ESL Pro League S17 Fantasy: Rules & Info

One of the biggest and most prestigious events in the world of competitive counterstrike is the ESL Pro League. Recently, the league made a major announcement that is set to shake up the fantasy experience: they are expanding to 32 teams and introducing a new triple-elimination format. 

Whether you're a seasoned esports fan or just getting into the game, the ESL Pro League S17, Fantasy Tournament by E-GO APP, is the ultimate way to experience the thrill of the competition.

Join and create your team now: ESL Pro League s17 Fantasy.

Curious about the prizes? Check them out here: Tournament Prizes

⚠️ We would like to inform you that the upcoming tournament will be our inaugural collaboration with a new data provider. It is possible that during this transition, certain issues may arise. ⚠️

The New Format of the ESL Pro League

The new format of the ESL Pro League will feature 32 teams from around the world competing in a triple-elimination format. The increase in competing teams aligns with ESL's goal for more representation in their tournaments. 

The 32 teams are split into four groups, eight in each group. The groups will have a more known double-elimination format than the last chance bracket, which is the new triple-elimination format. 16 teams will progress to the playoffs and battle it out for this season's trophy in a single-elimination bracket. 

Tournament FAQ

Q: How do I join the ESL Pro League S17, Fantasy Tournament, by E-GO APP? 

A: To join the tournament, create an account at E-GO APP and create your fantasy team.

Q: Can I change my team during the tournament? 

A: Yes, you can change your team throughout the tournament. There will be 5 building phases, where you can create a whole new lineup.

Q: How are points calculated in the ESL Pro League S17, Fantasy Tournament? 

A: Points are calculated based on various factors, including player performance, team performance, and overall tournament results. Please take a look at our point system below. 

Q: Is participating in the ESL Pro League S17, Fantasy Tournament by E-GO APP a cost? 

A: No, participating in the tournament is free.

Tournament Schedule

The fantasy tournament-building phase opens 5 days before the live game starts. (17th of February)

The first building phase will consist of teams in Group A. 

Outsiders, IHC, MIBR, Fnatic, Cloud9, Evil Geniuses, G2 and Eternal Fire. 

ESL Pro League s17 Group A
ESL Pro League s17 Group A

The second building phase will consist of teams in Group B.

Heroic, Movistar Riders, BIG, Complexity, Imperial, Furia, Saw & Mouz

ESL Pro League s17 Group B
ESL Pro League s17 Group B

The third building phase will consist of teams in Group C.

FaZe Clan, Rooster, paIN, NIP, OG, 00Nation, Grayhound & Vitality

ESL Pro League s17 Group C
ESL Pro League s17 Group C

The fourth building phase will consist of teams in Group D.

Team Liquid, Rare Atom, ATK, ENCE, Spirit, Astralis, ForZe, Natus Vincere.

ESL Pro League s17 Group D
ESL Pro League s17 Group D

The last building phase will be a long single-elimination bracket. This stage will crown our winner. Static 6+ point padding will be given to the 2nd place and 1st place teams in each group during playoffs

Tips for Success in ESL Pro League s17 Fantasy

To succeed in the ESL Pro League s17 Fantasy Tournament, you need to understand the game and the players involved deeply. Here are a few tips to help you get started:

  1. Do your research: Before you draft your team, take the time to research the players and teams participating in the tournament. Look at their statistics, recent performances, and other relevant information to help you make informed decisions.
  2. Build a balanced team: When drafting your team, balance your roster with players from different positions and teams. This will help ensure that you have a well-rounded team that can compete for the long term in the leaderboard.
  3. Buying players: Make sure to use your whole budget of $1000. You will not be rewarded for having extra cash left over in your budget. Instead, try to find players you can upgrade to if you have a few bucks left in your budget. 
  4. Stay up to date: The tournament is a dynamic competition, and things can change quickly. Keep up to date on the latest developments, including player and team performances, injuries, and other relevant information

Check out Point padding for this event here: Point Padding

Point System

Tournament timezone: UTC+1

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.

Fantasy Phases

Building phase

Welcome to the build phase, where you create your entire roster for the upcoming stage. If the tournament is short, there might only be 1 build phase which is the one at the start. If the tournament is longer with different stages, you might have the option to enter the build phase before the next stage. For example, you start by creating a team for the group stage. Then there is a pause before the playoffs. During this time, you will enter a new build phase where you can create a team for the playoffs. Read the info blog for the tournament to see if there are multiple build phases.

Edit phase

In the editing phase, you can change your captain and use your sell tokens. This phase takes place when no matches are playing during the day. It starts at 03:00 (Tournament timezone) and ends 1 hour before the day's first match.

Game Phase

During this phase, your lineup is locked, and you can't make any more changes. So sit back and cheer on your players. Hopefully, they will do well!

Captain Feature

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. You can only swap captain during Edit phase!

Captain = 1.5x bonus points

Selling a player (New)

The SELL token enables participants to sell a player in their lineup and buy a new one. This action can only be performed during EDIT phases and doing so will consume your SELL token. When selling a player, you will be refunded the same amount of money as previously paid when you purchased the player. You will keep the points of your sold players for the remainder of the tournament, and they will be displayed in the section “Sold players”. We encourage you to be strategic with your SELL tokens since you only have 1 for every stage of the tournament. Your sell token will "refresh" at every building stage. The sell token now respects the max 2 per team limitation.

Player-transactions = 1

Point padding (New)

Point padding is given to teams that qualify further in the tournament and thus skip matches. We want players to be rewarded for picking the best teams, which is why we have point padding. If your team misses a match they will most likely receive an average point padding based on their tournament performance. This point padding is usually given when the match they skipped is being played. Static point padding (+6) is only given to teams if they start the tournament deeper in the bracket.

New: Your player most have atleast played 1 match in your lineup to earn point padding, meaning that you can't buy players solely for their point padding anymore.

End Notes

The Organizer reserves the right to make changes to the above Point System anddescribed features at its sole discretion and will inform users of any significant changes by announcing the changes publicly on the website or in our Discord server.

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