Players gain and lose points based on simply winning and losing pugs. Players will not receive points for 5 man lobbies or scrims. Players cannot win prizes on lower level/ranked alternative accounts. This is fairly intuitive as a higher skill player queuing in a lower rank will be able to win matches at that rank more easily than a legitimate low ranked player.
Players who use VPNs or otherwise try to mask their location in order to win a prize in a different region than the one they are competing in will not be issued the prize.
The top players at the end of the season for each rank will be contacted via ESEA private message in order to send in their trade link. Prizes will then be issued within 10 days of receiving the trade link.