Betting on the Gamers8 Counter-Strike 2 tournament will open in the weeks leading up to the event, with most of the top esports betting sites having markets on a number of different markets, including outright tournament winner and individual series winners. With the Gamers8 CS2 tournament kicking off on August 14, we will see 16 of the world’s best Counter-Strike teams battle it out over seven days, with the grand final set to be played on August 20. Below in our Gamers8 Counter-Strike betting guide you will find all the details you need; including who will be participating, when the event will take place, the prize pool distribution and the format for the event, as well as how to bet and watch the Gamers8 CS2 tournament.

What is the Gamers8 CS2 tournament

Counter-Strike 2 will be making their debut at the Gamers8 festival, after they didn’t hold a CS2 tournament last year. Of the 13 organisations that were invited to the Gamers8 CS2 event, every team inside the top 10 in the ESL World Rankings will be in attendance, meaning that the tournament will be stacked with talent and should provide a great spectacle for fans.

Like most of the tournaments during the Gamers8 festival, the CS2 event will not hold any value or impact on any end of season events, but with that being said, the majority of the teams that will be in attendance will be coming from IEM Cologne – one of the biggest events on the CS2 calendar.

How to bet on the Gamers8 CS2 event

Betting on the 2023 Gamers8 CS2 tournament is quite an easy task. After you’ve settled on a particular sportsbook that fits your requirements (faster payout, better odds, or competitive betting markets), you’re expected to set up an account and make an initial deposit, with this standard practice at esports betting sites.

The top CS2 Gamers8 betting sites will have markets available well in advance of the tournament kicking off, which means you can wager on things like the outright winner and who will get the MVP of the event. The CS2 Gamers8 event will have more markets surrounding it closer to the start, and we will update this page accordingly when it happens.

Accessing CS2 Gamers8 betting sites is possible via several different means, including via their downloadable esports betting apps, which generally come on Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.

Gamers8 CS2 2023 Odds

Odds for the Gamers8 CS2 event will be released closer to the beginning of the tournament.

Gamers8 CS2 2023 Teams

Of the 16 teams participating in the Gamers8 CS2 tournament, 13 of them are invited by the organisers and three teams will have to qualify through each of the European, North American and Last Chance Qualifier.

Gamers8 CS2 2023 Format

The format for the Gamers8 CS2 tournament will feature a Single-Elimination bracket, with all matches set to be best-of-three series.

Gamers8 CS2 Prize Pool Distribution

The US$1,000,000 prize pool for the Gamers8 Counter-Strike 2 tournament will be distributed as the table shows below.

Place $USD
1st $400,000
2nd $180,000
3rd-4th $80,000
5th-8th $35,000
9th-16th $15,000

How to watch the Gamers8 CS2 tournament

You will be able to watch every game of the Gamers8 CS2 tournament on the Gamers8 channel (, with highlights posted to their YouTube channel (