Esports World Cup 2024 CS2: Live schedule, results, and more

The tier one Counter-Strike 2 season kicks back off on July 17 with the Esports World Cup in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where one team will begin the run to the Shanghai Major $400,000 USD richer.

All eyes will be on the Saudi event as this is the first major tournament since the mid-year break which has seen many top rosters change up their squad for the run home. Last year it was Team Vitality who closed out the CS:GO era with a win over ENCE. Who will take home the trophy in Riyadh this year?

Here’s everything you need to know about Esports World Cup 2024 CS2: Full schedule, scores, results, and more.


Esports World Cup 2024 CS2 format and teams

A giant stage with fireworks going off in the background.
The last time CS was in Riyadh, Vitality walked away champions to round out the CS:GO era. Image via Gamers8

Esports World Cup 2024 CS2 is a 15-team tournament with three stages. 14 teams have been drawn into the opening stage where they’ll play a single head-to-head best-of-three to determine which stage they’ll enter. Winners will head straight to the playoff quarterfinals, while the losers will join JiJieHao in the Play-In stage.

The Play-In stage is a single-elimination bracket where every match is a best-of-one, meaning there can be no mistakes. The single team that survives the Play-In stage will join the seven winners from the opening stage for the playoffs.

In the playoffs, teams will play out a single-elimination bracket (this time with best-of-threes) until one team remains—they’ll be crowned EWC champions for 2024. Here are the teams attending Esports World Cup 2024 CS2 and their qualification methods:

Qualification Team(s)
Top event champions IEM Katowice 2024
Team Spirit

PGL Copenhagen Major 2024

ESL World Ranking
Top teams by region
EU: FaZe Clan
NA: Complexity
ESL World Ranking
Next-best teams
G2 Esports
Regional Qualifiers EU: Sashi
NA: M80
OCE: FlyQuest
Asia: The MongolZ
Middle East: JiJieHao

Esports World Cup 2024 CS2 schedule and results

Opening Stage (July 17)

Winners proceed directly to the playoffs, and losers move to the Play-In Bracket joining JiJieHao. All match times are in Central Time (CT).

  • 6:30am: MOUZ vs. Sashi | Spirit vs. MIBR | NAVI vs. FURIA
  • 9:30am: VP vs. Complexity | Vitality vs. M80
  • 1pm: FaZe vs. FlyQuest | G2 vs. MongolZ

Play-In Bracket (July 18)

A screenshot of the EWC 2024 CS2 tournament Play-In bracket.
JiJieHao gets a free pass to the Play-In. Screenshot via Liquipedia

The schedule for the Esports World Cup CS2 Play-In is to be determined.

Playoffs (July 19 to 21)

A screenshot of the EWC 2024 CS2 tournament playoff bracket.
Who will walk away as EWC champions? Screenshot via Liquipedia

The schedule for the Esports World Cup CS2 playoffs is to be determined.

Esports World Cup 2024 CS2 streams: How to watch

Esports World Cup 2024 CS2 is streamed live on Twitch and YouTube. If you missed a match, check each channel following the conclusion of each matchday for full spoiler-free VODs. Community broadcasters may also be permitted to stream the matches: Check each official match page for more information about other streamers.

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