• 18 Feb 2010, 21:01 • News
Now that pretty much every match in the Crossfire Intel ESL Challenge groupstage has been played we are ready to announce more information on this sundays playoff cup!
System explanation[/b]]We had eight groups of four teams (two exceptions with 5). The rankings now determine the playoff bracket you play in.
All 1st placed teams will face each other in a 8-slot playoff bracket. So will all 2nd placed and all 3rd placed teams. All 4th placed teams and the two fifth placed teams will create one playoff bracket.
These 1day cups will have little impact on the seeding with which your team will end up with in regards of the factor of availability. So a 2nd placed team in Group B can only end up as 16th seeded in worst and 9th seeded in best case.
As some teams might face the problem of one or more players that are not available to play on sunday we will allow substitutes. The admin team has to be informed of any substitue prior to the cup! Preferrably Sn4kE, eiM or Krosan
To allow every team to be available for the whole cup we decided onto the following schedule.
Round1: sw_goldrush_te radar 20:00 CET
Semi-final: supply frostbite 21:00 CET
Final: teams chose 22:00 CET
(lowest seed will have 10 teams and thus have 2 matches at 19 CET!)
We will do our best to get as many matches as possible covered by ETTV. If you know your opponent ahead of time and happen to be able it is highly appreciated if you request the match yourself.
The playoff cups will be created once all groupmatches are finished!
CIEC groupstage rankings
CIEC static page