The final five teams punched their tickets to the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier over the weekend, with Heroic and EnVyUs advancing from the European Qualifier and Immortals, Team Liquid, and Renegades qualifying from North America. As the third place team in the qualifier, Renegades will replace OpTic Gaming in the main event.
OpTic was disqualified from the tournament last week based on its recent roster changes. Rule 4.4.15 of the tournament’s rule book states that teams are allowed up to two players to be replaced on the roster prior to the tournament, which OpTic broke by signing three new players to its roster the week before. As such, Renegades will be placed in Group D with Astralis, SK Gaming, and one of the other qualifying teams.
The ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier begins Sept. 8, and the group stage will take place each subsequent weekend of September. The playoffs will begin with the quarterfinals Oct. 10-11, followed by the semifinals Oct. 12 and the finals Oct. 13. TBS will present live coverage of the Finals at 10 p.m. with quarterfinal and semifinal gameplay presented online.
The tournament will have a $1 million prize pool, with the first place team taking home half of the winnings. The tournament will take place in Atlanta at the G-FUEL ELEAGUE Arena, and will have a GSL group format, followed by a single elimination best-of-three format in the playoff stages.
The ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2017 will be live streamed on both YouTube and Twitch in addition to live coverage on TBS. The first broadcast will take place at 10 p.m. ET Sept. 1, which will showcase the groupings of the 16 teams.
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