The Middle-East region is known to produce some of the most competitive teams in the APAC region, with last year’s regional champions, NASR Esports, coming in as runners-up behind Korea’s MVP PK. This year, two teams will stand a chance to represent the Middle-East in Shanghai.
As part of this endeavour, it is important that players and teams are given the maximum opportunities to play in a LAN environment leading up to the grand finals in Shanghai, from November 14th – November 17th. Seven national champions will join NASR Esports at the Middle-East regional finals, set to take place from September 27th - 28th at Exile Gaming in Dubai, UAE. Each national qualifier is open for registration since 20th August 2019. All national qualifiers (with the exception of Pakistan and Jordan) will be determined by LAN qualifier. Teams from Pakistan and Jordan will be determined by an online qualifier only.
For Pakistan and Jordan Only:
National qualifiers for Pakistan and Jordan will feature a BO1, single-elimination bracket. Semi-finals & Finals will be played in a BO3 single-elimination format. The winning team will qualify directly for the Middle-East Regional LAN Qualifier.
National LAN Qualifiers:
Each national LAN qualifier will feature a BO1, single-elimination bracket. Semi-finals & Finals will be played in a BO3 single-elimination format. The winning team will represent their nation at the Middle-East Regional qualifier in Dubai, UAE, from Sep 27-28.
Middle-East Regional LAN Qualifier:
The finals for Middle-East will feature seven national champions, and one invited team, NASR Esports. A total of eight teams will compete in a GSL format as follows:
8 teams - 2 groups (4 each)
Each group plays 5 games (BO1)
Top 2 teams from each group proceed to the semi-finals
Semi-Finals - BO3 single elimination
Finals - BO3. Top two teams will represent the Middle-East at this year’s ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Asia Open 2019.
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