Signups are now open for the summer showdown open qualifier!
The Summer Showdown Open Qualifier will take place on July 7th, from 3pm PST / 6pm EST. 8 teams will earn their spot in the main event, with the final results determining their seeds. The 8 qualifying teams will join the Top 8 teams from the previous Proving Grounds tournament (Risen Champions League), to round out our 16 Summer Showdown challengers. Registration will close at 7pm PST on July 6th to allow time for seeding, so please make sure you're signed up!
Tune in every Monday and Tuesday for live coverage at Twitch.tv/egl
Follow @EGL on Twitter to keep up to date on the latest schedule and matches!
Week 1 - Group Stage
Monday July 12
Tuesday July 13
15:00 - 21:00 PST
Week 2 - Groups Finish & Bracket Starts
Monday July 19
Tuesday July 20
15:00 - 21:00 PST
Week 3 - Semis & Finals
Monday July 26
Tuesday July 27
15:00 - 20:00 PST
Frequently Asked Questions
What's the prize pool breakdown?
1st - $5000
2nd - $3000
3rd - $1000
4th - $1000
Who can compete?
Anyone who's up to the level of competition! We'll be inviting the top 8 teams from the previous Proving Grounds tournament directly to the tournament. The other 8 slots will be filled through a free-to-enter Open Qualifier on July 7th.
When do signups open and close?
Signups for the Open Qualifier are open now! Signups will close at 7pm PST on Tuesday July 6th, to allow time for seeding.
What servers will we play on?
All matches will be played on the LIVE North America server.
Are any champs restricted?
As of now, no champions will be restricted. Please keep an eye on @EGL on Twitter, where will share any necessary updates, as well as on tournament pages.
Where can i watch?
Each Monday and Tuesday, the broadcast will be live at Twitch.tv/EGL. There will be no broadcast for the Open Qualifier.
What is the format?
Four groups of four teams will play Round Robin Best-of-3s on July 12, 13, and 19. The top 2 teams from each group will escape to a bracket stage starting on July 20, which will feature Best-of-3s during quarterfinals. The semifinals and finals will take place on July 26 and 27, featuring Best-of-5s of the top 4 teams.
What if there are ties?
We'll handle tie-breakers by looking ta head-to-head record in group stages, followed by total W/L record. If there are still ties (such as 3-way ties) then the teams with the longest total in-game time in group stages may be asked to play a Best-of-1 to break the tie.