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This year’s CS:GO European Championships, organised by the European Esports Federation (EEF) with support from the International Esports Federation (IESF), saw North Macedonia top the podium and secure a coveted spot at this year’s IESF World Esports Championships Finals. The European Championships also featured a $25,000 prize pool.

A total of 16 players took part in the CS:GO European Championships held from July 5 to July 10 at the Oradea Arena in Romania, with CacaNito and Dan1 helping North Macedonia top the podium. The victory earned the team $10,000 in prize money and a place in the WE Championships Finals, which are set to take place in Bali, Indonesia from December 1 to 12, 2022.

Meanwhile, Ukraine just missed out on the top spot with a second-place finish and an $8000 prize, while Serbia and Sweden tied for third, splitting the $7000 prize offer.

“Congratulations to all the countries which took part in the CS:GO regional qualifier, and my many thanks to the Romanian Esports Federation for welcoming the World Esports Family for this fantastic event. The level of competition was world-class and it’s clear that the bar is being raised year upon year. And a special congratulations to Europe’s new CS:GO champions, North Macedonia, for showcasing incredible performances to beat out the competition. We are very excited to welcome the team to Bali later this year for the World Esports Championships Finals,” IESF President Vlad Marinescu said.

“Oradea proved to be an excellent destination for Esports events. I’d like to congratulate North Macedonia for their victory, and thank our partners at Digital Crusade and IESF for the support and hospitality. See you in our next European Championships in Pogdorica,” European Esports Federation President Ido Brosh said.