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I'd play in either format
59.6%
I'd play only in a qualifier played out on a Sunday
12.6%
I'd play only in an online season over 4-5 weeks.
19.2%
I'd rather a different format
3.3%
I'm not interested or don't play CSGO...
5.3%
Total Votes: 151   Last vote: 11:44am 23/4/17
Poll closed: 13 days ago
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Hello CSGO players, now that CG has a studio, we're considering starting up a new competition with LAN finals. This would be done as a new brand on it's own independent website, but run by CyberGamer.

The format I'm thinking of currently would run something like the following (ignore dates, they are just posted as a guide for season length for flights etc):

Entry fee per team:
$100

Online Qualifier #1
Sunday May 7th: 10am-10pm - Double Elimination, top 4 teams make it to LAN

Online Qualifier #2
Sunday May 14th: 10am-10pm - Double Elimination, top 4 teams make it to LAN

LAN Finals:
Saturday+Sunday June 3rd-4th

Prize pool:
1st: $3,500
2nd: $2,500
3rd: $1,000
4th: $1,000
5th: $500
6th: $500
7th: $500
8th: $500

Total: $10,000

The alternative format would be a 4-5 week online season of some fashion, likely swiss format: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss-system_tournament

Anyway, the competition's aim is essentially for a LAN final to occur every 6-8 weeks with essentially zero down-time between seasons if possible.

Please vote in the poll above if you would be interested in something like this as i'm unsure whether the scene wants in an additional recurring LAN competition. I think it is only sustainable if there is at least 50 teams interested, and basically won't bother pursuing the idea any further if there isn't strong interest.

Any questions let me know.

EDIT: please view: http://au.cybergamer.com/forums/thread/609360/Australian-E-Sports-Masters/

Edited once, 14/4/17 - 10:06pm.
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A $10,000 LAN every 6-8 weeks in Adelaide? And I'm from Adelaide so that would be sick
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Awesome idea, would do either.
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Quote from Cozmix on the 10th of April 2017:
A $10,000 LAN every 6-8 weeks in Adelaide? And I'm from Adelaide so that would be sick
The prize pool will always be heavily weighted towards the bottom of the payouts in order to help all 8 teams make it to LAN and to be different from CGPL etc.

Please try and get as many people as possible to checkout this thread and vote in the poll as doing something like this is a big undertaking and it really needs strong support to justify. It's definitely something I want to do though.
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Nice, would be good to have an old school type 'nationals' with quals along side the CG Season.

Also gives newer teams the chance to compete vs higher caliber teams.

Not too sure about the league idea as teams already have a lot of cs on their plate with CG, ESL, ESEA and then other qualifiers.
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does this mean banned players can't enter?
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Can't wait for upcoming lans in Adelaide!

although i don't like the online q's - very bad idea.

cya @ lan boys
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lannn qualss!!!
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Quote from tababs on the 10th of April 2017:
Can't wait for upcoming lans in Adelaide!

although i don't like the online q's - very bad idea.

cya @ lan boys

In 22 months?
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yes
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damn adelaide
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Quote from Swanky on the 10th of April 2017:
damn adelaide

$40 plane trip ezpz
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I think it's a really good concept in theory but something I think you might need to look into is making sure you don't over commit to how much money you are putting in the prize pool. Last thing I want to see is the website struggling due to an unrealistic amount of money you are trying to invest into lan finals.
Overall though I think it would be super interesting but I'm not exactly sure how varied the finalists will be every month.
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State lan quals for lan maybe high player rate states? SYD MELB ?
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