Red Bull has announced a new £24,000 European invitational featuring seven invited teams and one qualified team to be held on January 28-31.
The event will feature a single-elimination, best-of-five bracket with a special series win condition: should one team win both their initial map pick and their opponents subsequent map pick — or vice-versa — the team immediately wins the entire series. Otherwise, the series will be played out in full as a standard Bo5 match.
The seven invited teams are:
- Futbolist Futbolist Europe Rank #16
- G2 Esports G2 Esports Europe Rank #1
- Team Liquid Team Liquid Europe Rank #9
- Ninjas in Pyjamas Ninjas in Pyjamas Europe Rank #5
- SUMN FC SUMN FC Inactive
- Guild Esports Guild Esports Europe Rank #7
- "Special guest"
The qualifier for the last tournament slot will be held on January 23. Further details can be found on the registration page.