With the Zowie European challenge finally coming to a close this Monday or Tuesday it has become apparent that the desire to play CS1.6 from the European clans is still alive as ever. After speaking with a lot of the teams from the playoff’s the feeling was that the league simply was at the wrong time of year. With it being in the summer a lot of clan members had vacations, it was not ideal and that has been reflected in how long it has taken to finish the whole tournament. The most important element was to get this tournament finished however long it took so we can move forward and learn from the mistakes made in this tournament.
So moving swiftly on I am proud to announce the next event we have been working towards. theSGL European Champions League, this idea has come from Toby who has been in contact with a lot of the teams and discussing how they would like theSGL to move forward from the Zowie European Challenge. Aswell as the timing of it being more suitable for the clans with it being in the winter, there have been more changes.
- The league will be headed up by myself (Blizzard) and Toby, there will be no more half hearted admining the scores will be kept up to date and teams will be chased up to play there games.
- There will be Four League of Four clans (much like the football champions League) these will be seeded from four pots of teams. Reasoning behind this is to cut down on how long the season is.
- Each match of the league and knockout phase will be best of three and the maps will follow the rules and map list of ESWC to help clans which are involved practice.
- Games will be played on your own servers with the home team (team left of the fixture) supplying the server (unless otherwise agreed) and booking the HLTV.
Team List (to be updated):
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This leaves four places, we understand three teams are currently reviewing whether they have time to compete and spaces will be left open for there decision. This leaves one place however if the other teams reviewing there time do not confirm it will leave more spaces.
So how do you enter and take one of the possible four spaces left. It is very simple all you do is sign up for and compete in the Champions League Qualifier which will run next week between 10th & 13th.
Looking to the future aswell the winner of Season 15 Invite will automatically qualify for the next European Champions League and the highest team in theSGL 1.6 Ladder at the time will also qualify if they wish to compete.
To apply for season 15: Click here
To apply for EU Qualifier: Click here
Sign up for theSGL CS1.6 Ladder: Click here
The start date will be the Monday 17th October with the pots and draw being done on Sunday 16th October.
I wish all the teams the best of luck.