Competition Structure

Tournament General Details:
  • Monthly Cup: 
    • Tournament system: Double Elimination (if there is no more than 64 participants), Single Elimination (if there is no more than 256 participants) or Swiss* (if there is more than 256 participants)
    • If the Swiss system is used the settings are as follows:

    • Number of rounds: 8
    • Elimination after 2 losses
    • Ranking and tiebreaker system: Final position in the ranking will be determined by the number of wins, or if equal than determined - by tiebreakers. Tiebreaker system takes three values into account which are described below.

      • Tiebreaker 1 (Buchholz system): represents the sum of the opponents wins.
      • Tiebreaker 2 (W/L Sum): represents the performance of opponents that a player played during the tournament. Players who played against stronger opponents will be ranked higher within the standings of the tournament. To calculate this value, sum the number of points each opponent contributes. Opponents contribute +1 for each win they accumulate throughout the tournament and -1 for each loss they accumulate throughout the tournament. Each single opponent may never contribute less than -3 points to a player's first tiebreaker. Default wins contribute 0 points to the player’s W/L Sum tiebreaker.
      • Tiebreaker 3 (First Tiebreaker Sum): represents the performance of the opponents that all of a players opponents played. Players who played against opponents who consistently played against stronger opponents throughout the Tournament will be ranked higher within the standings of the tournament. To calculate this value, total the sum of W/L Sum for all opponents that the player played. Default wins contribute 0 points to the players Second Tiebreaker Sum tiebreaker.

Please check the rulebook for the complete tournament series information.

Upcoming Monthly Tournaments

Prizing

MONTHLY CUP

Place Reward
medal_gold_3.png 1st $200
2nd $100
3rd - 4th $50
 5th - 8th $25

All the Players that participate and play at least one round will receive::

  • PS4 Tournaments Base Theme and Avatar (can only be won once per player)
  • Top 8 of players will receive an exclusive PS4 Tournaments Elite Theme and Avatar (can only be won once per player)
  • The winner will receive the PS4 Tournaments Champions Theme and Avatar (can only be won once per player)

 Cash prizes are always before taxes. For this competition ESL uses Matcherino to deliver prize money. Matcherino will automatically deduct taxes from the prize winnings, based on local law.

Past Tournaments