ESEA Season 18: Global Invite Division

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[e][h]ESEA Season 18 - Global Invite Division
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Type:
Online/Offline
Location:
USA Dallas
Venue:
Format:
EU/NA Online League Play
LAN Playoffs
Prize pool:
$144,000 USD
Start Date:
2015-01-06
End Date:
2015-04-19
Liquipedia Tier:
Winners
 
 
 
 
Maps
Inferno • Dust II • Nuke • Cache • Season • Train • Mirage • Overpass • Cobblestone
Teams
Number of Teams:
18

Overview[edit]

ESEA has announced all the details about its Season 18 LAN finals. ESEA Season 18 will come to a conclusion with the global LAN Finals, scheduled for April 17-19 at the Doubletree by Hilton hotel, in Dallas. The top four teams from the European and the North American divisions will face off for the first prize of $20,000 in this double-elimination tournament. Prior to the main tournament, ESEA will be host its traditional All Star Game with players from both regions, but there are also other side skills competitions under consideration by the North American league organisers.[1]

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 18 LAN Finals.
  • Offline Finals
    • LAN finals at USA 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 pot of ~144,000+ $ USD for Global Invite Division which spread among teams as follows:

Participants[edit]

Europe[edit]

Invited teams
Team Property mousesports Natus Vincere PENTA Sports
Titan Virtus.pro Gamers2 Fnatic
Copenhagen Wolves
See full lineups here.

North America[edit]

Invited teams
Cloud9 Counter Logic Gaming Denial eSports eLevate
Luminosity Gaming Area 51 Gaming GX Team Liquid
SapphireKelownaDotCom
See full lineups here.

Results[edit]

Group Overview[edit]

League Ladder
January 12, 2015 - 21:00 CET
1. Fnatic 12-0-4 234-145 +89 36p
2. Virtus.pro 9-0-7 222-179 +43 27p
3. Titan 9-0-7 216-179 +37 27p
4. mousesports 9-0-7 195-205 -10 27p
5. Natus Vincere 8-0-8 200-169 +31 24p
6. Team Property 8-0-8 181-204 -23 24p
7. PENTA Sports 7-0-9 197-225 -28 21p
6. Gamers2 6-0-10 171-200 -29 18p
9. Copenhagen Wolves 4-0-12 121-231 -110 12p

See detailed results at: ESEA 18 EU Invite

League Ladder
January 15, 2015 - 04:35 CET
1. Cloud9 11-0-5 231-170 +61 33p
2. Luminosity Gaming 10-0-6 225-174 +51 30p
3. Denial eSports 10-0-6 231-182 +49 30p
4. Counter Logic Gaming 10-0-6 227-172 +55 30p
5. eLevate 10-0-6 246-199 +47 30p
6. Team Liquid 9-0-7 225-147 +51 27p
7. SapphireKelownaDotCom 5-0-11 130-214 -84 15p
8. Area 51 Gaming 3-0-13 169-244 -75 9p
9. GX 4-0-12 64-217 -153 12p

See detailed results at: ESEA 18 NA Invite


LAN Finals[edit]

Finals Participants[edit]

1 Nihilum Gaming sign Denial eSports.

Broadcast talent[edit]

Seeds[edit]

Seeds
#1 EU Fnatic
#1 NA Cloud9
#2 EU Virtus.pro
#2 NA Luminosity Gaming
#3 EU Titan
#3 NA Nihilum Gaming
#4 EU mousesports
#4 NA Counter Logic Gaming

All-Star Game[edit]

Rosters[edit]

All-Stars Europe[edit]

ID Name
Poland Neo
Filip Kubski
Sweden JW
Jesper Wecksell
France kennyS
Kenny Schrub
Bosnia and Herzegovina NiKo
Nikola Kovač
Sweden olofm
Olof Kajbjer

All-Stars North America[edit]

ID Name
Canada shroud
Mike Grzesiek
USA anger
Todd Williams
USA autimatic
Timothy Ta
USA tarik
Tarik Celik
USA n0thing
Jordan Gilbert

About[edit]

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.


All-Star Game
All-Stars Europe
16
April 17, 2015 - 09:00 CST
1611
5
412
8
All-Stars North America
12

Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals
Fnatic
2
April 17, 2015 - 13:30 CDT
1611
5
46
2
1610
6
59
4
 
 
 
 
Counter Logic G.
0
Titan
2
April 17, 2015 - 11:50 CDT
16 
 
 7
 
19 
 
 16
 
 
 
 
 
Luminosity
0
Virtus.pro
2
April 17, 2015 - 15:10 CDT
16 
 
 7
 
16 
 
 13
 
 
 
 
 
Nihilum Gaming
0
mousesports
2
April 17, 2015 - 17:00 CDT
16 
 
 11
 
16 
 
 10
 
 
 
 
 
Cloud9
0
Semifinals
Fnatic
0
April 17, 2015 - 18:30 CDT
9 
 
 16
 
4 
 
 16
 
 
 
 
 
Titan
2
Virtus.pro
2
April 18, 2015 - 14:15 CDT
16 
 
 6
 
16 
 
 11
 
 
 
 
 
mousesports
0
Winners' Finals
Titan
1
April 18, 2015 - 20:00 CDT
168
8
711
4
136
7
916
7
44
0
1116
5
Virtus.pro
2
Losers' Round 1
Counter Logic G.
2
April 18, 2015 - 10:00 CDT
16 
 
 5
 
16 
 
 8
 
 
 
 
 
Luminosity
0
Nihilum Gaming
2
April 18, 2015 - 12:00 CDT
16 
 
 5
 
16 
 
 13
 
 
 
 
 
Cloud9
0
Losers' Round 2
mousesports
2
April 18, 2015 - 18:00 CDT
16 
 
 12
 
16 
 
 9
 
 
 
 
 
Counter Logic G.
0
Fnatic
2
April 18, 2015 - 16:00 CEST
16 
 
 5
 
16 
 
 10
 
 
 
 
 
Nihilum Gaming
0
Losers' Round 3
mousesports
0
April 19, 2015 - 10:00 CDT
15 
 
 19
 
8 
 
 16
 
 
 
 
 
Fnatic
2
Losers' Finals
Titan
0
April 19, 2015 - 12:00 CDT
108
2
716
9
98
1
716
9
 
 
 
 
Fnatic
2
Grand Finals
Virtus.pro
2
April 19, 2015 - 14:00 CDT
1612
4
314
11
96
3
916
7
169
7
613
7
Virtus.pro need to win one Bo3 due to coming from the upper bracket, while fnatic needs two back-to-back series.

The second map (Inferno) was restarted at the 2-0 mark (for VP) as fnatic filled a protest about the pistol round; a caster had accidentally joined VP's side and dropped a defuse kit as he re-joined the spectators, which later on in the round allowed byali to defuse the bomb just in time.
Fnatic
1



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