18.08.2017
Announcing the new Overtime Points System
Starting with season 6 of the ESL Pro League, overtime wins will reward two points, overtime losses 1 point. Regular time wins (within 30 rounds) remain at 3/0.

 

ESL's sixth season of Pro League kicks off in just four days and will see a change to the points system. In the past, a win always rewarded a team with three points whilst a loss meant zero points - regardless of the win being achieved in the overtime or within the 30 regular rounds. Starting with season six, overtime winners will receive only two points and the overtime losers will get rewarded with one point.

This change is implemented after receiving positive feedback on the suggested points system from teams and players in a meeting in Dallas at the Pro League season five finals. As outlined below in the example, the new system helps eliminate a majority of tiebreaker situations, and further adds to the league through more interesting storylines and higher incentives for teams to fight for reaching overtime. From now on, overtimes will be played with mp_maxrounds 6 and mp_startmoney 16000.

Example: Season 4 EU (reducing tiebreakers from four to one)

 

Team

OT (3/0)

Team

OT (2/1)

OT Wins

OT Losses

Fnatic

57

NiP

58

1

2

NiP

57

Fnatic

57

2

2

mousesports

54

mousesports

55

0

1

FaZe Clan

54

FaZe Clan

50

5

1

EnVyUs

48

EnVyUs

46

2

0

Dignitas

42

Dignitas

43

1

2

Virtus.pro

42

Natus Vincere

41

1

3

Natus Vincere

39

Virtus.pro

39

3

0

G2 Esports

39

G2 Esports

39

1

1

Astralis

36

Astralis

36

1

1

HellRaisers

27

HellRaisers

28

2

3

Heroic

24

Heroic

26

0

2

PENTA

15

PENTA

16

1

2

FlipSid3

12

FlipSid3

12

0

0

 

All of the Pro League season six matches will be streamed live over at our YouTube channel with the native English stream being broadcast at 1080p/60fps.

Season six of the ESL Pro League also counts towards the Intel® Grand Slam: a new system that awards a US$1,000,000 prize the team that has won four out of the last ten tournaments. So far, SK Gaming are in the lead with their win at the recent ESL One Cologne 2017.

We cannot wait to kick off another season of weekly world-class play and see which teams will come out on top this time! Thanks to our great partners, Intel, the City of Odense, Nvidia, Legion by Lenovo, Logitech, paysafecard, xfinity, MDL and, of course, YouTube, we will be able to once again deliver you a season of high-quality broadcast for several coming weeks.

 

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