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ESEA Season 36: Premier Division - North America

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[e][h]ESEA Season 36: Premier Division - North America
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Type:
Online
Location:
North America North America
Teams:
20
Prize Pool:
$50,000 USD
Start Date:
2021-01-26
End Date:
2021-04-18
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Maps
Dust II • Inferno • Mirage • Nuke • Overpass • Train • Vertigo

About[edit]

Broadcast Talent[edit]

Primary Broadcast[edit]
  • Host:
    • Australia pilski (Mitchell Pilipowski)
  • Commentators:
    • United States Upmind (Gustavo Franco Domingues)
    • United States Boggs (Austin Bogdanovich)
  • Observers:
    • Australia MC (Michael Campagna)
    • Australia Hemmo (Conrad Hemmings)
Secondary Broadcast[edit]
  • Commentators:

Format[edit]

  • Regular Season:
    • Two Round-Robin format groups
      • All teams play each other once
      • All matches are Bo3
    • Top 4 teams from each group proceed to the Playoffs
    • Click here to show the tie-breaker process
  1. Overall record
  2. Head-to-Head record
  3. Best round difference in regulation rounds
  4. Bo3 decider if all other tie breaker scenarios are indecisive
  • Playoffs:
    • Double-Elimination bracket
    • All matches (excl. Grand Final) are Bo3
    • Grand Final is Bo5 (1 map advantage to the UB team)

Prize Pool[edit]

$50,000 USD are spread among the teams as seen below:

Note: Team move-downs not confirmed and are subject to change without warning.

Participants[edit]

1 January 17th - ex-Chaos Esports Club form with a roster consisting of Canada Jonji, United States ptr, United States Swisher, United States Spongey, United States alter, and United States mCe as coach. [1]
2 January 24th - ex-Chaos Esports Club rename to Bad News Bears. [2]
3 February 1st - United States mCe retires from competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and leaves the team. [3]
4 February 5th - United States madcow joins Bad News Bears as coach. [4]
1 February 23rd - Extra Salt bench United States motm and sign Mexico MarKE. [5]
1 January 19th - Triumph sign United States Cooper-, United States cxzi, and United States viz. Canada penny is benched as he looks to transition to VALORANT. [6][7]
1 November 23rd - United States Bwills is acquired by Triumph. [8]
2 December 6th - New England Whalers release their lineup following the expiration of the players' contracts and the organization's inability to continue financially supporting them. They will continue to play together as ex-New England Whalers. [9]
3 January 1st - High Coast Esports sign ex-New England Whalers. [10]
4 January 19th - High Coast Esports acquire United States bew on loan from Yeah Gaming. [11]
1 November 7th - United States wrath leaves Secret Club. [12]
2 December 19th - United States reck leaves Secret Club to join timbermen. [13]
3 January 7th - United States v1c joins Secret Club from GGPR Esports. [14]
4 January 12th - United States SLIGHT joins Secret Club. [15]
5 January 26th - United States Gatr joins Secret Club as coach. [16]
6 February 4th - United States CLASIA steps down from Secret Club's starting lineup. [17]
7 February 16th - United States CLASIA returns to Secret Club's starting lineup. United States SLIGHT and United States Gatr are replaced by United States FrostayK and United States Axed. [18]
1 December 7th - United States Polen steps down from Mythic. [19]
2 January 23rd - Mythic add United States JoJo and Canada daf as United States Keiti steps down from the team. [20]
timbermen
Notes
1United States reck
 
 
 
