CPH Games 2016 viewer's guide
Copenhagen Games 2016 is less than a day away, and, here, we assembled all the information you need including the schedule, the talent list, the attending teams and more.
Last year in the Øksnehallen exhibition centre, Virtus.pro were crowned champions and took home €14,000. This year, in the capital of Denmark, more than 60 teams will be playing for their share of the €30,000 prize pool, with the champions taking home €17,000.
Different from the last edition, Copenhagen Games 2016's main tournament will feature 16 teams as opposed to last year's 32. Eight invited teams will face the top eight teams coming from the on-site qualifiers.
dignitas will go into the tournament as the highest ranked team
Sixty teams split into groups of four will try to finish in the top two of their groups and then advance to the playoff stage, where they will have to win two best-of-three series in order to qualify. Due to a knockout format, losing a playoff series will mean exiting the tournament. The full list of teams and the groups of the qualifier can be found here.
Dignitas are the highest ranked team, according to our rankings, that will attend the tournament. YP were one of the invited teams, but they experienced visa issues and had to be replaced by RCTIC. The complete list of invited teams can be found below:
|ALTERNATE aTTaX||HellRaisers||RCTIC||CPH Wolves|
The main tournament will start with 16 teams split into groups of four, in which the matches will be best-of-one. Winners and the runner ups from the GSL groups will advance to the single elimination playoffs. These matches will be played as best-of-threes except the grand final which will have a best-of-five format. The four stages of the tournament look as follows:
- Qualifier - GSL - Groupstage - BO1 - (Open quals. with 60 teams)
- Qualifier - Playoffs – Single elimination – BO3 – (Top 8 teams qualify for the main tournament)
- Main Tournament - GSL - Groupstage - BO1 (8 invited teams and 8 qualified)
- Main Tournament - Playoffs - Single elimination - BO3
The casters that will be on duty in Copenhagen comprise:
Below you can find the full schedule for the event:
|Thursday, March 24|
|12:00||Qualifier GSL groups start||BO1|
|17:00||First round of qualifier playoffs||BO3|
|21:00||Second round of qualifier playoffs||BO3|
|Friday, March 25|
|10:00||Main tournament GSL groups start||BO1|
|17:00||First two quarter-finals||BO3|
|21:00||Last two quarter-finals||BO3|
|Saturday, March 26|
Here is the prize distribution for Copenhagen Games 2016:
1. - €17,000
2. - €8,000
3. - €3,500
4. - €1,500
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