Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Series

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The Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Series (EG MCS) are a series of sponsored events run by the team Evil Geniuses. The first and second events were for Quake Live and Counter Strike 1.6, respectively.[1][2] For the next 6 seasons, StarCraft 2 was supported, with the first two setup in a 1v1 bracket style.[3][4] In season five, the format switched to a round-robin team league that had its games casted primarily by djWHEAT, on OneMoreGame TV weekly instead of just the finals.[5] This format continued into Season VIII.[6]

Tournaments[edit]

Individual[edit]

League Date Winner Articles
Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Series Season III 2010 (2010-10-01 — 2010-10-31) Picon small.png HuK Announcement - R&S
Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Series Season IV 2010 (2010-11-04 — 2010-12-19) Ticon small.png qxc Announcement - R&S

Team League[edit]

League Date Winner Articles
Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Series League Season V 2011 (2011-05-08 — 2011-06-17) mMousesportslogo std.png mousesports Announcement - R&S
Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Series League Season VI 2011 (2011-08-08 — 2011-09-22) mMousesportslogo std.png mousesports Announcement - R&S
Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Series League Season VII 2012 (2012-03-05 — 2012-07-01) mComplexitylogo std.png compLexity Gaming Announcement
Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Series League Season VIII 2012 (2012-09-10 — 2012-12-16) mLiquid2017logo std.png Team Liquid Announcement

Tournament Format[edit]

Season III & IV[edit]

Season III was a 500-player single-elimination tournament with a $1,750 prize pool. The rounds preceding 16, were best-of-3 and the final 16 and past were best-of-5s. The winner would receive $1,000 as well as the chance to win a MSI GT660 Notebook in a best-of-5 showmatch against IdrA.[3] Season IV continued this format, but bumped its player limit to 512.[4]

Season V & VI[edit]

Season V was a 8 week round-robin team league with the top four teams in weekly standings proceeding to the finals weekend and a $10,000 prize pool. Matches versus teams would consist of 3 1v1 best-of-3s, followed by a 2v2 best-of-1, and an ace match (1v1), where any player could be selected/reselected, best-of-3. The 1st place prize was $5,000.[5] Season VI continued this format, but made the 2v2 a best-of-3, because of fan support.[6]

Coverage[edit]

Coverage is currently provided by Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham on OneMoreGame TV. Throughout the week (Monday - Thursday), games are casted with Inside the Game co-hosts Greg "IdrA" Fields, Geoff "iNcontroL" Robinson, and Taylor "PainUser" Parsons. During seasons III and IV, only the finals were casted by djWHEAT & Day(9).

VODs[edit]

VODs of Season III & IV can be seen on djWHEAT's USTREAM. Season V and VI have their VODs posted at myEGnet's YouTube page.

Trivia[edit]

  • Neither Picon small.png HuK (1-3) nor did Ticon small.png qxc (0-3) defeated IdrA to win the MSI GT660 Notebook Showmatches.

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