We’re always excited to bring good news, and good news we have! Besides being neck deep in the work around the LAN, we’re also working on helping teams proceed further in their esports careers after the LAN is over, most notably by establishing the next steps for the winners of the A1 Adria League.
That’s why we’re happy to inform you that the winner of this year’s CS:GO tournament will proceed directly to the closed qualifiers of the €50.000 Bucharest Gaming Week Invitational tournament that’s taking place at the Bucharest Gaming Week in December this year.
The tournament will be held one day after the ESL Southeast Europe Championship in the same venue, and will feature four teams. It will be a single-elimination, best-of-three format and will see the winner of the SEC league will joined by two invited teams and the winner of the online qualifiers that will be held for the tournament. The qualifiers themselves will be held in two stages, with two open qualifiers being held in November, followed by the closed qualifier and lastly, the LAN.
The winner of the A1 Adria League will skip the open qualifiers and join straight into the closed part of qualifying. The closed qualifier will see the best 6 teams from the Europe-wide open qualifiers, plus the winner of the A1AL, the second invited team to the closed qualifier is the winner of the Hungarian National Esports Championship (MNEB). After this round we will get the teams that will participate in the LAN in December.
It’s important to note that the open qualifiers for the tournament are indeed open to everyone, and we encourage all of the regional teams to apply and try their luck themselves. Who knows, you might earn a LAN spot and a piece of the €50.000 prize!
Open Qualifier 1 - November 10
Open Qualifier 2 - November 17
We wish the best of luck to all the teams, and are awaiting to see which team from our League will play in the second phase of qualifying!