ECAL America enters playoff phase
Teams from all over the Americas, well mostly North America, aswell as the slight outsider from a land down under, all of them stormed swords together in the group stage. The stage itself did not consist of the usual round robin format, but instead local double elimination where top 2 of each group qualified. 16 teams are now 8, and are about to get narrowed down even further.
|When (CET)||Quarter finals||When (EST)|
|Aug 01 - 01.30||vTi vs belieB|| July 31 - 7.30pm |
|Aug 02 - 01.30||compLexity vs pb|| Aug 01 - 7.30pm|
|Aug 03 - 01.30||Quantic vs aL|| Aug 02 - 7.30pm|
|Aug 04 - 01.30||Evil Geniuses vs Dusa|| Aug 03 - 7.30pm|
|Aug 08 - 01.30||Semi final #1|| Aug 07 - 7.30pm|
|Aug 09 - 01.30||Semi final #2|| Aug 08 - 7.30pm|
|Aug 10 - 01.30||3rd place game|| Aug 09 - 7.30pm|
|Aug 12 - 00.00||FINAL|| Aug 11 - 6.00pm|
Price money ECAL America:
1. $2,000 USD
2. $750 USD
3. $250 USD
All playoff games are best of three, except the final which is best of five. Stay tuned in early August for the first batch of playoff games. Prime time for Americans and... less ideal time for Europeans. But it's Summer time. And there are VODs.
UPDATE: The match-ups have been shuffled around abit since the news was first published. The changes are updated here.
ECAL.tv - Official site
ECAL.tv - Brackets