DSCL Nationals 2019

The DSCL Nationals are back in 2019! On Sunday December 15th the very best Dutch StarCraft players will be back in the Esports Game Arena to battle over this year’s trophy and prize pool. The whole event will be streamed live on Twitch.tv/DSCLeague, but the best way to enjoy the finals is to come to the arena (free entrance). The doors open at 10h and the finals are projected to start around 19:30h. Good times guaranteed, just check out the photos from last year or the impressions video:

The tournament

The DSCL Nationals have a simple format. 12 players enter a 1-day tournament where they’ll play round robin groups of 6, from which 6 players advance to an elimination bracket to decide the winner. ‘But how can I be one of these 12 players?‘, you ask? Let me tell you! There’s two ways: either be Harstem or uThermal, because previous winners get an invitation.

Otherwise: play in qualification tournaments. Several tournaments throughout the year award DSCL-points to their participants, and we’ll keep score at DSCL.nl/ranking. Take note: only eligible players will receive points – see DSCL.nl/rules for all the rules. After the final qualification tournament the top-4 players from the ranking will get a direct invite to the DSCL Nationals. The numbers 5 through 16 from the ranking will play an online group stage (3 double elimination groups of 4 players) in the second half of November, from which another 6 players advance to December 15th. As long as you get top-16 in the ranking you have a shot, so clear your calendars and sign up for the qualifiers!

The following tournaments award points for the DSCL Nationals ranking. More tournaments will be added to this list throughout the year, so keep an eye on this page or (even better): sign up to our newsletter.

*The ThermyCup features a €1.500 prize pool and offers 50% more DSCL points!

**The qualifiers at the Esports Game Arena (EGA) feature a €275 prize pool, provided by a generous anonymous fan of the DSCL. Signups start at 14h, matches at 15h.

Crowdfunded prize pool

For the prize pool we’re relying on you – the community! We set up a campaign on Matcherino where anyone can help fund this year’s DSCL Nationals. If you like grassroots StarCraft tournaments or want to support the Dutch StarCraft community, please consider donating. 100% of the donations (and proceeds from merchandise) will be split over the 12 participants in the following ratio:

  • 1st place – 32%
  • 2nd place – 16%
  • 3/4th place – 8%
  • 5/6th place – 6%
  • 7/12th place – 4%

If you have no PayPal or do not want to use Matcherino, you can contribute to the prize pool by donating directly to account number NL03 SNSB 0705 8249 69 of the Stichting E-sports Nederland (BIC: SNSBNL2A). Mention ‘DSCL prize pool’ in the description of your transfer, and the donation will be added to the prize pool.