PGL Season IV
PGL Season IV

2009-01-01 - 2009-01-10

The Professional Gamers League comprises of four team knockout rounds, a group stage, four revival rounds, four individual knockout rounds and two Final rounds.

Team knockout phase
16 players are split into four groups of four and each group will play as a team in this phase. This phase will decide which group will have more players advance to the future knockout phase. Two finalists in this phase will be branded as upper groups, while two losing groups will in the meantime branded as lower groups. This phase will be double elimination and matches will be played on King of the Hill basis.

Group stage
The players will play against their group opponents through double elimination playoffs and matches will be played on best of three basis. Upper groups will see top two performers in respective group advance to the individual knockout phase, while bottom two players enter the revival phase. The lower groups will meanwhile see top two performers in respective group enter the revival phase, while bottom two players will be eliminated from the competition.

Revival phase
The players will be drawn against their respective opponents prior to the kickoff of this phase. They will play against each other on best of three basis through a double elimination playoffs. The 4 winners of second round will join a similar number of automatic entrants in the individual knockout phase.

Individual knockout phase
The rules in this phase will be the same as the revival phase applied. The 4 winners of second round will advance to the Final phase.

Final
The players will be drawn against their respective opponents prior to the kickoff of this phase. They will play against each other on best of five basis through a single elimination playoffs.

Map pool
Ancient Isles
Death Trap
Melting Valley
Road to Stratholme
Snowdrop
Tidewater Glades
Twisted Meadows

Prize distribution
1. USD 11,700
2. USD 5,850
3-4. USD 2,925
5-6. USD 1,432
7-8. USD 726

Fixtures

Team knockout phase
1 January 2009 09:00 - 16:00 (CET) - Round 1
2 January 2009 06:00 - 16:00 (CET) - Round 2 and 3

Group stage
3 January 2009 06:00 - 16:00 (CET) - Group B & Group C
4 January 2009 06:00 - 16:00 (CET) - Group A & Group D

Revival stage
5 January 2009 09:00 - 16:00 (CET) - Round 1
6 January 2009 11:00 - 16:00 (CET) - Round 2

Individual knockout phase
7 January 2009 09:00 - 16:00 (CET) - Round 1
8 January 2009 11:00 - 16:00 (CET) - Round 2

Final
9 January 2009 11:00 - 16:00 (CET) - Semi-finals
10 January 2009 11:00 - 15:00 (CET) - Final



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