MLG Columbus Qualifier viewer's guide

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The offline qualifier for MLG Columbus, the first major to pay out $1 million to the competing teams, started today

The offline qualifier for MLG Columbus, the first major to pay out $1 million to the competing teams, started today. You'll find everything you need to know about the event right here, in our viewer's guide.

Sixteen teams, hailing from all corners of the world, will be taking part in the offline qualifier for MLG Columbus, taking place from February 26-28 inside the American company's esports arena, in Columbus, Ohio.

Half of those teams received invitations due to their results at the previous major, DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca, while the remaining eight sides were determined by qualifiers held in Europe, Asia and North America.

The MLG Columbus qualifier will feature a double-elimination format, with a best-of-one system being used up until the decider matches, which will be best-of-three clashes.

At the end of the event, the top two teams from each group will secure spots at the $1 million major, where they will be joined by the eight-best teams from Cluj-Napoca, dubbed "Legends".

All matches will be streamed in English by MLG via its own streaming site but also via Twitch.

Below you can find the group draw in full:

The complete tournament schedule looks as follows (CET time):

Friday, February 26th

18:00 

Team Liquid vs. 
HellRaisers - [0:1]
19:00 
mousesports vs. 
Team YP - [1:0]
20:00 
FlipSid3 Tactics vs.
Selfless Gaming - [1:0]
21:30 
G2 vs. 
Tempo Storm - [1:0]
22:30 
Team Liquid vs. 
Team YP - [1:0]
23:30 
HellRaisers vs. 
mousesports - 
[0:1]
00:00 
Vexed Gaming vs. 
SK Gaming [1:0]
01:00 
CLG vs. 
SPLYCE [0:1]
02:00 
dignitas vs. 
Renegades [0:1]
03:00 
Cloud9 vs. 
Gambit [0:1]

Saturday, February 27th

16:00 

Selfless Gaming vs. 
Tempo Storm - [0:1]
17:00 
FlipSid3 Tactics vs. 
G2 
- [0:1]
18:00
SK Gaming vs 
CLG - [0:1]
19:00 
SPLYCE vs. 
Vexed Gaming [1:0] 
20:00 
dignitas vs. 
Cloud9 - [0:1]
21:00 
Gambit vs 
Renegades [1:0] 
22:00
Team Liquid vs. 
HellRaisers [2:1]

Sunday, February 28th

16:00 Group A - Decider match -

FlipSid3 Tactics vs. 
Tempo Storm [2:1]
18:00 Group C - Decider match -
CLG vs. 
Vexed Gaming [2:1]
20:00 Group D - Decider match -
Cloud9 vs.
Renegades [2:0]

Source: hltv.org

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