We’re in the thick of a brand new year of Paladins esports. The PGS and PCS are in full swing, and we’re set to kick off the 2018 Paladins Premier League on March 24-25. To add to all this excitement, we’re excited to reveal the details about our LAN events for the Spring Split — including the PPL Spring Finals and the Paladins Masters tournament.
First things first, we’re pleased to announce that all our 2017 PPL teams will be joining us once again for 2018. Here’s the rundown on all PPL teams in NA and EU who will be competing for slots in our LAN events this split.
- North America
- G2 Esports
- SK Gaming
- Team Envy
- Natus Vincere
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
We’re thrilled to see these teams return to the PPL, and are looking forward to seeing how hard they’ll fight for their seats in our spring LAN events.
Paladins Premier League Finals
Date: Thursday, May 17
For the PPL finals, we will invite the top four teams (two from NA, two from EU) to the Hi-Rez Studios Arena here in Atlanta, Georgia. These top teams will battle it out to determine who gets the lion’s share of the $50,000 prize pool, as well as the seeding for all teams as they head into the Paladins Masters LAN.
The PPL Finals will follow a single-elimination format with best-of-seven matches in the semifinals and finals. Here’s how those matches will be set up:
- #1 NA PPL team vs. #2 NA PPL team
- #1 EU PPL team vs. #2 EU PPL team
- NA PPL semifinals winner vs. EU PPL semifinals winner
After they face off in the PPL Finals, these top four teams will move on to the Paladins Masters event to test their mettle once again.
Dates: May 18 – May 20
The Paladins Masters will be a three-day LAN event held immediately after the PPL Fall Finals in May. This event will invite the top four PPL teams and the top PGS teams to the Hi-Rez Studios Esports Arena, where they’ll face each other in a double-elimination tournament for a $100,000 prize pool.
The following teams will be invited to this event:
- Top four PPL teams
- PGS Oceania Phase 7 winner
- PGS Latin America Phase 7 winner
- PGS Brazil Phase 7 winner
- PGS CIS Phase 7 winner
- PGS SEA Phase 7 winner
- PGS NA Phase 7 winner
- PGS EU Phase 7 winner
These teams will battle it out in a double-elimination format with best-of-three (Bo3) matches throughout the preliminary rounds. The finals will be best-of-five (Bo5).
We’ll have more details on seeding, format, and broadcast schedules for the Paladins Masters LAN as we come closer to the start of the PPL!
Travel Instructions for Players
If you are currently competing in Phase 7 of the Paladins Global Series or in the Paladins Premier League, you should be working on getting your passport and visa to the United States.
If you require information from Hi-Rez Studios to get this sort of travel documentation, please contact us at [email protected].
For more information on travel, how to obtain a passport and visa, or other related questions, visit our FAQ to get extra help: https://hzprod.freshdesk.com/support/home.
That’s all we have for now! But stay tuned to our Twitter account @PaladinsPro for instant updates on our LAN events, PPL tournaments, and all other Paladins esports news.