MGA 2018 World Championship Descends upon New York, September 30

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[Taipei, Taiwan] Heading into its Grand Final, MGA (MSI Gaming Arena) 2018 will see the world's top CS:GO teams fighting for the coveted MGA trophy and the US$60,000 prize pool on September 30 at ESL One New York 2018. “We are thrilled to partner with ESL One to bring MGA 2018 Grand Final to New York. We would love for you to join us on September 30, to witness the intense CS:GO battles that will unfold, to get hands-on with industry-leading MSI GAMING hardware that delivers the best in performance and design,” says Sam Chern, MSI Assistant Vice President of Global Marketing.

MGA 2018 Grand Final Schedule Announced

After grueling regional qualifiers, only 4 teams remain standing and secure their spots in MGA 2018 CS:GO Grand Final. That number will be reduced in short order, as elite teams will face off backstage on September 29 to determine who will enter the World Championship Grand Final. Be sure to catch every moment possible since we’ll see champions crowned on September 30.

Any changes to the schedule will be announced at the event. MSI reserves the right to make schedule changes. For more information on the tournament, be sure to check out the official MGA website

Weapons of Victory Revealed

While we await the enthralling event to begin, let's first take a look at the weapons of choice for MGA 2018 Grand Final.

MSI Infinite X Gaming Desktop

Inspired by gamers who have a never-ending desire to game and want infinite possibilities to play the way they want, the MSI Infinite X promises the best gaming performance with the award winning MSI GAMING graphics card and the latest Intel® Core™ processor. It allows users to upgrade the system with ease, expand their storage and be ready for future games. Coupled with MSI’s exclusive Silent Storm Cooling 3 thermal design, Infinite X’s cooling efficiency is unmatched, making it as quiet as an assassin.

Get ready for your next gaming adventure because with MSI Infinite X, gaming never stops and the only challenge is to stay awake.


MSI Oculux NXG251 Gaming Monitor

The MSI Oculux NXG251 gaming monitor features less than 1ms response time and ultra-high 240Hz refresh rate, getting gamers ahead of the competition in fast moving games that require very fast and precise movements. The RGB zone on the back allows gamers to easily program lighting effects with MSI Mystic Light Sync to show distinct personal styles at a LAN party or during a live stream.


All the Action To Be Livestreamed via MSI GE73 Raider RGB Gaming Laptops

The event will be hosted by well-experienced talent who will be hosting, reporting, casting, and analyzing live from the Barclays Center and bringing viewers all the action of the most exciting CS:GO event! To ensure no one misses out on iconic moments and the epic victory, all the intense face-offs will be livestreamed via top-notch MSI GE73 Raider RGB Gaming Laptops.

The Official Broadcast Laptop for MGA 2018 Grand Final: MSI GE73 Raider RGB Gaming Laptop

Inspired by exotic sports cars, the MSI GE73 Raider RGB comes with an astounding RGB LED backlight lid and Per-Key RGB gaming keyboard, offering gamers the finest control over the fanciest illumination ever. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor, GeForce® GTX 1070/1060 GPU and a 120Hz 3ms display ensure the fastest, smoothest gaming experiences.

Big Thanks to Sponsors of the MGA 2018 Grand Final

“Special thanks to Windows, Samsung Memory and all of our sponsors, who make tremendous contributions to create a better environment for eSports to develop and for pro-players to fight their way to honor,” says Sam Chern, MSI Assistant Vice President of Global Marketing.

MGA 2018 Grand Final features exciting CS:GO battles. With the sponsorship of Windows and Samsung Memory, top CS:GO players from around the world will be able to play on the best hardware that brings out the best in them. Again, MSI thanks Windows, Samsung Memory and all of our sponsors for helping us promote the prominence of eSports!

MSI Gaming Arena 2018 Grand Final

  • Venue: Barclays Center, New York
  • Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018
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