Match-ups for Europe & NA qualifiers for FunSpark ULTI announced
The qualifiers will begin on August 8 in both regions, with three spots at the $300,000 LAN event on offer.
FunSpark and 5EPlay have released the schedule and the initial match-ups for the European and North American qualifiers for FunSpark ULTI, a $300,000 LAN tournament that will be held in China. The qualifiers will kick off on August 8 in both regions, with two spots on the line in Europe and one in North America.
The European qualifier sees 16 teams split into two double-elimination groups, featuring a best-of-three format after the initial round of matches. The two group winners are qualified for the main event and will compete for a $15,000 prize in the grand final, scheduled for August 20.
The North American tournament will feature eight teams in a double-elimination playoff bracket, with the winner securing a $7,500 payout in addition to the ticket to the LAN event.
FunSpark ULTI is scheduled to take place from December 1-6, but the event is likely to be pushed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The final dates will be announced once it is safe again for international players to travel to China.
Beijing, Hainan and Chengdu are the three options on the table to be the host city for the event, which will feature four invitees and four qualified teams. FURIA and TYLOO are the first teams confirmed for the tournament, with the last two invitees expected to be announced in coming weeks along with the match-ups for the Asian qualifier.