Lenovo has announced Rise of Legion: India 2020 which is an online CS:GO tournament for India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. The tournament which is being organized by The Esports Club will be featuring a prize pool of INR 3,50,000 with a total of 325 teams set to participate in the tournament that is scheduled to take place from 7th July - 6th August.
Tournament Format And Schedule
The online tournament which features teams from across three countries will consist of multiple qualifier rounds before reaching the playoffs. The schedule of the entire tournament along with the format being followed in every round is as follows,
All the qualifier and playoff rounds will be following a single-elimination bracket, from the start to the very end of the tournament. However, the qualifier rounds will be featuring a best-of-one match up taking place between the teams, while during the playoffs the teams will face each other in a best-of-three series. The only exception will be the grand finals which will feature a five-game series where none of the teams will be getting a single map advantage.
Prize Pool Distribution
The total prize pool of INR 3,50,000 will be split between all the eight teams that qualify for the playoffs. The prize pool has been distributed in the following manner,
This prize money amount will be taxed depending upon the respective government tax rates and the organizers have stated that it will be paid out within 45 days of the conclusion of the tournament. Apart from this, if any of the teams in the top eight are from Sri Lanka or Bangladesh then they will be paid in their local currency equivalent of the listed INR amount.
All the matches will be live-streamed on ‘The Esports Club’ YouTube Channel starting today from 18:00 hrs.
According to the tournament rules, the organizers have clearly stated that if a player drops from the server and the opposite team is notified before any damage has been done during that particular round, then the round will be restarted if the players request it by typing ‘.stop’.
This rule could help avoid potential issues around round resets due to a sudden disconnect or a random freeze, a situation which is all too common in an online tournament.