HLTV.org host Xperia PLAY prelude

HLTV.org will be hosting a Xperia PLAY prelude tournament exclusively for the teams attending the Danish event.

It's with great pleasure we announce our prelude tournament for Xperia PLAY. It is more than four years since we did our last tournament, a prelude for shgOpen 2007, which H2k Gaming went on to win.

The prelude tournament contains sixteen teams, which have all been selected upon their participation at Copenhagen Games and the €20,000 Xperia PLAY tournament. The winning team will get their entrance fee covered, which is €350 for teams paying before April 1, and €385 for teams paying after April 1.

We have decided to spread out the matches for you viewing pleasure, meaning the tournament will last a total of five days. The tournament will take place in a single-elimination bracket, playing best-of-three maps and we will be using EAC to prevent any dirty play.

The first round of the bracket will take place Wednesday and Thursday this week. The participants, matchups, as well as the match times are listed below.

Spain x6tence
vs. Sweden empty
Wednesday 19:00CET
Sweden RG-ENUZI
vs. Denmark face!
Wednesday 19:00CET
Denmark mTw
vs. Sweden Gamerzone
Wednesday 21:30CET
Denmark Cheap Times!
vs. Finland munkka
Wednesday 21:30CET
Russia Moscow Five
vs. Denmark X (former DG)
Thursday 19:00CET
Sweden dateam
vs. Norway deathwish
Thursday 19:00CET
Finland Online Kingdom
vs. Israel eSrael
Thursday 21:30CET
Sweden SK Gaming
vs. Denmark gatherproffs
Thursday 21:30CET

The tournament bracket can be viewed by clicking here. The matchups have been determined by seeding, which has been done by the HLTV.org staff. The rest of the tournament will be carried on with the schedule listed below.

April 3
19:00CET Quarter-final #1 & #2
21:30CET Quarter-final #3 & #4

April 7
19:00CET Semi-final #1
21:30CET Semi-final #2

April 10
20:00CET Grand Final

We are looking forward to an interesting tournament and hope you guys will tune in and watch.

