GRID and Elisa reveal details over Champion of Champions points system

Esports data platform GRID and tournament organiser Elisa Esports have revealed the details behind their Elisa Champion of Champions Tour points system.

Elisa will utilise GRID’s Integrity Services to coordinate the points distribution across all enrolled competitions. These include Funspark Ulti, HSH Series, and Elisa Invitationals, with more planned partner enrollments expected throughout the course of 2021.

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Image credit: GRID / Elisa Esports

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Moreover, esports bookmaker Pinnacle has recently enrolled into the competition, meaning that its Pinnacle Cups circuit across 2021 will also be added to Elisa’s list of tournaments. 

As mentioned in Elisa Champion of Champions Tour’s announcement, the points will go towards qualification for 2022’s Elisa Champion of Champions event. According to the release, previous competitions by the enrolled partners that took place in 2021 will be backdated and included in the rankings.

As a result, teams who competed in SnowSweetSnow 1-3, SpringSweetSpring Cup 1, the Pinnacle Cup 2021, Funspark ULTI 2021 Europe Regional Series #1, and the Elisa Invitational Spring 2021, will gain qualification points. 

The top six teams at the close of all the marked competitions will gain automatic qualification to Elisa Champion of Champions. 

Tom Warburton, COO GRID Esports, commented: “Over the last 2 years our Integrity Service team and technology has become paramount to protecting the competitive security and commercial interests of our partnered TOs and publishers. The opportunity to partner with Elisa across their landmark tournament circuit the Champion of Champions and combine both our data analysis with our integrity team’s work is the perfect fit.”

Elisa Esports has also revealed how points will be calculated, with the amount ranging from one point, which is given for participating, to 15 points if a team wins a tournament.

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The full list of point categories are: 

  • Win the Tournament (15 Points)
  • Finish 2nd Place (10 Points)
  • Player with Most MVPs (5 Points)
  • Top 3 Round Difference Teams (3 Points, 2 Points, 1 Point)
  • Player with Most Kills (3 Points)
  • Win Main Swiss, 2 teams (3 Points)
  • Team with Most Wins (2 Points)
  • Team with best GRID rating (2 Points)
  • Win Regional Swiss, 2 teams (2 Points)
  • Player with best GRID rating (1 Point) 
  • Win GSL Group (1 Point)
  • Every match played (1 Point)
  • Every win (1 Point)
  • Participating in the event (1 Point)

According to the release, points updates are revealed every couple of weeks on the social platforms of ElisaEsports, TheEsportsBible, Pinnacle Esports, Relog Media, and Funspark. As of right now, HAVU is currently on top of the standings with 206 points.

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Image credit: GRID / Elisa Esports

Teemu Koski, Head of Elisa Esports, added: “We have been searching for a long time for the right kind of partner to provide our Elisa Esports tournaments with the best possible integrity services. With GRID we can trust that all of our tournament data is handled securely and professionally. By joining forces we can now create something new and exciting that has never been seen before in the modern CS:GO era.”

Esports Insider says: It’s no surprise to see GRID utilise its data expertise to create and distribute the points system for the Elisa Champion of Champions Tour. It’s good to see how the points will be calculated and hopefully point breakdowns will be shown throughout the circuit.

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