ESL Major Series IV
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The ESL Major Series Season IV was hosted during 2009 and was organized by ESL TV. It had a prize pool of €750. The event was split into two phases: A group stage and a double-elimination tournament. Initially four players were invited and twelve could qualify through public tournaments. Each group winner automatically advanced into the second stage, while the players placed second and third had to undergo relegation matches.
Most games were streamed each Monday. The casters were Uli "FlyingDJ" Schulze and Christian "Stoned" Wopen in German and broad-casted with the help of the Octoshape Plug-In. However, the streaming service often caused problems for the audience, especially non-German viewers had problems to follow the streams.
€750 were spread among the top placing players according to the following distribution:
- Results: Qualifiers
- Invites: Mondragon, White-Ra, Dreiven, HayprO
- Qualifier #1: IefNaij, gOsia , ret, Strelok
- Qualifier #2: Draco, Arew, HoRRoR, Kr
- Qualifier #3: BRAT_OK, Sawyer, DinOt, IdrA
- Last Chance Cup: Yayba (replacement for HayprO)
The runner-up of each division had to face the third placed player of the neighbour division in a best of three. Winner advanced, Loser was out.