To take place at around Christmas time, from the 19th to the 22nd of December later this year, the intensity of the LAN event will be far from festive. The involved teams will hail from the European Champions Cup while invited teams will also be thrown into the mix – specifically, four from Europe, and four invited. The group draws for the tournament will be seeded through HLTV rankings and the qualified teams positions in the regional competition. Apart from the pride on the line, forged from the respective Regional Champions Cup, a staggering $300,000 will heighten the pressure to the degree of tangibility. The eight qualified/invited teams will share the same stage at the Intercontinental Conference Centre Arena, in Malta.