ESWC ZA qualifier set to start
The South African offline qualifier for ESWC will take place this weekend, with ten teams battling it out for a spot at the event in Paris.
Running from Friday to Sunday, the qualifier will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Center as part of the Electronics & Gaming Expo.
The tournament will consist of two different stages, the first one called 'Second Chance Qualifier', which will see six teams go head-to-head in a double-elimination bracket.
bLacKpoisoN's Bravado to compete in the main tournament
The top four teams of the first stage will then progress to the main bracket, featuring a single-elimination format, where they will be joined by the leading teams of the online portion of the qualifier. Among these qualified teams are ESWC 2015 representatives Bravado Gaming, who recently re-signed Robby "blackpoisoN" Da Loca after he spent a year in Europe.
Below you can find the complete team list for the event:
|Second-Chance Qualifier||Main Tournament|
The entire tournament will be streamed on Orena's Twitch channel. The semi-finals and the grand final will take place at the Audi 2 Auditorium, where there will be seating for 600 fans to follow the matches live.
The winner of the qualifier will represent South Africa at ESWC 2016 PGW, a 32-team international tournament that will place from October 27-31 as part of the Paris Games Week trade fair.