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ESL Major Series 9 Quakelive Final (147 comments)
Posted by xou @ 00:07 CST, 8 February 2012 - iMsg
Scheduled: 13:00 CST, 8 February 2012 to 14:15 CST, 8 February 2012
Schedule: Passed

After a failed first attempt, tonight the ESL Major Series IX Quakelive Duel will be concluded with the Final opposing France strenx to Germany k1llsen in a best-of-five match! United Kingdom Joe Miller from ESL TV, along with his buddy United Kingdom 2GD, will be bringing the action live to you on stream starting at 14:00 CDT.

As you might already know, the Season X was already announced and won't feature Quakelive.

EMS9 QL Final
14:00 CDT: France strenx vs k1llsen Germany (Details / Bet)
Links: VOD, Brackets, Groups - mIRC #esl.quakelive
Edited by xou at 00:15 CST, 9 February 2012 - 47473 Hits
EMS IX: The Finals (68 comments)
Posted by kwatsch @ 09:25 CST, 24 January 2012 - iMsg
Update: Due to personal reasons, strenx postponed the match to Feb 8th, 20 cet

The end of EMS IX is near. The last ESL Major Series Quake matches take place this week! As no dates have been determined yet, no stream info can be given. From the moment the dates are fixed, info will be shared! Depending on the schedule, JoeMiller will step it up to cast!

The Grand Final is a battle between France and Germany! Will it be France strenx or Germany k1llsen who take the head prize of 500?

In the 3rd Place decider Netherlands Sc00T faces Russia agentJkezooR. Last time the match turned out in favour of Sc00T. Will Sc00T be strong enough to pull it off a 2nd time, or will agentJkezooR take revenge?

Everything will be pointed out the upcoming days!

Grand Final: strenx vs k1llsen - 2 February @ 21:00CET 8 February @ 20:00CET

Links: Announcement, Brackets
Edited by MaverickMSG at 13:00 CST, 2 February 2012 - 21842 Hits
EMS9 QL Duel Playoffs (18 comments)
Posted by xou @ 13:37 CST, 15 December 2011 - iMsg
The Group Stage of the qlESL Major Series Season IX is now finished and the Brackets for the final part of the competition are now known and published. As the top3 players from each group advanced to the playoffs, the 2nd and 3rd will play each others in the Eighth finals while the 1st directly advanced to the Quarter finals. All the matches will be played as best-of-5 and the system will be single Elimination. The first round is planned for Thursday 15th around 14:00 CDT!

During the Group Stage, a lot of players were removed due to noshows or inactivity (including some top seeds: Russia Cooller, Poland av3k and Belarus Cypher). In Group A, the classic duel match between France strenx and Germany k1llsen went in favor of the German player for the 1st rank and Ukraine Reaper took the 3rd place over Poland tox1c in a five-mapper. United Kingdom GaRpY had no problem topping Group B and is followed by Poland lotn1k and Germany smoke. Sadly, Sweden fazz decided to give up on duel and left the tournament.

For the Group C rankings, things weren't so easy. Sweden spart1e, Ireland kRoNic and France guismo were perfectly tied for the 1st rank at the end of the Group Stage. The 3 players had to go through bo3 tie-breakers (results can be seen on their respective group matches pages), and spart1e came out first after being able to take a map from guismo in the only 3-mapper! Finally, in Group D Netherlands Sc00t managed to defeat Russia agent after a deciding map to take the lead, despite his loss against Germany reload who's finishing at the third place.

Most of the demos and detailed results from the Group Stage are available. If some are missing, it simply means the players didn't communicate them.

Update: Some games are live and streamed on Russia c58. Also zoot and owzo should stream some, starting with strenx vs reload.

Links: Announcement, Brackets, Groups - mIRC #esl.quakelive
Edited by xou at 13:56 CST, 15 December 2011 - 10342 Hits
EMS9 QL Duel Group Stage Week 2 (22 comments)
Posted by xou @ 13:26 CDT, 3 November 2011 - iMsg
Today is the default day for the 2nd match in the Group Stage of the qlESL Major Series Season IX. One player already had to be removed after 2 noshows: Russia Cooller, and Sweden spart1e is now replacing him in Group C!

Update: One more player was removed due to no-shows: Belgium dem0n. There won't be replacements anymore.

Links: Groups, Schedule, Rules - mIRC #esl.quakelive
Edited by xou at 08:51 CDT, 4 November 2011 - 11453 Hits
EMS9 QL Duel Groups (58 comments)
Posted by xou @ 05:43 CDT, 25 October 2011 - iMsg
Sunday Poland venomz, 2nd place in the Polish qualifier, took the last available slot for the Group Stage of the qlESL Major Series Season IX. The groups are now all filled and the matches are beginning this week, Thursday 13:00 CDT being the default date/time!

