The events were played as two-stage tournaments, consisting of a group stage and the playoffs.
The group stage was made out of two separate pools, each made out of 4 teams. The matches were played as a double-elimination system while all of them were BO1 series. The 2 best teams from each pool went straight to the playoffs.
The playoffs were made out of Semi-Finals and The Grand Final. All the matches, with no exceptions, were BO3 series.
Sometimes the organizer will test out new concepts and formats. Therefore always check the tournament page if you would like to study a specific tournament.
Whats special about iBUYPOWER
The fact that makes iBUYPOWER unique is that the monetary reward is high for the tournament of that caliber. Eight-team tournaments usually have lower budgets, but iBUYPOWER always sets out an amazing $200,000 which is a great incentive for teams and players to always strive for the best.
The schedule of iBUYPOWER Masters is also one of the elements that make it appealing for all the teams and players – it is usually organized before the Major tournaments so it is often seen as a warm-up tournament where they can test their true form and prepare themselves for the future events.
The tournament is highly respected in the Counter-Strike community and it offers a lot of value for both the competitors and spectators. Thousands of fans had the chance to enjoy amazing plays and hours of excitement brought to them by their favorite Counter-Strike teams.