ESWC format released
The ESWC organisers have unveiled the format that will be used in both the male and the female CS:GO tournaments.
The French event will run from October 30 to November 2, in Paris, with 24 teams from all over the world facing off in the male CS:GO tournament, featuring a $50,000 prize purse.
According to the ESWC, the male tournament will kick off with a group stage in which the 24 participants will be drawn into four groups of six teams.
The matches of this round robin stage will be played in a best-of-one format, with the top two sides from each group progressing to the playoffs, which will use a best-of-three match format.
The female tournament will start with two groups of four teams, also played in a best-of-one format, with the top two sides from both groups moving on to the semi-finals.
Below you can find the schedule for these two tournaments:
|Male tournament||Female tournament|
|Thursday, October 30||Groups A and B||Groups A and B|
|Friday, October 31||Groups C and D||Semi-finals and 3rd place|
|Saturday, November 1||Quarter-finals and semi-finals||Final|
|Sunday, November 2||Third-place decider and final|
The draw for all the ESWC tournaments will take place on the week of October 13th, with the seeding system being based on the teams' results in recent international competitions.