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ESL Pro Tour 2020/21

Overview[edit]

The ESL Pro Tour 2020/21 (EPT) is a series of events organized by or in cooperation with ESL. They are designed to include three major StarCraft II broadcasters, AfreecaTV, DreamHack and ESL with Blizzard providing a prize pool of over 1.9 million USD, that will be spread out among multiple events throughout the season. ESL Pro Tour will be essentially split between the EPT Circuit (which again is split into sub regions) and EPT Korea, only reunited in Global Events and in the Global Finals at IEM Katowice 2021 that conclude the season.

Thirty-six spots in the Masters Championship 2021 (Global Finals) will be available, either by winning specific events, or by being one of the top-ranked players of the EPT Circuit or EPT Korea.

Format[edit]

The ESL Pro Tour 2020/21 system is split in two: EPT Circuit or EPT Korea. Both systems have their standings, with points earned at various events.

Regions[edit]

For EPT, the world is divided into two regions:

  • South Korea
  • Rest of the World, split into the sub regions
    • Europe (Europe & Africa)
    • North America (USA and Canada)
    • Latin America (Rest of the Americas)
    • China (Mainland China)
    • Taiwan (Taiwan, Hongkong, Macau, Japan)
    • Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Oceania, and all unassigned Asian countries)

Throughout the year[edit]

EPT Korea[edit]

Three seasons of Global StarCraft II League (GSL) and two seasons of Super Tournament awarding points.

GSL[edit]
GSL 2020/2021 - Format

The Global StarCraft II League is organized by AfreecaTV, and operates as follows:

Super Tournament[edit]

The AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournaments organized by AfreecaTV, and operates as follows:

EPT Circuit[edit]

ESL Pro Tour 2020/2021 - Circuit Divisions

Three SC2 Masters Seasons split into regional Divisions (Europe, North America, Latin America, China, Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau/Japan and Oceania/Rest of Asia (except Korea)) awarding EPT Circuit points.

Each Division has a different prize pool and format. The Divisions are region locked.

Global Events[edit]

Besides the IEM Katowice 2020, the ESL Open Cups, IEM China and IEM Katowice 2021 as well as the EPT Season Finals (Summer, Fall and Winter) will reunite players from both regions.

Online Weekly tournaments provide additional points every Sunday (in the time from May 18th 2020 until January 18th 2021 every Monday).

Masters Championship 2021[edit]

ESL Pro Tour 2020/2021 - Global Finals Distribution

At the end of the year, thirty-six players qualify to the Masters Championship 2021.

  • The winner of the global events IEM Katowice 2020 and TBD.
  • The winners of the three GSL seasons.
  • With EPT points:
    • EPT Korea: 6 seeds from the standings (+1 for every GSL winner that already has a slot)
    • EPT Circuit: 9 seeds from the standings
      • 5 for Europe, 2 for North America, 1 for China and 1 for Latin America.
  • The Top 4 from the offline Play-In Stage at the event.
    • 8 players from Korean Standings and 8 players from Circuit Standings qualify for the Play-In Stage.
Format[edit]
  • Play-In stage (Ro36):
    • Format TBA
    • 8 players from Korean Standings (Top 8 that are not yet qualified for Ro24)
    • 8 players from Circuit Standings
      • Top 2 players from Europe that are not yet qualified for Ro24
      • Top 2 players from Taiwan that are not yet qualified for Ro24
      • Top 1 players from North America that are not yet qualified for Ro24
      • Top 1 players from Latin America that are not yet qualified for Ro24
      • Top 1 players from China that are not yet qualified for Ro24
      • Top 1 players from Oceania that are not yet qualified for Ro24
    • Top 4 qualify for the Ro24
  • Ro24:
    • Format TBA

Premier ESL Pro Tour 2020/2021 Events[edit]

Event Date Winner Runner-Up Score
World Championship
IEM Katowice 2021 TBD - TBD TBD TBD
Global Events
IEM Katowice 2020 2020-02-24 - 2020-03-01 South Korea  Rogue South Korea  Zest 4-1
SC2 Masters: Summer 2020-07-16 - 2020-07-19 Finland  Serral South Korea  Trap 4-2
SC2 Masters: Fall 2020-09-17 - 2020-09-20 TBD TBD
SC2 Masters: Winter TBD - TBD TBD TBD
TBD TBD - TBD TBD TBD
GSL
GSL 2020 Season 1 2020-04-11 - 2020-06-06 South Korea  TY South Korea  Cure 4-0
GSL 2020 Season 2 2020-06-20 - 2020-08-15 South Korea TBD South Korea TBD
GSL 2020 Season 3 August - October 2020 TBD TBD
EPT Korea Events
Super Tournament 1 2020-03-18 - 2020-03-28 South Korea  Maru South Korea  Dark 4-3
Super Tournament 2 December 2020 TBD TBD
EPT Circuit Events
SC2 Masters Summer: Europe Division 2020-06-24 - 2020-07-12 Italy  Reynor Finland  Serral 4-2
SC2 Masters Summer: North America Division 2020-06-30 - 2020-07-12 United States  Neeb United States  Astrea 4-1
SC2 Masters Fall: Europe Division 2020-08-26 - 2020-09-13 TBD TBD
SC2 Masters Fall: North America Division 2020-09-01 - 2020-09-13 TBD TBD
SC2 Masters Winter: Europe Division TBA TBD TBD
SC2 Masters Winter: North America Division TBA TBD TBD

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