Elite Series

Spring Split

The Spring Split starts on 11 February and will be played in the format of a single round robin. All matches will be played over seven matchdays. Each matchday will consist of two best-of-2 matches, except for the first day, where three matches will be played.

The four best teams advance to the play-offs, which will be played as a King of the Hill bracket, including a Juggernaut match. These play-offs will be played over three matchdays: 1, 8 and 15 April. All games will be played in a best-of-3, except the final, which will be a best-of-5.

All teams that make it to the play-offs will get a cut of the prize pool.

Summer Split

The Summer Split starts on 15 July and will be played in the format of a single round robin. All matches will be played over seven matchdays. Each matchday will consist of two best-of-2 matches, except for the first day, where three matches will be played.

The four best teams advance to the play-offs, which will be played as a King of the Hill bracket, including a Juggernaut match. These play-offs will be played over three matchdays: 2, 9 and 16 September. All games will be played in a best-of-3, except the final, which will be a best-of-5.

All teams that make it to the play-offs will get a cut of the prize pool.

CHAMPIONSHIP Finals

The three best teams based on Championship Points accrued during the Spring and Summer Split will be invited to the Championship Finals.

If all goes well, this will be a two-day offline event. The first day the semi-final will be played in a best-of-3. On the second day the 2021 champions will be decided in a best-of-5.

The Championship Finals are expected to take place on 2 and 3 October. All participating teams will get a share of the prize pool.

Prizepool

The total prize pool of the Elite Series will be a whopping 

15,000 EUR

Divided over both splits and the Championship Finals. 

European Development Championship

Thanks to an exciting partnership with the European Development Championship the top two teams of the Elite Series Spring Split will get the chance to go up against some of the best teams in Europe!

The winner of the Elite Series Spring Split gets a direct invite to the main championship of EDC Season 4, while the runner-up gets an invite to the wildcard phase of EDC Season 4.

For both teams and players this will be a great opportunity to show themselves on a European stage.

Promotion & Relegation

After the Summer Split, the lowest ranking teams based on Championship Points will have to fight to retain their spot in the Elite Series.

More details on this relegation process coming soon.

FAQ (Frequently asked questions)

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The CS:GO Elite Series powered by betFIRST is the newest regional Benelux-focused competition on the block. Six teams will compete for a €15,000 prize pool throughout 2021.

The competition is made up of a Spring Split, a Summer Split and a Championship Final. Each Split consists of an online Single Round Robin (best-of-two) played over a 7 week period (all teams play in Week 1, but each team has 2 weeks free out of the remaining weeks), concluded with 3 weeks of King-of-the-Hill style Play-offs. The Championship Finals will be played offline as a King-of-the-Hill style Play-offs based on Championship Points acquired by teams in the Splits.

The first game of the Spring Split will start on Thursday 11 February 18:30 CET. A detailed schedule will be available on the website in due time. The Summer Split will start in July 2021, and the Championship Finals will take place in October/November 2021 (tentative).

All games will be broadcast live on www.twitch.tv/esportsprimecsgo and replays of the matches will be available at www.twitch.tv/esportsprimecsgo as well. 

French cast will be broadcasted on www.twitch.tv/esportsprimecsgofr

The Elite Series is organised by Team META.

To apply to the league, follow the steps in the application process on the website. After an extensive evaluation of the applications, the most suitable six teams will be invited to participate for the 2021 season.

*Teams must consist of at least the following: 5 core players (at least 3 of which must be Benelux) 1 substitute player (max. 4) (subject to change) 1 coach (subject to change) 1 team manager

Players are required to be at least 16 years of age, and if they are under 18 they must present written permission through a Minor Permission Form.

The total prize pool is €15,000. €6,000 for each split and €3,000 for the Championship finals.

The top two teams of the Spring Split get to play on a European level and will participate in the European Developement Championship. 1st team in de standings get a direct invite to their group stage. The 2nd team gets a spot in the Wildcard Phase.

The rulebook is under construction but will be available on the website: https://eliteseries.gg/rulebook/

European Developement Championship is a series of tournaments which aim to promote regional teams from the European and CIS regions.

Every season is a stand-alone tournament with $30.000 in prizepool and will feature 16 teams, both from direct invites and qualifiers. The winners of each tournament will get a complimentary bootcamp package with a stay in 5-star InterContinental Malta hotel and a right to use it anytime throughout a year after the competition.