ESL Pro Tour 2021/22
The ESL Pro Tour 2021/22 (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. Due to Covid restrictions ESL Pro Tour will be essentially split into seven regions, only reunited in Global Events and in the Global Finals at IEM Katowice 2022 that concludes the season.
Thirty-six spots in the Masters Championship 2022 (Global Finals) will be available, either by winning specific events, or by being one of the top-ranked players of the regional EPT Standings.
The ESL Pro Tour 2021/22 system is split into seven regions, each region has their individual standings.
For EPT, the world is divided into two regions:
- South Korea
- Rest of the World, split into the sub regions:
- Europe (Europe and Africa)
- North America (USA and Canada)
- Latin America (Rest of the Americas)
- China (Mainland China)
- Taiwan (Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Mongolia)
- Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Oceania, and all unassigned Asian countries)
Throughout the year
Three seasons of Global StarCraft II League (GSL) awarding points.
Each Season consists of a GSL Supertournament, a 16 player single-elimination event, that qualifies the top 4 to the seasons GSL: Code S.
The GSL: Code A, another 16 player single-elimination event will grant further 8 seeds to the seasons GSL: Code S.
Another 4 players for the GSL: Code S qualifier via another Qualifier event.
GSL: Code S consists of a Round of 16 Group Stage and a 8 player single-elimination Playoffs bracket.
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 and qualify players to the Global part of the three SC2 Masters Seasons.
Online Weekly tournaments provide additional points every Monday.
Masters Championship 2022
At the end of the year, thirty-six players qualify to the Masters Championship 2022.
- The winners of the three GSL seasons.
- The winners of the three Global DH SC2 Masters.
- With EPT points:
- EPT Korea: 5 seeds from the standings (+1 for every GSL winner that already has a slot)
- EPT Circuit: 8 seeds from the standings
- 4 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.
- 7 players from Korean Standings and 9 players from Circuit Standings qualify for the Play-In Stage.
- The best not already qualified player in a merged ranking.
- Play-In stage (Ro36):
- 4 Double-elimination brackets with 4 players each.
- All matches are Bo3
- 7 players from Korean Standings (Top 7 that are not yet qualified for Ro24)
- 9 players from Circuit Standings
- Top 3 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
- Group Stage (Ro24) :
- Four groups of six players played out in round robin format.
- All matches are Bo3.
- First place in each group advances directly to the Quarterfinals.
- Second and third place in each group advance to the Round of 12.
- Ties are broken in the following order:
- Overall map difference
- Overall number of map wins
- Match wins amassed between the tied participants ('Mini-League')
- Map difference between the tied participants ('Mini-League')
- Number of map wins between the tied participants ('Mini-League')
- Tie breaker matches
- Coin toss
- Playoffs (Ro12):
- Single-elimination bracket of twelve players.
- Round of 12, Quarterfinals, and Semifinals are played in Bo5.
- Grand Finals is played in Bo7.
Premier ESL Pro Tour 2021/2022 Events
|IEM Katowice 2022||2022-02-19 – 2022-02-27||$500,000||36||Katowice||TBD||TBD|
|NeXT 2021 S1 – SC2 Masters||2021-06-07 – 2021-06-24||$23,169.60||16||Online||Trap||Solar||4 - 3|
|TeamLiquid StarLeague 7||2021-06-12 – 2021-06-27||$31,000||16||Online||Trap||Reynor||4 - 3|
|DH SC2 Masters 2021 Summer||2021-07-01 – 2021-07-04||$50,000||16||Online||Reynor||Maru||4 - 3|
|DH SC2 Masters 2021 Fall||2021-09-07 – 2021-09-12||$50,000||16||Online||Serral||Trap||4 - 0|
|DH SC2 Masters 2021 Winter||2021-11-09 – 2021-11-14||$50,000||16||Online||Maru||Rogue||4 - 2|
|NeXT 2021 S2 – SC2 Masters||2021-11-22 – 2021-12-09||$23,553.83||16||Online||Serral||Lambo||4 - 3|
|TeamLiquid StarLeague 8||2021-11-26 – 2021-12-12||$31,000||32||Online||Rogue||Serral||4 - 1|
|DH SC2 Masters: Last Chance 2022||2022-01-11 – 2022-01-16||$42,000||16||Online||Maru||Cure||4 - 0|
|2021 Global StarCraft II League Season 1||2021-04-05 – 2021-05-06||$118,000||16||Seoul||Rogue||Maru||4 - 1|
|2021 Global StarCraft II League Season 2||2021-06-28 – 2021-07-29||$118,000||16||Seoul||Dark||Trap||4 - 1|
|2021 Global StarCraft II League Season 3||2021-08-30 – 2021-10-07||$118,000||16||Seoul||Cure||Zest||4 - 2|
|EPT Korea Events|
|GSL Super Tournament 1||2021-01-27 – 2021-01-30||$25,600||16||Seoul||Trap||Zoun||4 - 2|
|GSL Super Tournament 2||2021-05-17 – 2021-05-27||$25,600||16||Seoul||Trap||Zoun||4 - 2|
|GSL Super Tournament 3||2021-11-22 – 2021-12-02||$25,600||16||Seoul||Rogue||Maru||4 - 3|
|EPT Circuit Events|
|DH SC2 Masters 2021 Summer: Europe||2021-05-19 – 2021-06-06||$74,000||32||Online||Clem||Reynor||4 - 1|
|DH SC2 Masters 2021 Summer: NA||2021-05-25 – 2021-06-06||$33,600||16||Online||Neeb||Scarlett||4 - 2|
|DH SC2 Masters 2021 Fall: Europe||2021-07-28 – 2021-08-15||$74,000||32||Online||Clem||Serral||4 - 2|
|DH SC2 Masters 2021 Fall: NA||2021-08-03 – 2021-08-15||$33,600||16||Online||Neeb||Scarlett||4 - 3|
|DH SC2 Masters 2021 Winter: Europe||2021-09-29 – 2021-10-17||$74,000||32||Online||Serral||Clem||4 - 1|
|DH SC2 Masters 2021 Winter: NA||2021-10-05 – 2021-10-17||$33,600||16||Online||Scarlett||Neeb||4 - 2|
- ESL Pro Tour Website
- [ Official Rules]