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Ladies and gentlemen,
Welcome to the first installment of the ESOC Challengers League!

Hi friends! With the auction last Sunday, the ESOC Premier League is officially underway, which means it's now time to get along with the introductory season of the ESOC Challengers League. The ESOC Challengers League will be a secondary league to the EPL, meaning it's a ripe proving ground for up-and-coming and newer players looking to test their skills in one of the must fun and engaging events ESOC has to offer. The ESOC Challengers League will follow the same tried-and-true format as the EPL, with 4 team managers drafting a squad of players in a live team draft this coming Sunday, September 26th. Sign-ups are open from now until September 25th and everyone* is welcome to enter!

To reiterate, the ESOC Challengers League is a team-based tournament where 4 Team Managers draft a squad from a pool of players and duke it out over the following 3 weeks round-robin style to make it to the playoffs, where the best 2 teams face off to determine this year's reigning champs. Each team must have a minimum of 6 players, with 5 players on the main roster and at least 1 substitute. Players will be drafted in a Live Auction Event, with Team Managers bidding on players using a limited amount of "duck coins". The signups for the event will close Saturday, September 25th, with the auction taking place the following day.

The admins for the event are @Mr_Bramboy and myself, @Cometk.

With all that said, I'd like to welcome our managers for this season:

Nilla Ninjas - @miggo1999_
Garjonians - @kaister
New World Challengers - @Challenger_Marco
Semi-FF Gang - @JackGaming & @I_HaRRiiSoN_I

Player sign-ups are open now. You can sign up in your MyESOC panel. Keep in mind that signing up does not guarantee that you will be drafted - hop in the ESOC Premier League discord and make sure to prove your skills to the team managers to ensure your place in the event!

*Players already participating in the EPL are not eligible to play in the ECL, and certain restrictions may apply to previous ESOC Major tournament top players who are interested in participating in the ECL.

General EPL/ECL Rules & Regulations

Description of the Team Manager

Sign-ups Information

Live Auction

Week 1

Trades

Week 4 - Playoffs

Prize Pool

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This post marks the formal start to the ESOC Challengers League Season 1.

>> Sign-Ups <<
>> Tournament Discord <<


Any further questions, feel free to ask in this thread. Here's to a great event!
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Event Discord Sign-Ups

Ladies and gentlemen,
Welcome to the 3rd installment of the ESOC Premier League!

ESOC's next big event will be the third season of the ESOC Premier League (EPL), as well as the introductory season of the ESOC Challengers League (ECL). The ESOC Premier League is a team-based tournament where 4 Team Managers draft a squad from a pool of players and duke it out over the following 3 weeks round-robin style to make it to the playoffs, where the best 2 teams face off to determine this year's reigning champs. Each team must have a minimum of 6 players, with 5 players on the main roster and at least 1 substitute. Players will be drafted in a Live Auction Event, with Team Managers bidding on players using a limited amount of "duck coins". This season will not feature the champion system, and instead all players will need to be picked up at Auction or traded for in order to play for a team. The ESOC Premier League is one of the most fun and engaging tournaments ESOC has to offer, so read on if you're interested!

This season will also see the first iteration of the ESOC Challengers League (ECL). The ESOC Challengers League will be a secondary league open to players not originally drafted to the ESOC Premier League. The ECL will feature 4 teams and be held concurrently to the EPL, have the same format and ruleset as the EPL, and should conclude just after the EPL Playoffs. Team manager sign-ups for the ECL open on September 12th, and Player sign-ups for the ECL open on September 19th after the conclusion of the EPL auction. The ECL is a perfect proving ground for up-and-coming players; however, one must make sure to sign up for the original EPL auction in order to be eligible for the ECL auction later. If you have any questions about either event, feel free to leave them below.

The admins for the event this year will be @I_HaRRiiSoN_I, @Mr_Bramboy, and myself, @Cometk.

With that said, I'd like to welcome our managers for this season:

Mandarin Duck Squad - @Vinyanyérë
Hudson Bay BIGs - @n0el
Blockhouse Boomers - @princeofkabul
Cuirassier Management Co. - @Lecastete

Player sign-ups are open now. You can sign up in your MyESOC panel. Keep in mind that signing up does not guarantee that you will be drafted - hop in the ESOC Premier League discord and make sure to prove your skills to the team managers to ensure your place in the event!

General EPL/ECL Rules & Regulations

Description of the Team Manager

Sign-ups Information

Live Auction

Week 1

Trades

Week 4 - Playoffs

Prize Pool

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This post marks the formal start to the ESOC Premier League Season 3.

>> Sign-Ups <<
>> Tournament Discord <<


Any further questions, feel free to ask in this thread. Here's to a great event!
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Tournament Update


Round of 32 Recap

The round of 32 is all but finished, and for the most part, the legends of legacy (re)asserted their dominance. Tournament host Kaiserklein took down Oliveza 3-0, Samwise took down everyone's favorite content creator GUA 3-0, Mitoe smacked up his fellow NA lad woodpusher, tabben returned to dab on Kaister 3-0, iamturk cleaned up minimoult 3-0, Prince from Finland (not Kabul) sending Yukietty home 3-0, and knusch only gave up 1 game against harcha. The big upsets of the round were Lavendar absolutely steeping over the semiFF secretary Guigs, theonlybaus showing his vanilla prowess and taking down Aizamk. miggo taking down BIG Soldier 3-2 and April taking Lukas back down to wolfgang.weiss level. In other games, Kevin shocked with a 3-0 of Opti, Kawapasaka sent somp home 3-0, Tit took out strategic god Don Artie 3-1, and Ezad survived a scare from Jerimuno 3-2. The big question, Where o' Where has Haitch gone? The number one seed and tourney favorite, Haitch, forfeited in round 1 being replaced by Yurashic who 3-1'd daddy sheck.


Round of 16 Preview


Looking forward to the round of 16, there are several intriguing matchups. Samwise getting a new test against Kawapasaka who will be looking to bring vengeance for GUA. Lavendar will try to keep his upset string rolling against Ezad. Kaiserklein will hope to take the semi-FF banner against Tit while Mitoe takes on miggo. In a battle of French and German matchups, baus will try to take out Prince. Tabben will try to continue dabben against Yurashic, Kevinitalien and knusch will face off, and iamturk will face off with April.

As games are scheduled to be streamed check back for the latest schedule which will be posted here.
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Please note that the ESOC website and forums may be intermittently unavailable or read-only during the next couple hours, while we perform a major migration in order to resolve ongoing database issues.

UPDATE: We are back online. Everything's been migrated onto a new database instance and things should overall run more smoothly than before, in addition to the data corruption being cured. If you notice any issues, let us know here in this thread.
 

 

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