The group stage for the qualifier this year will use the GSL group format.
Each group will consist of one high, one mid, one low and one non-seeded team.
Main tournament group stage will use round robin.
Only teams that have signed up and paid can receive a seeding.
Four teams will be invited to the main tournament. These four teams won't play qualifying rounds and will enter directly in the main tournament. The four invited teams will face off against the four 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. We will announce the invited teams here when they are final.
For qualification using GSL group play. Number 1 and 2 from each group qualify for the playoffs. The format will be BO1 with veto. Number 3 and 4 will procede to the B-tournament.
The qualification playoffs will be single elimination, BO3 with Veto. Top four teams qualify for the main tournament. The non-qualified will procede to the B-tournament aswell. Round robin group play. Four invited teams and four qualified teams mixed in two groups. The best two from each group will advance to the final playoff bracket.
The main tournament with the last eighth will be using round robin group play. Four invited teams and four qualified teams mixed in two groups. The best two from each group will advance to the final playoff bracket. The format will be BO3 with veto.
The group stages will begin on thursday the 29th march 10:00. All teams are required to be present, ready and set up at least ONE HOUR BEFORE tournament start.
Format: BO1 - veto - GSL group stage - 2 teams from each group advance to playoffs.
Format: Single elimination – BO3 – veto. Quater final winners qualify for the main tourmanent.
Format: Round robin 4 invites + 4 qualifier spots - bo3 veto - 2 groups
GSL - Groupstage - BO1 - veto (Open signup - 64 teams)
Playoffs – Single elimination – BO3 – Veto. Top 4 teams qualify for the main tournament.
Round robin - Groupstage - BO3 - veto (4 invited teams and 4 qualified)
Playoffs - Single elimination - BO3 - Veto.
For BO1 matches, you veto on server through console. When map is decided both teams confirm the chosen map through the console writing "!map de_any?" the server will then change to the chosen map.