Null element
Yes!!
2011-03-28 18:07
yay, hope we can win this one 8)
2011-03-28 18:07
26 replies
gl :)
2011-03-28 18:12
Would be nicer if some non-sponsored team, or a team with a lower organisation could win it, I mean, it means much more to them than to you or SK. :P
2011-03-28 19:12
7 replies
Thats entirely true.. :P
2011-03-28 19:14
6 replies
haha gl nevertheless :)
2011-03-28 20:01
BIG Fake :D
2011-03-28 23:55
3 replies
Nope ;-)
2011-03-28 23:59
2 replies
ahaha ofc not :D can u give me an autograph ?!?!
2011-03-29 00:55
1 reply
Portugal is a lil bit too far away :(
2011-03-29 01:30
But play the best you guys can please.. dreamteam ya know :)
2011-03-30 17:12
OMG! it's minet! I will watch you, and deathwish's match. =)
2011-03-28 19:31
4 replies
Okay...you can go wash your hands now
2011-03-28 20:02
3 replies
rofl
2011-03-28 20:44
hahah
2011-03-29 01:25
LMAO
2011-03-29 03:37
#84
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Pakistan MrHassan
GoodLuck :)
2011-03-28 20:11
Since TCM isn't participating in this tour, you'll have me rooting for you as well. That's got to mean something... Right? :p
2011-03-28 20:25
2 replies
That means the world. :p
2011-03-28 20:47
1 reply
That's what I thought ;)
2011-03-28 20:51
and you are going to! gl man, best of wishes to you and your team (ronaldo da best player ever !!) :))
2011-03-28 22:28
1 reply
agree ;)
2011-03-28 22:29
yeah, no navi, no FX... :)
2011-03-29 19:10
5 replies
No fX? what the hell? :S When was the last time we lost to fX? Edit: At IEM europe in group stage.. And before that never with me on the team as far as i know :)
2011-03-29 19:27
4 replies
ok, my fault :D but navi... :p
2011-03-29 19:29
Exactly what I thought when FX was vs Na'vi in the finals of the last tournament, seeing as they have not won against you it is completely oblivious to people's sense of logic apparently. Regardless of tournament placing. Anyway never mind that, best of luck :) Still my favorite team the last 3 years lol.
2011-03-30 02:39
ok boy but that last bo3 was epic on inferno train and nuke... hann... remember ... eswc 2007 :D
2011-03-30 10:41
you guys must do an effort to win na'vi for sure:)
2011-03-30 22:53
SK Winning!!!!
2011-03-28 18:08
WOHHOOOOO :D
2011-03-28 18:09
SK plz win that!!!!
2011-03-28 18:09
Sounds awesome! Go Gamerzone
2011-03-28 18:10
mouz? lol
2011-03-28 18:11
gamerzone ffs!
2011-03-28 18:11
go mTw
2011-03-28 18:11
Line up of RG-ENUZI?
2011-03-28 18:11
7 replies
rage, but dunno if dennis is in
2011-03-28 18:13
4 replies
no he isnt. he is signed up for SK
2011-03-28 18:30
3 replies
tnx 4 info
2011-03-28 18:33
2 replies
but it is a little bit weird. dennis is a RAGE player, but is signed up to play for SK in this tournament, this prelude, i dont know. ur welcome :)
2011-03-28 18:53
1 reply
Rage line up now: pronax, moddii, kalle, tacky, BARBARR
2011-03-29 13:21
i guess zneel is gonna replace dennis :s
2011-03-28 18:31
pronax, moddii, kalle, tacky, BARBARR
2011-03-30 14:47
GO SK
2011-03-28 18:12
gl all :DDDD SK
2011-03-28 18:14
good luck SK M5 & OK :)
2011-03-28 18:12
cheap times vs munkka, epic match S:
2011-03-28 18:12
Nice ! I was looking for something interesting those days.
2011-03-28 18:12
FX? is will be on xperia?
2011-03-28 18:13
10 replies
y
2011-03-28 18:14
Yes, is will be have had been attending.
2011-03-28 18:44
8 replies
LMFAO
2011-03-28 19:28
:D:D
2011-03-28 19:35
AHAHAHAHAAH n1
2011-03-28 19:37
that was sarcasm I suppose?
2011-03-28 19:41
2 replies
what do you think? ^^
2011-03-28 20:02
1 reply
i think not.
2011-03-28 22:22
:D:DD:D:roflmao
2011-03-28 22:14
haha, this is unusual! a polish guy mocking a swedish guy about his english, usually it's the other way around.
2011-03-29 00:20
I root for Deathwish :)!
2011-03-28 18:18
Cool :) keep on going hltv
2011-03-28 18:22
RAGE must have two stand-ins since keiz is playing witk dateam and dennis is playing with SK. Who will those 2 be?
2011-03-28 18:25
1 reply
