Strike League Rules – Esports Stadium Arlington

Strike League Rules

League Format

  • Each season in strike league will have three main qualifiers, and one last chance qualifier.
  • The winners of each qualifier earn one of four available spots in the Strike League Season Finale, where they will compete on the main stage for the main cash prizes. (Note: For Smash Ultimate, the top 2 players in each qualifier will earn a spot in the Finale)
  • Qualifier Schedule
  • Teams and players may enter as many main qualifiers as they choose, even if they have already qualified for the Season Finale. If the winning teams or players of any main qualifier has already earned their spot in the finale, the runners up will qualify for the finale instead.

Prizing

  • Each qualifier will have cash prizes available for the top 3 teams. The prize pools for each qualifier are as follows:
    • Team Games
      • League of Legends Qualifier: $1,000
      • CS:GO Qualifier: $1,000
      • Rocket League Qualifier: $600
    • 1v1 Games
      • Smash Bros Ultimate: $200 Pot Bonus, plus $10 per entrant
  • The Strike League Season 1 Finale will have $15,000 in prizes across the 4 included titles. The Prize Pool will be divided among the titles as follows:
    • Team Games
      • League of Legends Finale: $5,000
      • CS:GO Finale: $5,000
      • Rocket League Finale: $3,000
    • 1v1 Games
      • Smash Bros Ultimate: $2,000 pot bonus, plus funds from Smash Ultimate LCQ
  • Prizes will be split among the top 3 teams in the finale. For Smash Bros, the prize pool will be distributed among the top 8 players.
  • Note: For collegiate teams, you may opt-in to receive any prizing you win as scholarship funding. To opt in for scholarship prizing, please fill out this form

Qualifier Ruleset

  • Team Games
    • Format
      • CS:GO: 5v5
      • League of Legends: 5v5
      • Rocket League: 3v3
      • Smash Ultimate: 1v1
    • In each qualifier, there is a hard cap of 16 teams for CS:GO and League of Legends, and a cap of 24 teams for Rocket League. The event will have online pre-registration, so make sure to pre-register online to guarantee your spot!
    • Each tournament will be held in a two format system, with a qualifying round and a final bracket
    • Qualifying Round
      • Players will be placed into a round robin pool with 4 teams
      • Each team will play a best of one game (best 2/3 game for Rocket League) with each other team in the pool. After all teams have played 3 matches, the top two teams in each pool will advance to the final bracket
      • The qualifying pools will be split into two waves: 11:00 AM and 3:30 PM.
    • Final Bracket
      • Qualified teams will be placed in a single elimination bracket, with their seeding based on their record in the pool.
      • (CS:GO, League of Legends) Matches in the final bracket will be played best 2/3
      • (Rocket League) Matches in the final bracket will be played best 3/5
  • 1v1 Games
    • Each qualifier tournament will be capped at 128 players. Online Registration is open, so be sure to register online to guarantee your spot.
    • Entrants will be divided into 8 double elimination pools, with the top 4 players in each pool advancing to the final bracket
    • Matches will be played best 2/3, with top 8 matches played best 3/5

Last Chance Qualifier

  • Team Games
    • The Last Chance Qualifier will be capped at 16 teams for CS:GO and League of Legends, and 24 teams for Rocket League.
    • Teams will be placed into a single elimination bracket.
    • Matches will be played as best of one (best 2/3 for Rocket League).
    • The final match of each LCQ will be played best 2/3 (best 3/5 for Rocket League)
    • The winner of the LCQ will qualify to play in the Strike League Season 1 Finale.
  • 1v1 Games
    • The Last Chance Qualifier will be capped at 128 players.
    • Players will be placed into a double elimination bracket, separated into pools.
    • Matches will be played best 2/3.
    • The top 4 remaining players in the Last Chance Qualifier will qualify to play in the Strike League Season 1 Finale.

Game Specific Rules

  • CS:GO
    • All games will be played on local LAN servers.
    • Maps will be selected from the following list:
      • Dust2
      • Train
      • Nuke
      • Inferno
      • Cache
      • Mirage
      • Overpass
    • Team captains will play Rock Paper Scissors to choose who bans first map, and maps will be banned as follows:
      • Best of one games: Teams alternate one ban at a time until one map is remaining
      • Best of three games: Team 1 Ban-Team 2 Ban- Team 1 Pick- Team 2 Pick- Team 1 Ban-Team 2 Ban- Pick
    • Teams will play one knife round to determine who starts as terrorists.
  • League of Legends
    • Team captains will play Rock Paper Scissors to determine sides. For each game in the set after the first, the losing team of the previous game will pick side first
    • Standard tournament pick-bans for champions.
  • Super Smash Bros Ultimate
    • Tournament will be double elimination format.
    • Match Procedure
      • Players first choose characters, then strike from starter stages to choose the first stage.
      • After the first game in the set, winner bans two stages, loser chooses stage, winner picks character, then loser picks character.
    • Stage List
      • Starter Stages
        • Smashville
        • Pokemon Stadium 2
        • Final Destination
        • Battlefield
        • Lylat Cruise
      • Counterpicks
        • Town and City
        • Kalos Pokemon League
        • Unova Pokemon League
        • Yoshi’s Island
        • Yoshi’s Story