Links: Groups, Schedule, Rules - mIRC #esl.quakelive
Edited by xou at 05:44 CDT, 25 October 2011 - 15767 Hits
EMS9 QL QR2 Last chance (21 comments)
Posted by xou @ 11:22 CDT, 19 October 2011 - iMsg
Scheduled: 13:00 CDT, 23 October 2011 to 16:00 CDT, 23 October 2011
Schedule: Passed

Yesterday evening, France sz just canceled his participation in the coming group stage of the qlESL Major Series Season IX leaving us with a new slot to fill! So it was just decided to run a Last chance cup for the losers of the QR2 (excepted those who got a noshow) on Sunday 23rd at 13:00 CDT!

On a side note, the seedings for the drawing of the groups are almost ready, and we still have to decide who will get sz's seed.

Links: Brackets - mIRC #esl.quakelive
Edited by xou at 04:52 CDT, 23 October 2011 - 11356 Hits
EMS9 QL Qualification Round 2 (17 comments)
Posted by xou @ 19:55 CDT, 10 October 2011 - iMsg
The second Qualification Round for the qlESL Major Series Season IX is played this week after some unfortunate delays! This is the final step before the players are added to the Group Stage of the competition. Only 12 players will go through it! The default date and time for all the matches is set to Thursday 13th at 13:00 CDT!

Links: Announcement, EMS9 QL QR2 - mIRC #esl.quakelive
Edited by xou at 19:55 CDT, 10 October 2011 - 8684 Hits
EMS9 QL Qualification Round 1 (29 comments)
Posted by xou @ 07:35 CDT, 26 September 2011 - iMsg
The first Qualification Round for the qlESL Major Series Season IX is starting this week! 24 players will battle to reach QR2. Only half of them will go through and meet with the 12 players already waiting in QR2. The default time and date for all matches is 13:00 CDT, 29 September 2011.

Links: Announcement, EMS9 QL QR1 - mIRC #esl.quakelive
Edited by xou at 19:55 CDT, 10 October 2011 - 9130 Hits
EMS9 QL National qualifiers (33 comments)
Posted by xou @ 03:47 CDT, 22 September 2011 - iMsg
The details for the national qualifiers of the qlESL Major Series Season IX are slowly getting announced. Below you can find a list with links to the news for each country/region. Not all of them are available at the moment and the list will be updated as soon as new qualifiers are announced.

The French and Swedish qualifiers will be run on the European Quakelive section. These will use the same format and date as the European Qualifier: Double Brackets (WB bo3 / LB bo1) on Wednesday 7th of September at 13:00 CDT.

Remember the top3 duelists will share the 1 000 of that new season!

Update: All the national qualifiers are now finished and the list was updated with the latest results. The Qualifier Round 1 matches will start next week, default day being Thursday 29th!

Links: Announcement, EMS Season 9 - mIRC #esl.quakelive
Edited by xou at 09:36 CDT, 22 September 2011 - 15752 Hits
EU, SE and FR Qualifiers TODAY! (No comments)
Posted by kwatsch @ 05:57 CDT, 7 September 2011 - iMsg
Today the first three EMS IX Qualifiers take place! This Qualifiers are meant for players who are Swedish, French or European. Do you want to take part in it and compete with players like cypher, cooller, strenx and av3k, then do not hesitate to sign up. This is your one and only chance to qualify!

Remember, for the countries announced! This is your only chance to qualify for the EMS IX where you meet the European top and can win some money. Other national qualifiers will take place on an other date, related news can be found in the 2nd link.

Goodluck and Have Fun TONIGHT!

Links: Slot Distribution, SIGN UP for your Qualifier
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EMS9 QL EU, FR & SE qualifier (22 comments)
Posted by xou @ 05:26 CDT, 7 September 2011 - iMsg
Scheduled: 13:00 CDT, 7 September 2011 to 16:30 CDT, 7 September 2011
Schedule: Passed

The International, French and Swedish qualifiers for the qlESL Major Series Season IX will be played on Wednesday 7th of September at 13:00 CDT. See the Scheduled Listings to check when the other national qualifiers are played.

2 Swedish players, 1 French and 1 European will directly qualify. 2 Swedish players, 2 French and 1 European will get into QR2. And 2 players of each will be put into QR1.

Links: Announcement, International Brackets, French Brackets, Swedish Brackets - mIRC #esl.quakelive
Edited by xou at 14:07 CDT, 7 September 2011 - 9408 Hits
ESL Major Series 9 announced (31 comments)
Posted by xou @ 10:38 CDT, 23 August 2011 - iMsg
Yesterday, the esl2 ESL Major Series Season IX was announced with 8 titles. qlQuake Live will be part of this new season, and since IEM dropped Quakelive duel, it now becomes the new mode for EMS. The cash prize will consist of 1 000 for the top3 players.

The qualifiers should be run on the following model: players will have to go through national cups to be placed in the Qualifiers Rounds, an international cup will be run for countries without national cups. Each country will get a number of players directly qualified and/or placed in the 2 Qualifier Rounds. We will reach a total of 20 players at the end of the process. Also, 4 players will get a direct invitation.

Links: EMS Season 9, Official Announcement
Edited by xou at 09:07 CDT, 26 August 2011 - 12743 Hits
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