Rage line up now: pronax, moddii, kalle, tacky, BARBARR
2011-03-29 13:25
US vs. SK will be interesting if US cane take on Fins.
2011-03-28 18:26
2 replies
they can't, snax joins delta
2011-03-28 18:52
you make me laugh HAHAHA
2011-03-28 19:06
hehe INTERNET;/
2011-03-28 18:27
#25
 | 
Iceland alex!
Cool :)
2011-03-28 18:28
really nice hours :P Love events not in China or USA :D
2011-03-28 18:29
omg thats a pretty sick idea guys. AWESOME JOB!<3
2011-03-28 18:32
Thank you guys. :)
2011-03-28 18:33
fnatic ???!! :O:O:O:O Go empty , Snadjan? !! :D
2011-03-28 18:33
RELUDE on image :) (instead of Prelude)
2011-03-28 18:37
1 reply
Spanking graphics artiest in process..
2011-03-28 18:42
MusambaN1 vs Snajdan, interesting...
2011-03-28 18:41
X MoRf4r??
2011-03-28 18:42
1 reply
#73
 | 
Denmark AndersR
i believe it's: hpx, spx, wazorN, suraNga and zecer :)
2011-03-28 19:43
winners will get fee paid and loosers are out from main tournament or loosers stay and have to pay by their own?
2011-03-28 18:42
2 replies
This prelude tournament has nothing to do with Xperia PLAY itself. It's a prelude where teams have the opportunity to win the entrance to event.
2011-03-28 18:46
1 reply
#133
 | 
India mainz
and it rocks i love we dont have to wait a month to see some nice matches :D
2011-03-29 00:24
#45
 | 
Kosovo goldborn_
can anybody explain this to me : The winning team will get their entrance fee covered, which is €350 for teams paying before April 1, and €385 for teams paying after April 1.
2011-03-28 18:57
3 replies
Basically - The winning team gets a free entry to the tournament paid by HLTV.ORG. The easiest way I could explain ;)
2011-03-28 19:00
2 replies
#50
 | 
Kosovo goldborn_
I got that too but this part seems a bit confusing to me : which is €350 for teams paying before April 1, and €385 for teams paying after April 1.
2011-03-28 19:01
1 reply
just depends when you pay, you can buy an "early ticket" for 350, or on the day for 385 hope that cleared it up
2011-03-28 19:08
cooool gl SK & x6
2011-03-28 18:57
prelude tournaments are fun because the 'big' teams save tactics and just play by their talent, which means you get to see players doing things they wouldn't usually risk doing
2011-03-28 18:57
2 replies
Indeed, I'll be sure to watch some matches from this prelude cup :) n1 hltv.org
2011-03-28 19:14
+1
2011-03-28 19:15
Lineup RG-ENUZI ? btw. GO SK !
2011-03-28 19:00
#51
 | 
Brazil gu1d0
dreamteam?
2011-03-28 19:02
Good luck everyone, from Gamerzone! :D
2011-03-28 19:07
nice go munkka=eXelon :)
2011-03-28 19:15
Really awesome!
2011-03-28 19:18
Good news !
2011-03-28 19:22
#62
 | 
Bulgaria SHISHETu
great,go SK!
2011-03-28 19:24
mTw vs Rage and Sk vs Dateam in semifinale ?
2011-03-28 19:26
RAGE : manne dennis? keiz pronax olofm ?
2011-03-28 19:31
where is the dreamteam...
2011-03-28 19:41
niceeee
2011-03-28 19:42
I dont really understand what was the way of picking teams, coz there are many other teams participating..
2011-03-28 19:42
#74
 | 
Denmark AndersR
Fnatic? FX? Esahara? guess they didn't want to attend?
2011-03-28 19:45
6 replies
read the article again...
2011-03-28 19:48
3 replies
#77
 | 
Denmark AndersR
don't see what you want me so realize?
2011-03-28 19:50
2 replies
OH! please forgive me man,I've just realized that these are ALL teams :D you know,I thought that "to attend" meant "attend" :D so I was sure that FX,eSAHARA,mouz,fnatic and so on would be there for sure :)
2011-03-28 23:06
1 reply
#125
 | 
Denmark AndersR
aaah no worrie mate :) we all make mistakes :)
2011-03-28 23:35
Some teams declined our invites.
2011-03-28 20:10
1 reply
#85
 | 
Denmark AndersR
ye thought so, too bad, but what the hell can't complain gonna be awesome to watch some more free play from the top teams :D
2011-03-28 20:13
I think that every team on the left (x6 RG mTw CT m5 dateam OK SK) will win :) except mb x6.
2011-03-28 19:47
2 replies
Agree everybody to the left will probably win. OK vs US can go either way though. and I think mTw and Gamerzone will be a really funny match to watch! :)
