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Winter qualifier info

The main event starts on Dec 15 - Dec 20 and there will only be open qualifiers leading up to it. 2 teams from each region's qualifier will advance to the main event. It will be played in a Single Elimination Bracket, with BO3 for the Quarter, Semi matches.

The Finals will be played BO1 for seeding.

Europe

Open Qualifier Dec 5 - Dec 6

 

  • Unlimited Single Elimination best-of-one bracket with Quarter and Semi matches being played in best-of-three-mode, and Finals played BO1 for seeding
  • 2 teams advance to the main tournament from open qualifier
  • Check in opens: 15:00 CET
  • Check in closes: 15:45 CET
  • Day 1 Start Time: 16:00 CET
  • Day 2 Start time: 16:00 CET

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North America

Open Qualifier Dec 5 - Dec 6

 

  • Unlimited Single Elimination best-of-one bracket with decider matches being played in best-of-three-modeQuarter and Semi matches being played in best-of-three-mode, and Finals played BO1 for seeding
  • 2 teams advance to the main tournament from open qualifier.
  • Check in Opens: 5pm ET
  • Check in Closes: 5:45pm ET
  • Day 1 Start Time: 6pm ET
  • Day 2 Start time: 6pm ET

NA sign up

Please see the restrictions below:

1. Due to the specific restriction of this tournament, only a team with 5 all women (including cis and trans) players are allowed to play. If we are not sure about the gender of a player we will contact you and will need an official documentation confirming a player's gender. A doctor or therapist note or similar qualified documentation will suffice.

2. The coach of the team can be of a male gender. However, at no point during the tournament (qualifiers or main) can he be used as a substitute for a player.

3. To be able to participate in the qualifiers, we require all teams to use our dedicated Discord-server for voice communications. Tournament referees will do random voice checks during the tournament.

4. Teams that qualify to the main event need to prepare for the following rules to be imposed by DreamHack;

  • Recording of voice communication
    We will be recording all teams voice communication during all matches and will therefore need access to your TeamSpeak-servers. This is mandatory.

  • Webcams of Players & Coaches
    All streamed matches will have mandatory player and coach cams. Fines will be imposed on teams for not following these instructions.