 
1United States snav
2United States shane
3United States dare
4United States KEL
5 TBD 
1 December 1st - Depth Esports part ways with their lineup. They will continue to play together as timbermen. [21]
2 December 19th - United States reck joins timbermen. [13]
3 January 26th - timbermen are re-signed by Depth Esports. [22]
4 February 8th - Depth Esports release their lineup following evidence of offensive behavior. The team renames to timbermen as United States KEL and United States reck leave the lineup. [23]
5 February 16th - United States snav, United States dare, and United States KEL are disqualified for offensive behavior. As a result, timbermen are disqualified. [24]
1 November 5th - United States XotiC leaves Rebirth Esports. United States curry joins the starting lineup. [25]
2 January 8th - United States 4pack steps down from Rebirth Esports. Canada Inseaniac rejoins the starting lineup. [26]
3 February 4th - Canada Inseaniac leaves Rebirth Esports. United States phantom and United States curry become substitutes. United States XotiC, United States wrath, and Russia wippie join the team. [27]
4 February 17th - Russia wippie leaves Rebirth Esports and is replaced by United States reck. [28]
1 November 15th - Canada KayJay steps down from RBG Esports due to Canadian military service. [29]
2 December 12th - United States pwny and Canada gmanchew step down from RBG Esports. [30]
3 January 12th - RBG Esports sign United States chop and United States Wolffe. [31]
4 January 28th - RBG Esports sign United States ara as coach. [32]
1 December 28th - Russian Canadians cut United States Saturn and Serbia Lacore while adding Canada vek, Canada castro, and United States KmZ. [33]
2 January 9th - Canada Melio joins Russian Canadians. [34]
3 January 23rd - Russian Canadians are signed by Oceanus Gaming. [35]
4 January 24th - Oceanus Gaming part ways with Canada castro and United States KmZ. [36]
1 October 29th - Canada mada leaves Rugratz. [37]
2 November 13th - United States Infinite leaves to join ex-Cloud9. [38]
3 January 6th - Rugratz overhaul their roster, with United States RZU and Canada FaNg leaving the team while United States tweiss United States JazzPimp, United States cynic, and United States Turismo join the team. [39]
4 January 14th - The core of Rugratz is signed by Recon 5. United States tweiss and United States Turismo are replaced by United States RZU and United States cJ. [40]
5 February 1st - Recon 5 replace United States RZU with United States tweiss. [41]
6 February 16th - Recon 5 replace United States cJ with United States AAustiN. [42]
1 December 13th - United States yohan leaves Eclipse to join hate's Chess Club. United States robby joins Eclipse in his place. [43]
1 November 21st - Canada sterling and United States viz leave Incognito. [44]
2 December 16th - Incognito add United States viz and United States Munk. [45]
3 December 18th - Incognito are signed by Big Chillin. [46]
4 January 17th - Big Chillin part ways with United States Munk and United States viz. United States Minus joins the team. [47]
5 January 22nd - Big Chillin sign United States icy. [48]
6 February 2nd - Big Chillin part ways with United States icy. [49]
7 February 9th - Big Chillin disband. [50]
8 February 10th - Taller than 5’4" form with a lineup consisting of United States micro, United States bron, and United States Minus. [50]
9 February 23rd - Taller than 5’4" add United States Mauisnake and Canada f1ukie. Additionally, they rename to The Commission. [51]
1 October 31st - United States tconnors and Canada Koalanoob step down from Third Impact. [52]
2 November 1st - United States ERIC leaves Third Impact. [52]
3 December 5th - Third Impact add United States brett, Canada walker, and United States Lucid as coach. [53]
4 December 30th - Third Impact sign United States grape. [54]
1 November 10th - United States Powerzz and United States KmZ leave ex-Polar Ace Esports. Additionally, the team renames to hate's Chess Club. [55]
2 December 13th - United States yohan joins hate's Chess Club. United States robby joins the team in his place. [43]
3 December 28th - hate's Chess Club add United States rin and United States Wilky. [56]
4 January 20th - hate's Chess Club are signed by Levitate Esports. Additionally, Canada voo joins as coach. [57]
5 February 2nd - United States yohan, United States rin, United States Wilky, and Canada voo leave Levitate Esports. [58]
6 February 10th - Levitate Esports add United States Delta9, United States Swahn, and Canada Ghostii. [59]
1 January 7th - GGPR Esports add Jordan 3ARK00Z and Canada YuZ as United States v1c leaves to join Secret Club and United States eXotic steps down from the starting lineup. [14]
2 January 15th - Canada YuZ steps down from GGPR Esports' starting lineup. United States Turismo joins in his place. [60]
3 January 27th - United States Turismo is cut from GGPR Esports after failing to attend the team's first match. [61]
4 February 2nd - Jordan 3ARK00Z steps down from GGPR Esports' starting lineup. [62]
5 February 3rd - Jordan 3ARK00Z and United States eXotic return to the starting lineup. [63]
6 February 24th - GGPR Esports cut United States Creed. [64]
7 February 25th - GGPR Esports sign United States Poison. [64]
1 December 20th - GSG9 bench United States Xzen. [65]
2 January 11th - United States Decko and United States ROBBY1 step down from GSG9. United States valens, United States seziwana, and United States Ryze join the team. [66]
3 January 13th - GSG9 are signed by ImPerium Esports. [67]
4 February 4th - ImPerium Esports release United States seziwana and United States Ryze. [68]
5 February 7th - ImPerium Esports add United States Wilky and United States AtomiK. [69]
1 January 15th - Canada SEMPHIS steps down from SapphireKelownaDotCom. He is replaced by United States HavoK. [70]
2 January 18th - SapphireKelownaDotCom replace United States HavoK with United States hyun. [71]
3 January 28th - United States hyun steps down from SapphireKelownaDotCom. [72]
4 February 2nd - United States rin and United States yohan join SapphireKelownaDotCom as United States sensu leaves the team. [58]
5 February 18th - United States rin leaves SapphireKelownaDotCom. [73]
6 February 25th - United States Ryze joins SapphireKelownaDotCom. [74]
1 January 22nd - ex-Recon 5 forms with a roster consisting of United States jet-, United States DARYL, United States nguyen, United States Delta9, and VulcaN. [75]
2 February 10th - United States Delta9 leaves to join Levitate Esports. [59]
1 January 26th - United States Gatr leaves to join Secret Club. [16]

