esl pro tour ranking
The ESL Pro Tour Ranking is the mechanic behind the Road to Katowice and the Road to Cologne, the qualification process for the Masters Championships. Teams will collect points based on their performance in ESL Pro Tour tournaments and CS:GO Majors.
Masters Championships and Major Championships will reward players with the most points.
ESL Pro League:
16 Team | 8 Team
|Championship||ESL Pro League||16 Team||8 Team|
|1st||1800 points||1300 points||1000 points||800 points|
|2nd||1400 points||1000 points||750 points||550 points|
|3rd - 4th||1100 points||775 points||525 points||350 points|
|5th - 6th||825 points||575 points||350 points||175 points|
|7th - 8th||575 points||400 points||200 points||0 points|
|9th - 12th||325 points||250 points||100 points|
|13th - 16th||125 points||100 points||0 points|
|17TH - 20TH*||60 points||50 points|
|21st - 24th*||0 points||0 points|
* These ranks do not exist and will not be considered for IEM Katowice 2020 | ** Points for Major events have a slightly different point distribution
|DreamHack Open||Mountain Dew League||EPEC||ESL National|
|1st||100 points||80 points||60 points||25 points||15 points|
|2nd||80 points||60 points||40 points||16 points||10 points|
|3rd - 4th||40 points||40 points||25 points||7 points||5 points|
|5th - 6th||20 points||25 points||15 points||0 points||0 points|
|7th - 8th||0 points||0 points||0 points||0 points|
EPEC = ESL Pro European Championship | * National Championships which have 1 or more teams in higher levels of the Pro Tour.
Points from all Masters and Challenger tournaments will count towards both Masters Championships, Katowice and Cologne. Tournaments will provide 100% points value in the road to the nearest Masters Championship and 50% of their points value to the ranking towards the subsequent Masters Championship.
The purpose of this mechanic is to ensure that the best current teams reach the two Masters Championships.
From Zero to Hero
ESL National Championship winners will have an opportunity to play in DreamHack Open tournaments and DreamHack Open winners will be guaranteed one slot at a subsequent Masters tournament, excluding Masters Championships and Major Championships.
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Masters tournaments will feature a pool of invitation and qualification slots. Invitations will be merit and geography-based. Qualification slots will be awarded to different regions, with the largest number always going to the home region. Each Masters tournament, except ESL Pro League, will also see champions from previous DreamHack Open tournaments invited directly.
The detailed slot distribution for each event depends on field size, geography and timing. To ensure that the CS:GO ecosystem is kept open to all teams, each Masters event will host Masters Qualifiers that are made up of open and closed qualifiers.
Starting with ESL One Cologne 2020, all Masters Championships feature $1,000,000 in prize money and 16 teams participating in the group stage with 6 teams advancing to the playoffs. The first 8 teams come from the ESL Pro Tour Ranking (1-8) and receive a direct invitation based on their performance in ESL Pro Tour events throughout the year. The other 8 teams come from a 16 team LAN qualifier.
The LAN Qualifier is made up of 16 teams in total; Teams ranked 9-16 from the ESL Pro Tour Ranking and 8 selected applicants taking into account their ESL CS:GO World Ranking and their region of origin as well as two teams from the ESL Pro Tour Challenger system.
If a player joins a new team, their points will only be counted towards the ESL Pro Tour Ranking again after they have competed in a Masters or Challenger event under their new organisation.
Until then, the new player’s ranking will have NO MORE THAN the value of the player he/she has replaced in the team.
This is done to prevent tampering with the ranking in order to qualify for the Masters Championships.
intel grand slam
Teams will claim the $1 million prize if they win 4 ESL Pro Tour Masters events inside a span of ten competitions as long as at least 1 of those trophies was won at a Masters Championship level event.
For 2020 the Masters Championships will be IEM Katowice 2020 on Feb 28 - March 1 and ESL One Cologne 2020 on July 10 -12.
Otherwise, teams require 6 tournament victories during a window of ten events to collect the Intel Grand Slam prize.
events in 2019
DreamHack Masters Malmö 2019, IEM Beijing-Haidian 2019 and ESL Pro League Odense 2019 will grant each winner a direct invitation to IEM Katowice 2020.
All three events in 2019 will also count towards the Road to ESL One Cologne 2020 with a 50% point value for teams.
The point value mechanic ensures that Masters Championship participants represent the current best performing teams in the world.
Points will count 100% towards the road to the nearest Masters Championship and 50% towards the subsequent edition.
If a Masters event is awarded Major status, it becomes a Major Championship within the ESL Pro Tour and grant the same points as Masters Championships.
Furthermore, all VALVE CS:GO Majors will count towards the ESL Pro Tour Ranking, regardless of the company hosting them.
The two Masters Championships IEM Katowice in Winter and ESL One Cologne in Summer are the largest events
in the ESL Pro Tour, serving as the culmination of a year's worth of work for participating teams.
Including DreamHack Masters Malmö 2019, IEM Beijing-Haidan 2019 and ESL Pro League Odense 2019.
All teams are qualified through the Road to Cologne, Top 8 of the ESL Pro Tour ranking and the LAN qualifier.