Global eSports Cup is a huge event, which will bring us a sea of positive emotions and unforgettable feelings. The prize fund of the first season of the tournament will be $330,322, but even this is not a final number, since the organizers are negotiating about the possibility of selling the in-game tickets to way increase the prize fund of the championship.
The tournament will consist of six parts: open online qualifiers, two group stages, CIS LAN qualifiers and two parts of the LAN Final (studio and the grand final, which will run within Dreamhack). The fans of the CIS region will be pleased with the fact that the CIS qualifiers will run at the Igromir exhibition. Teams will be given a full travel-support, which is the good news for sure. More over, 8 teams will fight for the extra prize fund of $20,000.
The beginning of the regional qualifiers has been planned for September 14, they are to end on September 21. Two days will be given for each round. All matches will be played in a best-of-one format, and final games for a quota will run in a best-of-three one. The first group stage for these 16 teams will carry out on September 22, and it will run in the GSL system with a best-of-one match format. Eight best teams will reach the second group stage, the system of which will be Round-Robin with a best-of-three match format; there they will fight for two tickets to the LAN, the third group stage. This is the place our team has been invited to. Together with HR there will be such teams as Newteam123, ScaryFaces and Arcade.PR. The CIS LAN Qualifier will run in the Round-Robin system with a best-of-two match format from October 1-4. Only two teams will reach the CIS play-off stage, where they will continue fighting for two places in the first part of the final. The studio stage of the LAN final will run in December of this year. From the studio «chopper», only four teams will reach the grand final of the tournament, which will run within Dreamhack Moscow. At the moment, the exact date hasn't been announced, the team will be fighting either on December 5-6 or 12-13.
The distribution of the prize fund of the Grand Final:
- 1 place — $125,000
- 2 place — $65,000
- 3 place — $35,000
- 4 place — $25,000
The studio LAN Final:
- 1-4 places — a quota for the grand final
- 5-8 places — $15,000
The CIS LAN qualifiers (Igromir):
- 1 place – $8,000 (a ticket to the studio LAN final)
- 2 place – $4,000 (a ticket to the studio LAN final)
- 3 place – $2,500
- 4 place – $1,500
- 5-8 places — $1,000
We are having many matches ahead with a new roster, so follow the hellraisers.pro website and social networks to keep up-to-date.
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