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.
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).