As you all may already know, the eLeague is in its full progress with group stage being already finished. Despite the recent fuss that has been going on because of the disqualifications of teams such as SK Gaming and Team X (due to illegal roster changes) the group stage is successfully finished and the tournament is now continuing with its Last Chance Qualifiers. In other words, we already known the names of the first 6 teams ( out of total 8 of them ) that will be competing in playoffs.
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ELEAGUE Season 1 – Playoffs | Facts
- Date – Last Chance Qualifiers: 07/12/- 07/15/2016
- Date – Playoffs: 07/21/ – 07/30/2016
- Location: Atlanta, US
- Prize Pool: $1,400,000
- 8 Teams
- 8 Teams for the LCQ (2 of them will qualify to the Playoffs)
- 8 Teams for the Playoffs
- Format: Group Stage Bo2, Playoffs Bo3
- Betting odds available for all matches.
- Live Streaming available for all matches
|Natus Vincere||2||Natus Vincere||0|
|Virtus Pro||2||Virtus Pro||2|
|Ninjas In Pyjamas||0|
ELEAGUE Playoffs – Schedule
ELEAGUE Schedule and Results
Quarterfinal #1: Team EnVyUs vs. Fnatic 0 : 2 (13/16) | (7/16)
Start Time: July 21th, 11:00 AM PDT / 02:00 PM EDT / 20:00 CEST
Quarterfinal #2: Natus Vincere vs. Cloud9 2 : 1 (19/16) | (9/16) | (16/14)
Start Time: July 21th, 02:00 PM PDT / 05:00 PM EDT / 23:00 CEST
Quarterfinal #3: Astralis vs. mousesports 0 : 2 (2/16) | (12/16)
Start Time: July 22th, 02:00 PM PDT / 05:00 PM EDT / 23:00 CEST
Quarterfinal #4: Virtus.pro vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas 2 : 0 (16/8) | (16/9)
Start Time: July 22th, 07:00 PM PDT / 10:00 PM EDT / 04:00 CEST next day
Semifinal #1: Fnatic vs. Natus Vincere 2 : 0 (16/4) | (16/14)
Start Time: July 29th, 02:00 PM PDT / 05:00 PM EDT / 23:00 CEST
Semifinal #2: mousesports vs. Virtus.pro 0 : 2 (7/16) | (10/16)
Start Time: July 29th, 07:00 PM PDT / 10:00 PM EDT / 04:00 CEST next day
Grand Final: Fnatic vs. Virtus.pro 0 : 2 (10/16) | (8/16)
Start Time: July 30th, 01:15 PM PDT / 04:15 PM EDT / 22:15 CEST
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Last Chance Qualifiers
In the following days we will have the chance to witness the Last Chance Qualifiers that will determine the last 2 playoffs teams. In the Last Chance Qualifiers ( from now on – LCQ ) a total of 8 teams will be competing for the chance of entering the playoffs and battling for the main prize of the event, which is something we will discuss later on. For now, let’s see which teams are eligible for the LCQ:
6 runners up from each of the groups along with 2 best placed 3rd teams from the group stage.
When we take a look at the standings, we will see that these teams will be competing in the LCQ:
- Flipsid3 Tactics
- Gambit Gaming
- Virtus Pro
- G2 eSports
- FaZe Clan
- Counter Logic Gaming
This is how the LCQ brackets look like:
|Round of 8
||Round of 4||Qualified|
|Gambit Gaming||0||Virtus Pro||2|
|FaZe Clan||2||FaZe Clan||1|
|Counter Logic Gaming||1|
As you already may know, only the teams that meet each other in the finals of the LCQ are advancing to the playoffs.
But what is the point of them playing the final match of LCQ if both of them advance through to the playoffs? Well… There is a rather simple explanation – MONEY.
The LCQ winner will win an additional prize of $10,000, which is more than enough motivation to give their best at the LCQ finals.
Last Chance Qualifiers start off on July the 13th with the first quarter final match between Renegades and Flipsid3 Tactics, followed by the second match between Gambit Gaming and Virtus Pro.
On the second day of the LCQ ( July the 14th ) the remaining 2 quarter finals matches will be held. In them, G2 eSports will play against mousesports while FaZe Clan will go up against Counter Logic Gaming. All in all, we have 4 great matches which will surely be filled with interesting moves and great gameplay.
After the quarter finals, on July the 15th, semifinals start along with the grand LCQ final which will he held one day after that. In other words, on July the 15th we will know the 2 remaining teams that will advance through to the eLeague playoffs.
After amazing 54 matches in the group stage we already know the first 6 teams that advanced through to the playoffs. After the end of LCQ we will find out the remaining two teams and the playoffs will be on their way shortly after that.
As of time writing this article, we still do not have any information regarding the playoffs brackets since not all teams that will be participating in the playoffs are yet known. This information will be available after the 15th of July, after the second semifinal match of the LCQ, after which we will know the 2 finalists which go through to the playoffs.
The playoffs will start on July the 21st when the first 2 quarter finals matches will be played.
- On the very next day, July the 22nd the remaining 2 quarter finals matches will be played, after which we will know all 4 teams that will battle in the semifinals.
- The eLeague semifinals start on July the 29th when both semifinals matches will be held on the same day. The tensions will surely be high for all players participating, which just makes the matches much more entertaining to watch.
- The grand finals are scheduled for July the 30th where the 2 best teams in the entire tournament will be battling against each other for the grand prize of a whopping $390,000. All playoffs matches are going to be played in a best of 3 fashion.
If you want to watch eLeague matches live don’t despair, there are plenty of streams which will be working throughout the entire tournament. The major thing with eLeague is the fact that it is being broadcasted on cable television, ABS to be more precise. If you do not have access to ABS there is always the official Twitch Channel of eLeague which will be streaming all matches, along with VOD’s shortly after.