Results[edit]

Regular Season[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A Standings
1. Extra Salt6-0143-66+7718p
2. Bad News Bears6-0132-55+7718p
3. Mythic5-1199-160+3915p
4. GGPR Esports4-2167-163+412p
5. Rise Esports Club3-4167-196-299p
6. Eclipse3-3118-136-189p
7. Oceanus Gaming3-394-112-189p
8. SapphireKelownaDotCom1-580-133-533p
9. Watch This1-572-133-613p
DQ. timbermen0-90-18-180p

2-0
Week 3
W-FF
Week 5
W-FF
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2-0
Week 2
2-0
Week 5
2-0
Week 1
2-1
Week 4
2-1
Week 5
W-FF
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0-2
Week 3
2-1
Week 1
2-0
Week 2
2-1
Week 5
2-0
Week 2
W-FF
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2-0
Week 5
2-0
Week 2
W-FF
Week 3
0-2
Week 3
1-2
Week 4
1-2
Week 5
2-0
Week 1
1-2
Week 2
W-FF
Default
W-FF
Week 4
FF-W
Week 5
0-2
Week 2
0-2
Week 1
0-2
Week 3
W-FF
Week 1
0-2
Week 5
1-2
Week 5
2-1
Week 2
2-0
Week 3
W-FF
Default
0-2
Week 1
2-0
Week 4
FF-W
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FF-W
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FF-W
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FF-W
Week 1
FF-W
Default
FF-W
Default
FF-W
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0-2
Week 2
2-0
Week 3
0-2
Week 5
FF-W
Week 4
2-0
Week 1
W-FF
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0-2
Week 5
1-2
Week 1
0-2
Week 2
2-0
Week 5
W-FF
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2-0
Week 5
0-2
Week 1
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Week 2
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Week 3
0-2
Week 4
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0-2
Week 5

Group B[edit]

Group B Standings
1. High Coast Esports4-1118-87+3112p
2. RBG Esports4-2197-164+3312p
3. Secret Club3-1130-100+309p
4. Triumph2-069-56+136p
5. Rebirth Esports2-1101-79+226p
6. Third Impact2-1112-94+186p
7. Recon 52-195-75+206p
8. ImPerium Esports0-5116-180-640p
9. Levitate Esports0-474-140-660p
10. The Commission0-329-66-370p

Legend
Proceed to Playoffs
Invited to Season 37
Pre-Relegation
Sent to Relegation
Pre-Demotion
Demoted to Advanced

For detailed results for Weeks 1–4, click here.
For detailed results for Weeks 5–9, click here.

Placement Matches[edit]

13-14th Place Match
17-18th Place Match

Playoffs[edit]

Upper Bracket Quarterfinals
Upper Bracket Semifinals
Upper Bracket Final
Lower Bracket Round 1
Lower Bracket Round 2
Lower Bracket Round 3
Lower Bracket Final
Grand Final

References[edit]

