ESL announces new Pro League overtime points system

LucasAM
August 18th, 2017 18:22

ESL has announced a change to the points system in overtime matches, which will now be counted differently, as well as a change to the startmoney awarded during overtime.

With just four days until ESL's Pro League kicks off, the Cologne-based tournament organizer has announced changes to the number of points awarded in matches that go to overtime, as winners will now take two points, instead of three, and losers will take a point, instead of zero. 

ESL's Pro League matches going into overtime will now award two points to winners and one to losers

The changes come as a result of feedback from players at the Season 5 finals, in Dallas, and come into effect immediately. ESL hopes that, with this new system, they will be able to avoid the sort of tiebreaker nightmare from last season, as shown on a mock table, here.

The other change is that the start money will now be set at 16,000 up from 10,000, while the maximum number of rounds remains set at 6 (i.e.: three rounds per half).

#1
DESPE | 
Turkey DespeCito 
no1cares
2017-08-18 18:23
#4
DESPE | 
Turkey DespeCito 
me2
2017-08-18 18:23
???
2017-08-18 18:29
#39
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Europe nip_fanboy 
just posthunter
2017-08-18 18:34
this news didn't do much for me Who cares??
2017-08-18 18:35
#12
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Mongolia Tendies 
Wew lad
2017-08-18 18:24
#106
oskar | 
Ireland sk0ffin 
WEW LAD
2017-08-18 20:11
#28
rain | 
Russia mitiss 
4
2017-08-18 18:29
#58
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Israel Encryp7eD 
that's a stupid change, the winner of an OT match is still the winner, not less. great job ESL, proving you're retarded once again
2017-08-18 18:42
You just being stupid
2017-08-18 18:57
#67
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Israel Encryp7eD 
why would you reduce the points a teams gets if they won a game in OT? OT is just an extension for the regulation to decide who gets the W and not who gets (2/3)W. same with 16-1 and 16-14, both give the same points in leagues (some leagues use RD for tie breaking, but not more than that) because the same rule applies - a win is a win.
2017-08-18 19:03
#80
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Portugal dracø 
You are overthinking it. A team that wins in OT is still rewarded more points that the one that lost. This is still better than to leave teams that draw 15-15 with 1 point each. Their idea is good and will most likely avoid all the drama that the ties bring at the end of the season.
2017-08-18 19:39
#89
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Israel Encryp7eD 
still, the team lost, even if it was OT, shouldn't get any points
2017-08-18 19:49
#94
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Portugal dracø 
You are not wrong, yet the way esl's rule still makes sense. The 15-15 secures both teams a point, the ot win secures just gives another point to the winner. I'd rather see teams fight even harder for that extra point than to see teams out of the lan finals because of RD in a game that is so reliant on maps and sides most of the time.
2017-08-18 19:55
#97
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Israel Encryp7eD 
OT shouldn't secure you anything. same like when you lose OT in a GSL or playoffs - it's still a loss.
2017-08-18 19:56
#100
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Portugal dracø 
Why not? In most sports a draw gives a point to each team and that's it.
2017-08-18 19:56
bro you arent thinking this through, they trying to have a way for the strongest teams to make it through instead of weaker teams getting lucky and winning a game OT and still making it through to the next round. These new rules reward teams more for dominant play which to viewers may be boring but ultimately it reduces the amount of upsets which is actually a good thing
2017-08-18 21:17
#81
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Brazil wittyusername 
This is good because people will figh harder for OT AND because it helps to prevent having many teams with the same number of points like shown in the article.
2017-08-18 19:39
#90
shox | 
Czech Republic SteveCZ 
It's a regular system in any sport.
2017-08-18 19:54
Obviously too autistic o understand that this insures the most successful teams make playoffs. Forcing ot > losing in regulation and the teams that lost matches in OT not regulation deserve to advance first. Common sense.
2017-08-18 20:07
#63
oskar | 
Czech Republic Lukooo 
i care so stfu and go make kebabs
2017-08-18 18:55
+1
2017-08-18 19:15
#91
shox | 
Czech Republic SteveCZ 
+11
2017-08-18 19:54
+111
2017-08-20 21:55
#79
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Portugal justszzzGOD 
copy paste motherfucker
2017-08-18 19:30
you speak only for yourself.
2017-08-18 21:40
expected
2017-08-18 22:11
#123
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Argentina roulettesoad 
mad cuz no space soldiers in pro league? lul
2017-08-18 23:26
Is argentina still mad at turkey
2017-08-18 23:52
#2
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Estonia Ballisan 
Damn
2017-08-18 18:23
Love or lust.
2017-08-18 18:32
#37
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Estonia Ballisan 
lust
2017-08-18 18:32
Wtf xD
2017-08-18 19:45
#84
