Summer Showdown OPEN QUALIFIER

RIOT Proving Grounds Tier 2: Summer Showdown by EGL & Helix Esports

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Game & Platform

League of Legends


Date & Time


Single Elimination


Tournament signups will close Tuesday 6th July at 19:00 PDT, to allow for bracket seeding. Please ensure your team is signed up prior to this!


*NOTE: The administration team reserve the right to overrule any pre-stated tournament rules at any given point if deemed necessary.

The top 8 finishers in the Open Qualifier will be placed into the Group stage of the Summer Showdown tournament.

  Riot Official Rules

The open qualifier and Proving Grounds tournament will follow all official rules as put forth by Riot Games. Those rules can be located here: 2021 North America Amateur Rule Set.


This tournament is open to summoners of any age in the North American region.

This tournament is the OPEN QUALIFIER leading into the main Proving Grounds Tier 2 tournament, "Summer Showdown". Please note that there is no cash prizing for this QUALIFIER.

The format for the Open Qualifier is a Best-of-1, single-elimination bracket.

Teams will be seeded by their team elo, which will be an average of each player's individual elo on the solo queue ladder.

Side selection will be determined by seeding - the higher seeded team in each matchup will get their choice at side selection. When registering, make sure you register your highest-elo summoner name for accurate seeding. This is also the account that you will use throughout the Open Qualifier.

The Top 8 finishers in this qualifier will be placed into the Summer Showdown group stage along with the top 8 finishers of the previous Proving Grounds tournament (Risen Champions League). The Open Qualifier will be played all the way through in order to determine seeding for the group stage of the main Summer Showdown tournament.

Summer Showdown dates are as follows:

Group Stage July 12-13th, July 19th | 15:00 - 21:00 PST
Quarter Finals July 20th | 15:00 - 21:00 PST
Semi-Finals & Finals July 26-27th | 15:00 - 20:00 PST

The Open Qualifier and Summer Showdown are both being played on the LIVE North American server.

Please join the official Discord server for fastest communication with tournament admins and broadcast team, opponents, and casting talent. Only players registered for the tournament will be allowed to join the discord - you will be removed if you are not on an Open Qualifier roster. Summer Showdown Discord

  Tournament Schedule

The tournament start time is as follows:

Open Qualifier Start 15:00 Pacific Time (PST) on July 7th.

Subsequent rounds are allowed to start once the previous round is completed. Please wait until an admin verifies that your match is ready to begin before starting a match.


If you have a problem with your match, please click on the 'Contact Support' button found on your Match Fixture page. You can also reach us on the EGL - Global Discord channel for general questions and discussion.