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ESEA S29 MDL relegation update

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Posted Sep 2 2018 @ 5:31pm
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At the end of ESEA Season 27 we announced a significant change to the move up structure whereby a relegation tournament would be played for teams qualifying to the MDL division which itself which would be shrinking to 18 teams over two seasons.

Since then we have received a significant amount of community feedback and will be making several adjustments in order to address those. Today we are happy to announce the second season of adjusted move ups in order to reach 18 teams in all MDL divisions across the globe. This will allow all teams to play each other once per season and eliminate the swiss style system in our highest division.

For Season 29 to Season 30 the MDL move up process will be as follows:

Europe:
  • The bottom 3 MDL teams will be relegated directly to Advanced
  • The top placing Advanced team will move directly to the MDL
  • The next 8 teams from the MDL will play in the relegation tournament
  • The next 3 teams from the Advanced division will qualify for the relegation tournament
  • Another 4 teams will qualify to the relegation tournament via the ESL National Championship structure
  • There will be 1 final slot reserved for an invited team, in the event that the invitation is not used it will be passed onto the next highest placing Advanced team.
  • The top 4 teams in the relegation tournament will qualify for Season 30 of the MDL


North America:
  • The bottom 2 teams will be relegated directly to Advanced
  • The top placing Advanced team will move directly to the MDL
  • The next 4 teams from the MDL will play in the relegation tournament
  • The next 3 teams from the Advanced division will qualify to the relegation tournament
  • There will be 1 final slot reserved for an invited team, in the event that the invitation is not used it will be passed onto the next highest placing Advanced team.
  • The top 3 teams in the relegation tournament will qualify directly for Season 30 of the MDL



  • Australia:
    • The lowest placing MDL team will be relegated directly
    • The highest placing Open team will be promoted directly
    • The next 4 teams from the MDL will play in the relegation tournament
    • The top 3 teams from the Open division will play in the relegation tournament
    • There will be 1 final slot reserved for an invited team, in the event that the invitation is not used it will be passed onto the next highest placing Open team.
    • The top 4 teams in the relegation tournament will qualify directly for Season 30 of the MDL

    • Relegation tournament teams will be seeded again from the strongest MDL team to the lowest Advanced (or Open in Australia) team. In Europe the National Championship teams will be seeded based on the relative strength of the National Championship they are qualifying from. In the event that a team is invited to the relegation tournament they will receive the strongest seed out of the teams challenging for an MDL slot, ie stronger than the best Advanced team but lower than the worst placing MDL team.

      The rest of the ESEA League structure will follow the move up structure outlined here identically to Season 28.

      CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SEASON 29

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