New ESL WoT Regions
A new important change is going to be instated starting 1st of March that affects all national sections. In order to reach a higher potential than they did so far as an individual country, several countries will be merged into regions.
Along with the new regions, we will also have significantly increased gold prizes and a few new rules in regards to the tier level, that will help players get more gold as soon as the number of participants increases.

The Regions

Until now, we had over 15 national sections that were creating weekly gold competitions on ESL Play. Thanks to the merge, we have reduced the number of sections to 8.

We have tried to merge countries into regions that can be advantageous for them, so that they can increase their player base easily and much faster than before. Of course, we will keep a couple of countries as individuals for some more time, due to their high potential.

Here's how the new regions look like:


(Click the picture to enlarge!)


We have also taken in account the spoken language and we will always provide translations to the pages and rule-books in the regions that require it. See below what will be the main language for each region:

  • Western Europe - French
  • Ibérica - Spanish
  • Northern Europe - English
  • South East Europe - English
  • Adria - Serbian/Croatian
  • CZSK - Czech/Slovak
  • Poland - Polish
  • Germany - Deutsch

New Gold Prizes

Starting 1st of March, we will also increase the gold prizes for each tier level, but also a couple of rules, which will benefit both ours and players goals.

  • Tier 0 - minimum 4 7on7 teams - a total of 39.375 - 125% increase
  • Tier 1 - between 8-15 7on7 teams - a total of 60.375 - 130% increase
  • Tier 2 - between 16-23 7on7 teams - a total of 110.250 - 121% increase
  • Tier 3 - between 24-31 7on7 teams - a total of 168.000 - 73% increase
  • Tier 4 - between 32-47 7on7 teams - a total of 228.375 - 55% increase
  • Tier 5 - between 48-63 7on7 teams - a total of 399.000 - 90% increase
  • Tier 6 - between 64-127 7on7 teams - a total of 577.500 - 100% increase
Changes to the current tier level system:

  • The requirements for tier levels have been changed from "over X teams required for tier Y" to "X teams required for tier Y".
  • The tier level system is now based on the numbers that a 7on7 cup has before it starts, instead of only updating in the next week.
  • We now have a special tier level gold distribution for Leagues, separated from the normal tier level system.


Got questions? See their answer!

We've got a few answers ready for some general questions that you might have.

Q: Will we still have competitions only for a specific country?
A: Unfortunately, no. All competitions will be region based in order to provide a consistent, sensible and easily understandable system, both for new and long-time players.

Q: Are we going to have new specific competitions?
A: As mentioned above, we are looking forward to create regional leagues and new tournaments for players to enjoy. These will be separated from the usual 7on7 cups and will provide more flexibility to the players, as has been requested.

Q: Will I have to speak English in tickets?
A: Depending on the region you are part of, yes. We will have an admin squad from that region, so in case you need additional help or your English is not that good, an admin will always be there to help you.

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FoaMeA, Tuesday, 23/02/16 09:12
 
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Nice job forgetting Ireland in the picture for Northern Europe :)
ANIALLATOR114 wrote:
Nice job forgetting Ireland in the picture for Northern Europe :)

because you are the only player...
Finally some good news.
Forgotten Switzerland and Austria too?
The idea itself sounds good (sorting for languages)
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Looks nice. :D
L4K3D3V1L wrote:
Forgotten Switzerland and Austria too?
The idea itself sounds good (sorting for languages)


Thats germany... :D
So Portuguese guys need to speak spanish but Spanish guys speak own language. Amazing job ESL! Thks for the respect for Portuguese guys...
This is only a news to give you an idea of how it will be starting March. It's not supposed to answer all your questions, as it is a big re-organization.

To answer some of your thoughts:
- Ireland is part of Northern Europe
- Germany includes all DACH countries
- Portugal and Spain will not have only spanish as language, Portuguese will be able to select their own language from a translation bar. The default language for all pages will be set to Spanish unfortunately.
- Dutch speaking Belgians will be able to play in Northern Europe instead of Western Europe
- All countries will have the pages translated in their own language, as well as the main rules for the competition, excluding the cup boxes.

Please feel free to ask more questions if you have any.
Ibérica - Spanish

And then I see this:
Adria - Serbian/Croatian
CZSK - Czech/Slovak

This is an outrage, simply and purely disrespectful for us Portuguese people. You guys can't just put 2 countries together with different languages and having one of them set as default. Spanish ppl hate to even try to speak portuguese, and the same for us, why do we have to take spanish in the face? Make it English, everybody understands it and them anyone can translate it to their own if they please so OR we need to have both, otherwise you are just offending 10 million people.
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All in all don't worry about the language in Ibérica. I will make sure it isn't a problem, it has been one of my main concerns since we started working on this project over 2 months ago.
Henriques, did you read what FoaMeA say about language stuff??. Spanish only will be set as default languague in tournament pages but you could change it in options, so no problem. I dont hate portuguese simply i dont know it, so for sure we will use english in games. Then, whats the problem??.
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Where Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania ? :D
Jumaxas wrote:
Where Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania ? :D
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Thre is Baltic League for that.
nice
about time
We are talking about why default language for ESL Ibérica is Spanish and not English?
Nice!
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Thanks for no separating Kosovo from Serbia!
Looking a bit at the numbers, DACH, Iberica, Northern Europe and CZ/SK will be quite small leagues (below 16 teams). I guess you keep them just for the growth potential.

Adria and Polska remain strong leagues with 25-32 teams.

And you choose to create a mega-league between Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria and an assortment of other countries with few teams: Greece, Turkey, Italy. IMHO, you should have merged Hungary with CZSK and Italy with France, to create more balanced leagues.

Please let me know how will you deal with language difference in SEE league, will those teams that don't speak English be excluded/not be able to communicate with admins? The admins online for the tournaments, how many languages will they cover?
It doesn't make sense to put Italy with France, knowing that both French and Italian players barely speak English.

We have made the split based on the growth that we know each country / region can have. CZSK has a potential of 30-40 teams, DACH has a potential of even more, the only area that is currently not developed is the Northern Europe, but that also has a great potential.

In regards to the SEE league, we will provide translations for the pages in all the required languages and we will also offer support to players that do not know English that well, by translating their messages when it comes to a protest ticket.

Ideally, we would love to have a couple of admins from each country, to coordinate easier, but we're still lacking enough hands to do so. If anyone wants to help out, don't hesitate to apply to be an admin.
MrGomez wrote:
We are talking about why default language for ESL Ibérica is Spanish and not English?


Because there are more people that speak spanish than english in spain. But we'll comunicate in english with portuguese people as we do with people from a foreign country. Don't be worried. If I'm able to I'll try to learn some portuguese.
Bests regards.
FoaMeA wrote:
We have made the split based on the growth that we know each country / region can have. CZSK has a potential of 30-40 teams, DACH has a potential of even more, the only area that is currently not developed is the Northern Europe, but that also has a great potential.


Am I allowed to join Northern Europe Cups, sitting in DACH (Germany), if my whole clan has its main core there?
I know what the rules say, but is it possible to play there as an exception?
 
 
 
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