ESL Major Series is back once again with another season supporting TrackMania Nations Forever. New for this edition is that the tournament will go back to a 1on1 mode after having been a team tournament for the last 3 seasons.
The only other revelation except the game mode was the prize purse which will be at 750€ in total for TMNF. Details on how to qualify will be released in the upcoming days as well as the prize money break down and a specific time-line.
Season is expected to start in September.
Some more information have now been released about the tournament:
There will be 6 qualification cups held. 4 players from each cup will qualify for the season. Match-Mode will be single elimination, best of 1. Further news about the qualifications will be released soon.
24 players in total will participate and be seeded into 4 groups with 6 players in each group. Everyone will play against each-other once. Period will last 5 weeks, and from each group the 3 best drivers will advance to a relegational phase. Match-Mode will be 1on1 best of 3.
A relegation system will be used to determine the top 8 players. 12 racers will be seeded into 4 groups and from each group 1 player will be out, and 2 will remain in the tournament. Match-Mode will be 1on1on1on1 played in Cup Mode.
Semi-Final and Final:
The top 8 players will progress into the final phase. 2 semi-finals will be played to determine the 4 players going into the grand final. Match-Mode will be 1on1on1on1 and played in Cup Mode.
Qualifications: 16th September-21st October
First match: 28th October
Second match: 4th November
Third match: 11th November
Fourth match: 18th November
Fifth match: 25th November
Relegations: 1st-2nd December
Playoffs: 9th December
- € 400
- € 250
- € 100
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