The Group stage is played as BO2 series, in a Round-Robin format (everybody plays everybody). Every team receives a point after winning a map.
The Playoffs are seeded based on the Group stage results:
- 1st plays the 4th
- 2nd plays the 3rd
All the playoffs matches are played as BO3. A semi-final win award the teams with 2 points. Winner of the playoffs goes to the final playoffs, while the runner up gets the chance to participate in the “Last chance qualifier”.
The final playoffs are played as BO3, single-elimination brackets. The participants are 6 teams who were on the top of their group, and 2 teams who got through the “Last chance”
Sometimes the organizer will test out new concepts and formats. Therefore always check the tournament page if you would like to study a specific tournament.
Whats special about ELEAGUE
One of its traits is that it is really demanding in terms of energy and dedication since it lasts over the entire year and it includes three different stages – regular season, the playoffs, and the finals.
ELEAGUE's first event
ELEAGUE Season 1 took place from 24th of May – 30th of July in 2016, in Atlanta, USA.
The league was hosted in Eleague Arena and Cobbs Energy Performing Arts Centre, where 24 teams got the chance to fight for the title and an amazing prize pool of $1,400,000 USD.