  1. Mnmzzz (2021-01-17). "ex-Chaos take form with Jonji, ptr, Swisher, Spongey, alter". Dust2.us.
  2. [Inside Source]
  3. Gen.G Esports (2021-02-01). "Everyone welcome @MatthewCElmore as our new #GenGVAL Coach!".
  4. Nohte (2021-02-05). "madcow joins Bad News Bears". Dust2.us.
  5. Nohte (2021-02-23). "Extra Salt bench; look to MarKE". HLTV.
  6. Triumph (2021-01-19). "We're back".
  7. penny (2021-01-19). "I would like to announce that I am now a restricted free agent exploring options for a move to Valorant".
  8. Triumph (2020-11-23). "But from every ending, a new beginning".
  9. New England Whalers (2020-11-22). ".@whalersgg CS:GO Team Open To Explore Free Agency".
  10. High Coast Esports (2021-01-01). "IT'S OFFICIAL!".
  11. High Coast Esports (2021-01-19). "Welcome our latest addition to our CS:GO team, @Bewbiecs!".
  12. Mnmzzz (2020-11-09). "wrath leaves Secret Club". Dust2.us.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Mnmzzz (2020-12-19). "timbermen officially add reck". Dust2.us.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Mnmzzz (2021-01-07). "GGPR swap out v1c and eXotic for 3ARK00Z and YuZ". Dust2.us.
  15. Mnmzzz (2021-01-12). "Secret Club make a SLIGHT change". Dust2.us.
  16. 16.0 16.1 Mnmzzz (2021-01-27). "Gatr swims over to Secret Club". Dust2.us.
  17. CLASIA (2021-02-04). "Yo What’s Up Guys!".
  18. Mnmzzz (2021-02-17). "CLASIA returns to Secret Club; SLIGHT and Gatr replaced by FrostayK and Axed". Dust2.us.
  19. Polen (2020-12-07). "Stepping down from Mythic".
  20. Mnmzzz (2021-01-24). "Mythic add JoJo and daf as Keiti gravitates towards VALORANT". Dust2.us.
  21. Mnmzzz (2020-12-03). "Depth part ways with lineup". Dust2.us.
  22. theroadtodrwaldo (2021-01-26). "Depth re-sign timbermen". Dust2.us.
  23. Nohte (2021-02-08). "Update: Depth drop team following public backlash against players; KEL and reck leave". Dust2.us.
  24. Mnmzzz (2021-02-16). "timbermen felled as lineup banned for a year on ESEA". Dust2.us.
  25. Mnmzzz (2020-11-05). "Update: Rebirth add curry as XotiC and phantom leave team". Dust2.us.
  26. theroadtodrwaldo (2021-01-08). "Rebirth replace 4pack with Inseaniac". Dust2.us.
  27. Mnmzzz (2021-02-04). "Rebirth add XotiC, wrath, and wippie as phantom and curry look towards VALORANT; Inseaniac steps down". Dust2.us.
  28. Mnmzzz (2021-02-17). "reck replaces wippie on Rebirth". Dust2.us.
  29. Nohte (2020-11-15). "KayJay leaves RBG". Dust2.us.
  30. theroadtodrwaldo (2020-12-12). "RBG roster become restricted free agents". Dust2.us.
  31. theroadtodrwaldo (2021-01-12). "RBG revamp roster with chop and Wolffe". Dust2.us.
  32. theroadtodrwaldo (2021-01-28). "ara joins RBG as a coach". Dust2.us.
  33. tolkienfanatic (2020-12-28). "Russian Canadians bring back vek and castro; add KmZ". Dust2.us.
  34. Mnmzzz (2021-01-09). "Russian Canadians confirm addition of Melio". Dust2.us.
  35. Mnmzzz (2021-01-23). "Oceanus sign Russian Canadians". Dust2.us.
  36. Mnmzzz (2021-01-25). "Oceanus part ways with castro and KmZ". Dust2.us.
  37. mada (2020-10-29). "GG @whalersgg 16-3 That concludes my time on rugratz was a fun run :)".
  38. Mnmzzz (2020-11-13). "ex-Cloud9 add Infinite; set to continue playing with oSee". Dust2.us.
  39. theroadtodrwaldo (2021-01-07). "Rugratz complete rebuild for Season 36". Dust2.us.
  40. Mnmzzz (2021-01-15). "Recon 5 sign Rugratz; RZU and cJ replace tweiss and Turismo". Dust2.us.
  41. Mnmzzz (2021-02-03). "tweiss replaces RZU on Recon 5". Dust2.us.
