Australian E-Sports Masters: News

Congratulations RIOT Gaming for winning season 4 and to the runner up Legacy Gaming Club.

Firstly, we'd like to thank ORIGIN, AMD and MWAVE for their support.

Secondly, we're very sorry for the various technical issues we had on Friday and Saturday, they unfortunately caused the longest delays we've ever experienced.

Season 4 received a lot more exposure/views than the previous seasons but we've still run all four seasons at a financial loss, even with our staff volunteering their time. As such AEM will essentially be suspended until (and if) we're able to restructure it to be financially viable.

Unfortunately, most sponsors/advertisers we sign to AEM are usually someone we could instead sign to a similar and easier package on CyberGamer, which makes it very difficult.

We've run AEM to help grass roots teams get some experience and attend their first real LAN finals, which is something we believe the CSGO scene needs. In the event we're unable to run a season 5, hopefully someone else can step-in and offer something similar.

All teams who won prize-money need to open a support ticket with their bank details.

Finally, we'd like to thank all of the teams who attended this weekend, essentially every team experienced multiple delays (far more than a typical event) and everyone was very patient and professional. We're also very sorry to team Downfall who's second match was re-scheduled to off-stage and unfortunately went 0-2 without competing on-stage like all other teams.

If anyone has any questions or has a way to keep AEM alive feel free to email [email protected]

Cheers
Hi everyone, this post should have all the info you need for the LAN.

LAN ADDRESS: 10 Lagunta Ave, Edwardstown, 5039, SA
LAN DATE: Friday night, Saturday and Sunday the 23rd-25th March

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:
#1 Legacy Gaming Club (previously lol123)
#4 Downfall
#5 Control eSports
#8 Riot Gaming

GROUP B 2nd,3rd,6th,7th:
#2 Taboo
#3 Team Streamline
#6 Ground Zero
#7 MC E-Sports

Group B is scheduled to have their first match at 7:30pm Adelaide time on Friday (don't mind if it starts a bit late). I'm happy to swap one or both matches with Group A if Group A teams volunteer, i'd rather not modify the seeds to move a single team though. Currently control is the only team who has said they're able to play Friday.

MC E-Sports has qualified, the final qualifier is the winner of Vizard vs Riot Gaming: https://www.australianesportsmasters.com.au/match/769/
Their group position is not confirmed yet.


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.

GROUP A BRACKET:
http://challonge.com/aems4groupa

GROUP B BRACKET:
http://challonge.com/aems4groupb

Semi and Grand Finals:
https://challonge.com/aems4finals


SCHEDULE:
https://i.imgur.com/hJSa3c7.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 ($9000):
1st - $2500
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,

Thanks
The play-offs for teams on 6 wins is here:

http://challonge.com/aems4playoffs

It is still waiting on a couple of matches to complete tomorrow night, but i've created it early so I can get the first match going.

The top 3 teams from the play-off will qualify from the 6 teams in the play-offs.

Some LAN details are posted here: https://www.australianesportsmasters.com.au/news/40/Round-9-created/

There is 5 of 8 teams that have qualified from getting 7 wins already:
lol123.net
Control eSports
Team Streamline
Taboo
Winner of Downfall vs Conspiracy

Thanks
The final round has been created.

Some basic LAN info is posted here: https://www.australianesportsmasters.com.au/news/37/AEM-Season-4/

As per the announcement, 2nd/3rd/6th/7th will have a match on the Friday at 7:30pm. The others have their first match at 9:30am on the Saturday. If you're going to book flights ASAP you need to keep this in mind.

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

The remaining lol123 vs control match will be essential for several teams final placement.

Currently the following teams have qualified for LAN:
lol123.net
Control eSports
Team Streamline

At the end of this round, the winner of these matches qualify:
Taboo vs Ground Zer0 - Scheduled: Sunday, 8:00pm March 4th (Taboo won)
Downfall vs Conspiracy - Scheduled: Tuesday, 9:00pm March 6th

Bringing us to 5 of the 8 LAN teams and leaving 6 teams on 6-3 to play-off for 3 LAN positions. Which will be a single elimination BO3 bracket.

If you have any questions please open a support ticket,

Thanks
Round 4's matches have been created:

https://www.australianesportsmasters.com.au/pc/aem4/standings/

Please complete your matches by Wednesday the 7th of February.

Thanks
Hello everyone, thank you for joining season 4 of AEM. 36 teams have joined and late regos have now closed.

Round 1 of the season should complete tonight. Round 2 will ideally need to complete this Thursday, but by Sunday at the absolute latest.

As per the season announcement post, round 3 and round 6 will need to be double rounds because the season has about 8 days less time than previous seasons. This is due to all of April being unavailable with Easter and CGPL.

As such, the ability to reschedule matches once scheduled will be greatly reduced if it means you would be delay the tournament an additional day. Once you set your match times, you agree to be available and accept the possibility of a forfeit if you become unavailable.

In practice each round will finish on either Sunday or Thursday (due to almost zero matches being played on Fridays and Saturdays).

Roster lock will be at the end of Round 6.

Finally, please remember that $750 is available as travel assistance in advance of the LAN final, you need to contact an admin or open a support ticket to arrange it once you qualify.

Best of luck in the season, please open a support ticket if you encounter any issues throughout the season.

Thanks
https://www.australianesportsmasters.com.au/aem_s4.png

Sign up here

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,

Thanks
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 payments will be much slower than usual, with the alternative being not running the comp.

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.

Thanks
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,

Thanks
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,

Thanks
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.

Thanks
 
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