ESL Pro Tour - Warcraft III Updates for Fall Season

The ESL Pro Tour for Warcraft III is set to continue September 12th with qualifiers as we head towards the WC3 Championship for 2021. We looked at feedback from fans regarding our inaugural online season for Summer and have updates ahead of our scheduled start for the Fall kick-off.

Point Distribution

We've been​ monitoring our seasonal point allocations and concluded that due to the change to more online seasons following DreamHack Warcraft 3 Open: Anaheim, we would like to distribute EPT points for the following seasons in a way that would allow those not present at Anaheim to remain competitive. We have adjusted the point values for the upcoming Fall and Winter seasons to help keep all players on a level playing field.

You can find the updated amounts in our rulebook now.

Player Invites

For the European and Asian divisions, we have invited the top 8 form last season to come back and compete with us, while in the America division this is the top 4.

Main Event Invites

Asia
8x Closed Qualifier
Europe
8x Closed Qualifier
America
4x Closed Qualifier
In Europe and Asia the next 8 players have also been invited to our Closed Qualifiers, with the next 4 from America will compete here.

Closed Qualifier Invites

Asia
7x Open Qualifier
Europe
German Champion
7x Open Qualifier
America

4x Open Qualifier

Qualifier Scheduling

Here is the full schedule for all divisions. Sign up within your region & attempt to compete within the ESL Pro Tour.
Dates
Sign up
Asia Open Qualifier #1
September 12th, Sat 17:00 CNST / 18:00 KST
Start now
Asia Open Qualifier #2
September 13th, Sun 17:00 CNST / 18:00 KST
Start now
Asia Closed Qualifier
September 19th, Sat 20:00 CNST / 21:00 KST
Asia Closed Qualifier
September 20th, Sun 20:00 CNST / 21:00 KST
Europe Open Qualifier #1
September 12th, Sat 16:00 CEST
Start now
Europe Open Qualifier #2
September 13th, Sun 16:00 CEST
Start now
Europe Closed Qualifier
September 19th, Sat 17:00 CEST
Europe Closed Qualifier
September 20th, Sun 17:00 CEST
America Open Qualifier #1
September 12th, Sat 15:30 EDT
Start now
America Open Qualifier #2
September 13th, Sun 15:30 EDT
Start now
America Closed Qualifier
September 19th, Sat 14:00 EDT
America Closed Qualifier
September 20th, Sun 14:00 EDT

Main Season Scheduling

The season schedules are as follows:
Asia

Week 1

October 7-11th, 18:00 CNST

Week 2

October 17-18th, 16:00 CNST
Europe

Week 1

Sep 30th - Oct 4th, 17:00 CEST

Week 2

October 8-11th, 17:00 CEST
America

Week 1

Sep 30th - Oct 4th, 15:00 EDT

Week 2

October 9-11th, 15:00 EDT

​Division formatting

Asia

Open Qualifier:

Open participation (single elimination bracket, depending on size the first rounds might be bo1)

Closed qualifiers:

16 players Double Elimination with Top 8 qualifying

Regular season:

4x4 GSL Groups (bo3) into 8 player SE Bracket (bo5)
Europe

Open Qualifier:

Open participation (single elimination bracket, depending on size the first rounds might be bo1)

Closed qualifiers:

16 players Double Elimination with Top 8 qualifying

Regular season:

4x4 GSL Groups (bo3) into 8 player SE Bracket (bo5)
America

Open Qualifier:

Open participation (single elimination bracket, depending on size the first rounds might be bo1)

Closed qualifiers:

8 players Double Elimination with Top 4 qualifying

Regular season:

2x4 GSL Groups (bo3) into 4 player SE Bracket (bo5)

We have updated and published our rulebook & regulations for the upcoming season which will continue to hold all detailed information for the ESL Pro Tour. Make sure to follow us on social media to leave feedback or simply for all the latest news and updates.

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