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ESEA S30 MDL relegation update

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Posted Dec 15 2018 @ 3:02pm
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At the end of ESEA Season 27 we announced a significant change to the move up structure by adding a relegation tournament at the end of each season and reducing the number of teams in each MDL division globally to 18.

We have now successfully reduced the number of teams in the MDL divisions to 18 across all regions allowing us to eliminate the random element of the swiss style system in our highest division.

For Season 30 to Season 31 the MDL move up process will be as follows:

Europe:
  • The lowest placing MDL 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 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 31 of the MDL


North America:
  • The lowest placing MDL team 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 4 teams in the relegation tournament will qualify directly for Season 31 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 31 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 29.

      CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SEASON 30

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