YaLLa Esports Announces Compass 2024 CS2 Tournament

14 Oct 2023
Tit Krajnik 14 Oct 2023
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  • Saudi Arabian esports organisation YaLLa Esports announced a new tournament series.
  • Named Compass 2024, the new tournament will have a $400,000 prize pool.
  • The event will be based in Dubai, UAE, and welcome 12 teams
Compass 2024 CS
Compass 2024 CS (credit: via Twitter (@Compass_cs2))
On Friday, October 13, YaLLa Esports organisation announced a new esports tournament series named Compass. The tournament will begin in June 2024 as a LAN event in Dubai, UAE, and welcome 12 Counter-Strike 2 teams.

The new Counter-Strike tournament will have a $400,000 prize pool for the LAN finals, set to take place on June 5-9, 2024, and $25,000 for each of the two qualifiers (European Series #1 and #2), which will run on October 16 – December 14, 2023, and January 15 – May 2, 2024.

The two qualifying events will promote two teams to the $400,000 LAN finals. Nine teams will secure a spot at Compass 2024 through invites, and one spot will be awarded to the winner of the MENA Championship.

As confirmed by tournament organisers, the LAN finals will start with two best-of-one (Bo1) round-robin groups of six teams, with the top three teams from each group advancing to a single-elimination progressive playoff bracket.

Four teams will be seeded into the first round, while the remaining two will await the victors in the semi-finals, suggesting that the top two teams from the group stage will receive a direct bye to the semi-finals.

“Compass is something we have been building out of pure passion for a long time” said Klaus Kajetski, CEO and Founder of YaLLa Esports at Ignite conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. “I’m very grateful for the network I have built here in the past decade that is now rallying behind Compass and supporting this massive ambition of ours, as we could not have done it without our partners.”

“Compass" is not just an esports event; it's a testament to the power of gaming to unite, inspire, and drive change. With a substantial prize pool, a community-first approach, as well as a focus on growth and opportunity, YaLLa Esports invites gamers worldwide to embark on this extraordinary journey."

Compass 2024 Important Dates:

  • First Qualifier: October 16 – December 14, 2023
  • Second Qualifier: January 15 – May 2, 2024
  • LAN Finals: June 5-9, 2024