16/4/2021

Sign up to the European Challenger League Qualifiers

The European Challenger League is back for Season 2021 with revamped online Qualifiers, consisting of 3 open tournaments spread until the end of the summer. Sign-ups are now open! This article contains everything you need to know about the EU Challenger League Qualifiers.

You can also find more information on the European Challenger League and European League: HERE

THE ULTIMATE GOAL: QUALIFY FOR THE EUROPEAN CHALLENGER LEAGUE SEASON 2021

The European Challenger League Season 2021 will be a 16-team competition. Alongside the 9 winners of the Nationals organized throughout Europe, Chaos Esports Club, relegated from the European League Season 2020, and MnM Gaming, loser of the 2020 Promotion/Relegation match, 5 additional slots will be available for the taking for teams participating in the EU Challenger League Qualifiers.

The EU Challenger League Qualifiers consist of 3 open tournaments, each granting points and prize money to the participating teams.

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SCHEDULE

The first Qualifier will take place from April 30th to May 2nd, 2021: SIGN UP HERE (deadline to register: April 30th, 4PM CEST)

The dates of the 2nd and 3rd Qualifiers will be communicated at a later date.

COMPETITIVE FORMAT

Each Qualifier will be open to teams across Europe and consist of a single elimination bracket. Up until the Round of 16, matches will be played in Best-of-one. Starting from the Round of 16 and until the Final, matches will be played in Best-of-three.

The first Qualifier will be seeded randomly, while the second and third Qualifiers will then be seeded based on the overall point standings.

The top 5 teams* across all 3 tournaments will qualify to compete in the Group Stage of the Challenger League.

*if a team finishing in the top 5 of the Qualifiers final ranking, wins a national championship that qualifies to the EU Challenger League, then this team is considered as having qualified through this national championship. The Qualifier slot thus goes to the next in line in the Qualifiers ranking.

Upon registering, a notification will be sent to the teams to inform them of when they need to return for check-in.

One hour and a half before the start of the tournament, the check-in will begin.

Any team that has not checked in at least 30 minutes before the start of the tournament will be removed. The remaining slot will be attributed to any team that missed out on a slot because the tournament was already full.

POINT DISTRIBUTION

Here is the point distribution for each Qualifier. The number of points granted to each team at the end of the 3 tournaments will determine their position in the final ranking.

1st place
100 Points
2nd place
75 Points
3rd and 4th place
50 Points
5th to 8th place
25 Points
9th to 16th place
15 Points
17th to 32nd place
10 Points

PRIZE POOL

Here is the prize money that will be attributed to the first 4 teams for each Challenger League Qualifier.

1st place
EUR €2,000
2nd place
EUR €1,500
3rd place
EUR €1,000
4th place
EUR € 500

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