2011-03-28 20:01
1 reply
yeah,gamerzone will probably win :)
2011-03-28 22:33
nice!
2011-03-28 19:54
omg... hpx and spx back on track again! pretty awesome! however, I'll stick with mTw
2011-03-28 20:19
dateam&sk gl :D:D
2011-03-28 20:27
i want to see sk vs mtw :>
2011-03-28 20:30
GL x6tence :).
2011-03-28 20:31
Good Teams GL 2 f0rest and Delpan And Trace
2011-03-28 20:53
-MTW-
2011-03-28 20:57
fnatic???
2011-03-28 21:04
1 reply
2011-03-28 22:51
M5 Im beliving you)
2011-03-28 21:05
gl sk
2011-03-28 21:08
dreamteam? :B:BB:B:B:
2011-03-28 21:10
coolbeans! Ill check out some hot matches friday/this weekend:P
2011-03-28 21:13
Dreamteam?
2011-03-28 21:13
m5 gl
2011-03-28 21:13
#103
 | 
Brazil hugoooo
on the shgOpen Prelude mibr lost in the 1st match to some random danish team... then in the real tournament, they beat mouz, MYM, Begrip (2x), PGS (2X) and won the tourney :) good times this time its about mTw x SK (50/50)
2011-03-28 21:38
Is there any chance that you can see the full lineups of the teams?
2011-03-28 21:43
2 replies
When dreamteam market opens ;)
2011-03-28 22:44
Most likely they will be the same than the ones attending Copenhagen Games, copenhagengames.com/esport/participants/
2011-03-28 22:51
wow awesome
2011-03-28 21:47
lets go empty !
2011-03-28 21:54
trace,ave & ArcadioN with mTw & X?
2011-03-28 22:19
5 replies
NoA.hpx /T/spx Full-Gaming | suraNga Full-Gaming | wazorN [SoA]zecer
2011-03-28 22:29
4 replies
#127
 | 
Denmark AndersR
oh god i miss /T/
2011-03-28 23:46
???
2011-03-29 00:46
2 replies
Lineup of "X"
2011-03-29 13:52
1 reply
oh okei, thx.
2011-03-30 17:08
Gl all
2011-03-28 22:22
where are fx and fnatic?:x
2011-03-28 22:33
1 reply
2011-03-28 22:47
What a great idea. Hoping to see a team with a smaller organisation with lesser money winning this. Way to go hltv :)
2011-03-28 23:03
o.O
2011-03-28 23:06
i would love to see some matches casted by JoeM!!
2011-03-28 23:10
2 replies
haha me too! but i guess that will not happen. :(
2011-03-28 23:34
Indeed :)
2011-03-29 14:49
GL mTw Gl Martin (trace) and Timm ArcadioN )) *
2011-03-28 23:43
fnatic really want to win the LAN tournament, that's why they don't want to take part to the internet one (they want to save their new strats to not be studied), so i hope fans won't see that act like a kind of arrogance or so.. :)
2011-03-29 00:13
where Fx?
2011-03-29 00:15
1 reply
2011-03-29 19:18
#134
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India mainz
This is very very very nice indeed :DDDD i love there´s a little taste of whats comming when the real xperia begins :D gj hltv.org
2011-03-29 00:28
m5 with tw1st
2011-03-29 00:40
SK vs mTw Final :P
2011-03-29 01:20
gl m5 with twist....
2011-03-29 04:05
where navi????????????????????????????????????????????????????
2011-03-29 11:31
mTw - SK the final >8]... unless they meet in some bracket earlier
2011-03-29 15:16
why this event isn't at coverage?
2011-03-29 15:29
#151
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Israel selukvey
it would be played online right?
2011-03-29 15:33
3 replies
Yes.
2011-03-29 19:17
2 replies
#163
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Israel selukvey
oh , so there no chance for esrael to play their best with 100+ ping..
2011-03-29 20:48
1 reply
Geography is geography, you know...
2011-03-29 23:47
after wednesday matchs ends.. does the market will be open?
2011-03-29 16:23
2 replies
2011-03-29 19:16
1 reply
okk.. sry
2011-03-30 01:07
hands up! now waaaavee! GL fellas
2011-03-29 16:15
sk vs mtw MTW
2011-03-29 16:24
Transfer market will be opened after matches in wednesday ? Edit : Got it :D
2011-03-29 20:05
good !
2011-03-29 20:42
I bet Na'Vi will not win this championship!
2011-03-29 23:29
Let's hope that MTW can trump the first place this time.
2011-03-30 07:51
Thank you HLTV.org to organise a prelude !!!
2011-03-31 10:41
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