Sign ups for the OMEN Challenger Series are now open

Aditya Singh Rawat
22/Aug/2019 04:00 pm

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Registrations for the second season of the OMEN Challenger Series are now open. This season, PUBG has been replaced by CS:GO as the competition's official game title. The event is set to take place at the Jakarta Convention Centre in Indonesia from November 1st to 3rd and will play host to teams from the APAC region, who will be competing for a grand prize of 50,000 USD along with an all-paid expense paid trip to witness a yet to be disclosed global esports tournament in Europe.

This time around the tournament has expanded to a total of twelve countries in the APAC region - India, China, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Australia & New Zealand.

The regional qualifiers will begin on 31st August.

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Each country's qualifier is divided into two stages - an open qualifier with a limit of up to 100 participants. The top six teams from here will advance to a closed qualifier where they will be joined by two teams that will receive a direct invite. One team from each country's qualifier will advance to the LAN finals in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Brackets and Format

The open qualifiers will follow a single elimination format up until the semifinals after which all matches will be played in a best-of-three format.

The eight teams in the closed qualifier for each country will compete in a swiss format group stage. Those that make it through will then proceed to play in a best-of-three single elimination playoff.

Qualifier Schedule

The schedule for the regional open qualifiers for all the participating countries is as follows,

31 Aug - 1 Sep
14 - 15 Sep
21 - 22 Sep
31 Aug - 1 Sep
7 - 8 Sep
31 Aug - 1 Sep
7 - 8 Sep
14 - 15 Sep
31 Aug - 1 Sep
31 Aug - 1 Sep

NOTE: Interested players and teams can click on their respective region to register for the event.

Prize Pool

The total prize pool for the tournament is 50,000 USD with the winner taking 20,000 USD. The detailed distribution of prize money is as follows.

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LAN Finals Format

The final twelve teams will be split into two groups of six teams, each following a league system where they will face every other team in their respective group. The top two teams according to the points table form each group will proceed to the playoffs.

These final four teams will be placed in a single-elimination bracket where every match will be a three-game series.

HP has also partnered with MTV Asia in an attempt to infuse music & lifestyle into this esports event. The grand finals in Jakarta will witness a live concert featuring popular local artists alongisde exclusive gaming-lifestyle content pieces. Along with this HP will also be launching the 'OMEN Campus Legends', a Dota 2 event for the college and university students from the SEA region which includes Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand & Philippines. This tournament will be held online, offering a prize pool of 3,000 USD.


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Aditya Singh Rawat is the in-house CS:GO editor at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.