5 vs. 5 Team Tournament Format

  • There will be a total of 32 teams in the tournament with each team consisting of 5 players.
  • Each team can have a maximum of 1 player as standby. In case of a standby, team should notify the admins at least 1 hour prior to their match.
  • A total of 40 matches will be held in total. There will be around 10-11 match days with gaps in between rounds as per availability of teams.

Map Pool- Dust 2, Cache, Mirage, Train, Inferno, Overpass, Cobblestone, Nuke.

Round 1- (Knockout Round): A random draw will be taken out and 16 BO-1 (Best of 1) matches will be played. All Round 1 matches will be played on Dust 2. The losing teams will be eliminated from the tournament.

Round 2- (Knockout Round): A random draw will be taken out and 8 BO-1 (Best of 1) matches will be played. Map selection will take place as per Rules specified here. The losing teams will be eliminated from the tournament.

Round 3- (Group Stage): The 8 teams will be randomly divided into 2 groups. Each team will play all the other 3 teams in their group once in a BO-1 (Best of 1) match. Winner of each match will get 2 points. Map selection will take place as per Rules specified here. The top 2 teams from both groups will proceed to the Semi-Finals. Ties in groups will be broken on the basis of H2H record.

Round 4- (Semi-Finals): The team that ranked 1st in Group A in the previous round will play the team that ranked 2nd in Group B and the team that ranked 1st in Group B will play the team that ranked 2nd in Group A. Both Semi-Final matches will be BO-3 (Best of 3 maps) matches. The 2 losing teams will play in the 3rd-4th place decider.

Round 5- (Finale): It will be a BO-3 (Best of 3 maps) finale. Map selection will take place as per Rules specified here.