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Astralis and Virtus.pro to face off in CS:GO ELeague rematch with $250,000 winner-takes-all prize

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Turner and WME IMG have announced Clash for Cash: The Rematch, a high-stakes Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament featuring ELeague Major finalists Astralis and Virtus.pro. The two teams will play in a live marquee face-off for a winner-takes-all prize of $250,000.

Clash for Cash: The Rematch will be aired on TBS on Friday, June 16 at 10PM ET. The tournament will also be livestreamed on Twitch, YouTube, and ELeague Live Game Command.

Will Virtus.pro be able to exact revenge on Astralis? (ELeague)

While ELeague has not revealed whether there will be an offline component to the event, a source close to the matter confirmed to Yahoo Esports that there will be plans to integrate a live audience.

Hosted in January this year, the ELeague Major set the bar high for competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive events. The grand final saw Astralis defeat Virtus.pro in an incredibly close 2-1 series of games that went 12-16, 16-14, 16-14.

We’ll report more on the story once more details are available. In the meantime, stay tuned to our CS:GO hub for more news as it breaks.

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