  42. Mnmzzz (2021-02-17). "Recon 5 replace cJ with AAustiN". Dust2.us.
  43. 43.0 43.1 Mnmzzz (2020-12-14). "yohan jumps to hate's Chess Club; robby rejoins Eclipse". Dust2.us.
  44. Mnmzzz (2020-11-25). "Incognito lose viz and sterling". Dust2.us.
  45. Mnmzzz (2020-12-16). "Incognito round out roster with viz and Munk; Grave joins as backup". Dust2.us.
  46. Nohte (2020-12-18). "Big Chillin go undercover with Incognito". Dust2.us.
  47. Mnmzzz (2021-01-17). "Big Chillin plus Minus as Munk and viz leave the team". Dust2.us.
  48. Mnmzzz (2021-01-22). "Big Chillin get cooler with icy addition". Dust2.us.
  49. Mnmzzz (2021-02-04). "Big Chillin frigidly part ways with icy". Dust2.us.
  50. 50.0 50.1 Mnmzzz (2021-02-12). "micro, bron, Minus set to rebuild ex-Big Chillin as Taller than 5'4"". Dust2.us.
  51. Mnmzzz (2021-02-24). "Taller than 5'4" Commission Mauisnake and f1ukie". Dust2.us.
  52. 52.0 52.1 Mnmzzz (2020-11-01). "Update: Koalanoob and tconnors leave Third Impact". Dust2.us.
  53. tolkienfanatic (2020-12-05). "Third Impact add brett and walker". Dust2.us.
  54. Mnmzzz (2020-12-30). "Third Impact rounds out roster with grape; Classy joins as analyst". Dust2.us.
  55. tolkienfanatic (2020-11-11). "ex-Polar Ace become Hate's Chess Club as Powerzz moves to VALORANT". Dust2.us.
  56. Mnmzzz (2020-12-29). "hate's Chess Club complete lineup with rin and Wilky". Dust2.us.
  57. Mnmzzz (2021-01-20). "Levitate sign hate's Chess Club". Dust2.us.
  58. 58.0 58.1 theroadtodrwaldo (2021-02-03). "Levitate left in a tailspin; rin and yohan join SKDC". Dust2.us.
  59. 59.0 59.1 Mnmzzz (2021-02-10). "Levitate complete rebuild with Delta9, Swahn, Ghostii". Dust2.us.
  60. Mnmzzz (2021-01-15). "Turismo replaces YuZ on GGPR starting lineup". Dust2.us.
  61. Mnmzzz (2021-01-27). "GGPR kick Turismo". Dust2.us.
  62. Nohte (2021-02-02). "3ARK00Z steps down from GGPR active roster; open to offers". Dust2.us.
  63. Mnmzzz (2021-02-05). "3ARK00Z and eXotic return to GGPR starting lineup". Dust2.us.
  64. 64.0 64.1 Mnmzzz (2021-02-25). "GGPR cut Creed; welcome Poison with arms wide open". Dust2.us.
  65. tolkienfanatic (2020-12-20). "GSG9 bench Xzen". Dust2.us.
  66. Mnmzzz (2021-01-11). "GSG9 retool roster with valens, seziwana, and Ryze". Dust2.us.
  67. theroadtodrwaldo (2021-01-13). "GSG9 sign with ImPerium". Dust2.us.
  68. Mnmzzz (2021-02-04). "ImPerium release seziwana and Ryze". Dust2.us.
  69. tolkienfanatic (2021-02-07). "Wilky and AtomiK join ImPerium on trial". Dust2.us.
  70. tolkienfanatic (2021-01-15). "HavoK joins SKDC as SEMPHIS steps down". Dust2.us.
  71. theroadtodrwaldo (2021-01-18). "hyun replaces HavoK on SKDC". Dust2.us.
  72. theroadtodrwaldo (2021-01-18). "hyun steps down from SKDC". Dust2.us.
  73. Mnmzzz (2021-02-21). "rin leaves SKDC". Dust2.us.
  74. Mnmzzz (2021-02-25). "SKDC add Ryze". Dust2.us.
  75. Mnmzzz (2021-01-22). "ex-Recon 5 takes shape with jet-, DARYL, nguyen, Delta9, VulcaN". Dust2.us.
  76. theroadtodrwaldo (2020-12-21). "Kinship on the chop-ping block". Dust2.us.
  77. theroadtodrwaldo (2021-01-09). "Kinship disband as chop and grape go their separate ways". Dust2.us.
  78. Yeah Gaming (2021-01-13). "A Yeah Gaming comunica que o jogador Eduardo “dumau” Wolkmer já não faz mais parte da organização" [Yeah Gaming reports that player Eduardo “dumau” Wolkmer is no longer part of the organization] (in Brazil Portuguese).
  79. Nohte (2021-01-14). "ESEA reveal groups for Premier Season 36; Yeah replaced by Rise". Dust2.us.