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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


  1. € 400
  2. € 250
  3. € 100

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#1 by Wally on 2012-09-05 at 17:22

Sicko :O

#2 by oNio on 2012-09-05 at 17:45

So there will be a 1st League again in CAP? (or CPS again ;) ) Or are there no informations about that?

#3 by frostBeule on 2012-09-05 at 17:49

afaik there's no admins for CAP/CPS since joey left. i guess if they get new admins it will happen again. we will see =)

#4 by blacksk on 2012-09-05 at 21:07

There ARE admins. Im one of them. But its true, we are searching for some new guys :)

and Onio: you're right.

#5 by frostBeule on 2012-09-05 at 21:11

oh ok cool, sounds great.

#6 by znik on 2012-09-06 at 10:56

Great to see 1st league in CAP coming back, though I will miss the team competition in EMS. Even if the prizepool wasnt overwhelming, it still gave a good feeling of the most professional and prestigious online team tournament. There is more lack of prize-tournament for team competitions, but the 1v1 format will surely be awesom aswell.

Either way its still good to see TMNF being picked for EMS!

#7 by Wotre on 2012-09-06 at 14:53

Doesn't it suck that it's during STC/NC?

#8 by frostBeule on 2012-09-06 at 15:03

well i think EMS and STC/NC at the same time is "okay" atleast since one is an individual tournament and the others are team tournaments. but i hope STC/NC won't crash too much with CAP. previous years this was avoided pretty well.

#9 by Clemouf on 2012-09-06 at 16:59

They will maybe use same maps :D

#10 by blacksk on 2012-09-06 at 17:02

Frost: no, they will not collide. already taken care of :)

#11 by frostBeule on 2012-09-06 at 18:16

sounds good :)

#12 by serujio on 2012-09-08 at 00:01

nice to see a "with prize" tournament, even if I only play Canyon.

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