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EUCS 2014 Summer Series 1
|2014 EU CS Summer #1|
|Format||Play In + Bracket|
|Prize Pool||$ 20,000|
|Location & Dates|
The 2014 EU Challenger Series is a Challenger league that runs alongside the LCS for the entire 2014 season and a direct bridge into the LCS. Sixteen teams from the Challenger ladder will be placed into five brackets of four, where the top five teams will be placed into Challenger Series #1. The teams will then play in a single elimination bracket; the top three teams from this bracket will advance into Challenger Series #2, where they will be joined by another five teams from another twenty team qualifier identical to the one for Challenger Series #1.
Teams earn points from finishes in each Challenger Series. The top six teams with the most points will compete against each other, where the top three will earn a spot in the next LCS Promotion Tournament.
- Play-In 1
- Top 20 teams from the Challenger Tier Ranked 5s Ladder are split into five brackets of four.
- Each match is a Best of One.
- Each bracket winner advances into the Challenger Series #1.
- Challenger Series #1
- Round of 8, Single Elimination
- Three teams pre-qualified who dropped from the Promotion Tournament
- Five teams from Play-In #1.
- Each match is a Best of Three.
- Winning teams earn cash prizes and points based on their finish
- Top three teams advance to Challenger Series #2.
- Round of 8, Single Elimination
$ 20,000 US Dollars are spread among the teams as seen below:
|Place||Prize||Prize (%)||Series Points||Qualification||Team|
|1||$6,000€4,410||30%||9||Challenger Series #2||H2k-Gaming|
|2||$4,000€2,940||20%||7||Challenger Series #2||Ninjas in Pyjamas|
|3||$3,000€2,205||15%||5||Challenger Series #2||Gamers2|
|5-8||$1,250€918.75||6.25%||1||Unicorns Of Love|
|Shantao macht Wau|
|Denial eSports EU|
|SK Gaming Prime|
Converted prizes calculated with values provided by http://www.xe.com on June 21, 2014, as follows:
- $ 1 US Dollar = € 0.735 Euros
Challenger Series #1
- 1 Reason Gaming acquired the roster of Lublin Shore prior to the quarterfinals.
|Play In||0 - 1||2014,5,16,16,00||2014,5,16,16,00||09:00||18:00||01:00||-||-|
|Play In||1 - 0||2014,5,16,17,00||2014,5,16,17,00||10:00||19:00||02:00||-||-|
|Play In||1 - 0||2014,5,16,18,00||2014,5,16,18,00||11:00||20:00||03:00||-||-|
|Play In||0 - 1||2014,5,16,19,00||2014,5,16,19,00||12:00||21:00||04:00||-||-|
|Play In||1 - 0||2014,5,16,20,00||2014,5,16,20,00||13:00||22:00||05:00||-||-|
|Challenger Series #1|
|Ro8||2 - 0||2014,5,29,20,00||2014,5,29,20,00||13:00||22:00||05:00||123||-|
|Ro8||0 - 2||2014,5,30,20,00||2014,5,30,20,00||13:00||22:00||05:00||123||-|
|Ro8||0 - 2||2014,6,05,20,00||2014,6,05,20,00||13:00||22:00||05:00||123||-|
|Ro8||2 - 0||2014,6,06,20,00||2014,6,06,20,00||13:00||22:00||05:00||123||-|
|Ro4||2 - 1||2014,6,12,20,00||2014,6,12,20,00||13:00||22:00||05:00||123||-|
|Ro4||1 - 2||2014,6,13,20,00||2014,6,13,20,00||13:00||22:00||05:00||123||-|
|3rd/4th||2 - 1||2014,6,20,16,00||2014,6,20,16,00||09:00||18:00||01:00||123||-|
|Finals||0 - 2||2014,6,21,13,00||2014,6,21,13,00||06:00||15:00||22:00||123||-|