Tournament format

 

See Regional Distribution here

Europe

Prize Pool $160,000

  • Group Stage May 19 – May 30
  • Playoffs Jun 8 – Jun 14
  • 14 teams directly invited
  • 2 teams via qualifiers
  • 4 groups of 4 teams playing round robin format, all matches best-of-three
  • First placed teams in each group advance to the upper bracket in the playoffs
  • Second and third placed teams advance to the lower bracket in the playoffs
  • Fourth placed teams are eliminated
  • Playoffs played best-of-three, while the final is best-of-five with a 1-0 advantage to the team coming from the upper-bracket

North America

Prize Pool $100,000

  • Group Stage May 19 – May 30
  • Playoffs Jun 8 – Jun 14
  • 6 teams invited
  • 2 teams via qualifiers
  • 8 teams split in 2 groups of 4, playing round robin with all matches best-of-three
  • First placed teams advance to upper-bracket in the playoffs
  • Second and third placed teams advance to the lower-bracket in the playoffs
  • Fourth placed teams are eliminated
  • Playoffs played best-of-three, while the final is best-of-five with a 1-0 advantage to the team coming from the upper-bracket

Asia

Prize Pool $20,000

  • Playoffs Jun 2 – Jun 7
  • 2 teams invited
  • 2 teams via qualifiers
  • Teams seeded directly into a double-elimination bracket
  • All matches played best-of-three, while the final is best-of-five with a 1-0 advantage to the team coming from the upper-bracket

Oceania

Prize Pool $20,000

  • Playoffs Jun 2 – Jun 7
  • 2 teams invited
  • 2 teams via qualifiers
  • Teams seeded directly into a double-elimination bracket
  • All matches played best-of-three, while the final is best-of-five with a 1-0 advantage to the team coming from the upper-bracket