LPL Pro and CG CSGO League announcement

Thread started by Tham on Tuesday, 11:40am January 8th with 17 replies. Views: 6,063

Tham
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It is VERY important that all players looking to compete this season read all information in this thread.

Important dates are listed at the end of the post.

These are the main changes that will be talked over in this thread, each point will be broken down in paragraphs explaining them below

- Introduction of another division
- Re-working divisions

Professional - 8 Teams ($10,000 + $2000 Travel Assistance for LAN + Free Accom)
Challenger - 8 Teams ($3000)
Evolution - 16 Teams ($2000)
Amateur - Unlimited Teams ($3000)
Open - Unlimited Teams ($250)

With the reface of CyberGamer we will also be doing a complete overhaul of the divisions. Firstly we will be reintroducing another division above Amateur.

Professional will be played every Thursday night (14th Feb - 22nd March) and televised in NZ and Australia (TBC). More information will be posted soon.

Note* The top 3 teams at the end of the season will qualify for LAN (Auckland)

Challenger will be broadcast on Mondays and Tuesdays between 11th Feb and 26th March using the same format (BO2) as the previous CGPL (pro) division. Finals will commence immediately and be played on 1st/2nd April and 8th/9th April.

Matches for the Evolution (CG main) division will be played weekly (scheduled by teams) over the same 7 weeks (11th Feb to 31st March), with finals immediately commencing after the season (April 1st to 14th).

We will be doing a major reset of all divisions other than Professional, meaning that all teams will have a chance to qualify for Challenger and Evolution.

If there are any question please feel free to comment below, send in a ticket or contact me directly through steam.



Information regarding injection (Pro, Challenger, Evolution)

Professional
- 3 core players from the previous 2 Professional seasons
- Inject team signup: https://www.cybergamer.com/games/csgo/relegationapp/

Challenger
- 4 core players from the previous 2 Invite/Main (Platinum/Gold) seasons
- Inject team signup: https://www.cybergamer.com/games/csgo/relegationapp/

Evolution
- Open Qualifier allowing any team to sign-up
- Qualifier signup: https://www.cybergamer.com/games/csgo/relegationapp/






Next seasons divisions will look like:

Note* Spots within divisions will change depending on the amount of inject teams.
Note* Teams who do not qualify within the Challenger FFYI are able to play in the open qual for a spot in Evolution

LPL PRO

1.
Chiefs (via LPL and past CG performance)
2. MLW (CGPL Winner)
3. Breakaway (existing LPL contractual obligations)
4. 1st from CyberGamer Champs LAN (2nd if MLW win)
5. 1st-4th Pro FFYI
6. 1st-4th Pro FFYI
7. 1st-4th Pro FFYI
8. 1st-4th Pro FFYI

Challenger

1. 5th-10th Pro FFYI
2. 5th-10th Pro FFYI
3. 5th-10th Pro FFYI
4. 5th-10th Pro FFYI
5. 5th-10th Pro FFYI
6. 5th-10th Pro FFYI
7. 1st-2nd Challenger FFYI
8. 1st-2nd Challenger FFYI

Evolution

1. 3rd-10th Challenger FFYI
2. 3rd-10th Challenger FFYI
3. 3rd-10th Challenger FFYI
4. 3rd-10th Challenger FFYI
5. 3rd-10th Challenger FFYI
6. 3rd-10th Challenger FFYI
7. 3rd-10th Challenger FFYI
8. 3rd-10th Challenger FFYI
9. 1st-8th Evolution FFYI
10. 1st-8th Evolution FFYI
11. 1st-8th Evolution FFYI
12. 1st-8th Evolution FFYI
13. 1st-8th Evolution FFYI
14. 1st-8th Evolution FFYI
15. 1st-8th Evolution FFYI
16. 1st-8th Evolution FFYI


Next seasons FFYI's will look like:
Note* Teams who do not qualify within the Challenger FFYI are able to play in the open qual for a spot in Evolution
Note* You must play with the players you sign up with
LPL PRO

1.
Trident
2. Taboo
3. Ex-Avant
4. SYF Gaming
5. Respawn Ninja Black
6. MC-E-SPORTS
7. Incept
8. Dynasty
9. Inject #1
10. Inject #2

