iBUYPOWER announced the MASTERS IV featuring a $200,000 prize pool.
The iBUYPOWER event will run from January 19-20 at the Avalon Theater Hollywood located in Los Angeles, California. Eight teams will battle for their chance at the $200,000 prize pool, and to hold the title of the iBUYPOWER Masters Championship.
The iBUYPOWER events previously featured a $100,000 prize pool but the pressure for tournament organizers to increase the prize pool to obtain top teams have required events that want to stay in the scene to increase the prize distribution that they offer for the placement teams.
Cloud9 are the current iBUYPOWER Masters champions after beating Renegades 2-0 in the grand final. The iBUYPOWER Masters championship was held in Esports Arena, in Santa Ana, in November 2017.
No teams have been revealed for the iBUYPOWER Masters IV. Pixelfire will announce the teams as we gain more information from our sources.
The format for the tournament is best-of-one double-elimination group stage and will contain a best-of-three single elimination playoff series to go to the finals.
The full schedule for the event:
Saturday, January 19
13:00 | Group A match #1 | BO1
14:15 | Group B match #1 | BO1
15:30 | Group A match #2 | BO1
16:45 | Group B match #2 | BO1
18:00 | Group A elimination match | BO1
19:15 | Group B elimination match | BO1
20:30 | Group A winners’ match | BO1
21:45 | Group B winners’ match | BO1
23:00 | Group A decider match | BO1
00:15 | Group B decider match | BO1
Sunday, January 20
15:00 | Semi-final #1 | BO3
18:00 | Semi-final #2 | BO3
21:00 | Grand final | BO3
Teams will be announced soon! Want the latest update? Come back to pixelfire.gg.