The Group stage this year will use the GSL group format.
Each group will consist of one high, one mid, one low and one non-seeded team.
Only teams that have signed up and paid can receive a seeding.
GSL group play. The winners and runner ups (1 and 2 from each group) qualify for the Playoffs.
Format: BO1, non-veto. 3-4 will procede to the B-tournament.
Playoffs – Single elimination – BO3 – Veto. Top 8 teams qualify for the main tournament. The non-qualified will procede to the B-tournament aswell.
GSL main group play. 8 invited teams and 8 qualified teams mixed in 4 groups. The best two from each group will advance to the final playoff bracket.
Format: BO1, veto
In short, the total tournament format will be as follows:
8 teams will be invited to the main tournament. These 8 teams won't play qualifying rounds and will enter directly in the main tournament. The 8 invited teams will face off against the 8 qualified teams from the previous rounds.
The invited teams will be notified directly and will be given a deadline to signup and pay for their participation. Should any of the invited teams decline their invitation, the invitation will be passed on to the next team in line.
Match #1: Team 1 vs. Team 4
Match #2: Team 2 vs. Team 3
Match #3: Winner Match #1 vs. Winner Match #2 – Winner advance to Playoffs with Seed #1
Match #4: Loser Match #1 vs. Loser Match #2
Match #5: Winner Match #4 vs. Loser Match #3 – Winner advance to Playoffs with Seed #2
The group stages will begin on Thursday the 13th of April at 12.00.
All teams are required to be present, ready and set up at least one hour before tournament start.
GSL group play. The Winners and runner ups (1 and 2 from each group) qualify for the Playoffs.
Format: BO1, non-veto.
Match 1 : 12.00
Match 2 : 12.00
Match 3 : 13.30
Match 4 : 13.30
Match 5 : 15.00
Playoffs – Single elimination – BO3 – Veto. top 8 teams qualify for the Main tournament.
Match 6 : 17:00
Match 7 : 21:00
GSL Main group play. 8 invited teams and 8 qualified teams mixed in 4 groups. The best two from each group will advance to the final playoff bracket.
Format: BO1, veto
Match 1: 10:00
Match 2: 10:00
Match 3: 12:00
Match 4: 12:00
Match 5: 14:00
Playoffs – single elimination – BO3 – Veto.
Quarterfinal Match 1: 17:00
Quarterfinal Match 2: 17:00
Quarterfinal Match 3: 21:00
Quarterfinal Match 4: 21:00
Semifinal Match 1: 12:00
Semifinal Match 2: 15:00
Grand final BO3: 20:00
56 teams, double elimination, BO1 - BO3 quarterfinals– Final will be BO3 with 1 map advantage for upper bracket
First match Friday 10.00
Final match Saturday evening
The tournament administrators reserve the right to alter any regulation at any time before or during the event if it is considered necessary. Any such alteration or addition will be announced at the event and will furthermore be clearly indicated in these regulations on CopenhagenGames.com and at the venue.