Challenger

*
Dependent on number of inject applications

Evolution

*Dependent on number of inject applications




Dates:
Tuesday 8th January - Promotion/Relegation signups open for all divisions. Amateur signups open.
Friday 18th January - Promotion/Relegation signups close for all divisions at 8:00pm.
Sunday 20th January - Promotion/Relegation for Professional begin
Saturday 26th January - Promotion/Relegation for Professional end
Sunday 27th January - Promotion/Relegation for Challenger begin
Sunday 3rd February - Promotion/Relegation for Challenger end
Sunday 3rd February - Promotion/Relegation for Evolution begin
Monday 4th February - Amateur division starts
Sunday 10th February - Promotion/Relegation for Evolution end
Monday 11th February - Challenger and Evolution season start
Thursday 14th February
- Professional season start
Thursday and Friday March 21st/22nd - PRO LAN FINALS.
Sunday 24th March - Amateur division end (last matches to be played today)
Tuesday 26th March - Challenger season end
Sunday 31st March - Amatuer division finals start
Monday 1st April - Challenger finals start
Posted 11:40am Jan 8th 19 and edited 1:38pm Mar 12th 19
gumpton
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auckland lan wowie, looks good
Posted 11:56am Jan 8th 19
ChrisTheAverage
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Probably missed it, but when is CGPL Champs LAN on?
Posted 12:59pm Jan 8th 19
ruokcj
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in reply to Tham's post .
Why have you made the open qual for 'evolution' an odc the same day as youve made the mc lan? Both feb 3rd? Meanwhile challenger and pro have a week to complete the series with probably half the teams.
Posted 1:03pm Jan 8th 19
flashyy
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Why have you made the open qual for 'evolution' an odc the same day as youve made the mc lan? Both feb 3rd? Meanwhile challenger and pro have a week to complete the series with probably half the teams.

Quote from ruokcj on the 8th of January 2019
Posted 1:39pm Jan 8th 19
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Why have you made the open qual for 'evolution' an odc the same day as youve made the mc lan? Both feb 3rd? Meanwhile challenger and pro have a week to complete the series with probably half the teams.

Quote from ruokcj on the 8th of January 2019
this ^
Posted 2:17pm Jan 8th 19
n_ate
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Tham on the 8th of January 2019

Challenger
- 4 core players from the previous 2 Invite/Main (Platinum/Gold) seasons

I have a few questions.

1. Is this supposed to be 3 or 4 core players? On my profile it says evolution relegation spot (even though it should be challenger) if my former team retains 3-4 core players. I'm not sure which piece of information is correct.
2. Do the core players all need to be from a single team or do individual core players from different teams ie a new team meet the requirement? I assume it's the latter from the wording but a distinction would be good.
3. The previous 2 Invite/Main (Platinum/Gold) seasons statement is confusing as main hasn't run for a few seasons now. I'd assume the main players from several seasons ago wouldn't get an inject spot in div 2 but the wording indicates otherwise. Some clarification and re-wording would be useful.
Posted 2:44pm Jan 8th 19
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Why have you made the open qual for 'evolution' an odc the same day as youve made the mc lan? Both feb 3rd? Meanwhile challenger and pro have a week to complete the series with probably half the teams.

Quote from mavzy on the 8th of January 2019
this ^

Quote from ruokcj on the 8th of January 2019
Don't worry guys. It is not an odc. Just a minior mistake in dates. All fixed now. The quals will be happening over the course of a week.
Posted 2:56pm Jan 8th 19
Pwnisher
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Confirm Evolution season ends at the same time as challenger since they start at the same time?
Posted 3:33pm Jan 8th 19
Tham
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@n_ate
Wouldn’t let me quote on my phone.
You need 4 players who have previously played m or I within the last two seasons. We only got rid of M last season which allows the previous season of it to be elible.

It only has to be 4 single players and not the core of a team.

Sorry if it’s a bit confusing, currently writing at work
Posted 3:39pm Jan 8th 19
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auckland lan wowie, looks good

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Posted 3:46pm Jan 8th 19
JawsOCE
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auckland lan wowie, looks good

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Quote from gumpton on the 8th of January 2019
Auckland lan?
Aucklan*
Posted 7:15pm Jan 8th 19
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Auckland lan?
Aucklan* ;)

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+1 points for u
Posted 6:55am Jan 9th 19
sam:o
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very excited!!! =D
Posted 11:11pm Jan 9th 19
Tham
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Remember to sign up!

Even if you're in the PRO FFYI, I need you to send your rosters in!
Posted 11:28pm Jan 10th 19