European Champions Cup announced with $60,000 prize pool

Eden Esports has announced the first details about the European Champions Cup, an online tournament with $60,000 and four spots at a LAN event on the line.

The invitational tournament will run from September 16 through November 23 and represent the biggest project yet in the history of Eden Esports, the Malta-based company previously known as Quickfire and that was behind the HotShot Series tournaments and SuperNova CS:GO Malta.

CR4ZY and Heroic are the first names confirmed for this 16-team competition, featuring a complex system with six different stages, all of which with best-of-three matches.

The 16 teams will be split into four double-elimination groups in the first stage of the tournament. The top two teams will advance to the Group Playoffs, while the bottom two sides will battle for survival in the Last Chance Groups.

The company behind SuperNova CS:GO Malta is back with a new competition with regional leagues leading to a LAN event

The Group Playoffs will consist of a single round of matches, the winners of which will secure the top four seeds in the Final Stage. The losing sides, on the other hand, will be placed in a double-elimination bracket called Runners-up Playoffs, determining the fifth and sixth seeds in the Final Stage.

Meanwhile, the eight teams competing in the Last Chance Groups will be split into two double-elimination groups. The group winners will be joined by the two teams eliminated in the Runners-up Playoffs in a single-elimination bracket called Last Chance Playoffs. which will be used to determine the last two teams in the Final Stage.

The Final Stage features a single-elimination bracket but with a couple of twists. In the opening round, the top four seeds will face off for spots at the LAN event and in the last-four stage of the bracket, with the losers going on to face the winner of a match between the bottom seeds. Both the semi-finals and the grand final will be played only for seeding purposes.

The Champions Cup will take place in December, replacing SuperNova CS:GO Malta on the event calendar. More details about the rest of the regions, slot allocation and invites will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Below you can find the prize distribution for the European Champions Cup:

1-4. - Champions Cup spots
5-6. - $10,500
7-8. - $8,000
9-10. - $4,000
11-12. - $3,500
13-14. - $2,500
15-16. - $1,500

