Oct 5, 2012
As the weeks melt in to days, the time for competition draws near. The Pantheon Inaugural is on the horizon, and is sure to feature as an important date on the calendar of all Australian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams. In our last engagement with the community we asked you, the community, which maps you wanted to see played in The Pantheon Inaugural. With polling closed and the results tallied, there has been a resoundingly clear message sent regarding which maps will feature in our $2000 online tournament, thanks to Mwave.com.au, Western Digital and Shuttle.
Official map pool
The maps de_nuke_ve, and de_train_se received a resounding 87% of votes, with the community sending a strong message regarding the maps they want to see. The map pool featured in our tournament mimics recent global trends, with the same maps selected for use in the Electronic Sports World Cup’s CS:GO tournaments. As the game continues to receive constant updates, I am sure that there will be many more maps to consider in light of future tournaments.
While we continue to engage with community opinion, there are still a few contentious issues on which we wish to hear communal voice. The next matter for polling regards the use of Molotov cocktails (or Incendiary grenades for CT). With Dreamhack Valencia and SteelSeries GO at IOS moving to ban the use of the grenade, both ESL worldwide and ESWC announcing that they will that they will allow the use of grenade in all forms of competition. We at Pantheon want to know what you think? Should the Molotov/Incendiary grenade be banned from use in The Pantheon Inaugural?
Should Molotov/Incendiary grenades be BANNED from use?
- Yes (58%, 52 Votes)
- No (42%, 38 Votes)
Total Voters: 90
Voting closes at midnight (AEDT) on Thursday 11th of October 2012, so make your voice heard! Remember all participants in the Pantheon Inaugural will have the opportunity to practice these maps on their free server leading up to the competition. There will be a post regarding the official tournament ruleset in the coming days, so stay tuned to Pantheon ESports. If you have any concerns regarding the competition, do not hesitate to contact me through my Pantheon profile, which also has a direct link to my steam account.