ESEA Season 16 - Global Invite Division

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[e][h]ESEA Season 16 - Global Invite Division
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Game Version:
Type:
Online/Offline
Location:
USA Dallas, TX
Venue:
Format:
EU/NA Online League Play
LAN Playoffs
Prize pool:
$47,500
Start Date:
2014-03-04
End Date:
2014-06-29
Liquipedia Tier:
Winners
 Team iBUYPOWER
 CompLexity Gaming
 Virtus.pro
 Natus Vincere
Maps
Inferno • Dust II • Nuke • Cache • Season • Train • Mirage
Teams
Number of Teams:
18

Overview[edit]

Top four finishers in both European and North American ESEA Invite divisions gather in Dallas, TX for the Season 16 Global Finals featuring $47,500 in prizes.
ESEA Invite Season 16 Global Finals will feature a best-of-three single elimination bracket with the grand final scheduled for June 29. An all-star match between the continents will determine which has higher seeding in head-to-head matches.[1]
Edward will not be able to play for Natus Vincere due to visa problems, ceh9 will be playing with Natus Vincere instead.[2]

Format[edit]

  • Online League:
    • Regular season of 16 matches per team.
    • Best of one format.
    • Top 4 teams from each continent are invited at ESEA 16 LAN Finals.
  • Offline Finals
    • LAN finals at United States Dallas, TX.
    • 8 teams: 4 EU teams and 4 NA teams
    • Double-elimination bracket BO3.
    • Grand final double BO3, the team coming from the winner bracket starts with one BO3 advantage.

Prize Pool[edit]

Offering Total cash prize pool of $47,500 for Global Invite Division which spread among teams as follows: [3]

Place $ USD Team
1st $20,000 Team iBUYPOWER Team iBUYPOWER
2nd $6,000 CompLexity Gaming compLexity Gaming
3rd $4,500 Virtus.pro Virtus.pro
4th $4,000 Natus Vincere Natus Vincere
5th-6th $3,500 Ninjas in Pyjamas Ninjas in Pyjamas
NetcodeGuides.com NetcodeGuides.com
7th-8th $3,000 Manajuma Manajuma
OverGaming OverGaming
  In order to find a proper solution for European teams attending the ESEA LAN Finals hosted in Dallas, Texas, ESEA held discussions with EU Invite teams during the off-season. During those discussions, ESEA were able to reach a solution in which every team would be given a minimum of $3,000 in travel support to attend the ESEA LAN that is built into the prize pool.

Participants[edit]

Europe Europe Invited teams
Clan-Mystik Clan-Mystik 1 Fnatic Fnatic Natus Vincere Natus Vincere
Ninjas in Pyjamas Ninjas in Pyjamas OverGaming OverGaming 4 Team Dignitas Team Dignitas
TEAMGLOBAL TEAMGLOBAL 3 Titan Titan 2 Virtus.pro Virtus.pro
1 Clan-Mystik was invited based on community vote.[4]
2 Titan left ESEA Invite S16.[5][6][7]
3 LGB is now TEAMGLOBAL.[8]
4 Wizards is now OverGaming.[9]
North America North America Invited teams
CompLexity Gaming compLexity Gaming Exertus eSports Exertus eSports 8 Grandpa Berets Grandpa Berets 7
Team iBUYPOWER Team iBUYPOWER NetcodeGuides.com NetcodeGuides.com NEVER GOOD ENOUGH NEVER GOOD ENOUGH 3 & 6
Mediocre Gamers Mediocre Gamers 2 Reliable Gaming Network Reliable Gaming Network The Stream Team The Stream Team 1 & 4
1 RELiABLE GAMiNG CA was invited based on community vote.[10]
2 Mediocre Gamers replace Homeless.[11][12]
3 RONIN5 acquires Team Savage.[13][14]
4 RELiABLE GAMiNG lose canadian squad, ex-RELiABLE.ca is now The Stream Team.[15][16]
5 Denial.csgo acquires NetcodeGuides as sponsor.[17]
6 RONIN5 Release Team; ex-RONIN5 now plays under the name of NEVER GOOD ENOUGH.[18][19]
7 Exertus release team; ex-Exertus now plays under the name of Grandpa Berets.[20][21]
8 United5 joins Exertus.[22]

Results[edit]

Group Overview[edit]

League Ladder
March 04, 2014 - 20:00 CET
1. Ninjas in Pyjamas Ninjas in Pyjamas 12-0-4 230-155 +75 36p
2. Virtus.pro Virtus.pro 10-0-6 232-191 +41 30p
3. Team Dignitas Team Dignitas 10-0-6 202-173 +29 30p
4. Clan-Mystik Clan-Mystik 8-0-8 209-195 +14 24p
5. LGB eSports LGB eSports 8-0-8 205-197 +8 24p
6. Natus Vincere Natus Vincere 7-0-9 197-213 -16 21p
7. Fnatic Fnatic 6-0-10 213-206 +7 18p
8. Titan Titan 6-0-10 115-220 -105 18p
9. Wizards e-Sports Club Wizards e-Sports Club 5-0-11 162-215 -53 15p

