MLG Major Championship Columbus

29 Mar 2016 - 3 Apr 2016

General info

MLG Major Championship Columbus will be the first Counter Stike major of 2016.

Majors are special Valve supported tournaments. Specific events are available at the Majors with viewers able to receive in-game drops by simply watching the matches, buy stickers from their favorite teams and players, and earn an in-game coin trophy by playing the "pick'em" challenge in the CS:GO Client.

The main event will feature sixteen of the best teams from all around the world. The top eight teams from the Cluj-Napoca Major and eight teams from the Offline Qualifier.

This Major will be the first to feature the raised Prize Pool of $ 1,000,000.

The event will be hosted by Major League Gaming and Valve at the MLG Arena and Nationwide Arena from March 29th to April 3, 2016.

Tournament format

Last Chance Qualifiers
The Last Chance qualifiers consist of four invited teams and the 2nd-4th finishers from the minors.
The Last Chance Qualifiers will be played out in Single Elimination brackets.
All matches will be played in a Best-of-Three setting.
One team qualifies from the American qualifier and two teams qualify from the Europe qualifier to the offline qualifier.

Offline Qualifiers
The eight lowest finishers from the 2015 Cluj-Napoca major, the last chance qualifies, the minor winners and the Asia minor runner-up compete for the eight finals spots to the Major Event.
The sixteen teams are split into four groups of four.
Each group is played out using a GSL format. 
All matches are played in a Best-of-One setting except for the decider match which is a Best-of-Three.

Main Event - Group Stage
The eight invited teams and eight qualified teams will be split into four groups of four.
Each group is played out using a GSL format. 
All matches are played in a Best-of-One setting except for the decider match which is a Best-of-Three.

Main Event - Playoffs
Eight teams advance from group stage, two from each group.
Single Elimination bracket.
All matches are played in a Best-of-Three setting.

Teams

Tournament Leaderboard

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