Each regional competition will have half of the group stage re-invited from the 2020/21 EPT Standings.
EU - 16x Players (Division size: 32)
NA - 8x Players (Division size: 16)
LA - 4x Players (Division size: 8)
CN - 4x Players (Division size: 8)
TW & HK - 4x Players (Division size: 8)
OCE - 4x Players (Division size: 8)
To populate of groups, there will be Open and Closed Qualifiers. The Closed Qualifiers will have returning players from 2020/21 Standings invited.
EU - 16x Players
NA - 8x Players
LA - 4x Players
CN - 4x Players
TW & HK - 4x Players
OCE - 4x Players
All player invitations will be issued in the coming weeks ahead of qualifiers starting. More information on DH SC2 Masters Fall & Winter to be announced later.
SEEDING RULES FOR 2021/2022 COMPETITIONS
2020 competitions remain prioritized until we have reliable data from this year. Therefore the seeding process for DH SC2 Masters Summer will be based on performances across the following:
IEM Katowice 2021
EPT 2020/21 Standings
Once DH SC2 Masters Summer Regionals are complete, we will transition the seeding based on performances across:
EPT 2021/22 Standings
Tiebreakers All competitions will use ESL Open Open Cups from 2020 and 2021 will be used to decide any tiebreaker situations for non EPT Point holders.
UPDATES TO LIVE EVENT STATUS
As previously announced, we will remain realistic with our planning. The DH SC2 Masters Summer Season Finals will remain as an online global competition while we continue to evaluate Fall, Winter & the rest of the season.
As soon as it is feasible and safe to do so, we will upgrade our events back to in-person competitions.
ESL OPEN CUP SCHEDULE UPDATE
We’ve moved the Asian ESL Open Cups to Sunday starting from April 4th to avoid the known conflict with GSL. Europe & American Cups will not be affected.
Sundays, 12pm KST - Asia
Monday, 6pm CEST - Europe
Monday, 4pm PDT - Americas
THE COMPETITIVE MAP POOL
We’ve heard the community and want to join in to help and support the competitive map pool. We are currently working closely with a few core community members and key stakeholders in order to announce our intention and involvement soon.