North American CS:GO qualifier for Austin
Today we announce the qualifying process for the second DreamHack ZOWIE Open event in 2016, and the first ever DreamHack event in North America. DreamHack ZOWIE Open Austin is taking place May 6-8th at Austin Convention Center and will feature 8 CS:GO teams competing for $100,000.
Austin will in May be housing the second DreamHack ZOWIE Open event of 2016, with 8 CS:GO teams travelling to The Lone Star State. Six of these will be invited directly to the event. The remaining two spots for the tournament will be determined via online qualification. The two spots will go to a North American qualifier hosted by ESEA.
NORTH AMERICAN QUALIFIER
The qualifier will consist of two stages: the Open Qualifier which is open for anyone to signup to, and the Closed Qualifier will have teams invited facing up against the teams advancing from the Open Qualifier.
The Open Qualifier will take place on March 26th, starting at 12:00 CDT, open for up to 512 teams, all matches will be played best-of-one in a single-elimination bracket. The top eight teams from the Open Qualifier will advance to the Closed Qualifier.
Open Qualifier: SIGN UP NOW
The Closed Qualifier is set to take place on March 27th, with eight teams from the Open Qualifier joined by eight invited teams. All matches will be played best-of-three in a single-elimination bracket, winners of the Semi Finals will win a spot in the $100,000 tournament at DreamHack ZOWIE Open Austin, not including travel and accommodation.
The schedule for the Closed Qualifier is as shown below:
Sunday, March 27th
12:00 CDT: Round of 16
15:00 CDT: Quarter Finals
18:00 CDT: Semi Finals
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