It is not the most glamorous of Counter Strike: Global Offensive events, but there are a number of intriguing teams competing in season two of the ongoing Global Offensive Champions League.
The European B-Tier event features eight teams from across the continent, competing in double-elimination bracket playoffs with all matches in a best-of-three format with the exception of the Grand Final, which is a best-of-five contest.
The first match in the event took place on Monday with in-form 500 getting the better of HONORIS in the upper-bracket quarter-finals.
500 consequently progress to the upper-bracket semi-finals, while HONORIS have now dropped down to the lower bracket.
There are three more upper-bracket quarter-finals to come, with two on Tuesday as Tricked take on Dynamo Eclot and Sangal Esports lock horns with Websterz.
The Global Offensive Champions League has a prize pool of $50,000.
Danish side Tricked will look to take inspiration from compatriots Heroic, who recently won the CS:GO BLAST Premier Fall Finals, when they begin their Global Offensive Champions campaign against Dynamo Eclot on Tuesday.
Tricked are favoured to come out on top and are the superior of the two teams according to the HLTV world CS:GO rankings at 49th in the world with Dynamo Eclot down in 68th spot.
Tricked will also want to make amends for their performance in season one of the Global Offensive Champions in which they lost their opener against Nemiga, consequently dropping down to the lower bracket.
They then managed to beat mew and Copenhagen Flames to reach the lower-bracket semi-finals, only to fall to defeat against 500.
However, they managed to record a map win in every match during that campaign and they also got a taste of a bigger tournament in August when they took part in the SteelSeries Nova Invitational.
They lost their only game in that event but that was against juggernauts FaZe Clan, who they pushed close in a 16-14 defeat.
Dynamo Eclot, otherwise known as just ECLOT, have been involved in a number of events in the last month or so but the majority are domestic events.
At the continental event the Elisa Invitational Fall they at least went further than Tricked Esport, making the Main Stage of the event, but they are the slightly less experienced of the two outfits.
With all that considered, Tricked Esport could be a decent bet at -1.5 on the match handicap at 6/4.
Sangal Esports and Websterz clash in the second upper-bracket quarter-final on Tuesday, knowing that the winner will face 500 in the upper-bracket semi-finals.
Both teams were invited directly to season two of the Global Offensive Champions but neither played in the first season of the event.
Of the two, though, Sangal are arguably the more experienced outfit.
They were, for example, playing in the BLAST Premier Fall European Showdown only in October and they managed to defeat German giants BIG in the quarter-finals of that tournament before crashing out in the last four against Heroic.
Sangal qualified for the European Showdown due to their triumph in the GAM3RS_X EU Champions Fall 2022 - an event in which they beat Fnatic on their way to taking the title.
Websterz have less experience of the bigger stage and the Belarusian side are down in 91st spot in the HLTV world CS:GO rankings.
They come into this tournament on a three-match losing streak across the last two tournaments in which they have competed and they also lost two of their three games at the European Development Championship in November.
They could well make a run in the lower-bracket but punters should expect them to lose this game and, while Sangal could simply be a good bet to win, they could also represent a bit of value at -1.5 on the match handicap at 7/4.