How does the move-up and move-down process work?

Move ups

 

Region Division To ECL To Advanced To Main To Intermediate
North America Advanced 1st       
  Main   1st - 16th    
  Intermediate    1st 2nd - 32nd  
  Open   1st 2nd - 16th 17th - 128th
Europe Advanced 1st      
  Main   1st - 16th    
  Intermediate   1st 2nd - 32nd  
  Open   1st 2nd - 16th 17th 128th
South America Open 1st      
Asia-Pacific Open 1st      
Australia Open 1st      
South Africa Open        

 

Current ECL Relegation Standings

 

Move downs

Move downs in Intermediate, Main, and Advanced:

  • For the current season, in EU/NA Intermediate, Main, and NA Advanced, teams with less than 4 wins will be moved down at the end of the season to the division directly below, ie Advanced will demote to Main, Main to Intermediate, and Intermediate to Open.

  • In the European Advanced division, teams with fewer than 4 wins will be relegated as we aim to reduce the number of teams in the division to retain its competitive standard

 

ESL Challenger League:

Due to the change in the ECL competition format, the promotion and relegation system in each division looks as follows:


Europe

ESL Challenger League

  • The 23rd-24th-placed teams are demoted directly to Advanced
  • The 19th-24nd-placed teams move to relegation

Advanced

  • The winner of Season 48 is promoted to the next season of ECL
  • The winner of Season 49 is promoted to the next season of ECL

Relegation

  • Teams playing in the Advanced division will have two chances to earn points, based on which teams will be invited to the relegation tournament after Season 49 

    • Season 48
      • 1st - Directly to ECL
      • 2nd - 80 points
      • 3rd - 50 points
      • 4th - 30 points
      • 5th-6th - 15 points
      • 7th-8th - 5 points

    • Season 49
      • 1st - Directly to ECL
      • 2nd - 100 points
      • 3rd - 75 points
      • 4th - 45 points
      • 5th-6th - 25 points
      • 7th-8th - 10 points

 

The tournament itself will consist of two stages:

 

Stage 1 - 8 Teams Stage 2 - 8 Teams

ECL 21st Place Team

ECL 19th Place Team
ECL 22nd Place Team ECL 20th Place Team
Invitation Advanced by Points - 1st
ESEA Advanced by Points - 3rd Advanced by Points - 2nd
ESEA Advanced by Points - 4th Stage 1 Upper Bracket
ESEA Advanced by Points - 5th Stage 1 Upper Bracket
ESEA Advanced by Points - 6th Stage 1 Lower Bracket
ESEA Advanced by Points - 7th Stage 1 Lower Bracket
    • Stage 1 - Format
      • Double Elimination bracket
      • Best-of-three matches
      • 4 teams advance to Stage 2

    • Stage 2 - Format
      • Double Elimination bracket
      • Best-of-three matches
      • 4 teams qualify for the next season of ECL

North America, South America, Asia-Pacific & Oceania

 

ESL Challenger League

  • North America/South America/Asia-Pacific
    • The 15th-16th-placed teams are demoted directly to Advanced
    • The 14th placed team moves to relegation Stage 1
    • The 13th placed team moves to relegation Stage 2
  • Oceania
    • The 9th-10th-placed teams are demoted directly to Advanced
    • The 8th placed team moves to relegation Stage 1
    • The 7th placed team moves to relegation Stage 2

Advanced (Open for South America, Asia-Pacific and Oceania)

  • The winner of season 48 is promoted to the next season of ECL
  • The winner of season 49 is promoted to the next season of ECL

Relegation

  • Teams playing in the Advanced (Open*) division will have two chances to earn points, based on which teams will be invited to the relegation tournament after season 49

     
    • Season 48 
      • 1st - Directly to ECL
      • 2nd - 70 points
      • 3rd - 40 points
      • 4th - 20 points
      • 5th-6th - 10 points

    • Season 49
      • 1st - Directly to ECL
      • 2nd - 85 points
      • 3rd - 45 points
      • 4th - 25 points
      • 5th-6th - 15 points
      • 7th-8th - 5 points

 

The tournament itself will consist of two stages:

 

Stage 1 - 4 Teams Stage 2 - 4 Teams
ECL 14th Place (ANZ 8th) ECL 13th (ANZ 7th)
Invitation Advanced (Open*) by points 1st
Advanced (Open*) by Points 2nd Stage 1 Upper Bracket
Advanced (Open*) by Points 3rd Stage 1 Lower Bracket
    • Stage 1 - Format
    • Double Elimination bracket
    • Best-of-three matches
    • 2 teams advance to Stage 2

  • Stage 2 - Format
    • Double Elimination bracket
    • Best-of-three matches
    • 2 teams qualify for the next season of ECL

*Open divisions in South America, Asia Pacific and Oceania

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