The championship will traditionally be held in September, on 26-29. The holding place will be Barclays Center in Brooklyn and the main prize pool got shorter this time. $250,000 turned into $200,000.
Eight teams will be participating in the tournament, 6 out of them will get invited directly and the other two will make it through the qualifiers.
The event will start with the group stage that will be held by the GSL system. Out of the two groups two best teams will get chosen and pass to the playoff where the players will be fighting for a big part of the prize pool.
All the games of the tournament will be held in the Bo3 format, while the grand final will be held up to three wins.
Two quotes will be played for in North America and Europe. The closed qualifier in both of the divisions will take place on 27 June.