After a brief hiatus to focus on Spicy League, I'm excited to bring back another season of NA Apprentice and NA Contender!
The formats for both events are staying the same, with round robin group stages leading into single elimination playoffs. For NA Apprentice, there will now only be 2 qualifiers instead of 3. To keep the player count consistent, however, the top 12 players from the previous season will now be invited.
The top 12 players of Season 2 have been invited to this current season, with the quarterfinalists being directly seeded into Group Stage 2. The remaining 16 spots are up for grabs in 2 qualifiers.
Eligibility: Only players eligible for the EPT NA events may participate.
- Qualifier 1: Friday, May 22 @ 8 PM EDT
- Qualifier 2: Saturday, May 23 @ 8 PM EDT
- Season begins: Monday, May 25
- Use the coupon code 2020Apprentice3 to contribute $0.5 to the prize pool for free!
As usual, there are no qualifiers for NA Contender — players must register if they'd like to play. The maximum number of player spots is 32, where the final format of Season 3 will depend on the number of signups.
Eligibility: Only players who meet the following requirements may participate.
- Must be an NA citizen/resident (US & Canada).
- Never exceeded 5250 MMR in the last 4 months.
- Played at least 30 1v1 ladder games during the current season on main or primary ladder account before registration.
- Registration deadline: May 23
- Season begins: May 25
Register here: https://forms.gle/SS1qjhFCiEXakd1t7
- Use the coupon code 2020Contender3 to contribute $0.5 to the prize pool for free!