On Nov. 4, iBUYPOWER announced a partnership with Intel to host the 2021 Mythic Masters Counter-Strike: Global Offensive invitational. Eight North American CS:GO teams will compete starting Nov.11 for a piece of the $50,000 prize pool.
We're back 😎 iBUYPOWER is proud to announce our return to esports and North American CS:GO with Mythic Masters – Powered by @IntelGaming featuring some of NA's brightest talent.
— iBUYPOWER (@iBUYPOWER) November 4, 2021
Seven of the eight NA CS:GO teams will be invited to Mythic Masters, while the final team will enter through the event’s open qualifier. The list of invited squads includes Team Liquid, MiBR, Party Astronauts, Extra Salt, Evil Geniuses, Bad News Bears, and Team oNe Esports.
The open qualifier starts on Nov.8 with a best-of-one single-elimination format. After the single-elimination bracket, the top four teams will compete on Nov.9 in a series of best-of-three matches. Groups interested in registering for the open qualifier can sign up through FaceIt.
Mythic Masters will feature a GSL format. Participating teams will be organized into two groups of four and compete in a series of best-of-three matches. The top two teams from the opening matches will then face head-to-head for the group’s top seed and a spot in playoffs.
The losing squads will compete to stay in the tournament and play the loser of the winner’s match. Whichever team wins this match-up will be the last team to qualify out of the group stage. The event’s top four teams will then be seeded into a single-elimination best-of-three bracket, determining the event’s winner.
Mythic Masters schedule
Mythic Masters will kick off on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 5:00 p.m. EST. The group stage will conclude on Saturday, Nov.13. After two days of exciting match-ups, the playoffs stage is scheduled for Sunday, Nov.14. Semifinals #1 will start at 2:00 p.m. EST and semifinals #2 will begin at 5:00 p.m. EST. Lastly, the grand finals match-ups will occur the same day at 8:30 p.m. EST.
All matches will be streamed live on the official IBP Twitch channel.