V4 Future Sports Festival returns with studio LAN event
The finals are scheduled to be played in a studio environment without a crowd in Budapest.
V4 Future Sports Festival will make its comeback in 2021 after a one-year hiatus following its first two events in 2018 and 2019 with a ~$380,000 tournament that will feature LAN finals, played in Budapest on November 14-21.
Several qualifiers for different countries and regions will be set up between August 14 and September 5, followed by an online league on September 15-October 7 that will grant four teams a ticket to the LAN event.
There will be six qualifiers in total, giving out eight spots at the online league. Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic/Slovakia and Europe will each get one spot, while two teams per qualifier will make it through in Southern Europe (Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia and Bosnia) and Eastern Europe (Romania, Bulgaria and Macedonia).
The eight sides that prevail in the initial qualifiers will then play a double elimination best-of-three online league, with the top four advancing to the LAN event.
Other than the four teams from the online league, the 12-team LAN will also feature four teams recommended and invited by the V4 countries' national esports federations based on results and achievements in their respective countries, as well as four invites that have yet to be announced.