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SWC 2020 Tournament Schedule and Method Notice


Greetings from Com2uS!

2020 Summoners War World Arena Championship registration is now open!

Who will become the best Summoner of 2020?
Please read below for more information on the schedule and registration.

Watch the SWC2020 Tournament Information Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usln_8I8YBM

You can also learn more about the SWC via Summoners War official website.
Go to the Official Website (www.summonerswar.com/swc2020) 
( ↑ Tap the above link to be redirected to the tournament notification page.)

Before going into the details, we would like to first talk about what has changed from last year's SWC2019.

Due to COVID-19, we have decided to hold all matches of the SWC2020 as crowd-less and online. This decision has been made for the safety of all Summoners, so we ask for your kind understanding.

Also, this year’s preliminary and group stages will be integrated. The double elimination method will be applied from the preliminary to provide fairer match opportunities. 
[Read the SWC2020 Tournament Pre-Notice]

Tournament Details
Player Selection Criteria
- Records of the World Arena Season 12 and 13 will count for selecting the preliminary participants.
Player selection will be based on individual scores for each season, not the combined scores of the World Arena season 12 and season 13.

Player Application Period
- When the page opens on Jun. 21st until Jul. 6th 12am PDT
Please enter the game, tap the EVENT button to access the registration page.

Tournament Schedule and Method
Preliminary Participant Selection (Planned in mid-July)
Among the applicants, preliminary participants will be selected based on their records of the World Arena Season 12 and 13.
* The number of qualifiers of each region is different.
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Preliminary Matches (Planned in late-August - September)
In this year's SWC2020, the preliminary and group stages will be integrated.
All of preliminary matches will be held as Best of Three.

* Europe and Americas Preliminary
- Based on the records of Season 12 and 13, 16 players will be selected as the preliminary participants regardless of the countries.

(1) 16 players will be divided into 2 groups and play in the Round of 8. The Round of 8 winners will advance to the Winner's Group, and 4 players who win from each group's Winner's Group will advance to the Regional Cup.

(2) The Round of 8 losers will have another chance in the Loser's Group. The players that win from the Loser's Group will play the final match with the players who lost in the Winner's Group. 4 players who win from the final match will advance to the Regional Cup.

* Asia-Pacific Preliminary
- The number of players who will advance to the Asia-Pacific Cup from each country's preliminary is as follows.

※ In this year, applications in Southeast Asia and other regions will be submitted separately but the preliminary will be held together.

- 8 players will be selected based on their season records from each region, and the players will be playing in the preliminary as follows.


(1) First, 8 players will be divided into two groups to play in the semi-finals. The winner of the
     first semi-finals will advance to the Winner's Group to fight in the final. The final winner will advance to the Regional Cup.

(2) The players who lost in the first day's match will play the second day's loser match, and the final winner of the loser match will
      advance to the Regional Cup.

■ Regionals
Americas Cup (Oct. 24th), Asia-Pacific Cup (Oct. 31st), Europe Cup (Nov. 7th) (Scheduled and the
  dates are shown in local time) 
: Single elimination tournament 
: Matches will be played as Best of Three. From semi-finals, matches will be played as Best of Five.

* For China, a separate selection tournament will be held to determine the qualifier for the
  World Finals.

■ World Finals (Scheduled to be held on late November)
: A total of 8 players - 4 players from Asia-Pacific Cup/ 2 players from Europe Cup/ 2 players from
  Americas Cup
: Single elimination tournament 
: Matches will be played as Best of Three. From semi-finals, matches will be played as Best of Five.

Eight Summoners advanced from regional cups will compete in the World Finals in late November!

Detailed information regarding each regional preliminary will be notified via separate notice.

You can watch all of SWC2020 matches from our Summoners War Esports YouTube channel.
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