EMS Katowice qualifiers announced
ESL have announced information on how to qualify for the upcoming $250,000 EMS One CS:GO tournament to be held in Katowice, Poland on March 14-16th.
A total of six teams can qualify for EMS One Katowice from Europe, while an additional two teams will be invited from Asia and America, adding up to sixteen when combined with the top eight finishers from DreamHack.
As announced yesterday, EMS One Katowice will have a Valve funded prize pot of $250,000, and therefore the top eight finishers from the last tournament they supported, DreamHack Winter, qualify directly.
CS:GO will be played on a huge stage at EMS One Katowice
On a national level the Nordics, France, Germany and United Kingdom will have one spot each, while both CIS and Poland will have two spots. Additionally, everyone is open to compete in a European qualifier with eight more spots.
The sixteen teams will then play in the online finals, where six teams will qualify for the $250,000 EMS One Katowice tournament. Below are dates for the main rounds of the qualifiers:
|10th Jan - 9th Feb||French qualifier||1 slot to online finals|
|10th Jan - 16th Feb||CIS qualifier||2 slots to online finals|
|10th Jan - 16th Feb||Polish qualifier||2 slots to online finals|
|10th Jan - 9th Feb||Nordic qualifier||1 slot to online finals|
|17th Jan - 16th Feb||UK qualifier||1 slot to online finals|
|17th Jan - 16th Feb||German qualifier||1 slot to online finals|
|18-20th Feb||European cup #1||4 slots to online finals|
|22-23rd Feb||European cup #2||4 slots to online finals|
|25-27th Feb||Online finals||6 slots to EMS One Katowice|
You can find all the exact dates for the national qualifiers on EMS One Katowice's website. EMS One Katowice will take place at Spodek arena on March 14-16th together with Intel Extreme Masters World Championship.