A short while ago the organizers of this event announced the four invited teams, including Ninjas in Pyjamas, GODSENT, Tempo Storm and Astralis. Today it's become known about two other invitations — HellRaisers and SK Gaming will also take part in this competition. The total prize fund of the championship will be 100,000 USD, and it will run from July 18-21.
|Participants of DreamHack ZOWIE Open Summer 2016|
|Ninjas in Pyjamas||Astralis|
As it was expected, six teams from the tournament's final participant list have been invited by the organizers, while the other two slots have been given to the teams from the qualifying stage. It's noteworthy that the first team having got through this tough path is the Swedish Epsilon five, which beat the guys from Arcade in the final match for a slot. The second stage of the qualifiers will run from June 4-5, so hurry up to sign up, since your very team may go to Sweden to the LAN Final.
The tournament's system is quite simple: in the group stage 8 teams will be divided into 2 groups of 4 to fight in the GSL system with the best-of-one match format in the upper bracket. All matches of the group stage's lower bracket will run in the best-of-three format. In the play-off we'll see the common single-elimination bracket for 4 teams with the best-of-three match format. There won't be a match for the third place.
Follow our website and social media to stay tuned! Prior to the tournament's beginning you'll see a coverage where all necessary information about the competition will be provided.
Cheer for HellRaisers!