Belarusian hardware portal TECHLABS is hosting a cup featuring a vast majority of the world's best teams with the grand final being played in Moscow, Russia.
The event features a total of sixteen teams that have been placed in four groups consisting of four teams each. Top two teams from each group will qualify for the best-of-three single elimination bracket.
With majority of IEM6 World Championship's teams also in attendance, this online tournament should serve as a little preview for the first major event of 2012.
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
|Natus Vincere||ESC Gaming||SK Gaming||Moscow Five|
The grand final will be played on LAN in Mega shopping center in Moscow, Russia on March 18 with the winners taking home $10,000 and the second place finishers walking out with $5,000.
The groups are all played on different days making viewing the event much easier. Group A will take place on Saturday, B on Sunday, C on Monday and D on Tuesday. First round will begin at 19:00, second round at 20:00 and the final round at 21:00.
Maps are picked using the veto system from a pool of de_dust2, de_inferno, de_nuke, de_train and de_tuscan. In the group stage both teams remove two maps and in bracket play one.