ESL One : New York 2016

ESL One : New York 2016

By ESL
New York
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Description
Format for this ESL One NY will be the “Swiss-system”, used for the offline qualifier of ESL One Cologne, to determine who makes it to the best of three playoffs.

The first two days will be played using the Swiss system to determine the four teams advancing to the playoffs. The teams, including the already announced SK Gaming, G2 Esports and Team Liquid, play on until they have scored three wins to qualify, or are eliminated (three losses) from the tournament. In every round after the opening round, each team is randomly matched against a team with the same number of wins that they have not played against before.
Rules
Swiss System :

Round 1: Pre-determined matches

Round 2: Division into 2 groups

Group 1: Round 1 Winners - 4 teams
Group 2: Round 1 Losers - 4 teams
Each team faces a team from the same group they have not played yet

Round 3: Division into 3 groups

Group 1: Teams with a 2-0 score - 2 teams
Group 2: Teams with a 1-1 score - 4 teams
Group 3: Teams with a 0-2 score - 2 teams

Each team faces a team from the same group they have not played yet
Winner of Group 1 is qualified for the playoffs (Cumulated score: 3-0) - 1 team
Loser of Group 3 is eliminated (Cumulated score: 0-3) - 1 team

Round 4

Group 1: Teams with a 2-1 score - 2 teams
Group 2: Teams with a 1-2 score - 2 teams
Group 3: Due to odd number of matchups (3), one team with a 2-1 record will play another with a 1-2 record

Winner of Group 1 is qualified for the playoffs (Cumulated score: 3-1) - 1 team
Loser of Group 2 is eliminated (Cumulated score: 1-3) - 1 team
If loser of Group 3 is team with 1-2 score, they are eliminated

Round 5

Group 1: Teams with a 2-2 score - 2 teams

Second game will be played if required (i.e nobody is eliminated from Group 3)
Structure
Swiss System > Playoffs
Timezone
America/New York (UTC-05:00)
Prize
1st place US$125,000
2nd place US$50,000
3rd/4th place US$25,000
5th place US$10,000
6th place US$7,000
7th place US$5,000
8th place US$3,000