ESL Winter League 2018
The ESL Winter League 2018 is organized and hosted by ESL and is sponsored by dur0, one of the admins. It's a random race and random heroes league. The tournament has 8 open qualifiers, each one offering two spots for the main event.
There are 8 open qualifiers, each giving finalists a spot in the final.
- all rounds are best-of-three,
- a player already qualified is allowed to play next qualifiers,
- if an already qualified player reaches the final of another qualifier, the 3rd placed will get his spot and so on.
The tournament consists in a 16 seeds single elimination bracket :
- early rounds arebest-of-3,
- game for 3rd place and final are best-of-5.
In addition to the prize pool, the top 3 players can also win premium accounts on ESL Play. € 100 (≃ $ 113) are divided among participants as follows :
|Place||$ USD||€ EUR||Player||Team|
|1st||$56||€ 50||Sheik||Wolves eSports|
|2nd||$34||€ 30||SyDe||Clan France|
according to xe.com conversion rate on 2019-02-16 (€ 1 ≃ USD 1.12953).
|From Qualifier 1|
|From Qualifier 2|
|From Qualifier 3|
|From Qualifier 4|
|From Qualifier 5|
|From Qualifier 6|
|From Qualifier 7|
|From Qualifier 8|
- Skutt , Starshaped and HoT forfeited their spots in the finals, giving them to Cement , SyDe and FiR respectively.