Hey everyone! As Season 1 of the ESOC Grand Tour comes to an end, it makes sense to give some more information as to how the the EGT Playoffs will be handled. With that, we've also decided on a number of changes to the format for this event.
Instead of only the top 6, to qualify for the playoffs now requires a player to be in the top 8 of the EGT S1 standings at the conclusion of Sup Cup #3. In addition, the Round Robin format proposed at the beginning of the season has been scrapped in favor of a straight-up single elimination tournament. The quarter-finals and semi-finals will be played as Best-of-5's, and the finals will be played as a Best-of-9.
Ideally, we would like the Quarters and Semis to be played on one weekend, with the top bracket streamed on ESOCTV and the bottom bracket streamed on ESOCTV2. The Best-of-9 Finals will be played on the following weekend and casted by _H2O and Interjection.
Map Pool & Civilization Rules
For the quarter-finals and semi-finals, the map pool will be comprised of 7 maps. Similar to the 2v2 Tour, for the first game players will veto maps in alternating fashion until just one map remains. The remaining map will be the one played for Game 1. After Game 1, the winner of the previous match will ban a single map from the map pool. The loser of the previous match will then select a map from the remaining pool to be played and the winner will lock his civilization. The loser will then choose his civilization and the next game will commence.
The finals map pool will be comprised of 13 maps. After each game, the winner of the previous match is entitled to ban two maps from the map pool before his opponent's selection.
There will be no civilization resets during a series. After you've used a civilization, it may not be used again. The full map pool for the tournament will be posted at the beginning of the EGT Playoffs.
- $300 USD distributed as $150 to 1st place, $70 to 2nd place, and $40 for 3rd/4th place.
- Special forum badge
Thank you for participating in Season 1 of the ESOC Grand Tour, and good luck!