The culmination of the Contenders season is an international LAN featuring the best of Contenders! The teams invited are:
The top 3 teams from Korea
The Champions and runner-up of NA East and NA West (4 teams from NA in total)
The Champions of China, Pacific, and Europe
The first part of the gauntlet is the group stage. Eight of the ten teams will be put into two groups of four. The two exempt teams are the champions of Korea and North America (NA determined by tiebreaker). Said groups will be decided by a double-elimination bracket. The bottom placing teams from each bracket will be eliminated
The six remaining teams, along with the two exempted teams will be placed in another double-elimination bracket to determine the overall winner.