The inaugural ESL National Championship Global Playoffs (NCGP) Spring 2021 is set to commence this week. Currently National Championships serve as the baseline entry point of the ESL Pro Tour; held around the globe these tournaments give local teams the opportunity to compete and climb the EPT structure. In an effort to make the EPT even more accessible and clearer for teams at this base layer, we’ve revamped the structure and added the NCGP.
The new system will align with our international CS:GO calendar and really give teams the best chance of making it to one of the prestigious EPT Masters level competitions. A global playoff for the National Championships will take place on EU servers in 2021 and scale for 2022, with the competition going global on LAN post-covid.
Finalists of the NCGP competition will earn a direct slot at one of the EPT Masters and EPT Masters Championships. This year, the winning team will be able to pick between the IEM Cologne Play-In spot and the IEM Summer slot. The second placed team will receive the slot left over. .
These Championships will be fully broadcasted on official esl_csgo streaming channels as well as local ones.
Season 1 of the NCGP kicks off this month, so check out the details:
- Dates: 27th - 30th May, 2021
- Format: Single Elimination, all matches played BO3, Grand Final BO5
- Club Brugge eSports (Benelux Champions)
- Team LDLC (French Champions)
- Sprout (German Champions)
- Movistar Riders (Spanish Champions)
- GAIJIN (Swiss Champions)
- HONORIS (Polish Champions)
- Sangal Esports(Turkish Champions)
- Endpoint (UK Champions)
You can find out more info on the official site at pro.eslgaming.com/tour/csgo