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Phase 2 of COBX Masters was announced in December of 2018 and was set to take place from the 1st to the 3rd of March in 2019 but according to the most recent announcement on their page, the LAN has been pushed back to April. The change in plans comes just 10 days before the actual date on which the LAN was set to commence.
Phase 2 of the COBX masters will now take place from the 5th-7th of April at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, the same location as DreamHack Mumbai 2018. The prize pool for the LAN is 200,000 USD as announced earlier, split evenly between Dota 2 and CS:GO. Only the top 4 teams will receive a cut of the prize pool and the distribution is as follows:
1st - 60,000 USD
2nd - 20,000 USD
3rd - 10,000 USD
4th - 10,000 USD
The format for the tournament involves 6 teams playing on LAN - 2 directly invited teams, 2 from SEA qualifiers and 2 from India qualifiers.
The SEA closed qualifiers will have 4 directly invited teams and 4 teams who will qualify via Open qualifiers. The 8 teams will be seeded into 2 groups of 4 and after a round-robin league round, the top 2 teams from each group will qualify for the LAN.
There will be 2 Open Qualifiers which will be single elimination bo1 matches from which 2 teams from each OQ will move onto the closed qualifiers.
2 teams will move forward from the India qualifiers - 1 via India closed qualifiers and 1 via the India open qualifiers. There will be 1 OQ in India featuring a bo1 single elimination format with the winner moving onto the main event.
The India closed qualifier will include 20 teams - the winner and runner-up from each city from Phase 1. The teams will also play out a bo1 single elimination bracket with the winner moving onto the main event.
The dates for the open and closed qualifiers are as follows:
Dota 2 SEA Open Qualifiers: 26th Feb – 27th Feb
Dota 2 SEA Closed Qualifiers: 28th Feb – 1st Mar
CS:GO SEA Open Qualifiers: 26th Feb – 27th Feb
CS:GO SEA Closed Qualifiers: 2nd Mar – 3rd Mar
Dota 2 India Closed Qualifiers: 4th Mar – 7th Mar
Dota 2 India Open Qualifiers: 8th Mar – 10th Mar
CS:GO India Closed Qualifiers: 11th Mar – 14th Mar
CS:GO India Open Qualifiers: 15th Mar – 17th Mar
Registrations for the India qualifier can be done via Cobx.games.
Registrations for the SEA qualifiers can be done via FACEIT