai World Trade Centre
Game Length: Until the Winner is determined.



Think your team has got what is takes to be the best? Are you ready for a challenge? Register your team to battle the best teams from around the region.



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Terrorist Side
Counter-Terrorist Side
15 rounds of play on a defending or offensive side
Half Time: 
The period between halves in which Teams swap sides





Win Condition:  The first Team to win 16 rounds in regulation or the Team that wins the overtime period.  In the case of a 15-15 score at the end of regulation play, 3 overtime rounds will be played.  In the event of overtime, Teams will switch sides and play an additional 6 rounds (3 on each side); if the score is still tied, another overtime period will be played to determine the Winner.


Tournament Format: The 1st and 2nd Game Evolution Tournament Qualifiers will be played as single elimination brackets, best of one (1) map) until the final eight (8) Teams remain. These two (2) tournaments will be played on separate dates and in separate locations (TBA). The top five (5) teams of each qualifier will be invited to the Game Evolution International Tournament. Additionally, one (1) single elimination bracket tournament qualifier will be held in each GCC country, at which point they will be combined with the ten (10) invited Teams into a sixteen (16) Team Group-stage tournament. This will be played down until eight (8) Teams remain to enter the Game Evolution International Tournament Playoffs. The Playoff bracket will be single elimination (best of three (3) maps) down to the final four (4) Teams. These four (4) teams will compete in the Game Evolution International Tournament Semi-finals which will continue as single elimination (best of three (3) maps) down to the final two (2) Teams. The remaining two (2) Teams will advance to the Game Evolution International Championship which will be played on the main stage; these two (2) Teams will compete to win the best of five (5) maps until a Winner can be declared.


Series Length: In a best of three (3) maps format, the first Team to win two (2) maps wins the match.  In the event of a 1-1 map tie, a third map will be played.  In a best of five (5) maps format, the first Player to win three (3) maps wins the match.  In the event of a 2-3 map tie, a fifth map will be played.


Seeding: In the Tournament Qualifiers, Teams will be seeded randomly. In the Group Stage, Team will be seeded based on qualifying position. In the Playoff Bracket, the eight (8) Teams will be seeded 1 through 8 based on past tournament performances. In the Championship Bracket, the Teams will be seeded 1 and 2 based on past tournament performances.


Match Scheduling: All matches schedules are available on the website, listed by the tournament bracket.  If a Team needs to reschedule, they must contact their opponent and confirm a new match time.  If both Teams agree to reschedule the match within 22 hours of the original match time, both Teams must alert the Tournament Administrator and have the reschedule approved.



Game Settings


Round Time:
1 minute and 45 seconds
Buy Time:
15 seconds
Start Money:
$800 for regulation play and $10,000 for overtime periods (if needed)
Freeze Time:
15 seconds
C4 Timer:
35 seconds



Map Pool










Map/Side Selection

Maps will be banned by alternating team to team until one map remains.

Knife for sides – the team with the most players alive and the end of the round chooses sides. In case of a draw, a team will be randomly selected to pick their side.

At half time, Teams will switch sides.

Half time will be a maximum of two minutes, at which point both Teams must be ready.

All Players names must be in the format of their Team tag + gaming alias (i.e. GameCom | Bob).



Setup and Configuration


Non-standard game settings or third party applications that affect game play are not permitted. Players found using either will be penalized at the Tournament Administrator’s sole discretion, which may include Player suspension(s) or forfeiture of the match or round penalties.

Use of Ventrilo, Mumble, Team Speak, or any third party voice chat software is allowed.



In-Game Messaging and Communication


Competing Teams are not allowed to use global in-game chat in an abusive, offensive, vulgar or spamming manner at any point during a match. This includes pre-match, intermission and post-match periods as well.

When a match is live, only Team captains are allowed to use global in-game messages (this included between rounds or at half time); other Players must use team-only in-game messages

Violators of these rules are subject to penalties at the Tournament Administrator’s discretion, which may include Player suspension(s) or forfeiture of the match or round penalties.





Game Crashes / Unintentional Disconnection – In the event of any connection loss of one Player due to game client, system, network, PC, and/or power problems/issues,  Game play will be paused by the Team captain during the freeze time of the NEXT round until the client can reconnect OR 5 minutes passes, whichever comes first.

Game Leaving / Intentional Disconnection – In the event of any connection loss of one Player due to a Player’s actions, a penalty may be assessed to that Player’s Team in the sole discretion of the Tournament Administrator.  Penalties may include the offending Team being required to continue play without the offending Player, receiving round penalties, or forfeiting the match.


Server Crashes – In the event of a permanent connection loss of one or multiple Players due to an issue with a server, Tournament Administrator will restart the game server, stop the tournament clock, and play will continue from the point of disruption.  Points will be added to the amounts totaled before the crash, and the tournament clock will be restarted once the game is live again.



Unfair Play


The following actions will be considered unfair play:

The use of any cheat program and/or map hack program;

An intentional disconnection;

The use of any settings exceeding the standard and permitted settings;

Any “unnecessary chatting” during the match.  “Unnecessary chatting” does not include any of the following: greeting messages between the Players; a signal for the loss (i.e.: „gg?, „GG?, or any other message that the referee can use to decide the winner); or any message that the Tournament Administrator can judge as part of the game;

Use of any unapproved textures or models – Only default CSGO models will be allowed;

Any intentional abuse of “pause” by a Player on the server;

Clearly allowing one’s opponent to win a match;

Any external conditions (Press, Team Leader, Player, Spectator, etc) that give an unfair advantage to a Player and/or Team;

Any intentional abuse of “pause” by a Player as determined by the Tournament Administrator;

Unsportsmanlike behavior or, in general, disruptive (e.g., shouting), inappropriate and/or unprofessional actions directed towards another Player (even inside the game); and

The use of a program bug that is determined by the Tournament Administrator as being unfair.

Upon discovery of any Player and/or Team committing any violations regarded as unfair play, the offending Team, at the sole discretion of the Tournament Administrator, may receive a warning, round penalty, a forfeit loss or be disqualified from the Tournament.

During the course of the event, the Tournament Administrator may determine other actions to embody unfair play.



Forfeits, Disputes, and Support


If your opponent does not show up within a 15 minute grace period after the original scheduled match time, you may report a forfeit win.

If you have wrongly been awarded a forfeit loss, you may challenge it within 2 hours of the originally scheduled match time, after which time your dispute will be discarded.

If no match has been reported within 2 hours of the scheduled match time and no support tickets have been opened, the higher seeded Team as listed on the tournament bracket will be advanced by default.

Any disconnection issues that cannot be resolved by the Team captains in the match must be brought to the attention of the Tournament Administrator immediately.

Once the match starts, Teams will not be able to dispute a match on the grounds of match settings.

All match disputes must be filed within 10 minutes after the match’s conclusion, and must include replays and screenshots if applicable.

The Tournament Administrator may be contacted by filing a support ticket on the support page of the Game Portal.

In the event of a cheating dispute, the Tournament Administrator will contact both Teams and ask for any information regarding to the match in question up to and including match replays.  The Tournament Administrator will make a ruling based on the rules outlined in this document.  Cheating will result in a penalty at the Tournament Administrator’s discretion up to and including immediate removal from the Tournament.



Rule Changes


The Tournament Administrators reserves the right to modify the rules as needed. This includes changes due to software updates or releases, event organizer decisions and all other changes deemed necessary to run a successful tournament. Players are responsible for checking the rules on a regular basis and prior to the event in order to ensure they are in complete compliance.


Players must understand that rules listed are guidelines to ensure fair and competitive play and are subject to interpretation by the administrators based on the spirit of the game.