Thunderpick World Championship 2023 Review – Dates, Teams & More

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Thunderpick World Championship 2023 Review – Dates, Teams & More

The Thunderpick World Championship 2023 will be one of the big CS2 events that will take place before Christmas. Click to learn more about it.

Even though the Roobet Cup 2023 is one of the CS2 tournaments that is taking place right now, players will also have the chance to watch the Thunderpick World Championship 2023. The latter is a larger and more interesting event that will bring together many top-tier squads. Even though it may not be on the level of IEM Sydney 2023, Thunderpick World Championship 2023 will be worth watching, so let’s learn more about it.

Thunderpick World Championship 2023 Review

The first important thing you should know about this CS2 tournament is that it will be in an online format. Starting on October 27, 16 of the world’s leading CS2 teams will compete over the course of more than 2 weeks. The final will take place on November 5, and it will be in a Bo3 format. In fact, all Playoff matches will use the same format, and we will only have access to a single-elimination bracket.

As for the Group Stage, the 16 teams will be split into four GSL groups of 4 teams each. All series are in a Bo3 format, but in the end, only two teams will advance to the event’s next stage.

Thunderpick World Championship 2023 Prize Pool

The event's prize pool is one of the most interesting things about the Thunderpick World Championship 2023. Even though this is an online tournament, the teams will compete for an impressive $500,000 reward. Here is the prize pool distribution:

  • 1st place – $250,0000
  • 2nd place – $100,000
  • 3rd-4th place – $50,000
  • 5th-8th place – $12,500

Thunderpick World Championship 2023 – Teams

In addition to the impressive prize pool, this Counter-Strike 2 tournament will be fu to follow because of the teams that will take part in it. As mentioned, there are 16 in total and the list consists of the following:

  • Monte
  • Fnatic
  • FURIA Esports
  • Ninas in Pyjamas
  • Clould9
  • Team Spirit
  • SAW
  • BIG
  • FaZe Clan
  • Virtus.Pro
  • Heroic
  • Nouns Esports
  • M80
  • WildcardGaming
  • Complexity Gaming

Even though we can see a lot of big names that will do everything they can to win, there is no arguing that a few CS2 teams are on another level if you compare them to the rest, starting with the elephant in the room – FaZe Clan.

Despite the fact that FaZe hasn’t had the best year, the team proved it is one of the best in the world after winning IEM Sydney 2023 just a couple of days ago. What was even more impressive was that the squad did not have any problems. It only lost one map in the Grand Final, which was not enough to stop it from lifting the trophy. Considering the team’s most recent success, it is no surprise it is one of the big favorites to win the Thunderpick World Championship 2023.

Aside from FaZe Clan, Complexity is another big name that CS2 fans will keep an eye on during this tournament. Despite not being one of the pre-invited squads, CoL proved that they are really good right now because they’ve reached the IEM Sydney 2023 final. Moreover, the team dealt with a lot of the bigger names at that event, so we expect to see a similar performance here.


Thunderpick World Championship 2023 will definitely be a tournament that’s worth your attention. Even though it will (slightly) overlap with the Roobet Cup 2023, both tournaments are only and take place in the same region. Consequently, we expect the organizers to come up with a schedule that would allow us to watch both of them. Don’t forget to follow us for more information and learn more about CS2.

Thunderpick World Championship 2023 Review – Dates, Teams & More
Zlosterr has been a fan of esports for many years and mainly focuses on Dota 2. He has more than five years of experience writing Dota 2 content for numerous platforms. Besides being a passionate fan of the game, he's also played for various amateur teams.