The qualifiers are underway in both EU & CIS and are also going to start on Saturday for SA & NA.
During this period we’ve also received some quality feedback, especially for the SA & NA regions which have their own qualifiers but will merge for Season 2.
Our initial thoughts were to merge them so it would be 75% NA and 25% SA teams in Americas. By doing so it also would mean that extremely few teams would advance from GLL Promotionals.
We want GLL Regular Season to be as good as possible both for the players and the viewers – and that’s why we will do some small changes. The changes for Americas also means that there will be the same change for EU & CIS.
We will add one more Bravo group
We will add an extra Bravo group for Season 2, adding 16 more teams for CIS, EU and Americas.
This means that from GLL Promotionals it will be the following:
- Top 3 teams for each group will start in Alpha division
- 4-11 for each group will start in Bravo division
- Top 1 team for each group will start in Alpha division
- 2-9 for each group will start in Bravo division
- Top 3 teams for each group will start in Bravo division
- Top 5 teams for each group will start in Bravo division
As there is one vacant spot in Alpha: The top scoring team out of both regions winners in each group will get to start in Alpha division for Week #1.
This will make it so that we keep the competitive level and will still have a 75%/25% NA/SA split for the Americas region.
How will Alpha and Bravo movement work then?
Each week the bottom 6 of Alpha will move down to Bravo and the Top3 for each Bravo group will move up to Alpha.
Who plays who in Bravo in the groups will be based on the total leaderboard for the teams that are not playing in Alpha. Highest in leaderboard in Group A, Second in Group B, Third in Group A, Fourth in Group B and so on.
Will you broadcast it all?
We at GLL always listen to quality feedback and will continiously improve our seasons and we look forward to kick off our Season on May 22nd, live from Stockholm, Sweden!