Intel has confirmed the dates and format of the Intel World Open. Here’s all you need to know about the Rocket League and Street Fighter V tournaments.
The Intel World Open is back with new dates for its Rocket League and Street Fighter V tournaments. Qualifiers for both games will start in June with the regional finals taking place in July 2021.
What is the Intel World Open?
Intel had first announced the Intel World Open in 2019. The American Multinational corporation is working with the Olympics Committee to host this event. However, after the Olympics Committee rescheduled the Tokyo Olympics due to the coronavirus pandemic, Intel’s tournament also had to be pushed back.
The Intel World Open will feature $250,000 in prize money for each game and commence in June. The registration for Rocket League and Street Fighter V will start on May 15 and remain open till May 31. Intel will power all of the live Intel World Open events with the Intel® Core™ i7 gaming processor, as well as the PCs used in the broadcasts and complete backend infrastructure.
What is the format of the Intel World Open?
- Open Qualifiers: Competition kicks off with open Online Qualifiers where players around the world can join and compete.
- Closed Qualifiers: After weeks of intense open competition, the field will be trimmed and top players will compete in a Closed Qualifier for their shot at the Regional Finals.
- Regional Finals: Only the best players and teams will make it to the Regional Finals, where they’ll compete against the best in the Region for the title of Champion.
All players must be over 15 years of age to participate in Rocket League and above 16 years to take part in Street Fighter V. Players can compete in the Rocket League qualifiers from all platforms the game is available on. However, Street Fighter V players can participate only via PC and PS4, according to ESL.
The Intel World Open was initially to be a part of the lead-up to the Tokyo Games. The Olympics recently announced the Olympics Virtual Series in a bid to increase its appeal to the younger generation.