DreamHack Open - 2020 - Winter Season - America
Group stage: double elimination
Playoffs: single elimination
The ESL Pro Tour 2020 is the first world wide Warcraft III pro tour. It's organized, sponsored and hosted by ESL in collaboration with DreamHack.
The DreamHack Open - Winter Season - America is the third chance out of four for Americans and Oceanians players to grant EPT points and qualify for the tour-ending championship.
Among the 8 participants, 4 players qualified and the last season 4 best American performers at are invited : Hitman, CrunCher, iNSUPERABLE & KiWiKaKi.
The qualifier system got 2 steps :
- two open qualifiers offer spots for the closed qualifier :
- one closed qualifier on November 21st-22nd offers 4 spots for the main event.
Group stage (8 into 4)
The group stage consists of 2 groups of 4 players each :
- double elimination bracket,
- all matches played as Bo3,
- top 2 of each group advance to the playoffs.
- November 26th : semi-finals,
- November 27th : winners' finals,
- November 28th : losers' round 1,
- November 29th : losers' finals.
The 4 players remaining fight through a Bo5 single elimination bracket :
- December 11th-12th : semi-finals,
- December 13th : final.
$ 5,000 and 1,020 ESL Pro Tour points are spread among the players as seen below :