The tournament is split into two phases. The Group Stage, taking place between 27-30 December, sees two groups of five teams play a best-of-one Round Robin format. Only the last-placed team in each group will be eliminated.
Winter Madness is coming! ☃️— WePlay! Esport (@WePlayEsport) December 17, 2018
The competition for the Iron Throne and $100,000 will be attended by 14 top teams. Here are the first participants of our tournament - @NiPGaming @theAllianceGG and @goFORWARDgg
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From 2-5 January, teams will face off in a best-of-three, single-elimination Playoffs bracket. The eight teams who qualify from the Group Stage will battle it out for a place in the next round, which is where the remaining four teams await.
The Grand Final will take place om 5 January, and is the standard best-of-five series.
Three teams have already been announced for the tournament — Chongqing Major qualifiers Alliance and Forward Gaming, and Ninjas in Pyjamas, who took fourth place at The Kuala Lumpur Major.
Which other teams would you like to see take part?
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