With VANGUARD well into its launch, we thought it was about time we released our new season proposal to the ANZ Call of Duty community.
It will most definitely be something you haven’t witnessed in competitive Call of Duty before. However, its success across esports in general is proven. The following format is designed to encourage participation across ALL levels of play. Rewarding the higher tier teams with a swift advancement to the later stages, while also allowing the up-and-coming teams a chance to prove themselves against worthy competition.
Without any further rambling, let’s cut to it, shall we?
The AEN Platinum Division will feature a multi-stage format (two stages) starting with an initial participation number of 16 teams.
Stage 1 will feature a 16 team Swiss bracket, where 8 teams will advance to a more conventional Double Elimination bracket.
What is a Swiss bracket? : The question we are sure to receive from a lot of participants – to put it simply: A Swiss bracket is essentially a “Win 3 before you lose 3” format. However unlike traditional brackets (single & Double elimination) A Swiss bracket is designed to widen the match pool by never allowing teams to play each other more than once throughout its duration. A detailed explanation on the Swiss bracket will be available shortly.
General: 8 teams invited + 8 through open qualifiers
Open Qualifier Dates: December 2021
Stage 1 Start Date: 17/1/22
Stage 2 Start Date: 21/2/22
Season ends: 15/3/22
All match days are Monday and Tuesday throughout the entire season’s duration.
Prize Pool: $2500 AUD – This is a minimum prize pool, we hope to increase it over time.
Entry Fee per team: $100 AUD
Prize Pool Breakdown:
5/6th: $100 ea
Series Length: Best of 3 – Elimination matches will be Best of 5.
Stage duration: 5 weeks
17th January, 2022 – 15th February, 2022.
Below you will find the schedule for Stage 1. Please note that this is NOT a detailed explanation of the Swiss bracket. We will release this at a later date.
FINAL Qualification match
Monday 17/1 – 4 x Opening Matches [1 vs 9 // 2 vs 10 // 3 vs 11 // 4 vs 12]
Tuesday 18/1 – 4 x Opening Matches [5 vs 13 // 6 vs 14 // 7 vs 15 // 8 vs 16]
Monday 24/1 – HIGH Matches [4 x matches for teams with a 1-0 record]
Tuesday 25/1 – LOW Matches [4 x matches for teams with a 0-1 record]
Monday 31/1 – HIGH & LOW Matches [2 x matches for teams with a 2-0 record + 2 x matches for teams with a 0-2 record]
Tuesday 1/2 – MID Matches [4 x matches for teams with a 1-1 record]
Monday 7/2 – [2 x matches for teams with a 2-1 record + 1 x match for teams with a 1-2 record]
Tuesday 8/2 – [1 x match for teams with a 2-1 record + 2 x matches for teams with a 1-2 record]
Monday 14/2 – FINAL Qualification Matches [2 x matches for teams with a 2-2 record]
Tuesday 15/2 – FINAL Qualification Match [1 x match for teams with a 2-2 record]
Series Length: Best of 5 – Grand Final is a potential 2 x Best of 5
Stage duration: 4 weeks
21st February, 2022 – 15th March, 2022.
Below you will find the Stage 2 format, dates and match times.