• 3 Jan 2009, 03:08 • News
As announced in an earlier newspost Crossfire and the ESL team up for Crossfire Intel ESL Challenge -- the official seeding tournament for Crossfire Intel Challenge 7.
The seedings that result from this competition will be used to create the poules and groups for the upcoming offline event. Every attending team that wishes to be seeded must play in this tournament.
In order to get the best possible seedings, and to give every team the chance to play as many matches as possible, a special tournament system will be used.
We will start with a Groupstage with 8 groups of 4-6 teams (depends upon signups).
ALL teams will then play a single elimination playoff stage as a 1 day cup. The date for the playoff cup will be announced once the signup numbers are known. Teams that finish 1st in their group will form one 8-slot playoff bracket, with 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. placed teams similarly forming their own 8-slot playoff brackets. In the end there will be 4-6 of these 1 day cups at a time (again, depending on signups) with 3 rounds played per cup.
While this is the seeding tournament for Crossfire Intel Challenge 7 we still allow EVERY team to sign up. Teams already signed up for CIC7, though, have their spot guaranteed.
Free for ALL -
Until 9th January 23:59
To be announced
max. 48 teams
January - 21st February
Your adminteam for this cup will be as follows:
Sn4kE, eiM, M1st3r, Notorious, FoaMeA, essAh, Krosan, h3ll
Update:After consultation with the admin staff we decided that only the first round of the playoffs will influence the seedings (poules). This in order to keep the influence of availabilty as low as possible regarding the lan seeding. The cups will though still be finished to find the winners of this competition!
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