Eight teams have made it through open qualifiers to compete for the grand prize in the Vitality European Open, the next European tournament in Riot's Ignition Series. The competitors will play in a group stage to qualify for a four-team double-elimination playoff bracket for a piece of the €15,000 EUR (~ $16,844 USD) prize. This will mark the first time G2 Esports G2 Esports Europe Rank #1 Mixwell Oscar Cañellas Patitek Patryk Fabrowski pyth Jacob Mourujärvi ardiis Ardis Svarenieks davidp David Prins competes in a major tournament together as they are pit against some of Europe's early powerhouses in PartyParrots PartyParrots Inactive ANGE1 Kyrylo Karasov dinkzj Denis Tkachev Art1st Vyacheslav Lyadnov 7ssk7 Artur Kurshin Shao Andrey Kiprsky , FABRIKEN FABRIKEN Europe Rank #3 LATEKS Oliwer Fahlander Leodeddz Leo Nilsson and need more DM need more DM Europe Rank #11 tigene Norbert Pásztor Fasthandy Mihály Mucs bzt Renátó Bárányos crazyd33R Gábor Német Barcode Kevin Bana FoDa Dániel Fodor .

Format

The tournament will start with a round-robin group stage divided into two groups of four teams. The group stage will be split into best-of-three sets. All of the playoffs will be best-of-three sets except for the grand finals, which will be a best-of-five set with a map advantage to the team coming from winner's bracket. Group A will play on July 10, Group B will play on July 11 and the playoffs will take place July 12.

The prize pool will be distributed as detailed below:

  • 1st: €10,000
  • 2nd: €2,000
  • 3rd-4th: €1,000
  • 5th-8th: €250

Broadcast

Talent

  • Derek "wtfmoses" Moseley (Host)
  • Dan "Gaskin" Gaskin (Commentator)
  • Michael "hypoc" Robins (Commentator)

Stream

Teams

Group A

G2 Esports G2 Esports Europe Rank #1 Mixwell Oscar Cañellas Patitek Patryk Fabrowski pyth Jacob Mourujärvi ardiis Ardis Svarenieks davidp David Prins

FABRIKEN FABRIKEN Europe Rank #3 LATEKS Oliwer Fahlander Leodeddz Leo Nilsson

need more DM need more DM Europe Rank #11 tigene Norbert Pásztor Fasthandy Mihály Mucs bzt Renátó Bárányos crazyd33R Gábor Német Barcode Kevin Bana FoDa Dániel Fodor

Apexis Apexis Europe Rank #44 RAZORCONEE Maxic TARDUU Flash bacyx

Group B

PartyParrots PartyParrots Inactive ANGE1 Kyrylo Karasov dinkzj Denis Tkachev Art1st Vyacheslav Lyadnov 7ssk7 Artur Kurshin Shao Andrey Kiprsky

Prodigy Prodigy Europe Rank #6

breadHUNTERS breadHUNTERS Europe Rank #21 Toronto Erdem Soğukpınar m1tez qRaxs AsLanM4shadoW aimDLL

bonk bonk Europe Rank #4 bonkar Malkolm Rench Yacine Yacine Laghmari Sayf Saif Jibraeel melonhead Noel Raki ziz Leo Jannesson Aron Aron Fredriksson

Coverage

Keep up to date on matches with the Vitality European Open event hub and our homepage. We'll update player stats as soon as they're made available to us and you'll be able to follow how well individual players are doing on our event stat page.