Eden Esports and Fantasyexpo creates a new series of tournaments – European Development Championship
The European Development Championship is a new series of tournaments aimed at all teams from the European region. The total prize pool for all five seasons will be $150,000.
EDC (European Development Championship) is a series of online tournaments organized by Eden Esports and the gaming agency Fantasyexpo. The first edition of this event will feature five tournaments with a total prize pool of $150,000.
Sixteen teams will perform each season. The organizers, wanting to reach the widest possible group of viewers, decided to use an innovative system of invitations. Entities from different regions, by purchasing the rights to broadcast the event, also get the right to slots in the competition and according to their preferences, they can invite selected teams or conduct a qualifying tournament on their own. This solution is to support local broadcasts in individual regions, thanks to viewers who want to follow representatives of their country.
‘Tournament on such a scale is one of the largest esports projects in the hands of Fantasyexpo. I am very glad that the experience gathered scene has once again lead us to create an event for teams from Europe and the CIS region. I guarantee that the Fantasyexpo team, in cooperation with Eden Esports, will make every effort to satisfy viewers following the European Development Championship.’
— Krzysztof Stypułkowski, CO Founder Fantasyexpo
‘The launch of the European Development Championship is a consequence of the long dominance of a number of countries with strongest teams that leaves fans from many nations with no possibility to follow their local teams on a regular basis.
We believe that through partnerships and slots dedicated to regional representatives we can start changing the situation for the better.’
— Sergey Bidzan, CEO of Eden Esports
Each season of the European Development Championship will be preceded by a Wild Card game. Four teams will advance to them through open qualifiers, while organizers and partners will fill the remaining twelve. The top two Wild Card teams will advance to the main tournament.
The first season of the European Development Championship will start on November 30. The open qualifiers are scheduled for November 14–15 and 21–22, while the Wild Card will be played on November 27–29.
- Open Qualifiers #1 — https://bit.ly/EDC_Open_Quali1
- Open Qualifiers #2 — https://bit.ly/EDC_Open_Quali2
The winners of each season, in addition to the cash prize, will have the opportunity to undergo a bootcamp at the five-star InterContinental hotel in Malta. The prize distribution is as follows:
- 1st place — $17,500 + bootcamp
- 2nd place — $7,500
- 3rd/4th place — $2,500
The teams that will perform in the season of the European Development Championship will be announced immediately before each phase — Wild Card and Main Championship.