This year we have a more structured concurrent format that rewards not only the players coming at the top of the table each week but the dedicated teams showing up each week to compete.
The new format is a combination of a league structure and the current stand-alone cups.
Teams will still be awarded the same prize-money for coming in the Top 2 positions each week, but points will be handed out to all teams that compete.
On conclusion of the 5-week season a 6th invite-only week will occur that will be the last chance for teams to affect their finishing position for the season — Additional prizes will be handed out to the top 8 teams according to where they finish — so even if you’re not coming in the Top 2 every week you still have a chance to win at the end of each Season.
Valve’s behemoth Dota 2 is returning in our Tuesday night slot, the support from the community has been with us throughout each week and we’re looking forward to continuing to support the game each week.
League of Legends makes a return in a new Wednesday night slot — LoL is a regular title in our tournaments and it would be great to see some community support for the game each week.
Overwatch remains as well, and is keeping its Thursday night slot, the support we had from the players at the end of Season 1 was fantastic and we hope that continues into 2018.
The first cups will be starting on the 28th February and will be running Open-Registration cups for 5 weeks.
The UK Masters Weekly Cups will be scheduled regularly with minimal downtime between seasons, so if you only catch the tail-end of one season you won’t have long to wait until the next one starts. (You can get involved at any time though!)
The Prizes are changing for the upcoming seasons; we’re keeping the £100 per week pool, with the £70/£30 split for first and second place. However at the end of each week points are assigned to teams based on where they placed — upon the conclusion of each 6-week split a £1,600 prize pool will be split amongst the best and most regular teams.
This season we’ll also be on the lookout for your top plays and highlights each week — if you pull off something incredible we want to see it, and if it’s good enough we’ll add it to our weekly round-up highlights video!
For more information, or to get stuck in and sign up click through to the Weekly Cups!