The event will take place on June 16 – 28, 2020. The event sports a $50,000 prize pool and a quota of points needed to go to ESL One: Rio 2020. The new event sports uninhabited island of dangers laying under the scorching sun with hot sand and palm trees. Can the best CIS teams survive in such extreme conditions?
Three slots in Closed Qualifiers will be determined through the Open Qualifiers that will be taking place over these three days:
Any team from the CIS-region will be able to participate in the open qualifiers. Each qualifier takes off at 16:00 CEST, registration will be open until 15:00 for each corresponding qualifier. Each qualifier will be played in a single elimination bracket. All matches up to the finals will be BO1. The finals are BO3.
Registration to qualifiers will be open soon.
The winners of Open Qualifiers will be joined by five invited teams to play in Closed Qualifiers. The participants will be divided into two GSL-style groups. The best teams from each group advance to the main event. The winners of divider-matches play in the Final Group (GSL-style).
Three best teams from the Final Group advance to the main event. All the rest teams are eliminated.
A tiebreaker match will be held between the teams that hold the third place in each group to determine the 10-place finisher.
The main event consists of the Group Stage and Playoff. In the Group Stage, the Closed Qualifier winners and invited teams are divided into two GSL-style groups. The four winners advance to the Playoffs, which will be played in a double-elimination bracket format.
Additional tiebreaker matches will be held between the teams that don’t make it to the Playoffs. The third place finisher from group A will face a third place finisher from group B. Same thing will happen between the fourth place finishers from both groups.
All tournament matches including the Grand Finals are best of 3 series.
Prize pool allocation
The prize pool of $50,00 and 14,375 RMR-points will be divided as follows:
1st place – $15,000 & 2 000 RMR-points
2nd place – $10,000 & 1 875 RMR-points
3rd place – $6,000 & 1 750 RMR-points
4th place – $5,000 & 1 625 RMR-points
5th place – $4,500 & 1 500 RMR-points
6th place – $3,500 & 1 375 RMR-points
7th place – $3,000 & 1 250 RMR-points
8th place – $3,000 & 1 125 RMR-points
9th place – 1 000 RMR-points
10th place – 875 RMR-points
The list of teams, invited to the main event and Closed Qualifiers, will be announced soon.