This November at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California 20 teams from EU and NA will compete in front of thousands of fans for $200,000.

10 teams will receive direct invitations to the event. Each team will consist of 4 players and compete in 8 matches during 2 days. Teams will be awarded points both on finishing position and kills. The winner of the tournament will be decided by a final point score after 8 matches.

10 teams can qualify, 5 for NA and 5 from EU. Region qualifiers will be capped at 320 teams, 160 teams will be restricted based on their Matchmaking rating while the other 160 will be open to the first-come-first-serve basis.

  • Round 1: 16 Groups of 20 teams (320 Squads)
    Top 5 from each game move forward
  • Round 2: 4 groups of 20 teams (80 Squads)
    Top 5 from each game move forward
  • Round 3: 1 group of 20 teams (20 Squads)
    Top 5 qualify for IEM Oakland

Venue doors will open at 10am but the tournament start time hasn’t been decided. The dates of the tournament are as follow:

  • November 18th – Saturday
      Match 1
      Match 2
      Match 3
      Match 4
  • November 19th – Sunday
      Match 5
      Match 6
      Match 7
      Match 8

The rulebook is currently in development but the prize pool is as



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