Helix Gamers League will be hosting a $15,000 (purse) Evolve league for PC in July. Since there was confusion and many people thought this was just a single tournament we are changing up the format of the league to adhere to that problem and early assumption. We have also told the console players to keep a look out for console information, with that said im pleased to announce that we will be hosting a $2,500 (purse) Evolve Console Series.
Before I get into league details I want to eliminate a concern that some of the community has expressed. Where did the money come from? The money for the league and future events, officies, capital, etc came from seed investors and banks.More details on future HGL related changes will be shared with the community.
There will be four tournaments that enable a max of 16 teams to qualify for the league (Top 4 of each tournament). Team seeding will be corespondent with the participants in game profile level. League qualifying tournaments will be single elimination with best of five matches.
The 16 qualified teams will be split into 4 pools, teams are placed in pools depending on where they are located and their rank. Teams will play two matches a week for four weeks (8 matches) in a best of five format. After pool play is over the top ranked teams secure a spot to the finals and the very bottom teams drop out. The two remaining teams in the pools will play wild card matches to secure their spot in the finals. The finals will be played in a Double Elimination bracket. With all 8 teams securing a share of the prize pool.
3rd - 4th $1,200
5th - 8th $337
The Console Series will be on both the XB1 and PS4 ($2,500 purse Each). Each week for eight weeks there will be a tournament for each console wich allows teams to earn qualification points. At the end of the eight weeks the top two teams from each console moves on to the finals. Finals will be played in a single elimination format with matches being best of seven.
Q: Who Profits from this?
A: Profeit was never the reason for hosting this. This is purely to give back to the community.
Q: Why now?
A: We had this idea on hold for quite some time do to not having funds, so once we got them we knew we had to excute on it and give back to the community. Im a very optimistic person so if we can create a big enough uproar in the player base maybe just maybe it pokes 2K and they remember that the game is there and keep the servers up longer or we get some sort of news. That might be a longshot but hey a man can dream.
Q: Is it online or LAN?
A: The Qualifiers and Pool Play are all played online while the finals will be played on LAN. The current location is in a venue that is currently being put together in Los Angeles. If this venue is not available the event will be held in the Esports Arena in Sana Ana, California. All traveling expense for qualified teams will be covered by HGL. We will also help those that dont reside in the US to abtain a Visa
Q: Who’s Sponsoring
A: No one yet.
Q: Could you make an Overwatch team?
A: Im not sure why this was asked on Evolve related content but. You give us $40 million and we will put the OWL teams to shame.
Q: minimum amount of teams?
A: PC 16 teams. Console 8 teams.
Q: What version of Evolve will be ran for PC
A: Right now Stage 2 will be the version of Evolve that teams will play on.
Q: When does registration open?
A: June 1st
New rulesets are currently being built for the upcoming competitons. We will be having meetings with compettive players to get their opinion on rules. We want to make the rules something that the majority of players want. Any additional questions about the competitons can be asked below.