MAY - JULY, 2020
$ 250,000 USD
3-ON-3 team battle
The Intel World Open will bring the best Street Fighter V players in the world together for an epic bout between national teams. Players from across the globe will have the chance torepresent their country and fight their way to the finals in Japan through the online and offline qualifier stages of the competition. The top eight nations will then meet in Tokyo to play for the pride of their nation and a $250,000 prize pool.
Live Qualifier in Katowice, Poland
Intel World Open Finals
- All LAN events will be played exclusively on PC and use dedicated Battle Lounge online lobbies as opposed to Versus Mode. See the FAQ below for more details.
- All players must be over 16 years of age to participate.
- All players on a team must come from the same country.
- The open qualifiers will run in a single elimination format.
- The closed qualifiers will run in a double elimination format.
aBOUT STREET FIGHTER V: Champion edition
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition is the latest installment in one of the most iconic video game franchises in history. Since its debut in 1987, the fighting series developed by Capcom has been a ubiquitous force in the gaming scene. From friendly pick-up games in arcades and home consoles to fierce rivalries on the main stage of professional esports tournaments, gamers of all skill levels have built lasting memories over the last 30+ years with the series.
Online Qualifiers can be played on PC or PS4. The Katowice Event Qualifier and Tokyo Main Event will be played exclusively on PCs. Intel will power all of the live Intel World Open events, as well as the PCs used in the broadcasts and complete backend infrastructure (Tournament Mode / Battle Lounge).
National Qualifiers: 12 countries/territories are pre-selected based on the player base and CAPCOM Pro Tour 2018 results by Capcom. Conducting multiple rounds of the Online Qualifier Tournament (singles) in each selected country, the Top 4 players (including 1 reserve player) form Country Teams. The 12 Country Teams will compete at a Live Qualifier in Katowice, Poland. Further details of pre-selected countries/territories will be announced at a later date.
- Dominican Republic
- Hong Kong China
- Chinese Taipei
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
- United States
Regional Qualifiers: Will take place in 8 Regions worldwide. Three players residing from the same country can form a team to compete in their Regional Qualifiers. Top teams advance to Regional Qualifiers Finals. The winning team in each Regional Qualifier Finals advance to the Live Qualifier in Katowice, Poland. Further details for the Regional Qualifiers will be announced at a later date.
- North America (Canada, Mexico etc.)
- Central America (Cuba, Costa Rica, Panama, Puerto Rico, etc.)
- South America (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay, etc.)
- Europe 1 (Belgium, Spain, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, etc.)
- Europe 2 (Germany, Austria, Denmark, Norway, Poland, Greece, etc.)
- Asia (Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, India, etc.)
- Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, etc.)
- Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, Kenya, South Africa, etc.)
No, the IWO operates outside those tournaments.
All players are allowed to play in the IWO, but they will represent solely their countries in the competition. This means that no external sponsors, brands or commercial partnerships are permitted. Teams will be provided with official team wear including jerseys for the Live Qualifier in Katowice, Poland and the Intel World Open Finals.
No. However, online matches have to be played from the region of the competition or qualifier they belong to. An exception to this rule is only possible by written consent from ESL. It can only be granted if the participant can explain and prove having a valid reason to play from elsewhere.