The sixteen-team group stage of Spring Sweet Spring features eight invited and eight qualified sides, who will fight for playoff spots using the Swiss format. The action starts on April 26, with HLTV.org users able to create teams in the Fantasy game by selecting players from squads such as EPG Family, AGO, and Extra Salt.
Picking a team for the event will be no easy task, as the biggest favorites to advance also feature quite expensive players. EPG Family star Aleksey “El1an” Gusev costs $243,000, while Extra Salt‘s Josh “oSee” Ohm is even pricier, $254,000. Members from SKADE, the third-highest-ranked team at the event, are more affordable as Georgi “SHiPZ” Grigorov and Denislav “dennyslaw” Dimitrov cost $227,000 and $218,000 respectively.
If AGO are to continue their trajectory, good performances are to be expected from Michał “snatchie” Rudzki ($211,000), Maciej “F1KU” Miklas ($207,000), and Karol “rallen” Rodowicz ($206,000), while Tomáš “oskar” Šťastný ($222,000) and Adam “NEOFRAG” Zouhar ($224,000) remain Sinners‘ dangerous duo.
The prizes for the official HLTV x Gamdom Fantasy league are as follows:
1. Shadow Daggers | Ultraviolet (Field-Tested)
2. AWP | BOOM (Field-Tested)
3. AK-47 | Neon Rider (Field-Tested)
The winners of the official Fantasy leagues will be contacted via the email provided in their HLTV profile, and are required to respond to the email within a month to be eligible to receive their prizes.