It's time for CS:GO to get into the action and we have one spot for an Oceanic team to join 15 others from around the world to go head to head for the ESL One Cologne 2014 CS:GO Championship and a share of the $250,000 prize pool.
ESL Australia will be our hosts for the qualifiers and we will have two double elimination bracket qualifiers where four teams from each will advance to an eight team single elimination bracket. The qualifier brackets will be best of one encounters except for the final which is of course best of three with the winner of the winners bracket going in with a one map advantage.
The eight team final bracket is where we will grind down to our two finalists, all matches in this single elimination bracket will be best of three till just one team remains, our Oceanic representatives for the ESL One CS:GO championship in Cologne.
Qualifier 1: 13th July 2014, Double Elimination Bracket.
Qualifier 2: 19th July 2014, Double Elimination Bracket.
Final: 20th July 2014, Single Elimination Bracket.
Rules: ESL One Rules
Mappool: de_nuke, de_train, de_dust2, de_inferno, de_mirage
There will be no check-in system in the Oceanic qualifier, so once you signup you automatically confirm your participation in the qualifier.
Head over to the Oceanic Qualifier Portal to signup and more information.
Here you will find the player pack registration and also links to the qualifier brackets and sign ups. We advise teams who are not that familiar with the ESL platform or ESL Wire to register for the player pack.
We have a growing prize pool for the winning team which currently stands at $5,500 with thanks of course to our supporting partners at Mwave Australia, and TP-Link who have thrown their hat into the tournament to give Oceanic gamers a chance to compete against the worlds best. This naturally is for teams to assist with the travel costs to attend the global final in Cologne.
Stay tuned for further information but in the mean time get your team registered for the qualifying cups and most of all get training as the world awaits!
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