2017 IESF | CS:GO Qualifier

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The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive national trials qualifier for the 9th Esports World Championship, hosted by the International Esports Federation.

Gather your teammates and prepare for combat, this year the winners will earn the highest national honour in esports and join Team Australia to play against 40 other nations in Busan, South Korea from the 8th-12th November 2017.

2016 CS:GO Representatives

Last year Australia sent 5 representatives in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to Jakarta, Indonesia to compete in the 2016 IESF World Championship.

The Representatives

  • Stuart ‘Sonic’ Rayner
  • Jesse ‘Infrequent’ Barker
  • John ‘Liazz’ Tregillgas
  • Travis ‘Wizard’ Richardson
  • Samuel ‘Jokes’ Molan




Placed 6th in the world!


Their journey began in Australia where they out performed 25 other teams to secure their spot at representing the nation on the global stage. They were also apart of making history by competing in Australia’s first free to air broadcast (SBS Viceland) of an esports tournament.


Competition Format


The CSGO Qualifiers will take place in four stages. Once registrations close, six teams will be seeded into the group stage, with consideration given to past results. The remaining teams will play in a Best of One (Bo1) Single Elimination Bracket till two teams remain. Those two teams will join the other six teams to make the top eight.

The top eight will then be divided into two groups of four where they will play a Bo1 round robin.

From the top eight, two teams will advance from each group to the Semi-finals where they will play a Bo3 series to decide who goes to the Grand Finals.


Read the Rules and Regulations

Read the Terms and Conditions

Competition Overview – Saturday 12th August

  • Two Remaining Teams Advance to Top 8

Single Elimination Bracket (Bo1)

Proposed times are based on 32 Teams

  • 10:30 am – Teams check-in
  • 11:00 am – Round 1 Begins (Map 1) (32 Teams)
  • 12:00 pm – Round 2 Begins (Map 2) (16 Teams)
  • 1:00 pm – Lunch Break
  • 2:00 pm – Round 3 Begins (Map 3) (8 Teams)
  • 3:00pm – Round 4 Begins (Map 4) (4 Teams)


Saturday Bracket

Competition Overview – Sunday 13th August

  • Two Groups of Four
  • Top Two From Each Group Advance
  • Winners from Semi-finals advance to Grand Finals

Groups – Top 8 Teams (Bo1)

  • 9:30 am – Teams check-in
  • 10:00 am – Round 1 Begins
  • 11:00 am – Round 2 Begins
  • 12:00 am – Round 3 Begins
  • 1:00 pm – Lunch Break

Semi-Finals – Top 4 Teams (Bo3)

  • 2:00 pm- Winner of Group A1 Plays B2
  • 2:00 pm – Winner of Group B1 Plays A2

Grand Final

  • Grand Finals Played in September (Details Shortly)

Sunday Bracket



The winners of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Grand Final will go on to represent the country in Busan, South Korea for the 2017 IESF World Championship.

Winners (core 5 players) will receive the following:

  • National team uniform
  • Flights to South Korea
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Meals