The single-elimination playoffs are set to kick off today following the conclusion of the group stage, which will feature a total of 12 top APAC teams.
ESEA Season 36 Open APAC will be held over the course of four weeks (March 25-April 15), and will feature 12 teams who finished the group stage out of 28 teams competing. The open qualifier came to a close on March 18, with NG Esports, Renewal, ZIGMA all advancing to the playoffs.
This season will see small changes, including its prize pool distribution, which will be broken down to the top four standings instead only to the first and second prize winner we saw in the previous five seasons. GR Gaming, Hulegu, myRevenge Nepal and Chimp Store will not join the rest of the competition as the total of teams competing in the playoffs was reduced from 16 to 12 teams. So far, A low amount of teams in the region is the main suspect regarding the change that was announced on February 6.
“We have still kept the division top-heavy in order to encourage competition and have also adjusted some of the breakdowns of the lower divisions,”ESEA League Season 36 Prize Breakdown – esea.net – 11/2/21
ESEA Season 36 Open APAC Regular Season Summary (Top 12)
|1||🌏 NG Esports||14||2|
|3||🇵🇭 3xpendables (ex-Bren)||12||4|
|4||🇮🇳 BL4ZE Esports||12||4|
|5||🇹🇭 LFO (ex-Beyond)||12||4|
|8||🇲🇳 The Black Company||11||5|
|10||🇮🇳 Asking Questions||9||7|
|11||🇮🇩 Absolute Vatreni||9||7|
|12||🇷🇺 Born in the East||8||8|
ESEA Season 36 Open APAC Playoffs Bracket:
The ESEA S35 APAC playoffs will use a best-of-three (BO3), single-elimination bracket. On Wednesday, March 24, matches commenced with The Black Company to face the Mongolian derby against ARAVT. The next match will continue on March 25 with three more matches to find four teams to play in the second round.
The first round matchups are as follows (UTC+8):
Wednesday, March 24
15.30 – 🇲🇳 ARAVT vs 🇲🇳 The Black Company
Wednesday, March 25
18:00 – 🇲🇳 Renewal vs 🇮🇳 AskingQuestions
20:30 – 🇮🇳 BL4ZE Esports vs 🇷🇺 Born in the East
20:30 – 🇮🇩 Absolute Vatreni vs 🇹🇭 Looking For Organize
Finally, the prize distribution for the ESEA S36 APAC Open is as follows:
How to Keep Track of ESEA Season 36 APAC Open Playoffs Matches?
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