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Details for Qualifiers of the Quake Champions Invitational at DreamHack Winter

Quake is in the DNA of DreamHack, it exists both in its past and future. And as we head towards this fall, it’s time to get ready for the Quake Champions action to kick off in a huge way. In this case, that’s to the tune of $75,000 at DreamHack Denver and $350,000 awaiting you at DreamHack Winter. With the time ticking down to DreamHack Denver already, we’re ready now to get ready for our qualifiers. They start already on September 23rd so get ready to compete in our open qualifiers.

Each open qualifier will be double elimination, with a broadcast live from our studio in Stockholm, Sweden, bringing you the action from the final qualifying matches. Most play days will include action in two regions starting within hours of each other, with our studio bringing you the exciting conclusion to each back to back.

Quake Champions Invitational at DreamHack Winter

Prize: $350,000
Dates: December 1-3

Formats
Duel

  • 24 players – 8 invites, 14 online qualifiers (4 Europe, 4 North America, 2 South America, 2 CIS, 2 Australia-New Zealand), 2 BYOC on-site qualifiers
  • Upon completion of all qualifiers, all qualifiers & invited players will be ranked to seed the group stage
  • Group stage will consist of 6 groups of 4. Top 2 competitors will qualify into 12 man single elimination bracket. The top 4 players from the group consisting of match and round record will get a bye into the first stage of the single elimination bracket.

Sacrifice

  • 12 teams – 2 invites, 7 online qualifiers (2 Europe, 2 North America, 1 South America, 1 CIS, 1 Australia-New Zealand), 3 BYOC on-site qualifiers
  • Upon completion of all qualifiers, all qualifiers & invited players will be ranked to seed the group stage
  • 3 team group stages with top team advancing to a 4 team single elimination bracket playoff.

Qualifier Dates
Sep 30: Europe – Duel (top 2 qualify) – Signup Form – Starts 13:00 CEST
Sep 30: North America – Duel (top 2 qualify) – Signup Form Starts 12:00 EDT
Oct 1: Europe – Sacrifice (winner qualifies) – Signup Form Starts 13:00 CEST
Oct 1: North America – Sacrifice (winner qualifies) – Signup Form Starts 12:00 EDT

Our broadcast on September 30th and October 1st will start at 18:00 CEST on both days. We’ll begin with Europe qualifying matches and then move to North America, come join us!

Oct 7: South America – Duel (top 2 qualify) – Signup Form – Starts 11 BRT
Oct 8: South America – Sacrifice (winner qualifies) – Signup Form – Starts 11 BRT

Oct 14: CIS – Duel (top 2 qualify) – Signup Form
Oct 14: Australia-New Zealand Duel (top 2 qualify) – Signup Form
Oct 15: CIS – Sacrifice (winner qualifies) – Signup Form
Oct 15: Australia-New Zealand (winner qualifies) – Signup Form

Oct 28: Europe / CIS – Duel #2 (top 2 qualify) – Signup Form
Oct 28: North America – Duel #2 (top 2 qualify) – Signup Form
Oct 29: Europe / CIS – Sacrifice #2 (winner qualifies) – Signup Form
Oct 29: North America – Sacrifice #2 (winner qualifies) – Signup Form

Qualifiers to be double elimination brackets, with those qualifying each earning full travel and accommodation to DreamHack Winter.

Europe and CIS have their own independent qualifiers and then the final qualifier combines both of these to get the best from both regions in a single bracket.

Full information and rulesets for the qualifier and event can be found here.

Duel Invites

  • Cypher
  • Agent
  • Clawz
  • Vo0
  • Cooller
  • DaHang
  • Rapha
  • DreamHack Denver Champion

Sacrifice Invites

  • EU – 2z
  • NA – Team Liquid

Invites based on Quake World Championships and availability.

Interested in more Quake Action? We also have a DreamHack Denver Quake Championship with $75,000 in prizes, read more on our DreamHack Denver website!

Stay Tuned for Updates

Can’t wait for more Quake Champions action at DreamHack? Follow @DreamHackQuake on twitter, or check out our Facebook pages for both DreamHack Denver and DreamHack Winter for more updates as we get closer to the events. Stop by, say hello, and enjoy some Quake Champions excitement!

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