Duo League 2.0

Updated on 2/8/2019, 10:37:03 PM

We’re revamping our league structure and point system to better reflect players overall performance over the league season. What does this new system try to accomplish?

  • Re-establish the importance of competitive practice
  • Increase “end-game” playstyles, and quality of play
  • Solution to excessive bricking
  • Speed up the points calculation and leaderboards
  • Increase lobby populations & league participation

Eliminate Intermediate, Increase Champs to 250 Teams

Instead of having an Intermediate Division, we will instead fill Champs up to 250 teams. This should increase the lobby size to ensure more matches while still having a barrier between Champs and Open.

Prizing by Team Liquid

Team Liquid is officially sponsoring our Duo league with a $1,000 prize pool! Top three Champs teams will split this prize pool at the end of the season. We will also add the winners streams to our “Featured Streamers” list on our website and Discord, tweet out socials, as well as an invite to our FNPL Tournaments Discord. Here’s the prize pool split:

  • First Place: $500
  • Second Place: $300
  • Third Place: $200

We will also be awarding $30 to the team who got the most points that night! We will be using our new points system as described below.

New Point System

The new point system will be designed to adjust on the match size. The more players there are in a single match, the more points the match is worth and the more placements we accept for submission. This gives incentive to play in larger lobbies for the chance at getting more points.

We will also only be accepting your top 10 matches from the season. Here are a few reasons for this change:

  • Eliminates RNG from bricking and dying off spawn. Even if you end up bricking 5-10 matches throughout the entire season, you still have the ability to beat a team who made all 30 matches.
  • You can always do better. Even if you hit your 10 match limit, you’d want to maintain your position by continuing to play and improving your top 10 matches. Every point counts!

Below you can see the placements allowed per lobby size and their associated points. These values may be tweaked before the next season starts, but should give you an idea of how the system will work. A graphic will be made for easier view shortly.

  • 8+ Team Match
    • Accept 1st place
      • 1st place = 3 points
  • 15+ Team Match
    • Accept 1st & 2nd place
      • 1st place = 4 points
      • 2nd place = 3 points
  • 20+ Team Match
    • Accept 1st - 3rd place
      • 1st place = 8 points
      • 2nd place = 6 points
      • 3rd place = 4 points
  • 30+ Team Match
    • Accept 1st - 4th place
      • 1st place = 14 points
      • 2nd place = 10 points
      • 3rd place = 8 points
      • 4th place = 5 points
  • 40+ Team Match
    • Accept 1st - 5th place
      • 1st place = 16 points
      • 2nd place = 12 points
      • 3rd place = 10 points
      • 4th place = 7 points
      • 5th place = 5 points

When does this all start?

The next season will be starting Monday, February 11th! We look forward to seeing you all there!