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Estonia Ballisan 
hey...
2017-08-18 19:45
I just thought how he asked a random question and you answered
2017-08-18 19:54
#129
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Estonia Ballisan 
:)
2017-08-19 13:21
It was actually a reference to Kendrick Lamar's most recent album "DAMN.". I thought someone would get it, but I don't think it happened.
2017-08-19 22:04
#5
s1mple | 
Netherlands Unghost 
why
2017-08-18 18:23
What is this?
2017-08-18 18:23
#86
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Europe KirokiMax 
follow fucking cs. so we cant get 3 gun rounds each half & not 2 t rounds winning & the 3rd is just a crappy force buy from the cts
2017-08-18 19:47
gg
2017-08-18 18:23
#8
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Romania vladyy39 
gg
2017-08-18 18:23
interesting
2017-08-18 18:24
#10
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Romania RobyXD 
Very nice
2017-08-18 18:24
#11
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United Kingdom Theodoooore 
People gonna hate it
2017-08-18 18:24
#87
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Europe KirokiMax 
Do you even think about what you write? 6 full buy rounds > 4 fullbuy + 2 often shitbuys.
2017-08-18 19:48
#96
shox | 
Czech Republic SteveCZ 
Money change isnt the main point
2017-08-18 19:55
#13
Magisk | 
United Kingdom tr4c 
neato
2017-08-18 18:24
#14
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Brazil kiker1 
Very Nice
2017-08-18 18:24
good change
2017-08-18 18:24
like hockey, nice.
2017-08-18 18:25
+1
2017-08-18 19:30
like hockey
2017-08-18 18:25
Great. Also 16k is welcome change since money shouldn't play a factor in overtime.
2017-08-18 18:26
Makes sense
2017-08-18 18:29
#20
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Europe ItsAvenn 
Niceeee
2017-08-18 18:26
#21
BnTeT | 
Indonesia rareguy 
So the winning team actually doesn't really... win. Maybe they win because of exhaustion or something that is not a tactic or whatever.
2017-08-18 18:26
You sir, are dumb.
2017-08-18 18:36
#71
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Europe KnYt_MaYoR 
+1
2017-08-18 19:06
#65
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United Kingdom Szbitzel2 
they get 2 fucking points instead of 1.
2017-08-18 18:59
Wtf are you talking about
2017-08-20 22:03
#22
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Germany uRaguuu 
like soccer
2017-08-18 18:27
#23
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Czech Republic PZKenny 
Very good Job esl
2017-08-18 18:27
i are not knowing this what is what
2017-08-18 18:27
Cool I just wanna watch some matches the player break seems so long
2017-08-18 18:28
this is just gay not that many matches go into overtime anyways... who the fuck cares? this change doesn't solve anything
2017-08-18 18:28
Look at the fucking link and read the article. Avoid tiebreakers = goal = achieved
2017-08-18 18:37
yeah not really mate. overtimes happen rarely. I wouldn't be surprised if we got an ESL Pro season with 0 or 1 overttimes in total.
2017-08-18 19:29
#93
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Estonia swag420weed 
Wtf are you talking. There was 19 matches with OT last season....
2017-08-18 19:55
yah that won't happen again mate
2017-08-18 19:55
#101
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Estonia swag420weed 
Is your only purpose in life to bait and troll?
2017-08-18 19:57
it won't happen again, wanna bet, fag?
2017-08-18 19:58
geh zurück in die Sonderschule Kevin
2017-08-20 11:12
wer ist kevin alter
2017-08-20 12:19
This makes a huge difference man, 20 OT matches last season and you say OT doesnt happen often lol
2017-08-20 22:06
#50
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Europe Ferato_ 
ESL hopes that, with this new system, they will be able to avoid the sort of tiebreaker nightmare from last season, as shown on a mock table, here.
2017-08-18 18:37
#27
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Norway bouncerul 
FaZeUP
2017-08-18 18:28
#30
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Germany Cyasera 
well I like it
2017-08-18 18:29
#32
mixwell | 
Spain Alser 
They should've just written at the bottom "Oh and btw VP is back in Pro League"
2017-08-18 18:29
Huh ?
2017-08-18 18:34
#44
mixwell | 
Spain Alser 
This is an actually good change to EPL, whereas in the past a lot of changes were just to rescue VP back from premier
2017-08-18 18:35
Oh i didnt understood yr comment very well Need to go to london school
2017-08-18 18:37
#59
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Germany s2ily 
There was only one change that caused this "issue". The change was made correctly and VP only had luck. That's it.
2017-08-18 18:42
#69
mixwell | 
Spain Alser 
I wrote this a year ago in response to a tweet by pronax about VP getting too many chances: reddit.com/r/GlobalOffensive/comments/4v..
2017-08-18 19:03
Dumb. Winning 19-15 is more decisive than winning 16-14.
2017-08-18 18:31
#52
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Germany s2ily 
Of course, because you brought it into overtime and 16-14 does not. 15:15>16:14 ;)
2017-08-18 18:38
#34
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Russia Sur10n 
GJ ESL!!Finnaly mr3 16k!!!
2017-08-18 18:31
#35
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Poland Marcines 
n1ce
