ESEA Season 16 - Global Invite Division

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[e][h]ESEA Season 16 - Global Invite Division
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Type:
Online/Offline
Location:
USA Dallas
Venue:
Format:
EU/NA Online League Play
LAN Playoffs
Prize pool:
$47,500 USD
Start Date:
2014-03-04
End Date:
2014-06-29
Liquipedia Tier:
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]

  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 1 Fnatic Natus Vincere
Ninjas in Pyjamas OverGaming 4 Team Dignitas
TEAMGLOBAL 3 Titan 2 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 Exertus eSports 8 Grandpa Berets 7
Team iBUYPOWER NetcodeGuides.com NEVER GOOD ENOUGH 3 & 6
Mediocre Gamers 2 Reliable Gaming Network 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 12-0-4 230-155 +75 36p
2. Virtus.pro 10-0-6 232-191 +41 30p
3. Team Dignitas 10-0-6 202-173 +29 30p
4. Clan-Mystik 8-0-8 209-195 +14 24p
5. LGB eSports 8-0-8 205-197 +8 24p
6. Natus Vincere 7-0-9 197-213 -16 21p
7. Fnatic 6-0-10 213-206 +7 18p
8. Titan 6-0-10 115-220 -105 18p
9. 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 13-0-3 250-188 +62 39p
2. Mediocre Gamers 12-0-4 227-188 +39 36p
3. NetcodeGuides.com 11-0-5 235-175 +60 33p
4. compLexity Gaming 8-0-8 212-204 +8 24p
5. NEVER GOOD ENOUGH 8-0-8 204-201 +3 24p
6. Exertus eSports 7-0-9 224-210 +14 21p
7. Reliable Gaming Network 6-0-10 191-215 -24 18p
8. The Stream Team 4-0-12 178-237 -59 12p
9. 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 Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas
#1 NA United States Team iBUYPOWER
#2 EU Poland Virtus.pro
#2 NA United States Manajuma
#3 EU Ukraine Natus Vincere
#3 NA United States NetcodeGuides.com
#4 NA United States compLexity Gaming
#4 EU Spain OverGaming


All-Star Game[edit]

All-Stars Europe[edit]

ID Name
Slovakia GuardiaN
Ladislav Kovács
Poland pasha
Jarosław Jarząbski
Sweden f0rest
Patrik Lindberg
Spain MusambaN1
Jonathan Torrent
Sweden GeT_RiGhT
Christopher Alesund

All-Stars North America[edit]

ID Name
USA swag
Braxton Pierce
USA Hiko
Spencer Martin
Canada shroud
Michael Grzesiek
USA jdm64
Josh Marzano
USA n0thing
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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