Australian E-Sports Masters: News

Season 3 is brought to you by Origin:

Signups are open now and will close on September 25th at 8pm.

Late regos will be open for 48 hours.

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

The LAN finals are scheduled for December 9th and 10th in Adelaide at the CG Studio, 10 Lagunta Ave, Edwardstown, SA.

Please find the full details below.

Name: Australian Esports Masters #3

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

Entry Fee: $150 per team

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

Online Qualifiers: Starts September 25th, register here.

Lan Venue: CyberGamer Studio, Adelaide, December 9th and 10th. 10 Lagunta Ave, Edwardstown.

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

Best of luck to all teams,

Hi everyone, firstly, congratulations to all the teams who have qualified for the LAN finals.

Secondly, thanks to our season head sponsor ORIGIN. AEM would not be possible without them:

This post should have all info you need for the LAN.

LAN ADDRESS: 10 Lagunta Ave, Edwardstown, 5039, SA
LAN DATE: Saturday and Sunday the 23rd-24th September

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]
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:

For food & general stuff, the nearest place is Castle Plaza shopping centre:

#1 Dark Sided
#2 SYF
#3 Lucid
#4 Funkd

#1 Sin Gaming
#3 Legacy eSports
#4 Masterminds

Each group will play a 4 team Double Elimination Bracket. The top 2 from each bracket proceed to Single Elimination Finals. All matches on both days are BO3. This is likely the finals format for all future seasons.

Doors open at 8:00AM on Saturday, it is important that the first round of matches start with no delays. Teams in Group B need to be available by 2pm, we'll start you early if we're able.

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 by tomorrow so that one of the play-off teams can take the spot.

I've asked nearly everyone, but if your team could play your first match Friday night please let me know, this would greatly help us out.

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

The final round of the season has been created and should be completed by Sunday.

At the end of the round the following 7 teams will have qualified:
Riotous Raccoons - already qualified
SYF - already qualified
Legacy eSports - already qualified
Sin Gaming - already qualified
Winner of AVANT GARDE vs The New Egirls In Town
Winner of Masterminds vs Funkd
Winner of Ground Zero vs Lucid

The 3 loser of the 3 matches above will play-off for the final position. The play-offs will be played Monday-Thursday based on teams availability, thus the 8 LAN teams should be fully locked in on the 14th.

Full LAN info will be posted in the next few days, in the meantime if any qualified teams are available and can commit to playing one of their LAN matches on the Friday night (sept 22nd) at 7pm and/or 9pm please contact me ASAP, this would make the LAN much easier to run for everyone.

Finally, if any of the remaining 10 teams are unable or may have difficulties attending the LAN, please get in touch with me IMMEDIATELY.

Hello everyone, a new rule has been announced at CyberGamer that covers future AEM seasons, please give it a read here.

Hello everyone, round 9's matches have been created:

All matches this round must be completed on or before Monday, if this is an issue, please post on your match page TODAY.

Reaching 7 wins qualifies you for LAN. At the end of this round there will be 4 teams that have qualified:
Riotous Raccoons - Qualified already
SYF - Qualified already
Winner of Masterminds vs Sin Gaming qualifies
Winner of The New Egirls In Town vs Legacy eSports qualifies

And there will be 6 teams entering the final round with a score of 6-3. These teams will play each other regardless whether they have played their opponent in a previous round. The winners will qualify and will give us 7 qualifiers. The 3 losers will finish on 6-4 and will play-off for the final position.

Round 8 matches have been created:

This round should be complete on the 29th of August. It'll be important that the last two rounds and any play-offs go fast without any delays.

Please make sure you have read the previous news post:

The run-out of the last 3 rounds is likely to look something like this:

With two teams drawing on 6-4 in the final round, who will play-off for 8th. Assuming no teams pullout.

Best of luck
Hi everyone. round 6 is almost complete.

The following rounds will likely runout something like this, depending on how the bye's are generated and if any teams pullout:

Obtaining 7 wins should mean you have qualified. If you reach 4 losses you are eliminated, except for round 10 if it takes the remaining number of teams below top 8, as mentioned here.

Secondly, roster lock is tonight, please ensure your team roster is completely up to date. Any changes after tonight will require admin approval.

Finally, if any teams are unsure if they will be able to attend the LAN finals, can you please open a support ticket ASAP.

Roster lock is on Monday the 14th of August. Changes to your team will only be allowed in limited circumstances after that.

Hello everyone, round 4's matches have been created:

Roster lock date will be at the end of round 6, which will be mid August.

Good luck to all teams!
Hello everyone, round 3's matches have now been created.

This season will have 10 rounds of matches (it was originally posted that there would be 11 rounds).

