ESL Play to Host Free-To-Play Heavy Metal Machines European Championship; Full Registration and Tournament Dates Revealed
Players across the globe to compete for first Heavy Metal Machines competitive tournament consisting of a cash prize pool over €10,000
Players will be able to register through the official ESL website, connect their Steam account to their ESL account, and then team-up in Heavy Metal Machines. The captain of the team will register their side into the championship on the ESL platform.
The tournament dates and rounds are as follows:
- 1st July – Registrations opening
- 16th July – Qualifiers
- First round – the Swiss Model will be used, which is broken down into rounds. Opponents being chosen at random.
- Second round – winners play against winners and losers against losers.
- Third round – has people who have played two and won two games pitted against each other. The same goes for those who have won one and lost one – they play each other, and those who’ve played two and lost two play one another.
- 23rd July – Play-offs
- Top eight teams from the Qualifiers advance to the Play-offs.
- A double elimination bracket system will be used – everyone has to lose twice before they are eliminated.
- 30th July – Main Finals (and Lower Bracket)
- Lower Bracket Final is played between the last loser of the Upper Bracket and the Lower Bracket winner.
- Main Final is played between the winner of the Lower Bracket Final and the winner of the Upper Bracket.
- Second and third place game is not played – same prize pool