The HP Omen Challenger Series 2019 came to a conclusion of its regional qualifiers with all the twelve teams from the various regions making their way through to the main event offering a total prize pool of $50,000, scheduled to take place from 1st - 3rd November at the Jakarta Convention Centre in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The tournament came to a close with the Oceania region representatives, Grayhound Gaming lifting the trophy and walking away as the champions in Jakarta. ALPHA Red were the runners-up finishing the tournament with an unbelievable run, going undefeated through the group stage and reaching the finals.
Schedule and Venue
Friday, 1st November, 2019 - Sunday, 3rd November, 2019.
Group Stage: Friday, 1st November - Saturday, 2nd November
Playoffs: Sunday, 3rd November
Location: Jakarta Convention Centre, Jalan Jenderal Gatot Subroto, RT.1/RW.3, Gelora, Tanahabang, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia - 10270.
The main event will feature a total of twelve teams from all over Asia and Oceania compete against each other in a Group Stage, through which a total of four teams will make their way on to the Playoffs.
The group stage will divide the twelve participating teams into two groups of six teams each. Both these groups will follow a best-of-one, round-robin format, with the top two teams from each group qualifying for the playoffs.
The playoffs will follow a straight-up best-of-three, single-elimination format with the winner walking away as the champion along with a lion’s share of the $50,000 prize pool, and an all-expense-paid trip to witness a global esports tournament in Europe.
Teams and Qualifiers
The main event is almost a month away and still has five slots left to be filled. Till now a total of seven teams have booked themselves a spot in the main event with four more qualifiers left to be played out.
Chinese Qualifier - 5Power Gaming
Indian Qualifier - NASR eSports
Korean Qualifier - ikarus
Filipino Qualifier - Bren Esports
Singaporean Qualifier - B.O.O.T-d[S]
Taiwanese Qualifier - ahq e-Sports Club
Thai Qualifier - ALPHA Red
Indonesia Qualifier - BTRG | Syntax
Japanese Qualifier - Absolute
Malaysia Qualifier - FrostFire
Oceania Qualifier - Grayhound Gaming
The $50,000 prize pool has been divided in such a way that every team walks away with something in hand.
5th - 6th
7th - 8th
9th - 10th
11th - 12th
More Than Just Gaming
The esport event will be a mixture of gaming, music and lifestyle, as HP partners with MTV Asia to bring in a live concert featuring a few renowned local artists along with some gaming-lifestyle infused exclusive content pieces via MTV Asia.
Not only this, but fans who go ahead and purchase any participating HP Omen and Pavilion Gaming products will get a chance to participate in a lucky draw, the winner of which will win an all-expense-paid trip to Jakarta, Indonesia, while also getting a chance to attend the grand finals of the OMEN Challenger Series.
OMEN Campus Legends
Along with the top-tier Asian competitive Counter-Strike event taking place, HP has also announced a collegiate level event, open to students from SEA region including, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines,
This is an online-only Dota 2 event which offers a total prize pool of $3,000.
The matches will be live-streamed in different languages across Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch.
Disclaimer: AFK Gaming is an official media partner for the HP Omen Challenger Series 2019.