MLG Columbus 2016 Main Qualifier: Event Preview

Four groups and 16 teams fight for eight spots at MLG Columbus 2016 and a shot for $1,000,000. Here is your event preview.

At the MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio, the final eight teams will be chosen to compete in the major at the end of March alongside the Clij-Napoca Legends. The teams competing this weekend are:

This tournament will run using the format of group play and each group will be conducted as follows:

Match 1 = Team 1 vs. Team 2

Match 2 = Team 3 vs. Team 4

Losers Match = Match 1 Loser vs. Match 2 Loser

Winners Match = Match 1 Winner vs. Match 2 Winner

Final Match = Losers Match Winner vs. Winners Match Loser

The top two teams from each group will qualify for the major. The groups for this weekend will be:

Group A

  • G2 eSports
  • Flipsid3 Tactics
  • Enemy
  • Tempo Storm

Group B

  • Mousesports
  • Team Liquid
  • HellRaisers
  • Team YP

Group C

  • Counter Logic Gaming
  • Vexed Gaming
  • Splyce (Replacing The MongoLZ)
  • SK Gaming

Group D

  • Cloud9
  • Team Dignitas
  • Gambit Gaming
  • Renegades

The qualifier goes live Friday (Feb. 26) morning until Sunday, Feb. 28 with what is sure to be a fantastic collection of matches. As you can see throughout the article, The MongoLz have been replaced due to visa issues, so Splyce has been chosen to fill the spot.

If you are unable to attend this LAN event, you can watch all of the matches live here.

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