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RGL HL Season 18: Playoffs Information and Midseason Survey

   Jercer   - 7/11/2024
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Season Dates


Dates for Adv, Main, IM, AM, and NC


  • Regular Season: Mon, Jun 3rd - Mon, Jul 15th (7 Weeks)
  • Break for RGL 6s LAN: Mon, Jul 22nd
  • Playoffs: Sun, Jul 27th - Mon, Aug 19th



Dates for Invite Only


  • Regular Season: Mon, Jun 3rd - Mon, Aug 5th (9 Weeks)
  • Roster Locks: Sun, Jul 28th @ 11:59 PM EDT
  • Break for RGL 6s LAN: Mon, Jul 22nd
  • Playoffs: Sun, Aug 11th - Mon, Aug 19th


Playoffs Bracket Structures and Dates


Invite: 4-team double elimination
Advanced: 4-team double elimination
Main: 6-team double elimination
Intermediate: 4-team double elimination
Amateur: 8-team single elimination
Newcomer: 8-team single elimination


8-team Single Elimination Dates


Amateur and Newcomer
Playoffs 1 (Round 1): Mon, Jul 29th @ 9:30 PM EDT
Playoffs 2 (Semifinals): Mon, Aug 5th @ 9:30 PM EDT
Playoffs 3 (3rd Place Match and Grand Finals): Mon, Aug 12th @ 9:30 PM EDT



4-team Double Elimination Dates


Advanced and Intermediate
Playoffs 1 (Round 1): Mon, Jul 29th @ 9:30 PM EDT
Playoffs 2 (Losers Round 1 and Semifinals): Mon, Aug 5th @ 9:30 PM EDT
Playoffs 3 (Losers Round 2): Mon, Aug 12th @ 9:30 PM EDT
Playoffs 4 (Grand Finals): Mon, Aug 19th @ 9:30 PM EDT

Invite
Playoffs 1A (Round 1): Sun, Aug 11th @ 9:30 PM EDT
Playoffs 1B (Losers Round 1 and Semifinals): Mon, Aug 12th @ 9:30 PM EDT
Playoffs 2A (Losers Round 2): Sun, Aug 18th @ 9:30 PM EDT
Playoffs 2B (Grand Finals): Mon, Aug 19th @ 9:30 PM EDT



6-team Double Elimination Dates


Main
Playoffs 1A (Round 1): Sun, Jul 28th @ 9:30 PM EDT
Playoffs 1B (Round 2): Mon, Jul 29th @ 9:30 PM EDT
Playoffs 2A (Losers Round 1): Sun, Aug 4th @ 9:30 PM EDT
Playoffs 2B (Losers Round 2 and Semifinals): Mon, Aug 5th @ 9:30 PM EDT
Playoffs 3 (Losers Round 3): Mon, Aug 12th @ 9:30 PM EDT
Playoffs 4 (Grand Finals): Mon, Aug 19th @ 9:30 PM EDT



Playoffs Map Pool and Pick/Ban Order


All playoffs matches, with the exception of Grand Finals in double elimination divisions, will be played Best of 3 maps. Double Elimination Grand Finals will be played Best of 5 maps with the winner of Semifinals receiving a 1 map advantage.

Playoffs Map Pool

*This version of cp_steel is the official Valve map and is the one that must be played. You may not play Refresh Steel (cp_steel_f12) or the 2024/2025 version (cp_steel_2024e)

The following map is only in Invite's Playoffs Map Pool


Bo3 Pick/Ban Map Order:
Away Bans | Home Bans | Home Picks | Away Bans | Away Picks | Home Picks

DE Grand Finals (Bo5 with Map Adv) Pick/Ban Order:
Home Bans | Home Picks | Away Bans | Away Picks | Home Picks | Away Picks

Tiebreakers


Should there be a tie in match points, the tiebreakers for rank are (in this order):
1. Head to Head Winner (if teams played each other prior in the season)
2. Quality of Opponent / Strength of Schedule
  • Median-Buchholz (used in Swiss Divisions)
  • Sonneborn-Berger
  • Tiebreaker Score
3. Rounds Won

Demo Requests During Playoffs


Due to the competitive nature of playoffs, we will be more strict during playoffs regarding the requirement to record demos. Any missed demos during playoffs will immediately result in a ban instead of a warning for a first offense. Furthermore, all players participating in a division grand finals must submit their demos.

Players have the responsibility to double-check their demo files to make sure they are the correct ones before submitting them to an admin. Submitting the incorrect demo will be considered a fraud attempt for falsification of demos, and will receive an additional penalty.

Should you need to provide a demo please upload it to Google Drive, Discord, OneDrive, Dropbox, Mega, demos.tf, or MediaFire. Other methods will be ignored.

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