IESF Qatar Qualifiers 2024 - CS2

IESF Qatar Qualifiers 2024 - CS2

Counter-Strike 2

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  • FeeFee: Free
  • calendar12, June 2024 - 12, June 2024
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05, June 2024 - 11, June 2024
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Welcome to the IESF Qatar Qualifiers 2024 for CS2! This is your chance to represent the Qater ESports Federation on the international stage!

IESF is an International organization dedicated to the promotion and development of Esports worldwide. As the home of the World of Esports, IESF gives spotlight to the top talents from all around the world by being the official host of the World Esports Championship in various Esports game titles.

Winners of this Qualifier tournament will proceed to represent Qatar in the upcoming Regional Qualifiers set to take place later this year, and eventually the World Esports Championship 2024 taking place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Tournament Details:

Date: Wednesday - 12th of June 2024

Check-in Time: 2:30 PM

Tournament Start: 3PM

Location: GEEKSTREET @ Store974 - The Gate Mall


Tournament Rules:

  • Tournament Format: LAN - PC Steam
  • Bracket Format: Single Elimination - Best of 3
  • All Participants Must use their Steam Accounts. Only Registered Steam Accounts are permitted (no account swapping)
  • Users may bring their own Keyboards, Mouse, Mousepad, and Headset
  • No 3rd Party Software of any kind is permitted to be used except Discord for Communication


This tournament uses the "Active Duty" official maplist from Valve.

  • Ancient
  • Anubis
  • Inferno
  • Mirage
  • Nuke
  • Overpass
  • Vertigo

Due to running CS2. We are unable to revert major map changes or Active Duty maps within a period before LAN. So this maplist will update live depending on Valve's current pool.

Match Format

  • Freeze Time - 15 seconds
  • Round Time - 1 minute 55 seconds
  • Max Rounds - 12 per half, 13 to win (MR12)
  • Start Money - $800
  • Side Selection - See veto process below
  • Overtime Max Rounds - 3 per half, 4 to win (MR3)
  • Overtime Start Money - $12,500
  • Overtime Side Selection - in overtime, teams first play the side they last played in regulation
  • It is expressly forbidden to use RCON in any way which may disrupt or lag an opponent's connection or interfere with the game in general. Any teams using RCON unless it is for match starting purposes will lose the match in question.

Veto Process

  • Coinflip will determine Team A/Team B
  • Team A: Bans 1 map
  • Team B: Bans 1 map
  • Team A: Picks map one
  • Team B: Select side choice on map one
  • Team B: Picks map two
  • Team A: Select side choice on map two
  • Team B: Bans 1 map
  • Team A: Bans 1 map
  • Team B: Picks starting side for the third map

Pausing & Substitutes

  • Teams are allowed up to four, 30 second tactical pauses per map
  • In the event of technical errors, teams may pause by disconnecting on purpose no more than 4 times, or up to a combined limit of 10 minutes. After the maximum permitted pause time, if the technical issue cannot be resolved, play shall resume to prevent delays to the tournament. The admins decision on any matters concerning a technical issue is final
  • Substitute players may only be used if they have previously have signed up to the tournament, and therefore are listed as a member of the team
  • Substitue players or 6+ player rosters are allowed to change players between each full match but are forbidden from swapping players mid-match.
  • A player may be substituted for an emergency or medical reasons during a live match with admin approval, this is treated on a case by case basis
  • Pauses will be started at the end of the round during which the player dropped. When the player has reconnected and rejoined the team, the game will be un-paused and the match may continue

Cheating & Bug Abuse

  • All forms of cheating at IESF Tournaments are forbidden and will see some form of punishment (to see further examples please read the general rules of our esports tournaments above).
  • In some circumstances, evidence will be submitted to us from third parties or other event organisers and we will review such evidence. If we find the evidence to be serious enough, we will take further action on the players in question.
  • Here are some of the other examples of ways to gain advantages, this list is not the full list but if players are unsure of certain things, they should seek to ask the tournament admins first.
  • Flash Bang, Smoke Grenade, Molotov, Incendiary and Hand Grenade Bugs - it is illegal to use any flash bang, smoke grenade, molotov, incendiary or hand grenade bugs, regardless of intent unless otherwise specificed.
  • Silent Bomb Plants - ALL bomb plants must be done in a position where your opponents can hear you.
  • There should be no rotation in players to gain money advantages throughout a match.
  • The bomb must be planted on solid surfaces on the map, ie where an opponent can defuse from, so not up in the air or floating.
  • Illegal Bomb Defuses - No player can defuse a bomb through any other solid object on the map, it has to be done in clear view. It is also forbidden to try to intentionally distort your hitboxes during a defuse situation to prevent an opponent from killing you in game.
  • Walking/Boosting through walls - No player should walk, boost through walls or roofs. Map Exploits - Boosts that include the use of clipping are strictly forbidden. The term “Clipping” defines that when a player is boosted can see through certain parts of the map (ie over/under walls, or through solid objects on the map).
  • Pixel walks/illegal positioning - Defined separately from map exploits using clip brushes to stand or boost in locations unintended by the map design or out of bounds is forbidden (e.g. olofboost). "Saving" in these spots is also forbidden (e.g. below bridge/elevator shaft on de_vertigo). A non exhaustive list of banned spots is available here.
  • Any overlays relating to in game functions or advantages are strictly forbidden. This includes overlays to track bomb timers or economy.
  • Exploits that allow players to clip through walls, or manipulate a surface that is typically solid to become transparent.

If any player or team feels unsure on a new advantage they have found through their practice sessions, they are welcome to show this specific spot to the tournament team to review. Any player or team that does this will be treated to the strictest confidence as not to jeopardize your strategic advantage, however we can rule on whether it is legal. We strongly advise teams to give us plenty of time ahead of an event so we can review it in good time and make good judgement on it.\

Specific to grenades and molotovs:  Molotovs that try and circumvent an official patch are banned (e.g. de_vertigo molotov from CT to middle wall and outside B), however, in a change to previous ruling, Molotovs or grenades that clip through floors i.e Vertigo Ramp to CT Elavator are now allowed, in line with other tournaments.

LAN Only: The game admins may inspect your machine at any time throughout the event to inspect for cheats or hacks within your game files, steam cloud and anywhere on your PC, memory sticks or peripherals.

General Rules:

  • All participants must be residents of Qatar and/or Qatari Nationals.
  • All participants must provide accurate information when registering for the tournament, including First and Last name as per Qatari ID, and Phone Number
  • All participants must present valid Qatari ID upon check-in.
  • All participants must be physically present at the Tournament Venue to compete.
  • All participants must be on time. Late players will be disqualified.
  • Any and all technical issues must be escalated to tournament organizers immediately. If players wait till the end of the match, then the score will be recorded in all cases.
  • All participants must conduct themselves in a reasonable manner, maintaining a friendly and polite demeanor to spectators, members of the press, tournament officials, and to other participants. Participants will refrain from using any vulgar or offensive language.
  • Abusive behavior, including harassment and threats, physical abuse, fighting or any threatening action or threatening language; directed at any participant, spectator, official or any other person is prohibited.
  • Abuse to game stations, controllers or any tournament equipment is prohibited.
  • The tournament rules are subject to change upon short notice.
  • In case of any dispute, the tournament referee/organizer’s decision is final. No further disputes will be entertained.
  • The organizer will not be responsible for any damage, loss or injury caused from participation in this tournament.
  • By participating, participants/teams are agreeing to the all the above rules of the tournament