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Standoff 2 Esports | Season 2023

The official Axlebolt tournament series continues in 2023! This year, we can expect even more exciting events on the professional scene. We're keeping esports exciting, interesting, and most importantly, open to everyone.

Just like last year, we can expect several Minor and Major tournaments. Each series has its own specific goals:


A Tier-2 tournament designed for young and ambitious teams who want to make a name for themselves. The event will allow teams to compete for a prize pool and also for a chance to participate in the Tier-1 scene.

Eight teams will participate in the tournament, including 4 invited teams (Wild card) and 4 winning teams from the qualification games. Anyone can participate in the qualification and fight for a slot in Minor.


A Tier-1 tournament with a much larger scale and prize pool. The teams are stronger and the winners of Major will receive many more Points after the tournament (details below).

Eight teams will participate in the tournament: 5 teams with the most points from the Minor tournaments and 3 teams selected based on the results of the qualification matches.

Game settings

All the games will be played using settings:

ESPORTS Points System

In the new competitive season, we are introducing a new system for teams: ESPORTS Points. In this article, we will explain how the points will work, why they are needed, and how teams can earn them.

What are Points

ESPORTS Points are points that teams will be able to earn starting from the 2023 esports season. These points will allow teams to be invited directly in Tier-1 tournaments.

All Major events and the Main Event are considered Tier-1 tournaments.

How to earn ESPORTS Points

Teams earn ESPORTS Points by participating and taking prize-winning places in a series of official Axlebolt tournaments.

The amount of points received depends on the level of the tournament (Tier-1 or Tier-2) and the place that the team takes at the end of the tournament.

It is important: ESPORTS Points are not awarded for participation/winning at the Main Event. Points are also not awarded for events that are not part of the official Axlebolt tournament series (e.g. Masters Way, Student RESL tournament, show matches, etc.).

ESPORTS Points are accumulated throughout the entire tournament year. Points are annulled for all teams on December 31st of each year.

Substitutions and Penalties

Each team is allowed two substitutions per event in the Axlebolt tournament series. Any subsequent substitutions after the second will result in penalties:

  • If the substitution was made before or during the game, the team will automatically lose the match;

  • At the end of the tournament, the team will receive 40% fewer ESPORTS Points.

  • If the substitution was not made due to unavoidable circumstances, the organizers have the right to prohibit a third substitution between games (e.g. between the semi-final and final) or during a match.

Teams will lose 30% of their previously earned ESPORTS Points for substituting players between tournaments within one season: between the first and second Minor and between the second Minor and Major. The remaining points are rounded down.

Teams will lose 20% of previously earned ESPORTS Points for substituting players in the second off-season: between Season 2 and the Main Event. The remaining points are rounded down.

If a team is sold to another owner, all of its ESPORTS Points will be automatically nullified and the team will lose its position in the overall ESPORTS Points standings.

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