TnC, Invictus Gaming and Newbee became the next three teams to qualify for the studio LAN portion for the Game Show Global eSports Cup. TnC swept through Signature Trust, IG defeated FTD.A 3:2 and Newbee bested DK.S 3:1. Team Empire an Vega Squadron have already qualified and three more teams from NA and Europe will be joining the event scheduled to take place in Vilnius, Lithuania, between November 30 – December 3. The top four teams will then continue to the playoffs at DreamHack winter in Moscow, December 5-6.
Congrats to @TNCeSports The best SEA team goes to Europe! Cya in Vilnius.
— GameShowDota (@gameshowdota2) November 8, 2015
In the SEA, TnC defeated Pang5 in the first best-of-three round while Signature.Trust defeated MVP.Hot6ix 2:1 to advance to the Grand Finals. TnC was able to easily take the solo qualifying spot from the team from Thailand, sweeping them 3:0.
In the Chinese region, there had originally been a five way tie to be sorted out between Invictus Gaming, CDEC, FTD.A, TongFu and Wings Gaming. Invictus Gaming and FTD.A had survived the tie breaker, advancing to the best-of-five series. Invictus Gaming was then able to defeat FTD.A 3:2 for one of the two spots for the region.
Newbee and DK.S went head to head for a total of four games. While Newbee was favored to win, they took the first two matches with ease but then lost the third, forcing an additional game for them to qualify. In the end they were able to assume the second Chinese slot and will travel to Vilnius for the LAN studio portion.
Vega Squadron and Team Empire have already secured their spots to the event as the CIS representation.
The remaining regional qualifiers as underway currently:
European region will be coming to an end shortly as well with London Conspiracy facing 4CL in a best-of-five series tonight at 18CET. No Logic Gaming is still awaiting their opponents as STARK and Team Alternate will need to first complete a tiebreaker match to determine which team will advance to face NLG in the best-of-five series. Two teams will advance to the Vilnius LAN stage.
Americas region is down to four teams scheduled to play on November 8 and 9th in best-of-three Round 1. compLexity will face Void Boys while Leviathan will compete against EWolves. Only one team will advance from the region.
Game Show Global eSports Cup Season 1
The Game Show Global eSports Cup Season 1 was announced in early September, featuring competitors from five regions: North America, Europe, CIS, China and SEA.
The CIS regional LAN stage of the event took place at Igromir Expo Center, in early October.
The playoff stage of the CIS regional qualifiers kicked off with seven teams, including Arcade.Power Rangers, HellRaisers and CIS Rejects competing at the Igromir Exhibition Center in Moscow for the $20,000 prize pool and two spots for the Studio LAN playoffs. CIS Rejects and ScaryFaceZzz took the first and second place spots.
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 are held in five regions: North America, Europe, CIS, China and SEA. The last two phases of the event will feature Studio LAN playoffs 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 playoffs
Eight of the best teams from the various regions will compete in the fifth phase of the event series. The Studio LAN playoffs will take place between November 30 – December 3 in Vilnius, Lithuania. Only four teams will reach the Grand Finals of the tournament.
Game Show Global eSports Cup LAN finals
The top four teams from the Studio LAN playoffs will participate in the Grand Finals, which will run within DreamHack Moscow. The event is scheduled to take place between December 5-6.
Game Show Global eSports Cup prize pool distribution
Grand Finals (DreamHack Moscow)
- 1st place — $125,000
- 2nd place — $65,000
- 3rd place — $35,000
- 4th place — $25,000
The studio LAN playoffs (Lithuania)
- 1st-4th places — the allotted portion from the grand final
- 5th-8th places — $15,000 total
The CIS LAN qualifiers (Igromir)
- 1st place – CIS Rejects – $8,000 + a ticket to the studio LAN final
- 2nd place – ScaryFacezzz – $4,000 + a ticket to the studio LAN final
- 3rd place – HellRaisers $2,500
- 4th place – New Team123123 $1,500
- 5-7th places — $1,000