ESL Pro Tour 2022/23
The ESL Pro Tour 2022/23 (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. ESL Pro Tour will be essentially split into seven regions, only reunited in Global Events and in the Global Finals at IEM Katowice 2023 that concludes the season.
Thirty-six spots in the Masters Championship 2023 (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 2022/23 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.
Two GSL Supertournaments, a 16 player single-elimination event, that qualifies the top 4 to the first season of GSL: Code S and to close the year.
GSL: Code S consists of a Round of 20 DE Group Stage followed by a Round of 10 RR Group Stage and a 4 player single-elimination Playoffs bracket.
Two 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.
Besides the ESL Open Cups and IEM Katowice 2023 as well as the EPT Season Finals (Summer/Valencia and Winter/Atlanta) 2 organizations joined in this season to organize tournaments being part of the tour: Team Liquid with the TSL9 and TaKeTV with 2 seasons of HomeStory Cup.
Online Weekly tournaments provide additional points every Sunday/Monday.
Masters Championship 2022
At the end of the year, thirty-six players qualify to the Masters Championship 2023.
- The winners of the three GSL seasons.
- The winners of the two 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 two best not already qualified player in a merged ranking.
Premier ESL Pro Tour 2022/2023 Events
|IEM Katowice 2023||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|King of Battles 3||2022-04-28 – 2022-05-01||$15,000||16||Online||Reynor||Serral||4 - 0|
|DH SC2 Masters Valencia||2022-07-01 – 2022-07-03||$100,000||80||Valencia||TBD||TBD|
|NeXT 2022 S1||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|HomeStory Cup XXI||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|TeamLiquid StarLeague 9||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|DH SC2 Masters Atlanta||2022-11-18 – 2022-11-20||$100,000||80||Atlanta||TBD||TBD|
|HomeStory Cup XXII||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|NeXT 2022 S2||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|2021 Global StarCraft II League Season 1||2022-03-21 – 2022-05-05||$123,000||20||Seoul||Rogue||Creator||4 - 2|
|2021 Global StarCraft II League Season 2||2022-06-06 – 2022-07-21||$123,000||20||Seoul||TBD||TBD|
|2021 Global StarCraft II League Season 3||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|EPT Korea Events|
|GSL Super Tournament 1||2022-01-17 – 2022-01-27||$30,500||16||Seoul||Zest||Dark||4 - 3|
|GSL Super Tournament 2||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|EPT Circuit Events|
|DH SC2 Masters Valencia: Europe||2022-05-18 – 2022-06-05||$110,500||32||Online||TBD||TBD|
|DH SC2 Masters Valencia: NA||2022-05-24 – 2022-06-05||$48,800||16||Online||TBD||TBD|