ESL PRo Tour SC2 PRESEASON UPDATE

As we head into the Easter weekend, we wanted to provide an update as the first competitions are set to begin.

Upcoming: DH SC2 Masters Summer (Full 2021/2022 schedule here)

  • ESL Open Cups: April 4th (EPT Points return)
  • Qualifiers: May 11 - 16
  • Regionals: May 19 - Jun 6
  • Season Finals: Jul 1 - 4
A detailed regional schedule will be published in the coming weeks.

Updates to Live Event Status

As previously announced, we will remain realistic with our planning. The DH SC2 Masters Summer Season Finals will remain as an online global competition while we continue to evaluate Fall, Winter & the rest of the season.

As soon as it is feasible and safe to do so, we will upgrade our events back to in-person competitions.

IEM KATOWICE 2020 - REALLOCATED prize pool

The tournament was reduced from $500,000 to $250,000 and we've concluded on how the remaining $250,000 will be allocated. 

2021/2022

  • DH SC2 Masters Summer: +$41,000
  • DH SC2 Masters Fall:  +$41,000
  • DH SC2 Masters Winter +$41,000
  • DH SC2 Masters Last Chance +$2,000

2022/2023

  • DH SC2 Masters Summer +$41,000
  • DH SC2 Masters Fall: +$41,000
  • DH SC2 Masters Winter: +$41,000
  • DH SC2 Masters Last Chance: +$2,000

TOTAL: $250,000. All new allocations can be found HERE.

ESL Open Cup Schedule Update

We’ve moved the Asian ESL Open Cups to Sunday starting from April 4th to avoid the known conflict with GSL. Europe & American Cups will not be affected.

  • Sundays, 12pm KST - Asia
  • Monday, 6pm CEST - Europe
  • Monday, 4pm PDT - Americas

Seeding Rules for 2021/2022 Competitions

2020 competitions remain prioritized until we have reliable data from this year. Therefore the seeding process for DH SC2 Masters Summer will be based on performances across the following:

  • IEM Katowice 2021
  • EPT 2020/21 Standings

Once DH SC2 Masters Summer Regionals are complete, we will transition the seeding based on performances across:

  • EPT 2021/22 Standings

Tiebreakers
All competitions will use ESL Open Open Cups from 2020 and 2021 will be used to decide any tiebreaker situations for non EPT Point holders.

Player Invites for dh sc2 masters summer

Each regional competition will have half of the group stage re-invited from the 2020/21 EPT Standings.

  • EU - 16x Players (Division size: 32)
  • NA - 8x Players (Division size: 16)
  • LA - 4x Players (Division size: 8)
  • CN - 4x Players (Division size: 8) 
  • TW & HK - 4x Players (Division size: 8)
  • OCE - 4x Players (Division size: 8)

To populate of groups, there will be Open and Closed Qualifiers. The Closed Qualifiers will have returning players from 2020/21 Standings invited.

  • EU - 16x Players
  • NA - 8x Players
  • LA - 4x Players
  • CN - 4x Players
  • TW & HK - 4x Players
  • OCE - 4x Players

All player invitations will be issued in the coming weeks ahead of qualifiers starting. More information on DH SC2 Masters Fall & Winter to be announced later.

The Competitive Map Pool

We’ve heard the community and want to join in to help and support the competitive map pool. We are currently working closely with a few core community members and key stakeholders in order to announce our intention and involvement soon.

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