Epicenter is no stranger to hosting big esports competitions, and now their website has revealed that we'll be getting another CS:GO tournament in Moscow from October 22 to 28, seeing 10 teams battle it out in the group stages from October 22 to 25, before the finals take place from October 27 to 28 in the Park of Legends ice palace.
Five of the teams will receive direction invitations to the group stages, while four participants will earn their place through regional qualifiers in Europe, CIS regions, Americas, and Asia. The last team will be selected via a Wild Card invitation, so there are plenty of teams who can win their slice of the $300,000 USD prize pool.
As for the qualifiers themselves, the European closed qualifiers will take place on September 5 and 6, with the Americas on September 8 and 9 and CIS on October 5 and 6. Then on October 19 the strongest team on the HLTV ranking from the pool of five teams (four regional qualifier leaders and the team invited via the Wild Card slot) will receive a direct invitation, while the four other teams will compete for the last two spots in the group stage during the first day of the competition in a double-elimination bracket.
Open qualifers, on the other hand, start on August 19 in Europe and August 21 in Americas, and you can visit the link above to sign up. CIS open qualifiers, on the other hand, will start on September 24 and run through to October 1, with sign-up notice being given at a later time.
Also, it should be noted that all qualifiers will be held on Faceit's platform and that Yeta will be the general partner of the tournament, with Black Monster being the official partner.
Who do you want to see competing in this tournament?