Dear fans of Quake Live! Starting from next Monday, 125 FPS stops organising the 125 FPS Daily Cup event, launching the brand new 125FPS Monthly League instead. Don't worry about the change of pace - there will be none, and the predicted set of games per month is set to increase. The league will be held on a monthly basis, with an exciting new format to boot!
The League consists of four stages: the qualifiers, the first group stage, the second group stage, the play-offs.
Qualifiers - this stage borderline identical to 125 FPS daily cup, with the only difference being sign-up limitations: once a player has secured a qualification in an earlier qualifier, they may not enter another another qualifier in the same season.
First Group stage- 24 qualified players, 4 groups of 6 players each and every match being best of one (bo1). Important - each group has to be played on a particular day, at a particular time. Top three finishers per group qualify to the next round.
League member participation will consist of:
- The 5-20 place (inclusive) finishers of last season's weekly cup. (as it is the first tournament in the series, those places will be taken from rankings of last month's 125fps cups.)
- Winners of the five qualifiers
- 3 special invites (to be selected from the submitted [url= http://125fps.com/application-league]applications[/url])
Second group stage - 16 players (12 to have qualified from earlier rounds and the top four finishers of the previous season). 4 groups of 4 players, each match being a best of three (bo3). As in the previous round, the groups played individually and at their respectful scheduled times. Top two players from the group qualify.
Playoffs. Quarter-finals are played in best of three (bo3) format on the day chosen and arranged by the two participating players. The best-of-five (bo5) semifinals and the five map grand final are all played on the last Saturday of the month.
The total prize purse of the league will be 5000 rubles. (for comparison of currencies for our non-Commonwealth and non-Russian population, the prize purse will be £105/122EUR/166$/232212 Mongolian Tugriks)
1st place - 2000 rubles (approx £40)
2nd place - 1000 rubles (approx £20)
3rd-4th places - 500 rubles each (approx £10)
5th-8th places - 125 rubles (approx £two fiddy)
Additionally, every winner of a qualifier round receives 100 rubles
February 4 - Qualifier #1
February 5 - Qualifier #2
February 6 - Qualifier #3
February 7 - Qualifier #4
February 8 - Qualifier #5
First Group stage
February 11 - Group A
February 12 - Group B
February 13 - Group C
February 14 - Group D
Second Group stage
February 18 - Group A
February 19 - Group B
February 20 - Group C
February 21 - Group D
February 25 - March 1 - ¼ finals
March 2 - ½ finals and finals
The qualification stages started, this week every day the registration starts at 16:30 CET and the cup starts at 17:30 CET.
Useful Links: Cup Website, January Player Rankings, #125fps, Sign Up,
Edited by ShadyAK at 08:09 CST, 22 February 2013 - 8830 Hits