Flipsid3 and Penta Sports join the other six invited teams that will make-up the league’s two groups. Each group features three invited teams and one qualified team, set to face-off in a double-elimination bracket.
Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP)
The Red Group matches will be played between March 17 and 19, according to the following schedule:
Semifinal #1 between Team EnVy and Virtus.pro at 18.00 CET
Semifinal #2 between NiP and Penta Sports at 21.00 CET
Upper bracket final at 18.00 CET
4th place decider at 21.00 CET
Lower bracket final at 18.00 CET
Grand final at 21.00 CET
Blue Group matches follow a week later. Each group winner will advance automatically to the Grand Final that will take place at DreamHack Bucharest (April 24-26). The remaining six teams will face each other in a Last Chance Tournament between April 8 and 12, where the last two finalists will be decided.
PGL will return on March 17 with more high-quality matches and production. The English broadcast of the PGL CS:GO Championship Series Kick-off Season will be streamed exclusively on Twitch.tv, with commentary provided by Toby “Tobiwan” Dawson and Matthew “Sadokist” Trivett.
PGL CS:GO Championship Series Kick-off Season English stream: http://www.twitch.tv/pgl
PGL CS:GO Championship Series Kick-off Season schedule: http://www.csgoseries.com/schedule/
PGL CS:GO Championship Series official website: http://www.csgoseries.com