The Swiss format will be used at the ELEAGUE Major Main Qualifier and in the group stage at the ELEAGUE Major.
A tweet by the VP of ELEAGUE revealed that the Swiss format will be used in the ELEAGUE Major Main Qualifier taking place from December 15-18. ELEAGUE Major's group stage will also use the same format in the group stage, which will be the first time that it is used at a Major.
The Swiss-system was used in the previous Major Main Qualifier which took place in Katowice before ESL One Cologne. ELEAGUE Major Main Qualifier, featuring sixteen teams, will continue using the same format.
At the ESL One Cologne Main Qualifier, all of the sixteen competing teams were in the same group and after the predetermined initial matches, teams with the same record who have not played against one another squared off. Three losses resulted in elimination and three wins guaranteed a spot at the Major.
Whether the ELEAGUE Major itself will feature a sixteen-team or two eight-team Swiss groups is not yet clear but we will update you when the information becomes available.
BenjaCS is a staff writer at HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter.