New $25,000 2020 Super Series: Weekly Cups with Individual Leaderboards, Midseason Championship Playoffs and New Point Bonuses!


Introducing the OSC Super Series!


In 2020, we want to trial ongoing leaderboards for select tournament series with the goal to develop further narratives within the SC2 League over the year.

Players and fans alike have been able to follow daily updates of who the top online players are based on results of our 500+ tournament league over the course of each year via our ongoing World Rankings. For 2020 we thought it would be interesting to try and take that further yet again to see and track results from specific events!?

 

Our hope is that these new leaderboards will add further incentive to play as often as possible, by giving players another target to achieve, as well as increasing both familiarity and friendships with your ‘regulars’. On the flip side, narratives such as building healthy rivalries/competition between those regulars and oneself, tracking their and your own results week to week for leaderboard standings, and giving you ‘regulars’ from within your tournament series to cheer for against other opponents in other events (Such as in the mid season playoffs mentioned below).

 

We also want to trial (3) Mid Season Qualifiers/Playoffs for our OSC Season 8 Championship, keeping the Championship front and center of mind and a target throughout the year, rather than a late season rush to secure seeding and qualify as sometimes occurs in the past.

Each Playoff winner is guaranteed a top 20 seed in OSC Season 8 Championship!

(Winners seed = Championship Bracket, Upper Bracket, 17-20th starting position)
If a Playoff winner finishes the season in a higher rank than their playoff seed, the next ranked player from the World Rankings will be promoted to the Championship Bracket, Upper Bracket: Unfortunately you can’t take 2 spots!


Leaderboard ‘mini seasons’ should run about 3.5 months, with playoffs to follow each.

Leaderboard Jan- end April (~Early May Playoffs)

Leaderboard May-Mid August (~Mid August Playoffs)

Leaderboard Mid August- early December (~Mid December Playoffs)

Each Playoff winner earns a direct seed into our OSC Season 8 Championship: Championship Bracket!

We have allocated $25,000 AUD / $17,500 USD towards this new Super Series system in 2020.



Selected trial tournament series for 2020:

1.$100 Masters Cups (Open)

2.$50 Community Opens (Open)

3.$50 Battle of the Americas (NA + LATAM only)

4.$50 Passioncraft Sunday Showdowns (Open)

5.$35 Australian Opens (Open)

All these regular tournaments are played within 24 hours of each other, over the weekend, covering all regions/time zones! A huge day of SC2!

At the end of each one-third point of the OSC season, the top 4 players from each tournament leaderboard will compete against each other for a spot in the $1500 playoffs. 

Those 5 tournament leaderboard qualified players will then be joined by 11 OSC Elite Reward Club Members (Top 4 from OSC Rankings, 3 from Qualifier #1, 3 from Qualifier #2, + 1 from a Random Draw) in the playoffs. All top 16 will be paid!


We will also be running a monthly OSC Elite Rewards Club Open Qualifier (6 month membership prize) for SC2 players, open to all non members, or current members whose memberships are expiring in less than 2 months. We will mix up when these qualifiers run, to accomadate all player regions.


Why only those 5 series/What about the rest of the tournaments?

This is a trial. A League wide sample size is a big undertaking, and we feel an unnecessary one to test our goals. We have deliberately selected a mix of cups across all timezones, specifically over the weekend, electing to include 2 long running franchises (Masters Cups + SC2Online Community Opens), a weekly rework of a popular 2018 regional idea (Battle of the Americas), an open challenge to vs players from our traditional home base on their turf (Australian Open), and replacing the fan favourite Sunday Heroes series with a new weekly from an EU staple brand with a large following (Passioncraft).

All your other favourites will still run as per the last few years, just not a part of the Super Series at this stage. The Super Series is just a small section within the greater League circuit.

We also feel that 5 is a good amount of leaderboard seeds to begin with, and will be filling the remaining playoff positions from our dedicated members in the OSC Elite Rewards Club. Another perk of joining the club!

If need be, one or more of these new series can be replaced for another after each mid season playoff.

If the ongoing leaderboards prove to be as successful as hope, we may expand the format to include all regular League events. Possibly later in the year, but more likely 2021.

Info on the Super Series tournaments:

(Super Series will start the weekend of January 25th 2020)


$100 Masters Cups

11am CET / 7pm KST (Sundays) , Open to all. Meeting NA server.

Weekly Prizepool: 1st $50, 2nd $25, 3rd $15 + $10 Random Participation Prize

Masters Cup leaderboard points towards Super Series qualification:

1st: 3, 2nd: 2, 3/4th: 1, 5/8th: 0.5


$50 Community Opens

8pm EST (Sundays)  / 10am KST (Mondays), Open to all. Meeting NA server.

Weekly Prizepool: 1st $30, 2nd $10 + $10 Random Participation Prize

Community Open leaderboard points towards Super Series qualification:

1st: 3, 2nd: 2, 3/4th: 1, 5/8th: 0.5


$50 Battle of the Americas

5 pm EST (Saturdays), NA + LATAM Only. *Default server US East

Weekly Prizepool: 1st $15, 2nd $5, plus $10 Highest NA Player, $10 Highest LA Player + $10 Random Participation Prize

* Winner guaranteed $25

Battle of the Americas leaderboard points towards Super Series qualification:

1st: 3, 2nd: 2, 3/4th: 1, 5/8th: 0.5


$50 Passioncraft Sunday Showdowns

6pm CET / 12pm EST (Sundays) Open to all. Meeting EU server.

Weekly Prizepool: 1st $30, 2nd $10 + $10 Random Participation Prize

Passioncraft Sunday Showdown leaderboard points towards Super Series qualification:

1st: 3, 2nd: 2, 3/4th: 1, 5/8th: 0.5


$35 Australian Opens ($50 AUD)

8pm EST (Saturdays) / 10am KST (Sundays) Open to all. Meeting NA server.

*Default Australian server when facing ANZ players, if not vs ANZ, standard League server recomendations.

Weekly Prizepool: 1st $25, 2nd $10

Australian Open leaderboard points towards Super Series qualification:

1st: 3, 2nd: 2, 3/4th: 1, 5/8th: 0.5


*Tournament times may change depending on daylight savings, admin/caster availability, or to avoid clashing with major offline events.


New Points Change for ALL Open Tournaments + Qualifiers in 2020:


We’re always on the lookout for ways to improve our rankings system, and research into other sports has found one such addition that might do just that for 2020. We shall be bringing in new bonus points for the top placing players in each cup, strictly based on the size of the playing field that cup.

The rationale behind this is the bigger the tournament, the harder it is to place highly/win. For instance placing top 8 in a 50-60 player cup, is more difficult than a 20 player cup. And sometimes we see fluctuations week to week even within the same tournament series. Prior to this points for placing have been the same, regardless of bracket size.

Thus we will be adding +0.25 Pts x Number of players to the top 8 players in $50+ open cups/qualifiers and +0.25 Pts x Number of players to the top 4 of $20+ open cups/qualifiers.


As always we value your feedback throughout the year. Please reach out to League Management or your Regional Player Representatives to let us know how you feel the Super Series is working in 2020.

GLHF!

$1000+ OSC 2019 Raffle Draw! (Participation Prizes)

2019 Raffle Draw!


At OSC we have a long history of creating fun incentives, rewards and competitions for our hardworking and increasing playerbase (a growing list of players with over 100 SC2 tournaments played in a season can be viewed in the Leagues Hall of Fame) and in 2019 we are doing so again!


This year, we will be running a $1000+ raffle draw, with participation incentives for SC2 + Hearthstone players. $10 Buy In, open to anyone.


Additional tickets will be offered dependant on your total number of tournaments played across both games.


Additional tickets will also be awarded for tournaments won! So the more you play, the greater the chance of winning! Info on these bonus tickets can be found below.


Not a player? Not to worry, the entry ticket buy in option is also open for fans and the greater SC2/HS/esports community wanting a chance to win big!


Anyone can Buy In for $10!
Step #1
: Join this Matcherino page with your preferred account (Click Join Tournament).


Step #2: Email OSCSC2@gmail.com to notify management of your entry and account used.


Step #3: Play in +/or win tournaments to get more tickets!


PRIZES:
1st 35% ($350+)
2nd 20% ($200+)
3rd 15% ($150+)
4th 12.5% ($125+)
5th 10% ($100+)
6th 5% ($50+)
7th 2.5% ($25+)
8th An official OSC Tournament named after you in 2020
9/10th 50% off one order at the OSC Shop
11/15th 25% off one order at the OSC Shop


YOU can also add $1 to the prizepool for free by using the coupon “Jackpot” here! (Click Contribute)



*Tournament activity bonus: OSC will award 1 additional ticket to each player who reaches 25 completed tournaments, and an additional 1 ticket again for each following 25 (eg 50, 75). This can be split across multiple games, eg 10 SC2, 15 Hearthstone = 25/1 ticket


*Tournament victory bonus: OSC will award 1 additional ticket to each player who wins 5 tournaments, and an additional 1 ticket again for each following 5 (eg 10, 15). This can be split across multiple games, eg 2 SC2, 3 Hearthstone = 5/1 ticket


3 additional tickets are also provided as part of the OSC Elite Members Club


You must have bought in for $10 to be eligible for any of these additional bonus tickets


How it will work?

Lottery draw using random.org. Drawing prizes 1st-15th, randomized for each prize, one at a time. If you win (eg 3rd), your name will be removed from the rest of the draw before continuing onto the next prize draw (eg 4th) *Unless you have multiple entries through tournament activity/victory bonuses or an OSC Elite Club Membership, in which case only 1 entry will be removed. Draw will be done at the conclusion of the Season 7/2019 SC2 Championship.

Any contribution less than the entry ticket price is certainly appreciated, but will not provide a ticket. The contribution will be counted as a donation towards the prizepool pot.

Any contribution more than the entry price is certainly appreciated, but does not enable you to additional tickets. Only one paid ticket per person. Any extra contribution will be counted as a donation towards the prizepool pot.


OSC reserves the right to remove any participants ticket from the draw if they are found to have broken league rules.

Tickets will be available for purchase up until the draw is done in 2020

OSC Bounty List Update (August 2019)

OSC $ Bounties!


We’ve updated the bounty list to add some high performing active players for you to try and take down, while removing some who may be less active than previously. At current count over $14,300 in bounty prizes have been won, so make sure you signup to tournaments for your shot at taking down these guys and collecting the $$’s!


40 bounties ($1,055) have been claimed thus far in 2019!
491 ($14,380) have been claimed since the programs inception in 2014!

Top Bounty Hunters can be viewed in the OSC Hall of Fame!


Changes:


Add:

Cure  $30
RagnaroK  $30
Armani  $20
ButAlways  $20
Clem  $20
goblin $20
SortOf  $20
Astrea  $15
Gerald  $15

Remove:

Dark  $50
Creator  $30
TRUE  $30
MaSa  $20
Seither  $20
JimRising  $15
Spear  $15


Defeat these players in a Bo3+ series in any OSC Partnered tournament and collect the $$!

Open to WCS Circuit Players!

All players regardless of region, get 10% of the bounty value in points (eg 10% of a $50 Bounty = 5 bonus points), if that player is higher than them in the current OSC Rankings.

More information regarding Bounties can be found here.


Full Bounty List as of 14th August 2019:

GuMiho  $75
INnoVation  $75
Neeb  $75
Solar  $75
Reynor  $60
Rogue   $60
ShoWTimE  $60
Stats  $50
uThermal  $50
Zest  $50
aLive  $30
Cure  $30
RagnaroK  $30
Bly $30
Impact  $30
MaNa  $30
Namshar  $30
Nerchio  $30
souL  $30
Armani  $20
ButAlways  $20
Cham  $20
Clem  $20
goblin $20
Guru  $20
SortOf  $20
Astrea  $15
Future  $15
Gerald  $15
Losira  $15

New OSC Bounty Additions, $ Value Changes and Removals (Feb 2019)

OSC $ Bounties!


As a new OSC season starts to take shape and the competition across the League really starts to heat up, it’s time for us to review the bounties on offer across all tournaments! We’ve updated the bounty list to add some high performing active players for you to try and take down, increased the values of others, while removing some who may be less active than previously. At current count over $13,500 in bounty prizes have been won, so make sure you signup to tournaments for your shot at taking down these guys and collecting the $$’s!


2018 Bounty recap:
112 bounties ($4105) were won in season 2018!
All time total bounty winnings: $13,510!!


Changes:


Add:

ShoWTimE  $60
MaSa  $20
Guru  $20
Future  $15
JimRising  $15
Spear  $15

Remove:

Serral  $75
SpeCial  $40
Snute  $40
Ryung  $30
KeeN  $30
Probe  $20

Change Value:

GuMiho  increased to $75 (was $60)
Reynor increased to $60 (was $40)
uThermal  increased to $50 (was $40)

INnoVation  decreased to $75 (was $100)
Nerchio  decreased to $30 (was $40)
TRUE  decreased to $30 (was $50)
Impact  decreased to $30 (was $40)
Cham  decreased to $20 (was $40)
Losira decreased to $15 (was $20)


Defeat these players in a Bo3+ series in any OSC Partnered tournament and collect the $$!

Open to WCS Circuit Players!

All players regardless of region, get 10% of the bounty value in points (eg 10% of a $50 Bounty = 5 bonus points), if that player is higher than them in the current OSC Rankings.

More information regarding Bounties can be found here.


Full Bounty List as of 15th Feb 2019:

GuMiho  $75
INnoVation  $75
Neeb  $75
Solar  $75
Reynor  $60
Rogue   $60
ShoWTimE  $60
Dark  $50
Stats  $50
uThermal  $50
Zest  $50
aLive  $30
Bly $30
Creator  $30
Impact  $30
MaNa  $30
Namshar  $30
Nerchio  $30
souL  $30
TRUE  $30
Cham  $20
Guru  $20
MaSa  $20
Seither  $20
Future  $15
JimRising  $15
Losira  $15
Spear  $15

2018 League Participation Results + Stats!

Getting esports athletes and casual gamers to compete in what is commonly acknowledged as one of the hardest esports titles to play competitively, can be a challenging task! Nevertheless, in 2018 we saw more tournaments, rewards, awareness and prestige built around the OSC World Rankings, and as a result, more players enter the fray of competitive/professional Starcraft events than ever before, culminating in another record breaking year! A credit to the collective effort of all OSC League Partners, staff, players, supporters and the community at large!

A quick look at some 2018 numbers:

  • The League saw a yearly participation increase of 24.6% on 2017!

  • Number of tournaments increased 16.9% on 2017!

  • 141 individual players won a tournament!

  • 315* players directly won $’s from tournaments and competitions!

  • 110* OSC $ Bounties were claimed, for a total of $4005!

And many individual and regional records were broken/past (which can be viewed in the Leagues Hall of Fame)!

*Still some prizes still to be calculated


Participation Leaders for Season 2018:

(Number of tournaments played)

150 starkiller

147 Barbarossa

138 BluE 

133 Ukko

126 Bee 

124 Vivid 

115 Ziomek

114 Guru

107 Krystianer

102 Demi 

90 Brat_OK

89 domickc 

87 Bioice 

85 Lillekanin 

82 Cham 


Most Tournaments Won For Season 2018:

34 Solar 

32 Cham 

24 JimRising 

20 Bly  + Guru 

19 Spear 

17 Future 


Highest Season Series Win % (Min 5 Tournaments Played):

Solar  85.71% (63 Tournaments, 238 Series Played)

ShoWTimE  85% (5, 20)

uThermal  82.18% (25, 101)

PartinG  81.4% (12, 43)

Dark  80.95% (10, 42)

Snute  80.56% (12, 36)

Elazer  80% (5, 25)

TY  80% (5, 20)


Participants by Country:

 


SC2 Race Distribution over 2018:

 


24.6% Growth on 2017.


 

16.9% Growth on 2017.

 


We have some exciting things planned for 2019, as we aim to continue to build on 6 years of sporting history and growth!