Fall Season 2016

The HSL Fall Season is done in swiss format. Swiss format ensures that teams will compete with other teams that have records similar to them.

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In this bracket, 10 teams were seeded randomly against each other in Round 1. HSL seasons will have 8 rounds and a larger number of teams.

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Swiss format will be done with a “best of 2” system. This allows for ties.

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The standings after Round 1 are as shown in this image.

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In round 2, all teams are playing a new opponent. Digital Chaos is playing Team Zephyr because they each have 3 points. Because there is an uneven amount of teams with 3 points, one of them gets placed against a team with the next closest total. Thus, Alliance will play against Complexity. Evil Geniuses and Team Empire both have 1 point, so they play each other in round 2. Escape also has 1 point, but there is again an uneven amount of teams with 1 point, so they get randomly placed against Ad Finem. Virtus Pro and Team Secret both have 0 points, so they will play against each other.

In HSL Fall Season 2016, there will be two groups. The top 4 seeds from each group at the end of the 8th round will be brought into a single elimination bracket to compete for seeding in a larger bracket during the summer, following the spring season. The spring season will be identical to the Fall Season.