Home / News / HR ESL One: Cologne 2016 Qualifier Format Details

ESL One: Cologne 2016 Qualifier Format Details

Post thumbnail

This time the system of the final stage of the qualifiers for the major have turned on its head. We'll see now 4 groups of 4 teams that played the standart GSL system. It's more interesting and spectacular now!

ESL One: Cologne 2016 Qualifier sets to take place at the ESL Studios in Katowice, Poland from June 9-12. Within the tournament 16 teams will go up against each other to find 8 top teams that will qualify for the most desirable tournament for any CS:GO esportsman — the Major. The qualifiers themselves will use Swiss-system, which is widely used in chess tournaments.

Under this system, a team can play a maximum of five best-of-one matches. Three loses will result in leaving the competition. After the pre-determined rivals in the first round, teams will go on playing in following rounds with opponents they haven't played before with. It's noteworthy that they'll have the same win totals. When all five rounds are over, top eight teams will get tickets to ESL One: Cologne 2016.

First round matches:
  G2 vs  TyLoo
  FaZe vs  Dignitas
  Gambit vs  OpTic
  mouz  vs  Binary Dragons
  EnVyUs vs  Tempo Storm
  Cloud9 vs  Empire
  FlipSid3 vs  Renegades
  Splyce vs  HellRaisers

More information about the seeding, tie-breaker rules and schedule of the championship can be found at the following link. Also, on our website there will be a coverage of the qualifiers where you'll be able to find all neccessary information.

Cheer for HellRaisers!