Program Overview

Intel, a leader in gaming technology, presents the Intel World Open, a global esports tournament ahead of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. 

With support from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Intel will host and showcase the best players and teams in the world, featuring Street Fighter V and Rocket League. The Intel World Open brings the excitement and influence of esports to the world’s stage.

Format description

  • Open Qualifiers: Competition kicks off with open Online Qualifiers where players around the world can join and compete.
  • Closed Qualifiers: After weeks of intense open competition, the field will be trimmed and top players will compete in a Closed Qualifier for their shot at the Regional Finals.
  • Regional Finals: Only the best players and teams will make it to the Regional Finals, where they’ll compete against the best in the Region for the title of Champion.

Rocket League Dates

Registration: May 15 – June 13
Open Qualifiers: June 1 – 13
Closed Qualifiers: June 21 – 27
Regional Finals: July 11 – 14

Street Fighter Dates

Registration: May 15 – June 13
Open Qualifiers: June 1 – 13
Closed Qualifiers: June 29 – July 4
Regional Finals: July 16 – 21


Registration Requirements

  • All players must be over 15 years of age to participate in Rocket League and 16 years of age to participate in Street Fighter V.
  • All players on a team must come from the same territory/region.
  • Online qualifiers can be played on PC and PS4 for Street Fighter V and any platform that supports Rocket League.
  • Employees of Intel Corporation and its subsidiaries are not eligible to register or participate.

FAQ

Q: Is there an age restriction to play in the Intel World Open?

A: All participants have to be over 15 years of age to participate in Rocket League and 16 years of age to participate in Street Fighter V.

Q: How are home Territories and Regions determined?

A: A player’s home territory/region is the territory/region where their main place of residence is (proven by legal registration or long-term visa in connection with evidence of long-time habitation – 90-day visas are not enough). Players may not change their home territory/region for the duration of the current edition of the IWO. Home regions for each territory are determined in the competition’s rulebook and vary depending on the game. All players on a team must have the same home territory/region.

Q: Do I have to physically be in my home territory/region to play in the online qualifiers?

A: No. However, online matches have to be played from the region of the competition or qualifier they belong to. An exception to this rule is only possible by written consent from ESL. It can only be granted if the participant can explain and prove having a valid reason to play from elsewhere.