Polarfluke has announced their Sunday Evening Cup Series (SECS) for Dota 2 and will kick it off this weekend.
Starting 25 November at 5pm (GMT +2) the goal of the cup series according to the official Polarfluke site is to provide “a scheduled competitive practice opportunity for all South African teams who wish to participate.” The cup series has no monetary prize yet, but it seems Matt “fluKe” Merks, founder of Polarfluke has some plans to make an effort for prizes.
How will it work?
Running every Sunday for five weeks a season, every fifth week will be a playoff week. With the exception of Season 1 which will only be four weeks long. Season 1 will end with playoffs on 16 December 2012.
The tournament will use a double-sided single-elimination bracket, meaning that no team will be out after the first round. Instead, losing teams will compete in their own single-elimination bracket which has to be completed on the Sunday night.
Teams will receive two points per win in the winner’s bracket (including the first round) and one point will be awarded per win to teams in the loser’s bracket. Points obviously accumulate throughout the duration of the season. The eight teams with the most points will be seeded into the playoff brackets, ties for eight place will have to compete in playoffs. At the end of each season, winning teams will receive three bonus points, runners up two bonus points and the winners of the loser’s bracket, one.
Registrations open at 5pm every Weekend leading up to the matches on Sundays on the Polarfluke forums. Schedules, info and rules can be found there too.
Polarfluke started off running StarCraft II tournaments with the launch of the game in 2010 and held monthly tournaments, 23 up to date. Merks also got involved with the MSSA, hosting the 2011 MSSA Online Championships. After a break, Polarfluke is back and sticking with its plans to host Dota 2 tournaments as well.
For more info, check out the official Polarfluke website.