DreamHack Open - 2020 - Winter Season - Europe
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 - Europe is the third chance out of four for European players to grant EPT points and qualify for the tour-ending championship.
Among the 16 participants, 8 players qualified and the last season 8 best European performers are invited : Happy, XlorD, VortiX, HawK, Foggy, Blade, KraV & WaN.
The qualifier system got 2 steps :
- two open qualifiers offer spots for the closed qualifier :
- one closed qualifier on November 21st-22nd offers 8 spots for the main event.
Group stage (16 into 8)
The group stage consists of 4 groups of 4 players each :
- double elimination bracket,
- all matches played as Bo3,
- top 2 of each group advance to the playoffs.
Dates (all groups) :
- November 25th-26th : semi-finals,
- November 27th : winners' finals,
- November 28th : losers' round 1,
- November 29th : losers' finals.
The 8 players remaining fight through a Bo5 single elimination bracket :
- December 9th-10th : quarter finals,
- December 11th-12th : semi-finals,
- December 13th : final.
$ 10,000 and 2,655 ESL Pro Tour points are spread among the players as seen below :