Copenhagen Games 2015 is ready to kick off today and we have accordingly prepared a viewer's guide to help prepare you for the event.
With thirty-two teams competing for a share of the €26,000 (~$27,975) prize pot, Copenhagen Games 2015 with play host to the Fona Trust CS:GO tournament, taking place at the Øksnehallen exhibition centre.
The prize-pool distribution for the event is as such:
Sixteen of the teams were directly invited to the event whilst another sixteen will be determined tomorrow at the offline qualifiers taking place at the event.
At these offline qualifiers, fourty-two teams have been drawn into ten groups of three teams and six groups of two teams, with the top two from each group advancing through the qualifier.
|Back-to-back champions of CPH Games 2013 and 2014 NiP will not be defending their title this year photo HLTV.org|
Back-to-back champions of CPH Games 2013 and 2014 NiP will not be defending their title this year
The full list of teams taking part in the offline qualifier is in our article on the first stage group draw.
Meanwhile, the sixteen invited teams are as follows.
In addition, there will be a €6,700 (~$7,242) female tournament taking place as well, and it will draw together the best teams in the female scene; more information about this tournament can be found here.
The tournament structure as mentioned by CPH Games will be run along a GSL format. Each stage of the tournament will look as such:
Unlike some earlier iterations of the tournament, the playoffs proper will be split between best-of-three matches in the upper bracket and best-of-one matches in the lower bracket.
The veto system in best-of-three matches will work as such: both teams veto one of the seven maps, then each team picks a map out of the remaining five, finally each team removes a map, and the remaining map becomes the third map to be played in the series.
The map-pool is listed below, and remains slightly notable due to the fact that de_nuke is included, purportedly due to the fact that teams are not yet prepared with the shuffle of de_nuke for de_train in Valve's Active Duty maps:
The casters are also set in-place for the event and comprise:
Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat
Halvor "vENdetta" Gulestøl
Matthew "Sadokist" Trivet
Casper "cadiaN" Møller (observer)
Vendetta and Semmler are part of the casting team at CPH Games photo HLTV.org
The event commences at 14:00 on April 2nd. Playoffs start April 3rd at 22:00. A tentative schedule is as follows:
|Thursday April 2nd|
|First match of GSL Group #1||14:00||BO1|
|Second match of GSL Group #1||14:00||BO1|
|Third match of GSL Group #1||15:30||BO1|
|Fourth match of GSL Group #1||15:30||BO1|
|Fifth match of GSL Group #1||17:00||BO1|
|First match of GSL Group #2||19:00||BO1|
|Second match of GSL Group #2||19:00||BO1|
|Third match of GSL Group #2||20:30||BO1|
|Fourth match of GSL Group #2||20:30||BO1|
|Fifth match of GSL Group #2||22:00||BO1|
|Friday April 3rd|
|First match of GSL Group #3||12:00||BO3|
|Second match of GSL Group #3||12:00||BO3|
|Third match of GSL Group #3||15:30||BO3|
|Fourth match of GSL Group #3||15:30||BO3|
|Fifth match of GSL Group #3||19:00||BO3|
|Round-of-sixteen upper bracket match||22:00||BO3|
|Round-of-sixteen lower bracket match||22:00||BO3|
|Saturday April 4th|
As can be seen from the immensity of the schedule, a large amount of matches will be under way at CPH Games this weekend. We here at HLTV.org hope this viewer's guide will provide you with all the information you need to know to stay on top of this event.