A month ago we started ECL10 Lite with 64 teams. Now we have reached the point where we know the 32 teams that will continue to the playoffs. Congratulations, now the hard work begins. We'd like to extend a special mention to Sack Brothers for being the #1 team after an impressive regular season with the record of 28-1-1.
We also want to thank the teams that didn't manage to reach the playoffs but still fought bravely and gave us an entertaining regular season all the way to the last rounds. Come back stronger next time!
Let's refer to the rulebook for how our playoffs will commence:
5.6 ECL Lite Playoffs
In ECL Lite, the top 8 teams from each of the 4 groups will make the playoffs. Regarding the seeding however, we will be using the following system:
Group winners are seeded #1-4
Group runners-up #5-8
Teams that finished 3rd #9-12
Teams that finished 4th #13-16
Teams that finished 5th #17-20
Teams that finished 6th #21-24
Teams that finished 7th #25-28
Teams that finish 8th #29-32
Furthermore, the individual seeding of the teams will be in accordance with the tiebreakers mentioned in 11.3.
10.5.3 ECL Lite Playoff Schedule
- Playoffs Round 1: 12.5 -18.5
- Playoffs Round 2: 19.5 -25.5
- Quarterfinals: 26.5 -1.6
- Semifinals: 2.6 -8.6
- Finals: 9.6 -15.6
Here are the pairs for the first round of ECL 10 Lite playoffs :
Due to a tight schedule and the sheer amount of teams included, we decided to leave a closer preview of teams and players to the next rounds. Fight hard, respect your opponents and enjoy the series. Nothing is guaranteed in the playoffs.
Let the race begin!