32 European teams will take part in the championship: 28 ones will make it straight into the tournament, while the remaining four will be found through the open qualifiers. They will fight for the prize fund of $20,000, that is twice more than the reward in the first tournament of the Operation: Kinguin series.
The tournament will run in the following way: 32 teams will be divided into 8 groups of four to fight in the GSL system with the best-of-three match format. Only 16 teams will remain after the race to the top. These 16 fives will be divided again into 4 equal groups to fight in the same system. Only 8 best teams will reach the play-off stage; there they will be placed in the single-elimination bracket with the best-of-three match format. Thus, we will have a lot of interesting matches, which you unlikely would want to miss!
The organizers have already announced 14 teams, that have already been invited to the tournament. By the way, in addition to our guys, there is the Gambit Gaming team, in the roster of which there are three former HellRaisers players.
Participants of the tournament:
- Gambit Gaming
- Team YP
- Vexed Gaming
- SK Gaming
- Space Soldiers
- PENTA Sports
It's noteworthy that ANGE1 and Co. will play their first match at the tournament only after the LAN Finals of the European Minor, which will run from January 29-31. Follow our website and social networks to keep up-to-date.
Cheer for HellRaisers!