Contender 4.5 Division
9:00am - 12:00pm: Pool Play
1:00pm: Round of 32
2:00pm: Round of 16
3:00pm: Round of 8
Pool & Bracket Play
- Pools of 6-8 teams
- 1 games to 15 or 21, cap 25
Seeded in single elimination bracket
- All teams are guaranteed one round of consolation play
- Top 4 teams non-premier in Contender division at Challengers & Majors in the US & CAN .
- Top 8 non-premier teams teams in Contender division at Challengers in EU.
- Top 3 non-premier teams in the highest division at a Sanctioned Event (max 2 events per SAO).
- US Players who are US based are not allowed to earn premier with a current US based premier player.
- Outside the US, premier players are allowed to compete to compete with non-premier players and the non-premier player can still earn premier status. So long as the premier player is not US based. ex: Buddy can’t earn someone else Premier in France, but a French player who has premier can earn their non premier partner the status.
- All players that earn or re-qualify for Premier in 2022 retain Premier status through 2023.
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