The Ladder system on ESEA means 24/7 competition in a variety of games and formats. If you missed league registration and want more competition than pugs or scrims, then ladders are for you.
You can join a ladder either by visiting here or by simply queuing up through the client. Ladder rankings are updated in real-time, participants are penalized for inactivity, and ESEA points are given out monthly to top teams and players.
Ladders are designed to be simple, and there are only a few restrictions in place in an effort to maintain healthy competition:
- Opponents cannot be rejected or dodged, doing so will result in an automatic forfeit loss.
- Maps are vetoed for. The side you start on is random or decided by a knife round depending on the ladder you signup for
- A user or team's rank will start to decrease after a period of inactivity to prevent rank "camping". This penalty is used to determine a user or team's rank, and the longer they remain inactive the lower their ranking will go. A user or team's inactivity penalty can be reduced, and their rank restored, simply by playing ladder matches.
- A user or team that has been inactive for 30 days is automatically removed from a ladder.
How do I play a ladder match?
All you have to do is queue up through the ESEA client and it will find a match for you.
If you are placed on the same team as a user please do not disconnect as it may forfeit the match. The system should automatically swap the teams once the match is live.
The first team/player to 16 won rounds will win the match.