Australian E-Sports Masters: News

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Season 4 is brought to you by MWAVE, AMD and ORIGIN.

Signups are open now and will close on January 14th.

Late regos will then be open for 7 days, teams that late rego will need to play their first match on or before Sunday the 21st to be accepted.

Throughout the season you will play 1 match roughly every 4-5 days. The season will have 9 rounds of swiss. Thus receiving 7 wins will qualify you to the LAN Finals, and receiving 6 wins will mean you make play offs.

Round 3 of the season will be a double round where you will play 2 matches in the one week. Round 6 might be a double round as well if we're behind schedule.

The LAN finals are scheduled for March 23-25th in Adelaide at the CG Studio, 10 Lagunta Ave, Edwardstown, SA.

Group B teams (late group Saturday) will play their first round of matches on the Friday the 23rd at 7:30pm Adelaide time.

Final team placements are ranked on:
Most wins
Least losses
Most maps won
Least maps lost
Most rounds won
Least rounds lost

Group A (9:30AM Saturday March 24th)
1v8
4v5

Group B (7:30pm Friday March 23rd and 2pm Saturday March 24th)
2v7
3v6

Semi Finals and Grand Final are on Sunday March 25th

Please find the full details below.

Name: Australian Esports Masters #4

Format: Swiss online qualifiers into top 8 LAN. Eliminated at 4 losses.

Entry Fee: $150 per team

Prize Pool ($9000):
1st - $2500
2nd - $1500
3rd - $1000
4th - $1000
5th - 8th - $750

Online Qualifiers: Starts January 14th, register here.

Lan Venue: CyberGamer Studio, Adelaide, March 23-25. 10 Lagunta Ave, Edwardstown.

Ruleset: CyberGamer CSGO 5v5 Ruleset (CG bans apply)


Best of luck to all teams,

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Congratulations Corvidae for winning season 3 and to SSU Esports for runner up.

The final standings were:
1st: Corvidae ($2000)
2nd: SSU Esports ($1500)
3rd/4th: Masterminds ($1000)
3rd/4th: Lucky7 ($1000)
5th/6th: Paradox Supremacy ($750)
5th/6th: Ground Zero ($750)
7th/8th: Dedset (team noxide) ($750)
7th/8th: Oracle Empyre ($750)

The finals brackets can be viewed here:
http://challonge.com/aems3groupa
http://challonge.com/aems3groupb
http://challonge.com/aems3final

Please open a support ticket with bank details for your prize money. Given this season was funded by me personally, prizes will be paid late January at the earliest.

Western Digital, AOC, ORIGIN and MWAVE have joined on as sponsors for Season 4. Which will start mid January with LAN finals most likely on March 24-25. Confirmed information will be posted late December.

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Hi everyone, this post should have all the info you need for the LAN, it will be updated as the remaining teams qualify.

LAN ADDRESS: 10 Lagunta Ave, Edwardstown, 5039, SA
LAN DATE: Friday night, Saturday and Sunday the 8th-10th December

Free entry for all spectators!


All players/teams need to bring the following gear to AEM:

- Keyboard
- Mouse
- Mousepad
- inner ears headphones
- Microphone or a headset with mic on it. (this is only used for matches off-stage, on-stage our gear has microphones)
- User Configs - the correct CFG is: program files (x64)/Steam/Userdata/<STEAM3ID/730/local/cfg

Email configs to [email protected]
SUBJECT: TEAM NAME - PLAYER NAME
Rename the config: teamname_playername.cfg
Configs not named correctly will be ignored.

If you forget some electronics, there is a Jaycar 10m walk away: https://goo.gl/UiYCKs

For food & general stuff, the nearest place is Castle Plaza shopping centre:
https://goo.gl/7DGDoY


GROUP A:
Masterminds
Paradox Supremacy
Lucky7
Oracle Empyre

GROUP B:
Corvidae
Ground Zero
SSU Esports
Dedset (Formerly Team Noxide)

One match from each of the groups are scheduled for Friday night at 7:30pm

FORMAT:
Each group will play a 4 team Double Elimination Bracket. The top 2 from each bracket proceed to Single Elimination Finals. All matches are BO3.

https://i.imgur.com/v4XwXdB.png
SCHEDULE:
https://i.imgur.com/JpaGZ6t.png

If a team is not present when required, they'll forfeit the first map after 10 minutes, and the entire BO3 after 30m.

Prize Pool ($8500):
1st - $2000
2nd - $1500
3rd - $1000
4th - $1000
5th - 8th - $750

If there is any doubt in your team attending the LAN finals please open a support ticket immediately so that one of the play-off teams can take the spot.

