The Russian team Outsiders won the main tournament in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: Intel Extreme Masters Major with a prize pool of $1.25 million ended on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro.
In the final match, the Outsiders defeated the Danish team Heroic with a score of 2:0. Outsiders will receive $500,000 for winning the tournament, while Heroic will receive $170,000.
The Russian teams Cloud9 and Team Spirit dropped out of the tournament at the 1/4 finals, earning $45,000 each. The finalists of the previous major, the Na’Vi team from Ukraine, were also eliminated in the quarterfinals, the winners of the Faze Clan tournament from the USA in May failed to qualify for the playoffs.
The Russian team included Jami Ali (Jame), Evgeny Lebedev (Fl1t), David Danielyan (n0rb3r7), Petr Bolyshev (fame) and Kazakhstani Alexei Golubev (Qikert). Outsiders is the second name of the Virtus.pro team, most of the Virtus.pro teams in various disciplines had to refuse to show the name and sponsors due to the requirements of the tournament organizers.