ESEA Finals/Arbalet Cup Dallas Info Released

BY Andrew Miesner / June 3, 2010

The details for the ESEA Finals and Arbalet Cup Dallas have finally been released via ESEA’s site after much anticipation. The event’s will be working hand in hand, both taking place within a week of each other. Up for grabs is over $130,000 between the two events. Below is the official press release from ESEA:


E-Sports Entertainment (ESEA) and “Arbalet Cup World Series” are teaming up to bring the host the biggest week of Counter-Strike in North America since 2004. ESEA’s Season 6 LAN Playoffs will be held back to back and in conjunction with the Arbalet Cup Dallas in July.

The ESEA Season 6 LAN Playoffs are the culmination of a sixteen match regular season and will feature the top six CS 1.6 invite division, four CS 1.6 main division, four CS: Source invite division, and four TF2 invite division teams battling it out for their piece of the $50,000 cash prize purse.

Following the ESEA LAN Playoffs, the ten CS 1.6 teams from ESEA League will join 22 of the top teams from around the world to compete for in the $80,000 “Arbalet Cup Dallas”. The event will be the first Arbalet Cup in North America and will bring word class Counter-Strike competition back to the United States.

“We are excited to announce the next step in the Arbalet Cup World Series. This summer, together with ESEA, we will host Arbalet Cup Dallas, the first international championship using our new format,” said Alexy “LeX” Kolesnikov. “Arbalet Cup Dallas will bring the world’s top gamers to Dallas to compete with the American elite in an exciting and action packed 32 team invitational tournament. Together with ESEA, we will do our best to provide the most comfortable atmosphere for the competitors and provide a professional video and HLTV broadcasting experience to spectators around the world.”

The event also features a limited BYOC for fans to enjoy a week of gaming and get involved in the action. Fans unable to attend can enjoy SpecTVs, photos, video interviews, and live score updates.

“It is a great opportunity to combine the ESEA Season 6 LAN Playoffs and open BYOC with the Arbalet Cup Dallas,” said Craig “Torbull” Levine. “The Arbalet Cup will bring world class Counter-Strike competition back to the United States, and together with the ESEA LAN Playoffs, we will host an amazing week of gaming for competitors and fans.”

More information on the event and BYOC registration will be released in the coming days.


The details are as follows:

Location: Hella Shrine in Garland, TX

Schedule of Activities
July 14 – 15    ESEA Season 6 CS 1.6 invite and main LAN Playoffs
July 16 – 18    Arbalet Cup Dallas & open BYOC
July 17 – 18    ESEA Season 6 CS: Source and TF2 invite LAN Playoffs

Arbalet Cup Dallas Information
Structure:         32 team invitational tournament
Official Maps:  de_dust2, de_inferno, de_train, de_nuke, & de_tuscan
Prize Pool:       $80,000 total prize purse


More information can be found at