#1
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United Kingdom Cujoishere 
epic.
2019-07-15 19:00
#3
blameF | 
Sweden Unluko 
Nice
2019-07-15 19:00
Holy crap that is a complicated group stage
2019-07-15 20:00
UCL
2019-07-15 20:35
Not really, wasted name
2019-07-15 19:04
#46
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United Kingdom Cujoishere 
not going to lie no clue how i got #1, i literally just came home and saw that straight away trying to see the cancer comment section, got #1 :)
2019-07-15 20:13
#88
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Russia Thingummy 
+1
2019-08-01 18:39
#2
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Europe Krychaa 
invite vp
2019-07-15 19:00
#43
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Poland L3VI2 
If VP will keep they form they will be definetly invited m8 💪😎
2019-07-15 20:02
#58
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Netherlands PasscaLl 
Wait so if vp continues to be bad they get invited?
2019-07-15 21:51
#67
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Canada gojira_ 
No they good form the beat 2 teir 3 teams in bo3 then took a map off world greats tricked :>
2019-07-15 23:13
#71
TaZ | 
Italy SHOX_HORUS 
Not really rn
2019-07-16 00:57
#73
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United States NotASmurph 
lmao +1
2019-07-16 05:49
#78
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Poland L3VI2 
Winning Polish League Of Esports and 3-4th at GGL and back to top 30 is not enough to say they're good?
2019-07-16 09:41
#4
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Bulgaria No_1One 
ok
2019-07-15 19:00
#5
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France neibaf 
ez4liquid
2019-07-15 19:01
#15
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Turkey OdunKafaYT 
Wtf rly?
2019-07-15 19:06
#17
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France neibaf 
yes liquid attended malta laast year and won so ez4liquid
2019-07-15 19:09
why would liquid attent this dead measly 60k tourney
2019-07-15 20:44
60.000$ are spread between the teams which do not qualify for the LAN tournament. There will be an additional prize pool for the LAN.
2019-07-16 07:26
#59
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Poland VistraliS 
"16 EUROPEAN teams"
2019-07-15 22:13
#69
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Turkey OdunKafaYT 
" EUROPEAN "
2019-07-16 00:04
#60
EliGE | 
Slovakia madu123 
This is Europian tournament
2019-07-15 22:14
#89
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Russia Thingummy 
+1
2019-08-01 18:40
nice
2019-07-15 19:01
vp prob
2019-07-15 19:01
#8
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Finland EdiEz 
Cool
2019-07-15 19:01
would like to see VP here.
2019-07-15 19:02
#28
Dima | 
Italy Laxity 
Vp is trash
2019-07-15 19:28
Actually they did a lot of progress, a change for phr was a really good move, and they seem to finally be on a good road.
2019-07-15 19:29
#30
Dima | 
Italy Laxity 
Since 2017 they can't play at T1
2019-07-15 19:30
Absolutely true, but this tournament isnt T1.
2019-07-15 19:30
#32
Dima | 
Italy Laxity 
Who care this tour?
2019-07-15 19:31
Me, ppl that like to watch t2-3 cs, and other poles that want to see VP playing good again :)
2019-07-15 19:32
#56
cyx | 
Germany Shadyy89 
name checks out
2019-07-15 21:35
Eeee ty i guess
2019-07-15 22:37
#77
cyx | 
Germany Shadyy89 
np, appreciate the attitude, keep it up
2019-07-16 08:30
#90
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Russia Thingummy 
+1
2019-08-01 18:40
nice
2019-07-15 19:04
#13
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Ukraine Astralis_31_1 
+hr, 100%
2019-07-15 19:06
i hope so
2019-07-15 19:10
#14
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Turkey OdunKafaYT 
Would like see t5 here
2019-07-15 19:06
+1
2019-07-15 22:31
#75
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Turkey Zeria_ 
+1
2019-07-16 07:19
#16
TOAO | 
Poland xgypsy02 
+VP
2019-07-15 19:07
#18
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Portugal Uniikron 
ez4giants
2019-07-15 19:10
#20
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Portugal AgenteDoFox 
Giants pls
2019-07-15 19:12
#91
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Russia Thingummy 
+1
2019-08-01 18:40
will there be qualifiers for this or only invites ?
2019-07-15 19:12
Only invites
2019-07-15 19:25
alright thanks
2019-07-15 19:38
:c
2019-07-15 23:17
#22
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Spain ericmoncusi23 
Ez4Riders
2019-07-15 19:13
Cool.
2019-07-15 19:14
#24
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Portugal NMS_467 
EZ FOR GIANTS
2019-07-15 19:14
#25
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Russia Ju1ffy 
Invite Vega Squadron
2019-07-15 19:24
#62
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Poland VistraliS 
If they had the previous year's form...... and squad
2019-07-15 22:18
#80
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India aj0102 
Vega were a solid team, what happened to them?
2019-07-16 10:28
#92
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Russia Thingummy 
+1
2019-08-01 18:40
#27
Dima | 
Italy Laxity 
Tier 2
2019-07-15 19:28
So?
2019-07-15 22:51
#34
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Perfect event for ence
2019-07-15 19:33
#35
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France niouke 
too dumb for such rules
2019-07-15 19:34
GamerLegion, sprout, HR, Windigo, optic, tricked, ancient spirit, vp, cr4zy heroic, avangar, big 3+ quals
2019-07-15 19:36
#52
cR4zY | 
Myanmar xdcc 
big and some other teams dont really play these types of tournaments. would be surprised if forze isnt playing
2019-07-15 20:54
Yea definitely forze too.
2019-07-15 21:28
#37
NiKo | 
Israel soez4niko 
cool idea, looking forward to it
2019-07-15 19:37
Wtf is that format
2019-07-15 19:40
#93
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Russia Thingummy 
+1
2019-08-01 18:40
#40
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Turkey kutiykara 
invite Turkey5 :D
2019-07-15 19:42
#41
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Poland arePoles 
Would see VP or Illuminar
2019-07-15 19:53
#47
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Poland L3VI2 
Both of them man 😅
2019-07-15 20:19
#44
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Sweden Lagge15 
I liked the format.
2019-07-15 20:05
ez4giants
2019-07-15 20:09
#48
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Brazil 3nzow 
Invit INTZ and Sharks
2019-07-15 20:28
#74
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Portugal EddyParera 
Well, Sharks could eventually play as a Portuguese org but INTZ is full brazillian and this is an european cup, just like the European Champions League.
2019-07-16 05:54
Expected
2019-07-15 20:47
#53
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
it's like a mini major lul
2019-07-15 20:59
#94
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Russia Thingummy 
+1
2019-08-01 18:40
Shady companies already changing names
2019-07-15 21:11
wtf is that format?
2019-07-15 21:42
ForZe invite
2019-07-15 22:16
#63
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Brunei El_Cholo 
Ancients and Gamer Legion please
2019-07-15 22:20
Invite vitality please? Kappa.
2019-07-16 00:12
#95
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Russia Thingummy 
+1
2019-08-01 18:41
#72
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India Noobdian1 
I thought ecs
2019-07-16 03:15
#79
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Germany X5ander 
Great Tournament for BIG. IMO, they don't get invites for the big tournaments, so they have to play this one.
2019-07-16 10:20
#81
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India aj0102 
-Xantares +another solid German player and y’all are set
2019-07-16 10:30
#82
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Europe Qaia 
Really good one
2019-07-16 11:10
GO RIDERS
2019-07-16 11:27
Virtus.pro in this tournament
2019-07-16 12:28
Easy for Sprout
2019-07-16 12:37
This is CS galore. That group stage is something you'd expect a major to have.
2019-07-16 12:46
champions cup major 2020???
2019-07-16 13:55
#96
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Russia Thingummy 
+1
2019-08-01 18:41
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