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Register now for the FlashOps Holiday Showdown tournament

Register now for the FlashOps Holiday Showdown tournament

The holidays are on their way, and we can’t wait to ring in the festivities with the FlashOps Holiday Showdown tournament! Registration for North America (NA), Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific (APAC) regions is now live. With participation rewards and BIG regional prize pools, you don’t want to miss it!

NA AND EMEA EVENT OVERVIEW

Eligible Players from the NA and EMEA regions will compete for their spot in regional FlashOps Holiday Showdown Finals. The top 8 qualifying teams from each region will advance, where they will have a shot at a $50,000 USD prize pool.  

Think you have what it takes? Sign up today and prove it!

Registration closes for both regions Thursday, November 9 at 11:59 PM PST

NA AND EMEA Competition Format

The NA and EMEA FlashOps Holiday Showdown is split into 2 stages

  • Stage 1: Regional Qualifiers
  • Stage 2: Flash Ops: Holiday Showdown Regional Finals

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NA and EMEA Regional Qualifiers

Teams in NA and EMEA can register for their respective Region’s Qualifier event. After registration closes, eligible teams will compete in a Swiss Play tournament format over 10 rounds with a first-to-three map win series. The top 8 teams from each region’s Swiss Play will advance to that region’s Finals.

NA AND EMEA REGIONAL QUALIFIERS

DATE

SCHEDULE

EMEA

NA

Saturday, 11/11

Swiss 1 & 2

6PM – 10PM CET

1PM – 5PM PST

Sunday, 11/12

Swiss 3 & 4

6PM – 10PM CET

1PM – 5PM PST

Friday, 11/17

Swiss 5 & 6

6PM – 10PM CET

5PM – 9PM PST

Saturday, 11/18

Swiss 7 & 8

6PM – 10PM CET

1PM – 5PM PST

Sunday, 11/19

Swiss 9 & 10

6PM – 10PM CET

1PM – 5PM PST

Team slots are limited to 512 per region, so sign up today!

Registration closes for both regions Thursday, November 9 at 11:59 PM PST

NA and EMEA Regional Finals

The top 8 teams from the Regional Qualifier will compete in their region’s respective Double Elimination Finals bracket. Bracket seeding will be determined by Regional Qualifier performance with first-to-three map win series. The Grand Finals match will be a first-to-four map win series. 

NA AND EMEA REGIONAL FINALS

DATE

SCHEDULE

EMEA

NA

Thursday 12/14

UB 1 & 2

6PM – 9PM CET

5PM – 8PM PST

Friday 12/15

LB 1 & 2

6PM – 9PM CET

12PM – 3PM PST

Saturday 12/16

UB Finals, LB 3

6PM – 9PM CET

12PM – 3PM PST

Sunday 12/17

LB Finals, Grand Finals

6PM – 9:30PM CET

12:30PM – 4PM PST

APAC EVENT OVERVIEW

Eligible Players from Japan (JP, South Korea (KR), and Southeast Asia (SEA) will compete in regional qualifier events for a spot in the APAC Flash Ops Holiday Showdown. 6 total teams will qualify for a live LAN Studio Finals event at WDG Esports Studio Seoul, where they will compete for a $50,000 USD prize pool.

Sign up now and earn your spot!

Registration closes for APAC Thursday, November 9th at 11:59PM KST

APAC Competition Format

The APAC Flash Ops Holiday Showdown is split into 3 stages

  • Stage 1: WDG Open Regional Qualifiers.
  • Stage 2: WDG Regional Knockouts.
  • Stage 3: FlashOps: Holiday Showdown APAC Finals live from WDG Studio in Seoul.

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APAC Regional Qualifiers

Teams in KR, JP and SEA will register for their respective region’s qualifier event. After registration ends, eligible teams will be split into groups of 8 where they will play round-robin matches. The top 4 teams from each group after the round-robin matches will be placed into 1 of 8 single elimination tournament brackets where they compete for their spot in stage 2. The top team from each single elimination bracket will advance to their region’s stage 2. The Qualifiers format is subject to change based on the number of participating teams
 

APAC REGIONAL QUALIFIERS

DATE

SCHEDULE

KR

JP

SEA

Saturday 11/11

Group Day 1

3PM – 10PM KST

3PM – 10PM JST

3PM – 10PM ICT

Sunday 11/12

Group Day 2

3PM – 10PM KST

3PM – 10PM JST

3PM – 10PM ICT

Saturday 11/18

Bracket Day 1

3PM – 10PM KST

3PM – 10PM JST

3PM – 10PM ICT

Sunday 11/19

Bracket Day 2

3PM – 10PM KST

3PM – 10PM JST

3PM – 10PM ICT

APAC Regional Knockouts

The top 8 teams from each region’s respective Regional Qualifier will advance to their region’s Knockout. Teams will be seeded into an 8 team Double-Elimination knockout bracket based on their performance in the Qualifier. Teams will compete in first-to-three map win series with final placements of each region determining which teams are invited to Seoul, for the LAN Studio Finals.
 

APAC REGIONAL KNOCKOUTS

DATE

SCHEDULE

KR

JP

SEA

Wednesday 11/22

(All) UB 1

5PM – 11PM KST

5PM – 11PM JST

5PM – 11PM ICT

Thursday 11/23

(All) UB 2 & LB1

5PM – 11PM KST

5PM – 11PM JST

5PM – 11PM ICT

Friday 11/24

(JP) LB 2

(SEA) LB 2 and UB 3   

N/A

5PM – 8PM JST

5PM – 9:30PM ICT

Saturday 11/25

(JP) UB 3 & LB 3 - 4

(SEA) LB 3 - 4 & Finals

N/A

5PM – 9:30PM JST

5PM – 9:30PM ICT

Saturday 12/2

(KR) LB 2

5PM – 9PM KST

N/A

N/A

Sunday 12/3

(KR) LB Finals & UB Finals

5PM – 9PM KST

N/A

N/A

APAC Finals

A total of 6 teams including the top 3 teams from KR, the top 2 teams from JP and the top team from SEA will be invited to Seoul, for the WDG Esports Studio Finals. These 6 teams will be split into 2 groups where they will play round-robin format with first-to-three map win series. The top 2 teams from each group will advance to a Single Elimination playoffs bracket which will determine the winner of the APAC tournament. Semifinals of the playoffs will be first-to-three while the Grand Finals match will be a first-to-four map win series.
 

APAC FINALS (WDG Esports Studio)

DATE

SCHEDULE

APAC

Friday 12/8

Group Stage Day 1

6PM – 11PM KST

Saturday 12/9

Group Stage Day 2

6PM – 11PM KST

Sunday 12/10

Playoffs and Grand Finals

6PM – 11PM KST

PRIZE POOL

To the victor go the spoils. A prize pool of $50,000 USD per region is up for grabs. The full prize pool breakdown can be found below:

OW2_FlashOps_Prize_Pool.pngAdditionally, all players in good standing who played through the online qualifiers will receive a special in-game reward FlashOps Spray for their participation.

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Sign up today and get your cut!

Registration closes for NA and EMEA Thursday November 9 at 11:59 PM PST. Registration closes for KR, JP and SEA Thursday November 9 at 11:59 PM KST

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