Competition Structure

Tournament General Details:

  • Mode: 1on1
  • Seeding: random
  • Tournament system: Single Elimination Best of 3 (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
  • *Swiss is a cup system where you won't get kicked out of a Swiss cup after your first loss, you will stay in the Swiss cup until a certain loss-threshold has been reached or the cup has finished. Every Swiss cup has a fixed amount of rounds. In every round you will be matched against opponents of your skill group, based on the current player score (for example, players who have a 1-1 score face others with the same score). A ranking will be shown at the end of the cup based on the points of every contestant's performance.

  • 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 Open Tournaments

Prizing

OPEN CUPS

Place       Reward
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)
  • Mortal Kombat 11 Base Theme and Avatar (can only be won once per player)
  • Top 8 of the players will receive an exclusive Mortal Kombat 11 Elite 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 along with the exclusive MK11 Ultimate 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