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The tournament is separated into two different stages, one of them being the group stage and the other being the Playoffs.
The group stage divides the 8 teams into two groups of 4 teams each. The matches played in the group stage are in the form of “Robin Rounds”- which means that all 4 teams must compete with each other and are played as BO1 while the elimination and decider matches are played as BO3. The 2 teams who end up at the bottom are eliminated, Whereas the top 2 teams of each group advance to the Playoffs.
The Playoffs are played between the remaining 4 teams where the matches are played as BO3 using the single-elimination method. The 1st ranked team of the first group plays against the 1st ranked team of the second group while the 2nd ranked teams of both groups play against each other as well. The winners of both the matches lastly play against each other in the final.
Whats special about Charleroi
Charleroi Esports is the first even to bring esports to Charleroi, and in the RTL Spiroudome, 8 professional CS: GO teams will have a grueling showdown for three straight days. Dedicated fans keeping the atmosphere electrified while thousands of fans globally, sit at home with their eyes glued to their screens. The winning team getting the biggest share of the huge prize pool of $113,000 USD, is the icing on the cake.
All of this combined turns the 3-day event into a memorable event and even more memorable for the team who will be lifting the trophy along with their teammates and taking home their share from the prize pool while their fans cheer them on.
Charleroi's first event
This particular event took place from 12th April 2019 to 14th April 2019 in Charleroi, Belgium. The format divided 8 teams into 2 groups, battling their way through the group stages and into the playoffs, and finally, the winning team takes home the trophy with their share of the $113,000 USD prize pool.
The participants in this event were G2, LDLC, Vitality, Virtus.pro, GamerLegion, Sprout, Epsilon Esports, and FrostFire.
The Charleroi Esports 2019 trophy was lifted by Vitality in front of a home crowd after they defeated Sprout by 2:0 and took home $56,000 USD.