2017-08-18 18:31
I like the change, but does our lord and saviour Donald J Trump like the change? According to chapter MR3, verse 16k: "thou shall not be rewarded for tying. Tying is losing... and losers lose. Anything else is socialism manifest" It'd be cool to see this scoring system retroactively applied to previous seasons, to see if there are any differences, and whether RF/RA/RD (in totality over the season) are better metrics are doing what this change is attempting to fix.
2017-08-18 18:34
So its like volleyball
2017-08-18 18:34
#43
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France DKdarKnight 
FINALLY !!! 16K dollars needed to be set Very nice to give a point to the loser team in overtime, so a close match doesn't end in a 3-0
2017-08-18 18:35
16k is stupid imo, people can keep buying autosnipers. also economy doesn't matter anymore in OT
2017-08-18 19:30
#82
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France DKdarKnight 
It's eactly the point of an Overtime, you're not supposed to have a round where you have to force buy
2017-08-18 19:44
#46
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Germany s2ily 
Players choice. Therefore it is good. No matter whether the plebs like it or not. It doesn't even affect the plebs.
2017-08-18 18:36
+1
2017-08-18 18:39
#85
gob b | 
Germany Fr0Zz3n 
+1
2017-08-18 19:46
very good gonna prevent chokes :)
2017-08-18 18:36
#53
es3tag | 
Germany vipitis 
strange idea
2017-08-18 18:39
After 3 year of waiting they finally did 10k to 16k change
2017-08-18 18:39
#56
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Thank mr. ESL
2017-08-18 18:39
#60
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Brazil wAc 
i like
2017-08-18 18:44
#61
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Finland kappaboi 
That's how it should be, good
2017-08-18 18:44
#62
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Turkey osmanabi 
3 points for the winner and 1 point for loser would be better imo.
2017-08-18 18:51
#66
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Germany lawlig 
I actually like that
2017-08-18 19:01
#68
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Estonia mr_abdul 
ESL is really doing some progress, n1
2017-08-18 19:03
#70
Korea yuh 
a win is a win, no??
2017-08-18 19:05
2017-08-18 19:18
#74
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Ukraine b1azed 
Is it means that if team1 win team2 19 17 then in table: 1) team1 - 2 points 2) team2 - 1 point Yes?
2017-08-18 19:19
Yes
2017-08-18 19:48
#127
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Ukraine b1azed 
Thx
2017-08-19 09:52
#75
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Korea ferizy 
greatest change ever
2017-08-18 19:28
The idea is good but I'd rather see 2 points to the winner of the OT and 0 to the loser
2017-08-18 19:55
#99
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Ukraine speecher 
Win is a win in a ANY SPORT GAME except retarded CYBERSPORT ((ahahahah waat) where they give you less points for a win in OT WHY ? bacuse F YOU !
2017-08-18 19:56
#103
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Palestine ndr[o] 
+1
2017-08-18 19:59
They do the same in Ice Hockey, but I like it more when you get full points for a win as well
2017-08-18 20:39
#110
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Ukraine speecher 
didnt hear about hockey, sorry but still not fair)
2017-08-18 20:42
kek
2017-08-18 20:10
fair
2017-08-18 20:18
lmao
2017-08-18 20:37
Nice, I've always preferred $16k for OT
2017-08-18 20:47
shit system.. look that V-V(OT)-D(OT)-D Team A 2 0 0 1 = 6pts Team B 0 1 1 1 = 3pts Team C 0 2 0 1 = 4pts Team D 1 0 2 0 = 5pts A 16 x 14 B C 19 x 15 D A 16 x 12 C B 19 x 15 D A 5 x 16 D B 15 x 19 C Team D Lost two games and advance.. lol
2017-08-18 20:55
you actually made it really easy to see what can go wrong with this system. thanks
2017-08-19 20:19
#142
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Portugal zony10 
+1, u change my opinion about the system ;)
2017-09-05 00:08
Should have happened in 2000 already...
2017-08-18 21:03
kind of like hockey's ot rules
2017-08-18 21:55
#119
gob b | 
Germany Fr0Zz3n 
Better than these annoying Tie-Breaker matches! Good guy ESL
2017-08-18 22:05
#125
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Malaysia phyzell 
Whoever thinks that 10k is a good move are sadists and had encountered a breastfeeding crisis.
2017-08-19 00:34
#128
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Russia mddn 
16000$ what a bullshit. Matches will almost endless
2017-08-19 10:34
Love to see an organizer implementig this. Seeing teams losing 16-14 being ranked above those, who lost 19-17 always felt bullshit.
2017-08-19 21:45
wow
2017-08-20 04:28
perfect changes
2017-08-20 04:29
#140
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United Kingdom UnwiseOwl 
Honestly not convinced by these changes. I agree that teams that get overtime and lose should get a point, but not that those that win in overtime should get fewer points than a regular win. Also, 10k has always been the superior system as it emphasises the economic aspects of CS. 16k makes for very boring repeat-overtimes far too often.
2017-08-22 11:55
#141
ANGE1 | 
Russia ultnie 
Nice changes. Finally losers that pushed it to overtimes got something.
2017-08-22 18:53
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