ECAL America enters playoff phase

Posted by Linus "Tjernobylbarnet" Staaf at 26 July 2012 23:56
Elite Cyber Athlete League: America has finished the group stage. Teams such as coL, EG, Quantic, pb and aL pull through to the playoffs.

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 Brazil vTi vs United States belieB July 31 - 7.30pm
Aug 02 - 01.30 United States compLexity vs United States pb Aug 01 - 7.30pm
Aug 03 - 01.30 United States Quantic vs Australia aL Aug 02 - 7.30pm
Aug 04 - 01.30 United States Evil Geniuses vs United States Dusa Aug 03 - 7.30pm
Semi finals
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.

Links - Official site - Brackets