DreamHack have announced details for the European pre-qualifiers, which will take place online and then at DreamHack Open Stockholm in anticipation of the next CS:GO major at DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca in Romania.
The announcement of the next CS:GO major, which will be run by DreamHack and PGL at the former organisation’s Open stop in Cluj-Napoca, Romania on October 28-November 1, saw the top eight finishers at ESL One Cologne 2015 automatically qualify, as per usual.
The remaining eight spots at DH Open Cluj-Napoca were announced to be determined via a combination of the 9-16th place finishers at ESL One Cologne as well as eight teams that would advance to the offline qualifier via an online qualifying stage. The 9-16th place finishers are once again:
The offline qualifier, with the 16 teams mentioned above, is to take place at DreamHack Open Stockholm on September 22-26, which has been restructured as the major’s offline qualifier, and will take place at two separate locations over the five days: Monster Energy DreamHack Studios and the Annexet Stockholm Globe Arena.
DreamHack have now announced the European online pre-qualifiers, which will determine five of the eight teams to qualify for the Stockholm qualifier, with the other three spots going to North America and Asia.
Two online pre-qualifiers will take place over the coming two weekends, each one featuring an open stage and a closed stage. The open stage will be open to all European teams and feature a single-elimination, best-of-one bracket from which eight teams will advance to the closed stage.
Eight pre-seeded teams will then join the open stage eight to face off in the closed stage, which will see a single elimination, best-of-three bracket take place. The info for pre-qualifier #1 can be found below:
|Qualifier #1: Sep. 5-6 – 2 spots to Stockholm|
|Sep. 5||14:00||Open Stage||512 teams|
|Sep. 6||12:00||Closed Stage||8 teams from open stage + 8 invited teams|
The invited teams for the closed stage are as follows:
|CPH Wolves||Space Soldiers|
The info for pre-qualifier #2, which takes place the following weekend, can also be found below:
|Qualifier #2: Sep. 12-13 – 3 spots to Stockholm|
|Sep. 12||14:00||Open Stage||512 teams|
|Sep. 13||12:00||Closed Stage||8 teams from open stage + 8 pre-qual. #1 teams|
All pre-qualifiers will be hosted on FACEIT’s servers and services. Sign-ups for both open stage pre-qualifiers can be found on this page and by scrolling down to the signup section.