2021/2022

How itWorks

About EPT
EPT Championship
The EPT Levels
Point allocation
Slot distribution

esl pro tour

The ESL Pro Tour is a circuit that connects all ESL and DreamHack tournaments.
It has created an open ecosystem that provides opportunities for players all over the world to compete at the biggest tournaments across the SC2 calendar. Throughout the year, players compete and earn ESL Pro Tour points which determine their position within the ESL Pro Tour Race in order to qualify for the EPT Championship at the end of the yearly season which crowns the official World Champion.

EPT Championship 

The ESL Pro Tour Championship takes place once a year where the best performing players come together in Katowice, Poland to compete for $500,000 and the title of ‘World Champion’.

The top performing 20 players from the ESL Pro Tour Race are invited into the Group Stages (Ro24) while the next best 16 players are to compete within the Play-In Stage which advances 4 players into the Group Stages.

Play-IN (Ro36)

16Players

4 Player advance

Group Stages (Ro24)

24Players

12 Player advance

Playoffs (Ro12)

12Players

World Champion

Once the Group Stages (Ro24) is complete, players advance to a final tournament bracket in order to determine who will be crowned the next World Champion.

The EPT Levels 

ESL OPEN Cups

The ESL Open Cups are a series of weekly online cups. These tournaments are the grassroots of the ESL Pro Tour operating every week to provide all players an opportunity to compete within the ESL Pro Tour structure. Each week there are 3 of these, played on the Europe, America, and Asian servers.

Each year from mid January, ESL Open Cups will not provide EPT points until the next season begins (April).

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The EPT Masters

In the 2021/2022 season there are three competitive seasons, Summer, Fall & Winter. Each season will have open online qualification which leads into regionalized tournaments to then conclude with the main body of the competition. The regionalized tournaments will work identically to the 2020 system, providing the best players with an invitation to the seasonal finals hosted live at a European Studio or if possible a DreamHack festival.

Once all three seasons are complete, there will be one final competition in 2022 ahead of the EPT Championship where online qualification will lead to a 16 player tournament, offering the final EPT Points and one final Invitation to the World Champion crowning tournament.

Season 2021/2022

EPT Masters

DreamHack Sc2 mastersSummer

EPT Masters

DreamHack Sc2 mastersFall

EPT Masters

DreamHack Sc2 mastersWinter

EPT Masters

DreamHack Sc2 mastersLast Chance

EPT Championship

Intel Extreme MastersKatowice

EPT Points ESL Pro Tour points are distributed at all our competitions.

Qualification

Throughout the year, each season will begin with Open Qualifiers which will lead into Closed Qualifiers to fight for spots in the regionalized main event. The first season of the year will have players from the 2020-21 season invited based on final EPT standings, and the later seasons will have the top half of each regional event automatically qualify for the next season, while the bottom half are placed into Closed Qualifiers where they will play against players from the open portion.

Regional Divisions

Europe32 Player

Player Distribution

Advance PLAYERS

REQUALIFACTION

North America16 Player

Player Distribution

Advancing players

REQUALIFACTION

Latin America8 Player

Player Distribution

Advancing players

REQUALIFCATION

Oceania8 Player

Player Distribution

Advancing players

REQUALIFACTION

China8 Player

Player Distribution

Advancing players

REQUALIFCATION

TAI/HK/MAC/JPN8 Player

Player Distribution

Advancing players

REQUALIFACTION

GSL & EPT Integration

Starting from the 2021/2022 season, players competing within the GSL will also be able to compete within the ESL Pro Tour. The best performing 6 players from the GSL will earn qualification to compete at the subsequent DreamHack SC2 Masters competition & upon the return of DreamHack festivals will also be able to travel & compete within the respective tournament open brackets.

ESL Pro Tour

PRIZE & POINTS 

REGIONAL Allocation

DH SC2 Masters:Europe

Prize Money
Points
TOTAL
$74,000
3805 Points
1ST
$10,000
600 points
2ND
$6,500
375 points
3RD
$4,100
300 points
4TH
$3,000
250 points
5TH-6TH
$2,500
195 points
7TH-8TH
$2,000
155 points
9TH-12TH
$1,700
120 points
13TH-16TH
$1,400
90 points
17TH-20TH
$1,000
70 points
21ST-24TH
$800
50 points
25TH-28TH
$650
35 points
29TH-32TH
$500
20 points
33TH-40TH
$250
5 points
41ST-48TH
$150
0 points
Win in Groupstage
$125

Global Allocation

DH SC2 Masters:Season Finals

Prize Money
Points
TOTAL
$50,000
4110 points
1ST
$10,000
900 points
2ND
$6,500
600 points
3RD-4TH
$4,500
375 points
5TH-8TH
$3,000
240 points
9TH-12TH
$2,000
150 points
13TH-16TH
$1,250
75 points

ESL Pro Tour

CHAMPIONSHIP DISTRIBUTION 

Regional

EPT StandingsEU 4 | NA 2| LA 1 | CN 1

Korea Standing 5

RO36

Regional

EPT StandingsEU 3 | NA 1 | LA 1 | CN 1 | TW 2 | OCE 1

Korea Standing 7

masters championship
The Masters Championship takes place once per year, with a prize pool of $500,000 in 2021. The Championship will be a week long tournament, as originally designed, 36 players will travel to IEM Katowice 2021. The Masters Championship will take place at IEM Katowice where 36 of the best players compete for the crown of World Champion.
Prize pool: $500,000

RegionAL COMPETITION

Competition is now six regional divisions that compete in three seasons. A season is 5-6 weeks and players collect points to secure their RO24 or RO36 spot per region at IEM Katowice Masters Championship 2021.

Masters Championship

Bigger & Better! The new “Global Playoffs” moves from BlizzCon to Katowice. Formally it was 8 circuit players vs 8 from Korea. Now it’s expected to be about 18 vs 18. The tournament now has 36 of the best players compete for the crown of World Champion.

10 Year Anniversary

To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of SC2 and the release of the new ESL Pro Tour system, all tournaments will see a significant prize pool boost totalling an additional $325,000. Happy birthday SC2!

3 YEAR COMMITMENT

ESL & Blizzard have created a partnership that will see the ESL Pro Tour for SC2 run through 2020, 2021, 2022 and into the start of 2023.

pRIZE POOL & POINTS

Both the prize pools and point system have been reworked and rebalanced to a more detailed flatter system.