We are exploring new ways to enjoy fantasy; thus, there will be no bench during this tournament. Your team will consist of 5 players and not 6. We are trying out this change since some tournament formats don't benefit from having a bench. We also want our fantasy titles to have a similar structure to enable people to compete in all titles. Right now, it's only Dota 2 that still has a bench, but that might change next year. Some CS:GO tournaments might still have a bench, but only if we find it suitable for that specific format.
Elisa Masters Espoo Format
The Elisa Masters Espoo consists of a group stage that will be played live-streamed in a closed studio environment on twitch. The group stage format will be a two-round-robin format, meaning that each group has six teams and all matches are a BO1.
There will be six teams in total that will qualify towards the playoffs, three in each group.
The group stage winners will advance to the Semifinals
The group runners-up advance to the Quarterfinals as the High seeds.
The group stage 3rd place teams advance to the Quarterfinals as the low seeds.
Playoffs will consist of a single elimination bracket where all the matches are a BO3.
1st place prize:
AWP | Chromatic Aberration (MW)
2nd place prize:
AK-47 | Neon Rider (MW)
3rd place prize:
M4A4 | 龍王 (Dragon King) (FN)
4th place prize:
M4A4 | Desolate Space (MW)
The top 5 will receive this avatar:
Fantasy Game Info
Tournament timezone: UTC+2
1 Kill = +0.4 points
1 Assist = +0.2 points
1 Death = -0.15 points
KD-rating = 0-4 points
KD-rating: 0.8-1.0 = 1 point
KD-rating: 1.01-1.2 = 2 points
KD-rating: 1.21-1.5 = 3 points
KD-rating: 1.51+ = 4 points
Winning a match series = 2 points
Losing a match series = 0 points
Point system in practice:
Every player in your "active roster" will receive points per series rather than per map. See a BO3 example below.
Map 1 = 11 points, map 2 = 12 points & map 3 = 9 points. In this case, that player would receive 32/3 = 10.7 points. Of course + the average KD rating in that series and the extra 2 points if that player's team won.
The captain feature gives a 50% point bonus to the player you have assigned as your Captain. If you want, you can set a Captain before the league starts, and the captain booster will stay on that player until you actively change it to another player. You have one captain swap every day, but you will lose your captain swap for the day if your Captain has started a match series.
Captain = 1.5x bonus points
Selling a player
You can sell and buy players (but use your player transactions wisely, you only have 2). When selling a player, you will be refunded the amount you purchased the player for. However, you can not sell a player if they are in a match. You will keep the points of your traded players for the remainder of the tournament. At the start of a tournament, you can have a maximum of 2 players from any team, but when you sell a player, you can bypass the limitation of 2 players from one section. So from the point of selling a player, you could have 3-4 players from one team (if you can afford them, of course). But remember that you only have 2 "Player-transactions" per tournament.
Player-transactions = 2
The Organizer reserves the right to make changes to the above Rules at its sole discretion and will inform users of any significant changes by publicly announcing them on the Website.