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The Champions Cup followed a simple and clear format with two phases: Group stage and Playoffs. The Group stage matches are played according to the Round-Robin format, where every team gets to play with every other team. They have two groups (Group A and Group B) of 4 teams each, all the first matches are BO1 and the next matches are BO3.
After the Group stage is over, the 2 best teams from each group proceed to the Playoffs. In the playoffs, all the matches are BO3 with a single-elimination bracket. The final is also played as a BO3.
Whats special about Champions Cup
The Champions Cup Final is CS:GO tournament organized by Eden Esports & StarLadder, with the various huge sponsors of the country like Malta Tourism Authority, Gaming Malta, InterContinental Malta, Holiday Inn Express Malta, and a few others. The special thing that grabbed the attention of the world, was that it had a pool of $300,000 prize money, together with the location of the event being on Malta.
Champions Cup's first event
The first champions cup event took place in September, 2019, which was the Qualifier rounds for the big event that happened in December, 2019. This event had a prize pool of $60,000 USD. Hard Legion won the tournament, BIG turned out to be the runner-up, whereas 3rd & 4th place was secured by Movistar Riders & Spirit respectively. By ending up in the best 4, these teams also secured a place in the big event Champions Cup Final (Dec, 2019).