See detailed results at: ESEA 16 EU Invite

League Ladder
March 04, 2014 - 22:00 UTC
1. Team iBUYPOWER Team iBUYPOWER 13-0-3 250-188 +62 39p
2. Mediocre Gamers Mediocre Gamers 12-0-4 227-188 +39 36p
3. NetcodeGuides.com NetcodeGuides.com 11-0-5 235-175 +60 33p
4. CompLexity Gaming compLexity Gaming 8-0-8 212-204 +8 24p
5. NEVER GOOD ENOUGH NEVER GOOD ENOUGH 8-0-8 204-201 +3 24p
6. Exertus eSports Exertus eSports 7-0-9 224-210 +10 21p
7. Reliable Gaming Network Reliable Gaming Network 6-0-10 191-215 -24 18p
8. The Stream Team The Stream Team 4-0-12 178-237 -59 12p
9. Grandpa Berets Grandpa Berets 3-0-13 132-235 -103 9p

See detailed results at: ESEA 16 NA Invite


LAN Finals[edit]

Broadcast Talent[edit]

The tournament will be cast by:[23][24]

Finals Participants[edit]

1 Mediocre Gamers is now Manajuma.
2 OverGaming sign Wizards Club CS:GO squad.

Seeds[edit]

Seeds
#1 EU SwedenNinjas in Pyjamas Ninjas in Pyjamas
#1 NA United StatesTeam iBUYPOWER Team iBUYPOWER
#2 EU PolandVirtus.pro Virtus.pro
#2 NA United StatesManajuma Manajuma
#3 EU UkraineNatus Vincere Natus Vincere
#3 NA United StatesNetcodeGuides.com NetcodeGuides.com
#4 NA United StatesCompLexity Gaming compLexity Gaming
#4 EU SpainOverGaming OverGaming


All-Star Game[edit]

All-Stars Europe[edit]

ID Name
Slovakia GuardiaN
Natus Vincere
Janusz Pogorzelski
Poland pasha
Virtus.pro
Jarosław Jarząbski
Sweden f0rest
Ninjas in Pyjamas
Patrik Lindberg
Spain MusambaN1
OverGaming
Jonathan Torrent
Sweden GeT_RiGhT
Ninjas in Pyjamas
Christopher Alesund

All-Stars North America[edit]

ID Name
USA swag
Team iBUYPOWER
Braxton Pierce
USA Hiko
CompLexity Gaming
Spencer Martin
Canada shroud
Manajuma
Michael Grzesiek
USA jdm64
NetcodeGuides.com
Josh Marzano
USA n0thing
CompLexity Gaming
Jordan Gilbert
The all-star match at ESEA Finals is not only for show, as it will determine which continent has the higher seeding, which basically means either the set of 1-3-5-7 or 2-4-6-8.

The winner of the all-star game would have higher seeding, and an advantage in the map selection process, outlined below:

Higher seed is Home team, lower seed is Away team.
1) Away team removes 1 map from the 7 maps; 6 maps remain.
2) Home team removes 2 maps from the 6 maps; 4 maps remain.
3) Away team removes 1 map from the 4 maps; 3 maps remain.
4) Home team selects the 1st map of the BO3; Away team selects the side.
5) Away team selects the 2nd map of the BO3; Home team select the side.
6) 3rd map remains; Home team selects the side.


Finals
All-Stars Europe
12
All-Stars North America
16

Results[edit]

Quarterfinals
Ninjas in Pyjamas
1
June 27, 2014 - 18:30 UTC
136
7
916
7
169
7
67
1
63
3
1216
4
compLexity Gaming
2
Natus Vincere
2
June 27, 2014 - 21:00 UTC
168
8
712
5
1613
3
28
6
Manajuma
0
Virtus.pro
2
June 27, 2014 - 21:00 UTC
1615
1
00
0
1612
4
33
0
NetcodeGuides.com
0
OverGaming
0
June 27, 2014 - 18:30 UTC
33
0
1216
4
63
3
416
12
iBUYPOWER
2
Semifinals
compLexity Gaming
2
June 28, 2014 - 10:30 UTC
167
9
814
6
1610
6
510
5
Natus Vincere
0
Virtus.pro
1
June 28, 2014 - 10:30 UTC
85
3
1016
6
164
12
1114
3
145
9
1016
6
iBUYPOWER
2
Winners' Finals
compLexity Gaming
0
June 29, 2014 - 18:00 UTC
127
5
816
8
93
6
1216
4
iBUYPOWER
2
Losers' Round 1
Ninjas in Pyjamas
2
June 28, 2014 - 13:00 UTC
169
7
68
2
1613
3
28
6
Manajuma
0
NetcodeGuides.com
2
June 28, 2014 - 13:00 UTC
168
8
79
2
1613
3
28
6
OverGaming
0
Losers' Round 2
Virtus.pro
2
June 28, 2014 - 15:30 UTC
169
7
614
8
127
5
816
8
1611
5
48
4
Ninjas in Pyjamas
1
Natus Vincere
2
June 28, 2014 - 15:30 UTC
166
10
27
5
1613
3
212
10
NetcodeGuides.com
0
Losers' Round 3
Virtus.pro
2
June 29, 2014 - 20:30 UTC
168
8
710
3
1410
4
516
11
169
7
69
3
Natus Vincere
1
Losers' Finals
compLexity Gaming
2
June 29, 2014 - 10:30 UTC
119
2
616
10
1612
4
37
4
167
9
813
5
Virtus.pro
1
Grand Finals
iBUYPOWER
2
June 29, 2014 - 13:00 UTC
169
7
69
3
1615
1
02
2
compLexity Gaming
0

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ESEA LAN Finals

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