LPL Season 1 2021: CS:GO

Prize Pool:

18,000

Format

League

Division

Open, Amateur, Evolution, Challenger, Pro

Start Date:

February 22nd 2021

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Welcome to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, with LPL Season 1 2021!

Tournament Information:
In Season 1 2021, CS:GO will have a $18,000AUD prize pool across all divisions and will continue to improve on all levels of quality in operations. Challenger and Pro Division players can also expect the Vodafone MVP Award to return, awarding the Season MVP $150NZD and $250NZD respectively!

The most notable change for CS:GO is the change of broadcasts. We understand & respect many players play in other leagues outside of LPL so with that in mind, we will be moving Challenger Division playdates to Monday and Thursday, whilst Pro Division will be moving to Tuesdays and Wednesdays. See more details in Key Dates & Broadcast Dates!

We have also brushed up a few pieces in our CS:GO ruleset. All players are highly encouraged to re-read through our terms and ruleset (located on the right), and ensure they will be able to commit to the scheduling requirements for all levels of play.

Our CS:GO Open, Amateur and Evolution Divisions will remain largely unchanged, however with the introduction of our Community Caster programme, if you want to give casting a go by casting these channels, you can!

Akros Anti-Cheat:

Find out more about Akros Anti-Cheat here: https://akros.ac/
To download Akros Anti-Cheat, please click here: http://akros.ac/setup.exe

To use the Akros Anti-Cheat, follow the steps:
1. Download the file.
2. Click keep rather than discard in your browser as it may auto block it.
3. Open file as administrator.
4. Click run anyway on windows defender.
5. Wait 10-20 seconds for it to appear on bottom right of screen.
6. Launch CSGO after this process (not before).

If you would like to test your anti-cheat before a match we have a server currently set-up. Go into your console and put connect 162.248.91.212:27015

If your AC is working fine then you will have no problems joining, if you are unable to join please try again or contact an admin.

Season 1 Divisions and Format:
Open, Amateur and Challenger will require at least 8 teams to commence. Evolution will require 16 teams to commence. Pro will require at least 12 teams to commence.

Open - Free to join. Elo format. Teams update their match times to be assigned up to 3 matches per week. Matches are Best of 1. Winning team will be allowed to participate in Amateur Season 2 2021 for free.
Amateur - $3,000. LPL Premium required. Elo format. Teams update their match times to be assigned up to 3 matches per week. Matches are Best of 1.
Evolution - $2,000. $180 Team Entry Fee. Round Robin format. Matches are Best of 3.
Challenger - $3,000. $190 Team Entry Fee. Round Robin format. Matches are Best of 3.
Pro - $10,000. $200 Team Entry Fee. 12 team, Double Elimination format. Matches are Best of 3, Grand Finals are Bo5 w/ One Map Advantage to the higher seed.

To purchase LPL Premium subscription, please go here. Team Entry Fees will be able to be paid via your respective ladder page.

Prizes:
Open
First Place
Free Participation in Amateur LPL Season 2 2021

Amateur
First PlaceSecond PlaceThird PlaceFourth PlaceFifth PlaceSixth PlaceSeventh PlaceEighth PlaceTotal
$800$600$400$400$200$200$200$200$3000

Evolution
First PlaceSecond PlaceThird PlaceFourth PlaceTotal
$850$550$300$300$2000

Challenger
First PlaceSecond PlaceThird PlaceFourth PlaceTotal
$1250$750$500$500$3000

Pro
First PlaceSecond PlaceThird PlaceFourth PlaceTotal
$6500$1500$1000$1000$10000

More Information

Rules:
Rules are found here: https://letsplay.live/games/csgo/rules/

The following rules have been updated/clarified for Season 1:
-6.3 - Minimum users / No Show / Forfeit / Default
-11.1 - Teams
-7.1 - Models / Skins

Registration:
Start your climb to Pro with Open Division or Amateur Division! Registrations close on Sunday 14 February, however Open Division will remain open to register 24/7.

Open Division - https://letsplay.live/games/csgo/open/
Amateur Division - https://letsplay.live/games/csgo/amateur/

Relegations:
Teams will not need LPL Premium to participate in Relegations.

Click here to view more information about relegations.

Key Dates & Broadcast Dates:
Relegations - Monday 1 February - 14 February

Week 1:
Open, Amateur and Evolution – Monday 22 February - Sunday 28 February
Challenger - Monday 22 February and Thursday 25 February @ 7PM AET / 9PM NZT
Pro - Tuesday 23 March and Wednesday 24 March @ 7PM AET / 9PM NZT

Week 2:
Open, Amateur and Evolution – Monday 1 March - Sunday 7 March
Challenger - Monday 1 March and Thursday 4 March @ 7PM AET / 9PM NZT
Pro - Tuesday 30 March and Wednesday 31 March @ 7PM AET / 9PM NZT

Week 3:
Open, Amateur and Evolution – Monday 8 March - Sunday 14 March
Challenger - Monday 8 March and Thursday 11 March @ 7PM AET / 9PM NZT
Pro - Tuesday 6 April and Wednesday 7 April @ 7PM AET / 9PM NZT

Week 4:
Open, Amateur and Evolution – Monday 15 March - Sunday 21 March
Challenger - Monday 15 March and Thursday 18 March @ 7PM AET / 9PM NZT
Pro - Tuesday 20 April and Wednesday 21 April @ 7PM AET / 9PM NZT

Week 5:
Open, Amateur and Evolution – Monday 22 March - Sunday 28 March
Challenger - Monday 22 March and Thursday 25 March @ 7PM AET / 9PM NZT
Pro - Tuesday 27 April and Wednesday 28 April @ 7PM AET / 9PM NZT

Week 6:
Open, Amateur and Evolution – Monday 29 March - Sunday 4 April
Challenger - Monday 29 March and Thursday 1 April @ 7PM AET / 9PM NZT
Pro - Monday 3 May @ 7PM AET / 9PM NZT

Week 7:
Open, Amateur and Evolution – Monday 5 April - Sunday 11 April
Challenger - Monday 5 April and Thursday 8 April @ 7PM AET / 9PM NZT
Pro - See Grand Finals

Playoffs:
Open, Amateur and Evolution – Monday 12 April - Sunday 18 April
Challenger - Monday 12 April (Semi #1) and Thursday 15 April (Semi #2) @ 7PM AET / 9PM NZT
Pro - See Grand Finals

Grand Finals:
Open, Amateur and Evolution – Monday 19 April - Sunday 25 April
Challenger - Thursday 22 April @ 7PM AET / 9PM NZT
Pro Week 7 - Tuesday 11 May @ 7PM AET / 9PM NZT

FAQ
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Connect with us
On behalf of the entire LPL Admin Team, we would like to wish everyone competing the best of luck! For any questions, please do not hesitate to ask by either posting in the forums or contacting an admin via Support Ticket. Alternatively, you can join the LPL Community Discord.

Many Thanks,
LPL Admin Team