Spring groups are made and matches are generated; as stated in the rules page, the groups are now mixed between regions and teams were seeded by their Fall standings into the new groups; the better your team performed in the Fall, the lower the seeds you will be competing against in your new groups. Please read the following for more information regarding what to expect in Spring groups and the playoffs.
As customary, every season before the Spring and again before the Playoffs, the CSL admins review any changes in the map landscape to see if adjustments are needed. In this case, there are map changes for the Spring round robin; the rules page will be updated as well but here is the map order for each week for the upcoming matches:
|Week #||Date||Set 1||Set 2||Set 3 – 2v2||Set 4 – Archon||Set 5 – ACE|
|Week 1||1/14||Daybreak||Echo||Moebius Facility XX-1||Habitation Station||Newkirk Precinct TE|
|Week 2||1/21||Overgrowth||Vaani Research Station||Sludge City||Daybreak||Whirlwind|
|Week 3||1/28||Whirlwind||Habitation Station||Moebius Facility XX-1||Overgrowth||Echo|
|Week 4||2/4||Newkirk Precinct TE||Daybreak||Sludge City||Vaani Research Station||Habitation Station|
|Week 5||2/11||Echo||Whirlwind||Moebius Facility XX-1||Newkirk Precinct TE||Overgrowth|
|Week 6||2/18||Habitation Station||Overgrowth||Sludge City||Echo||Vaani Research Station|
|Week 7||2/25||Vaani Research Station||Newkirk Precinct TE||Moebius Facility XX-1||Whirlwind||Daybreak|
The top 4 teams in each of the 4 groups will advance to a 16-team single elimination playoff bracket.
As a reminder, every individual set counts! Playoff contention is often decided by set differentials and head-to-head results as there are normally a few tied records, so make sure to get as many individual wins as possible (3-0s are better than 3-2s and 2-3s are better than 0-3s!), and of course report every match or it becomes a double forfeit.
$8,000 prize distribution is as follows:
- 1st = 3,000
- 2nd = 1,500
- 3rd/4th = 750
- 5th-8th = 300
- 9th-16th = 100
If you have any questions, you can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to an admin live on BAND during our weekly help desk on Mondays at 6-7pm PST (first weekly help desk for Spring starts this coming Monday 1/9).