If you have any other questions please open a support ticket,

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Play-offs for AEM S3 have now started. The bracket can be viewed here:

http://challonge.com/aems3playoffs

All of the competitors should be known tomorrow night, the current competitors are:
Carnage eSports
Paradox Gaming
Riotous Esports
Oracle Empyre
SSU Esports
lexus or Riotous.Academy
Lunatix or Node
ground zero or Vizard
Lynx or Team Noxide

There is 3 places available at the LAN finals, from 9 teams in the play-offs.

The play-offs are single elim knockout, please play your matches as soon as possible, you will have minimal options on scheduling the match time.

The current qualifiers are:
Corvidae
Masterminds
Lucky7
Paradox Supremacy
Winner of Ground Zero vs Vizard (tomorrow 7:30)
Hello everyone, the final round of matches has been created. After this round teams on 7 or more wins qualify for LANs (5 teams). Teams on 6 wins will play in a single elim knockout BO3 competition on tuesday/wednesday/thursday which will give us the remaining 3 teams.

It is essential that the matches for this round are completed by Monday night so that the play-offs can run smoothly.

If your team may have issues making the LAN please open a support ticket immediately so I can follow up with you.

Open a support ticket if you have any other questions,

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Hello everyone, round 7's matches have been created:

https://www.australianesportsmasters.com.au/pc/aem3/standings/

This season has 9 rounds, the remaining rounds should play out something like this:

https://i.imgur.com/P59YtD7.png

As posted at the start of the season, receiving 7 wins will qualify you for the LAN finals. Receiving 6 wins will mean you go into a single elim play-off bracket, the same as previous seasons. Currently it looks like 6 teams should qualify for the LAN directly and 2 will come from the play-offs.

In order to finish in time, round 7 must be completed by Wednesday November 15th, round 8 will need to finish by Tuesday 21st of November and the final round will need to finish by Monday November 27th.

This will give 15 days notice to the 6 teams that qualify, and hopefully the play-offs can be completed fast enough for the remaining 2 teams to have over a weeks notice.

Finally, due to the length of time the previous two LANs Finals have taken, we will be requiring 3-4 finals matches to be played on the Friday (8th) on LAN.

I will provide the schedule by the end of round 9, you should either book flights that allow you to make an afternoon Friday match, or wait until you see the schedule before booking flights. Contact me if you have any concerns.

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Hello everyone, the matches for round 5 have been created:

https://www.australianesportsmasters.com.au/pc/aem3/standings/

Hopefully this weeks matches can complete by Wednesday night, but due to PAX etc i'm happy to have it go to Thursday night.

Cheers
Round 4's matches have been created:

https://www.australianesportsmasters.com.au/pc/aem3/standings/

Round 4 is scheduled to complete Wednesday night, hopefully no matches need to be rescheduled to Thursday. The season needs to keep to a very tight schedule in order to know all 8 finalists in time. At the current rate round 9 should complete around November 23rd.

Good luck to all teams,

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For those that missed it, photos from the season 2 LAN finals can be found here:
Hello everyone, due to there being quite a lot of interest we will continue to run Season 3 as scheduled. Please update your match times ASAP, as i'll create round 1 later tonight.

However, this will still personally cost me at least 5 grand as sponsors are what make it break-even, not team numbers.

Hopefully the numbers from this season are enough to sign some sponsors for Season 4, otherwise this season will be the last. To be viable purely off team numbers it would require about 70-80 teams.

The season appears to have very few division 1 teams, so making the LAN final should be much more attainable. 8th place prizemoney ($750) is available to be paid to your team before the LAN to assist in travel if required, please keep this in mind. I'll remind the teams that qualify at the end of the season.

Finally, roster lock will be at the end of round 6. There is a minimum of 9 rounds to be played.

Late rego's will be open until Saturday, September 30th at 11pm

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Congratulations Legacy eSports for taking out Season 2 vs Sin Gaming.

Thanks to all teams who competed on the weekend, can all 8 finalists open a support ticket with payment details for your prize money.

Please signup for season 3 here.

AEM has run at a personal loss to me of about $5,000-7000 per season and can really only continue with very strong interest from teams competing and at least the potential for sponsors beyond origin signing on in the future.

A decision will be made on Wednesday/Thursday as to whether to continue with the third season as planned or to refund all teams and cancel the season,


Season 2 final standings:
1st: Legacy eSports
2nd: Sin Gaming
3rd/4th: Dark Sided
3rd/4th: Funkd
5th-8th: Lucid
5th-8th: SYF
5th-8th: Avant Garde
5th-8th: Masterminds

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Season 2 LAN finals live on Twitch, tune in:

https://www.twitch.tv/cgtv_csgo
 
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