The Benelux League kicks off with two Open Qualifiers that are open for every team. If you feel your team has what it takes to take part in the Benelux League, sign up and fight your way to the top! Teams will be able to win points, depending on their final position in the qualifiers. The best 7 teams after the two Open Qualifiers will qualify for the Qualifier Playoffs. Each game will be held in a best-of-one format and the qualifiers will use the system of double elimination (meaning a team will have to lose twice, before it is eliminated from the competition). Each Open Qualifier will take place over one day.
Open Qualifier Points, per qualifier:
#1 – 125
#2 – 90
#3 – 60
#4 – 50
#5 – 40
#6 – 30
#7 – 20
#8 – 10
#9 and below – 0
Open Qualifier 1: March 19
Open Qualifier 2: March 20
The Qualifier Playoffs are the next step after the Open Qualifiers and will be the final stage before the start of the actual Benelux League Season 7. It will also be the place where the teams who got relegated out of the Benelux League Season will join the action. Those teams (max. 2) will be seeded according to their performances in 2021. Teams from the Open Qualifiers will be allocated at random. All open spots for the Group Stage will be filled after the Playoffs. The Qualifier Playoffs will be a two group, double round robin format and will hold up to 8 teams (4 teams per group). The Qualifier Playoffs will take place over two days.
Playoffs Day 1: March 23
Playoffs Day 2: March 24
The Group Stage will follow the same pattern as last season, with eight teams facing off in a double round robin, with the top six teams advancing to the finals later in the year. The best two teams of the Group Stage will get a big advantage in the finals, so every win counts!
Group Stage Split 1: April 6 until May 11
Transfer period: May 23 until June 5
Group Stage Split 2 2: June 8 until July 13
The final stage of the Benelux League Season 7 will be the Finals, with the six best teams from the Group Stage. The format of the Finals and whether they will be played online or offline, will be decided later on in the season.
Finals Day 1: August 6
Finals Day 2: August 7
More information about the Finals will be shared at a later date.
If your team makes it through to the Group Stage, we have an awesome prize pool for you! €14,000 will get divided among the four best teams of the Benelux League and the final €3,000 will be part of our Fairplay Fee, which will be divided between the teams from the Group Stage that have maintained fair play throughout the competition.
If your team makes it through to the group stage, we have an awesome prize pool for you! €12,000 will get divided among the best teams of the Benelux League, and the final €3,000 will be part of our fairplay fee, which will be divided under the teams from the group stage that have maintained fair play throughout the competition