Qi to host $75,000 invitational for European & Asian teams
Qi and Thunder Media Entertainment have announced that they will host an invitational tournament for European and Asian teams with $75,000 on offer.
The event will take place at an as-yet unspecified studio in Belgrade from April 6-8 and will feature eight invited teams, four from Europe and four from Asia.
This will the first of a series of events hosted by Qi, whose mission statement is to bring the European and Asian scenes closer to each other, with further events, featuring bigger prize pools, already in the planning stage, Thunder Media Entertainment told HLTV.org.
The Qi Invitational will begin with a double-elimination group stage, featuring two groups of four teams, followed by the single-elimination, best-of-three playoffs.
On top of the $75,000 prize pool, the tournament organisers will offer $1,000 to the winners of the matches pitting European teams against Asian opposition. The prize money breakdown looks as follows: