Rift Cup Review of 6/1/2017: Changes to Rosters and the Cup

Introduction

     The Rift Cup Review is a weekly article series that is published on Thursdays to keep those within Reverie Esports’ community and the amateur League of Legends scene up to date as to what is occurring in the Reverie Rift Cup tournaments.

Troubles in the Middle Lane

     Both Kinesis Esports and Mischief Esports, ranked #1 and #5 respectively in the last edition of the Qualifier Points Standings for the Reverie Rift Cup #2, were unable to compete in the Reverie Rift Cup #2. Both teams forfeited their free entry into the monthly tournament for the same reason, roster issues. Kinesis Esports and Mischief Esports did not have a single middle laner on their active player rosters who they were comfortable with using. Within the past week, both teams had made recruiting posts on various social media platforms in an attempt to find replacements. Kinesis Esports and Mischief Esports possibly will not be able to compete in the earlier qualifier tournaments for the Reverie Rift Cup #3 and may miss out on competing for free in our monthly tournament.

Team 7x on the Rise

     Formerly known as Super Nova Esports, the new roster for Team 7x had a very impressive showing in the finals of the Reverie Rift Cup #2 tournament. They did end up coming in second place to Last Hope, who featured two Challenger I players and three Masters I players on their roster; however, Team 7x was able to make it a true best of three series. With being able to take a game off of a team that has Liquid Painless on their starting roster, Team 7x has a real shot at winning the Reverie Rift Cup #3 at the end of June and coming in first place in the final edition of the Qualifier Points Standings.

Changes for the Reverie Rift Cup #3

     As previously suggested in another Reverie Rift Cup article we will be redistributing the qualifier points system to include points being awarded to the teams who make it to the quarterfinals of our qualifier tournaments. This will enable teams that actively compete in Reverie Rift Cup qualifier tournaments, who do not make it to the semifinals on a consistent basis, to get into the Reverie Rift Cup tournament free of charge. For the month of June and beyond, the top eight teams in the final edition of the Qualifier Points Standings will be invited to compete in the Reverie Rift Cup for free instead of the top six teams. Unfortunately, the prizing from Deeko will be turned back a couple of notches. For Qualifier Points Standings prizing, Deeko will give $50 USD in gift cards to the first place team and $25 USD in gift cards to the second place team. Also, Deeko will no longer be offering Deeko-Reverie Esports tee shirts as prizes for the Reverie Rift Cup tournament. The reasoning of these changes is to slowly transition into a tournament that focuses on its cash prize pool as we look to expand it for the Reverie Rift Cup tournament itself and the Qualifier Points Standings.


Written and Edited by Williaf

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