The organizers of the European Development Championship announce the invited teams for the play-in phase of the seventh season of the competition. Participants are competing for a prize pool of $45,000 and two bootcamps in Malta.
The seventh season of the European Development Championship, organized together by GAM3RS_X and Eden Esports, will kick off on January 30th. The series of games has been running continuously since December 2020, and so far nearly $200,000 has been distributed among the participants as prizes. In the sixth season, representatives of Copenhagen Flames enjoyed victory, scoring phenomenal end of the year and, among others, winning the EDC ensured their promotion to the top 25 of the HLTV ranking. The Danish team is living proof that success at this level, is a straight path to the world’s top.
All matches in the European Development Championship will be streamed on Twitch on the Eden Esports channel. Here’s a look at the distribution of slots and the play-in invitations:
The Play-in phase (January 30th – February 8th) will be played according to a double elimination ladder and four teams will advance to the next stage. The teams participating in this phase are:
|GTZ, TBD, UNDEFINED, JANO,
|Eternal Fire Acad. NAVI Junior, Nexus, ECSTATIC,
|Forward, ALTERNATE aTTaX, MOUZ NXT, Anonymo,
|ENCE Academy, UNGENTIUM, Astralis Talent, FTW
The group phase (February 13rd – 20th) will be played in GSL format with four teams in each group. Once all participants have been selected, the teams will be divided into individual groups.
The play-off phase (February 22nd – 27th) will again see sixteen squads – including 8 advancing from the group phase and an additional 8 invited by the organizers, to be announced later in the tournament. The best team will be determined using a single elimination ladder.
The top two teams of each season of the European Development Championship will receive bootcamp invitations in addition to a financial prize. The bootcamp can help them develop their team and individual skills in a city where tournaments such as the ESL Pro League and World Championship qualifiers are played. The distribution of the prize pool is as follows:
- 1st place – $20,000 + bootcamp in Malta
- 2nd place – $10,000 + bootcamp in Malta
- 3-4th place – $5,000
- 5th-8th place – $1,250
The organizers of the European Development Championship are GAM3RS_X and Eden Esports, which have extensive experience in organizing esports events and tournaments. The GAM3RS_X agency’s track record includes working with partners such as BLAST, Starladder and PGL, and has produced thousands of hours of esports broadcasts of CS:GO and other games Eden Esports organizes international online and offline esports competitions such as SuperNova, Champion of Cup, EDC, Malta Vibes and are a fundamental partner of Champion of Champions Tour. Eden Esports aims to make Malta one of the hubs of esports by organizing events, live broadcasts and bringing industry companies to the island.
GamingMalta, Hellcase, GRID, Endorfy and Displate have become partners for the two new seasons of the European Development Championship.
GamingMalta is an independent non-profit foundation set up by the Government of Malta and the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). Tasked with the remit of promoting Malta as a center of excellence in the digital and remote gaming sector globally, it is also responsible for liaising with the local relevant authorities to improve Malta’s attractiveness as a jurisdiction and enhance the ecosystem surrounding the gaming industry.