The main stage of the European Champions will take place on September 7-9. Among the invited teams, there will be one top-ranked team from Western Europe and two squads from Poland – Illuminar Gaming and MAD DOG’S PACT. The remaining five places in the competition are for teams from France, Great Britain and the DACH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein), which will be selected by qualification.

Participants in the main event of the European Champions will be divided into two groups of four teams each. You will play the group stage according to the GSL format with all BO1 matches. The best two teams from each group will advance to the playoffs, which are played according to the individual elimination bracket against BO3 matches.

France

  • Invited teams: DBL Poney and LDLC OL
  • Date: August 27-28

Four teams will participate in the French qualifiers, two of which were invited by the organizers, and the other two were selected through open qualifications.

Participants will face each other in the individual elimination category and the best team will advance to the UEFA Champions.

Great Britain and Ireland

  • Invited teams: Endpoint, Fenix
  • Date: August 28-29

The qualification format in the UK & IR is identical to that of France. Four teams will participate in it, two of which were invited by the organizers, and the other two were selected by open qualifications. Participants will face each other in the individual elimination category and the best team will advance to the UEFA Champions.

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DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein)

  • Previously Teams invited to Phase One: PIXLIP, NLG and ttc
  • Date: August 23-25
  • Teams invited to the final stage: Sprout
  • Final date: August 26-27

Qualifications in the DACH are the most comprehensive and have been divided into two phases. In the first stage, the invited teams took places in the semi-finals, while the two teams from the open qualifiers will play the match for the last vacant place in the semi-finals. On the way to the double elimination bracket, three teams will be selected to join Sprout in the final stage of the playoffs. One team will advance to the UEFA Champions League

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In addition, two places in the European Championship will be reserved by teams selected directly from the European Open qualifiers. We have two rounds, which will take place on the following days: August 31 – September 1 and September 3-4.