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ESEA Season 18: Global Invite Division

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[e][h]ESEA Season 18 - Global Invite Division
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Type:
Offline
Location:
United States Dallas
Venue:
Teams:
8
Format:
LAN Playoffs
Prize Pool:
$144,000 USD
Start Date:
2015-04-17
End Date:
2015-04-19
Liquipedia Tier:
Maps
Inferno • Dust II • Nuke • Cache • Season • Train • Mirage • Overpass • Cobblestone

About[edit]

ESEA has announced all the details about its Season 18 LAN finals. ESEA Season 18 will come to a conclusion with the global LAN Finals, scheduled for April 17-19 at the Doubletree by Hilton hotel, in Dallas. The top four teams from the European and the North American divisions will face off for the first prize of $20,000 in this double-elimination tournament. Prior to the main tournament, ESEA will be host its traditional All Star Game with players from both regions, but there are also other side skills competitions under consideration by the North American league organisers.[1]

Broadcast Talent[edit]

Format[edit]

  • Offline Finals
    • LAN finals at United States Dallas, TX .
    • 8 teams: 4 EU teams and 4 NA teams
    • Double-elimination bracket BO3.
    • Grand final double BO3, the team coming from the winner bracket starts with one BO3 advantage.

Prize Pool[edit]

$144,000 USD are spread among the teams as seen below:

Participants[edit]

1 Nihilum Gaming sign Denial eSports.

All-Star Game[edit]

Details[edit]

The all-star match at ESEA Finals is not only for show, as it will determine which continent has the higher seeding,
which basically means either the set of 1-3-5-7 or 2-4-6-8.
The winner of the all-star game would have higher seeding, and an advantage in the map selection process, outlined below:

Higher seed is Home team, lower seed is Away team.
1) Away team removes 1 map from the 7 maps; 6 maps remain.
2) Home team removes 2 maps from the 6 maps; 4 maps remain.
3) Away team removes 1 map from the 4 maps; 3 maps remain.
4) Home team selects the 1st map of the BO3; Away team selects the side.
5) Away team selects the 2nd map of the BO3; Home team select the side.
6) 3rd map remains; Home team selects the side.

Results[edit]

All-Stars Europe All-Stars EU 1612 All-Stars North America All-Stars NA
April 17, 2015 - 09:00 CST
1611
5
412
8

Results[edit]

Quarterfinals
Fnatic
2
April 17, 2015 - 13:30 CDT
1611
5
46
2
1610
6
59
4
 
 
 
 
Counter Logic G.
0
Titan
2
April 17, 2015 - 11:50 CDT
1613
3
27
5
19112
42
1416
011
 
 
 
 
Luminosity
0
Virtus.pro
2
April 17, 2015 - 15:10 CDT
1612
4
37
4
166
10
913
4
 
 
 
 
Nihilum Gaming
0
mousesports
2
April 17, 2015 - 17:00 CDT
166
10
911
2
167
9
810
2
 
 
 
 
Cloud9
0
Semifinals
Fnatic
0
April 17, 2015 - 18:30 CDT
96
3
916
7
44
0
1116
5
 
 
 
 
Titan
2
Virtus.pro
2
April 18, 2015 - 14:15 CDT
1612
4
36
3
167
9
811
3
 
 
 
 
mousesports
0
Upper Bracket Final
Titan
1
April 18, 2015 - 20:00 CDT
168
8
711
4
136
7
916
7
44
0
1116
5
Virtus.pro
2
Lower Bracket Round 1
Counter Logic G.
2
April 18, 2015 - 10:00 CDT
1612
4
35
2
1611
5
48
4
 
 
 
 
Luminosity
0
Nihilum Gaming
2
April 18, 2015 - 12:00 CDT
1613
3
25
3
167
9
813
5
 
 
 
 
Cloud9
0
Lower Bracket Round 2
mousesports
2
April 18, 2015 - 18:00 CDT
1610
6
512
7
1613
3
29
7
 
 
 
 
Counter Logic G.
0
Fnatic
2
April 18, 2015 - 16:00 CEST
1612
4
35
2
1610
6
56
1
 
 
 
 
Nihilum Gaming
0
Lower Bracket Round 3
mousesports
0
April 19, 2015 - 10:00 CDT
540
10
31119
14
88
0
716
9
 
 
 
 
Fnatic
2
Lower Bracket Final
Titan
0
April 19, 2015 - 12:00 CDT
108
2
716
9
98
1
716
9
 
 
 
 
Fnatic
2
Grand Final
Virtus.pro
2
April 19, 2015 - 14:00 CDT
1612
4
314
11
96
3
916
7
169
7
613
7
Virtus.pro need to win one Bo3 due to coming from the upper bracket, while fnatic needs two back-to-back series.

The second map (Inferno) was restarted at the 2-0 mark (for VP) as fnatic filled a protest about the pistol round; a caster had accidentally joined VP's side and dropped a defuse kit as he re-joined the spectators, which later on in the round allowed byali to defuse the bomb just in time.
Fnatic
1


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