We are pleased to finally be able to announce the dates of the upcoming open tournament and promotion & relegation tournaments!
Saturday 4th September and Sunday 5th September
Saturday 11th September and Sunday 12th September
The Open Tournament will follow a manually seeded, BO3 single elimination format. The two finalists will earn themselves the right to compete in the Promotion & Relegation tournament the following weekend!
The Promotion & Relegation tournament will see the 7th and 8th placed teams from the UKEL Spring 2021 split battle against the finalists of the Open Tournament in a 4-team double-elimination bracket! The 7th seed UKEL team will have choice of opponent from the two Open Tournament finalists in round 1 of the bracket. The winners of the upper bracket final and lower bracket final will qualify for the UKEL Summer 2021 split, while the losers will have to look ahead to the summer Open Tournament for their next chance to qualify!
The Open Tournament follows the standard UKEL rules for match play, listed below are some additional rules which apply to rosters.
1) Each starting roster must field a minimum of 3 UK & Ireland resident players.
2) All players on the roster must be rated Diamond 4 or higher in solo/duo queue in the current ranked season.
3) A player cannot have started in 50% or more games in the UKEL Summer 2021 split, or equivalent split for other European Regional Leagues (ERLs) and their subdivisions.
Note: subdivisions exempt from this rule are Prime League Division 3 (or lower), Open Tour France and Open Tour Benelux.
4) A team does not need to represent an organisation for the Open and Promotion tournaments, however they will be required to find one (which is registered as a UK/Ireland limited company or partnership) prior to the Spring split starting.
Sign-ups will open later this week, keep an eye on our Twitter feed for updates!