The European qualification for the ESL One Cologne 2014 CS:GO Championship will feature four pre-qualifiers followed by the European Finals. Three of the pre-qualifiers are region locked and one will be open for all European teams. From each of the qualifiers the Top4 finishers will qualify for the European Finals.
All four pre-qualifiers will be played in single elimination and best-of-one format, however depending on the amount of teams and available time, the last round might be played as best-of-three.
North Qualifier – 30/06 & 01/07
South-West Qualifier – 02/07 & 03/07
South-East Qualifier – 14/07 & 15/07
Open Qualifier – 22/07, 23/07 & 24/07
European Finals – 26/07 & 27/07
The map pool for all qualifiers will consist
of the following five valve maps:
de_dust2, de_nuke, de_inferno,
de_train & de_mirage.
The European Finals will be played in double elimination and best-of-three format. Further rules will be announced throughout the next week.
The signups for all qualifiers are open from now until 18:00 CEST on the first day of the respective qualifier, furthermore there will be a check-in system in place. On the first day of the tournament teams need to confirm their participation between 18:00 and 18:30 CEST, the tournament bracket will be published shortly after that time and then the qualifier will kick-off at 19:00 CEST.
Head over to the European Qualifier Portal to signup for one of the European qualifiers.