The NACE-sanctioned, college competitions for Paladins will begin this October and be open to both varsity and club-level university teams. The format features a 32 team double elimination bracket that will lead up to the national championship at Dreamhack Atlanta 2018, where the event will be broadcast to live-streaming platforms. The competition will have $50,000 in scholarship prizes to be awarded to winners.
Eliminated teams will have the option to participate in the Crystal Cup for virtual currency.
Online with live finals at Dreamhack Atlanta.
October 1st - November 18th, 2018
Basic Format Information
Number of teams: 32
Game Maps: Lobby and Map Settings
Format: Double Elimination Bracket (16-32 teams) with a losers bracket.
Match Format: Double Elimination
Weekly Matches - Best of Three
Dreamhack Finals: Best of Five
Check-in Requirement: Teams will be allowed a 15 minute grace period to have all five players in a match lobby, ready to begin, before a no-show is granted to the opposing team
Reschedules will be allowed if both teams agree upon a time BEFORE Tuesday 12AM CT for the first match of the week, or BEFORE Saturday 12AM CT for the second match of the week
Registration: Until midnight of September 22nd
Double Elimination: Oct 1 - Oct 31
National Finals @DHATL: November 17