The playoff stage of the CIS regional qualifiers portion of the Game Show Global eSports Cup kicks off this morning. Seven teams, including Arcade.Power Rangers, HellRaisers and CIS Rejects are competing at the Igromir Exhibition Center in Moscow this weekend for the $20,000 prize pool and two spots for the Studio LAN finals.
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Game Show Global eSports Cup consists of six parts: open online qualifiers, two group stages, CIS LAN qualifiers and two parts of the LAN Final (studio and the grand final, which will run within Dreamhack). The base prize pool of the tournament is $330,000 and will feature eight qualified teams from five regions competing in the LAN Studio Finals, with the top four teams advancing to the LAN Grand Finals in Moscow (December 5-6).
The six-part event series has been underway since last month, with the CIS Open Qualifiers and second group phase concluding and the CIS Regional Qualifiers underway this weekend. In this fourth phase out of six total, two teams from the Second Group Stage joined four invited teams and the winner of the Game Show Open Season 2 qualifiers at the Igromir Exhibition Center in Moscow.
The seven teams are competing for a portion of an additional $20,000 prize pool and the two slots in the Studio LAN finals to be held in Vilnius, Lithuania, between November 30 – December 3.
Game Show Global eSports Cup CIS Regional Qualifiers teams
The two best teams coming from the group stages, the qualified team from the open season and four invited teams are convening in Moscow to battle at the Igromir LAN event for the two slots available for the next stage of the tournament and a piece of the $20,000 prize pool. All games will be played in a best-of-two format.
- HellRaisers (invited)
- Arcade.Power Rangers (invited)
- ScaryFacez (invited)
- NewTeam 123 (invited)
- CIS Rejects (qualified in the group stage)
- Big Red Machine (qualified in the group stage)
- Enso (qualified in the open season)
Game Show Global eSports Cup format
The Game Show Global eSports Cup is being played out in six distinct stages. Open Qualifiers, two Group stages and Regional Qualifiers will be held in five regions: North America, Europe, CIS, China and SEA. The last two phases of the event will feature LAN playoffs in the Studio and the Grand Finals to be held at the DreamHack LAN event in Moscow, Russia.
Game Show Global eSports Cup Regional Qualifiers
The event series will feature online open qualifiers for five regions, Europe, CIS, North America, China and SEA. After the open qualifiers, two group stages will take place followed by regional qualifiers. The best regional teams will then proceed to the Studio LAN playoffs.
To date, only the CIS region has completed the online qualifiers and group stages.
Game Show Global eSports Cup Studio LAN finals
Eight of the best teams from the various regions will compete in the fifth phase of the event series. The Studio Stage of the LAN Finals will take place from November 30 – December 3 in Vilnius, Lithuania. Only four teams will reach the grand final of the tournament.
Game Show Global eSports Cup LAN finals
The four top teams from the Studio LAN finals will participate in the Grand Finals, which will run within DreamHack Moscow. The event is scheduled to take place December 5-6.
Game Show Global eSports Cup prize pool distribution
Grand Final (DreamHack Moscow)
- 1st place — $125,000
- 2nd place — $65,000
- 3rd place — $35,000
- 4th place — $25,000
The studio LAN Finals (Lithuania)
- 1st-4th places — the allotted portion from the grand final
- 5th-8th places — $15,000 total
The CIS LAN qualifiers (Igromir)
- 1st place – $8,000 + a ticket to the studio LAN final
- 2nd place – $4,000 + a ticket to the studio LAN final
- 3rd place – $2,500
- 4th place – $1,500
- 5-7th places — $1,000