ET EMS Group Stage done!
The group stages of the ESL Major Series IV in Enemy Territory have come to an end. After five weeks of enthralling matches the next stage in this 500 € tournament is about to come up: The Relegation
Just one victory is between the eight relegation teams and the final stage.
Read on for all information of the ongoing tournament.

Final Stage participants:

Each group winner qualified directly for the final stage. Maybe one can say the favourites made their way through the group stage and it also looks like that:
# Points Already Qualified Teams Matches
Group A 12 H2k-Gaming 4 4 / 0 / 0
Group B 12 ButtonBashers 4 4 / 0 / 0
Group C 12 YoYoTech FiF 4 4 / 0 / 0
Group D 12 overload.SNB 4 4 / 0 / 0
Group Stage Rankings

Relegation Teams

Four EMS Final Stage Tickets are left, eight teams are at the crossroads. The 2nd and 3rd placed teams of each group will face each other in a single Knock Out Match.
A win means Final Stage while a loss means Goodbye EMS!
Here are the four Knock Out Matches which will take place during the upcoming week:

Relegation Matches
2nd Group A The pin pals vs. myRevenge 3rd Group B
2nd Group B one4one.141 vs. Team-Digerati 3rd Group A
2nd Group C Afterlife ET vs. Cortana 3rd Group D
2nd Group D pstarZ vs. BlackFade* 3rd Group C
Relegation Matches

*Sleeperz dropped due to holiday/inactivity issues

Group stage rules
just 1 match
free map choice (BO3)


We had no delays during the group stages. So the rest of the EMS schedule will look like already announced:

    Monday 15th June - Wednesday 17th June
    Winner Bracket Round 1. Thursday 18th June - Sunday 21st June
    Winner Bracket Round 2. Monday 22nd June - Sunday 28th June
    Winner Bracket Final. Monday 29th June - Sunday 5th July
    Lower Bracket Round 1. Monday 22nd June - Wednesday 24th June
    Lower Bracket Round 2. Thursday 25th June - Sunday 28th June
    Lower Bracket Round 3. Monday 29th June - Wednesday 1st July
    Lower Bracket Final. Thursday 2nd June - Sunday 5th July
    Grand Final. Monday 6th June - Wednesday 8th July

    Line Up changes

    As all teams already know, we changed the line up rule after match day 3, where you all were allowed to add one back up player.
    By the rules you are allowed to add again a player if you want (be aware of the new team join rule! This must but requested via a Support Ticket.

    Good Luck to all Teams and have much of Fun!
    //Your Admin Team
Sn4kE, Sunday, 14/06/09 22:40
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