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ESL Pro Tour 2021/22

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Overview[edit]

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.

Format[edit]

The ESL Pro Tour 2021/22 system is split into seven regions, each region has their individual standings.

Regions[edit]

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[edit]

ESL Pro Tour 2021/2022 - GSL Format

GSL[edit]

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.

ESL Pro Tour 2021/2022 - Regional Divisions

Regional Play[edit]

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.

ESL Pro Tour 2021/2022 - Global Events

Global Events[edit]

Besides the ESL Open Cups and IEM Katowice 2022 as well as the EPT Season Finals (Summer, Fall and Winter) the DH SC2 Masters: Last Chance 2022 will reunite players from all regions.

Online Weekly tournaments provide additional points every Monday.

ESL Pro Tour 2021/2022 - Global Finals Distribution

Masters Championship 2022[edit]

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.
  • The winner of DH SC2 Masters: Last Chance 2022.
  • 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.
    • 8 players from Korean Standings and 8 players from Circuit Standings qualify for the Play-In Stage.
  • The best not already qualified player in a merged ranking.
Format[edit]
  • 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:
      1. Overall map difference
      2. Overall number of map wins
      3. Match wins amassed between the tied participants ('Mini-League')
      4. Map difference between the tied participants ('Mini-League')
      5. Number of map wins between the tied participants ('Mini-League')
      6. Tie breaker matches
      7. 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[edit]

EventDatePrizeP#LocationWinnerRunner-UpScore
World Championship
IEM Katowice 2022TBD  TBD TBD
Global Events
NeXT 2021 S1–SC2 Masters2021-06-07 – 2021-06-24$23,17016China OnlineSouth Korea  TrapSouth Korea  Solar4 - 3
TeamLiquid StarLeague 72021-06-12 – 2021-06-27$31,00016World OnlineSouth Korea  TrapItaly  Reynor4 - 3
DH SC2 Masters 2021 Summer2021-07-01 – 2021-07-04$50,00016World OnlineItaly  ReynorSouth Korea  Maru4 - 3
DH SC2 Masters 2021 Fall2021-09-09 – 2021-09-12$50,00016World Online TBD TBD
DH SC2 Masters 2021 WinterTBD  TBD TBD
DH SC2 Masters: Last Chance 2022TBD  TBD TBD
GSL
2021 Global StarCraft II League Season 12021-04-05 – 2021-05-06$118,00016South Korea SeoulSouth Korea  RogueSouth Korea  Maru4 - 1
2021 Global StarCraft II League Season 22021-06-28 – 2021-07-29$118,00016South Korea SeoulSouth Korea TBDSouth Korea TBD
2021 Global StarCraft II League Season 3TBD  TBD TBD
EPT Korea Events
GSL Super Tournament 12021-01-27 – 2021-01-30$25,60016South Korea SeoulSouth Korea  TrapSouth Korea  Zoun4 - 2
GSL Super Tournament 22021-05-17 – 2021-05-27$25,60016South Korea SeoulSouth Korea  TrapSouth Korea  Zoun4 - 2
GSL Super Tournament 3TBD  TBD TBD
EPT Circuit Events
DH SC2 Masters 2021 Summer: Europe2021-05-19 – 2021-06-06$74,00032Europe OnlineFrance  ClemItaly  Reynor4 - 1
DH SC2 Masters 2021 Summer: NA2021-05-25 – 2021-06-06$33,60016North America OnlineUnited States  NeebCanada  Scarlett4 - 2
DH SC2 Masters 2021 Fall: Europe2021-07-28 – 2021-08-15$74,00032Europe Online TBD TBD
DH SC2 Masters 2021 Fall: NA2021-08-03 – 2021-08-15$33,60016North America Online TBD TBD
DH SC2 Masters 2021 Winter: EuropeTBD  TBD TBD
DH SC2 Masters 2021 Winter: NATBD  TBD TBD

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