Here is some rough rankings for the end of Round 10. Keeping in mind that there is many combinations that can occur and with byes these can't be trusted too accurately:

Essentially, if you receive 8 wins you will have 100% qualified, and 7-3 is likely good enough too. If you reach 4 losses in the final round, you will not be eliminated if it leaves less than 8 teams remaining. In the example above, the 4 teams on 6-4 would play a single elimination bracket for the 8th qualifying spot. If you reach 4 losses in round 9 or earlier you will be eliminated as usual.

Also, a second reminder for Season 1 finalists to open a support ticket regarding their prize money.

Finally, if you need to reschedule any matches, please get onto it as early as possible.

Congratulations Tainted Minds for taking out Season 1. Thanks to everyone that competed and watched in person or online.

The final standings:
#1 - Tainted Minds
#2 - Dark Sided
#3/4 - Legacy
#3/4 - Funky Monkeys
#5/6 - Riotous Raccoons
#7/8 - Tainted Black
#7/8 - Skyfire

Can all teams have a captain open a support ticket regarding their prize payment details.

Signups for season 2 are open now:

Season 2 will start tonight at 8pm. Late regos will then be open for 72 hours. Teams will need to offer/accept their times as usual within the first 24 hours of the season starting.

Season 2 has the following format:
- A minimum of 11 rounds of swiss format (each round you play a team on a similar number of wins/losses as you, as the season progresses your matches get more and more important)
- You are eliminated if you receive 4 losses.
- all matches are BO3.
- You will play one match roughly every 5 days for the entire season.
- Throughout the season you will be given 24 hours notice to offer or accept match times, failing to do so will result in a forfeit.
- All teams will receive roughly one bye/free win during the first 7-8 rounds.
- Reschedules are allowed if both teams agree, but are generally only allowed to be pushed back 2-4 days, sometimes only 24 hours.
- $150 team entry fee
- Top 8 make finals
- Finals date: 23rd-24th of September

It is essential you are careful with the times you offer/accept. If your reschedule request is denied and you fail to attend your match as scheduled, you will forfeit.

There is 68 days for us to complete 11 rounds of matches, which means each round has 6.1 days to finish, which is perfectly doable. If we start to fall behind, rescheduling will start to get a bit stricter.

After 11 rounds, any teams tieing for 8th will play-off in a single elim BO3 bracket. Receiving 9 wins (2 losses) will 100% guarantee you make LAN, 8 wins (3 losses) will likely guarantee you at least make play-offs. Once the total entrants are known, the required wins can be calculated much easier.

The prize pool structure has been modified from season 1 to favor the lower ranked teams:
1st - $2000
2nd - $1500
3rd - $1000
4th - $1000
5th - 8th - $750
Total: $8,500

AEM is specifically aimed at allowing teams ranked 10-50 to have a very reasonable chance at making the top 8 LAN, whilst also allowing these teams to gain experience by playing against some of the very best teams during the season. It is hoped that in general roughly only four of the top 10 teams join each season, we'd be perfectly happy with only two joining.

If it becomes a problem, we will remove the 5th/6th+ CGp/div1 team to join, and they can have priority in the next season. The point of the league is to allow different/new/more teams to attend LANs and to differentiate itself from CyberGamer. It's also likely that less teams will be interested in competing if there is 8+ div1 teams.

The LAN finals format this season will likely change, as two round robin groups of 4 with BO3 was too long. It may change to two Double Elim groups of 4, or one 8 team Double Elim bracket, the format will be finalized closer to the LAN date.

Roster lock date will be announced later, but will be sometime between round 4 and 8.

If you have any questions or have trouble joining the season, please open a support ticket.

Good luck to all teams and thanks to our season 2 sponsor, Origin:
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Hi everyone, 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 in our upstairs room, on-stage our gear has microphones)
- User Configs - the correct CFG is: program files (x64)/Steam/Userdata/<STEAM3ID/730/local/cfg

If you forget any gear, there is a JayCar (tech stuff) about 5 minutes walk, and a Coles/shopping center about 15m walk.

LAN ADDRESS: 10 Lagunta Ave, Edwardstown, 5039, SA
LAN DATE: Saturday and Sunday the 1st-2nd of July

Day One Schedule:

Format and Group info can be found here:

Group A teams need to arrive at 9AM, Group B teams need to arrive at 2pm or earlier. You're obviously welcome to watch the other groups play as a spectator, all teams have been sent 5 free promo codes for friends that want to buy spectator tickets:

We'll have water and some drinks on the day, we may do a BBQ on the sunday at around 2pm. There is a KFC 500m away.

There is very little room for delays during the event, so forfeits will be handed out pretty quickly if you're not ready to play when you need to be.

After the event, a team captain will need to open a support ticket with their payment info, we can pay to : CG Credits Account, AU Bank Account, Paypal.

If you have any questions please let me know.

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