ESEA has introduced the regular bimonthly Cash Cups to the Asia region, with a US$1,000 prize pool up for contention.
The ESEA 5v5 Cash Cups were initially launched in August 2020 for Europe and North America, which took place over a weekend. Alongside the announcement for Asia, ESEA Cash Cups will be held in Oceania, South Africa, and South America.
The regular Cash Cups will run simultaneously with the Women’s Cash Cups, which was first introduced in January for the region. From a competitive standpoint, the introduction of the Regular and Women’s Cash Cups for Asia will contribute significantly towards the development of talent in the region while also giving exposure to competing teams.
These events will be available to all ESEA Premium and Insider users and will include public GOTVs to allow community streamers to cover matches. The champions will receive US$750, while the runner-up will receive US$250. The Women’s Cash Cup, on the other hand, will have a reduced prize pool of US$500 starting from March, with the champions only receiving US$350.
The first regular ESEA Cash Cup will commence on February 19 and run over the course of the weekend, in which the format will depend on the number of teams taking part. Below is the condition for both the Regular and Women’s Cash Cups:
|Up to four (4) teams||Semi-finals (BO3), Grand final (BO3) on Day 1|
|Five (5) to sixteen (16) teams||Round 1 (BO1), Quarter-finals (BO3), Semi-finals (BO3) on Day 1|
Grand final (BO3) on Day 2
|More than sixteen (16) teams||All rounds up to and including Quarter-finals (BO1) on Day 1|
Semi-finals (BO3) and Grand final (BO3) on Day 2
Below you can find the complete details for the February and March ESEA Cash Cups:
- ESEA Winter Cash Cup #1 – February 19-20 – Signup
- ESEA Winter Cash Cup #2 – February 26-27 – Signup
- ESEA Winter Cash Cup #3 – March 12-13 – Signup
- ESEA Spring Cash Cup #1 – March 26-27 – Signup
The following are the details for the upcoming ESEA Women Cash Cups:
- ESEA Winter Women Cash Cup #4 – February 26-27 – Signup
- ESEA Winter Women Cash Cup #5 – March 12-13 – Signup
- ESEA Spring Women Cash Cup #1 – March 26-27 – Signup
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