Stage 1 Details
Stage 1 will consist of nine North America teams, six European teams and one Asia/Pacific team, and all travel and accommodations for qualifying teams will be covered. Each player will collect over $3,000 as part of the regular season prize pool of $200,000. Make it through your pool and you can compete for an additional $500,000. This means Stage 1 will total a whopping $700,000 in total prizes. All prizing is subject to all applicable rules and eligibility requirements for the Global Pro League.
The 16 teams will be split into four pools, and starting April 20, four back-to-back weekends of competitive play will take place. Each weekend will be devoted to one pool at a time – the top two teams from each pool will advance to the playoffs, the third place team won’t make playoffs but will earn a spot in Stage 2, while the fourth place team will go to the Relegation Playoffs happening just before the CWL Anaheim Open. More news on the relegation playoffs to follow.
The Stage 1 Playoffs are set to take place May 25-28 when the top eight teams go head to head in a double elimination bracket.