The Tespa Collegiate Series: Heroes Preseason consists of seven (7) weekly game assignments, with teams choosing to opt in to either zero (0) or two (2) best-of-three matches per week. Every Monday, the requested number of matches will be assigned to teams. Each match is assigned a default match time, which will take place during one of two time slots on the following Sunday. Matches can be played earlier if both Team Managers or Captains agree and they document the agreement in writing (for e.g. a screenshot of the in-game chat, email, etc.).
Teams have up until 20 minutes after their match time to be present and in condition to play. This constitutes having 3 eligible team members present and in-lobby. If a match is rescheduled from a time that is not the default match time, the agreed upon time becomes the default match time and the 20 minutes will apply from that point.
Each Wednesday, teams registered on Compete will be sent a match opt-in email for the following week that must be completed by Sunday. Submitting an opt-in email enters the team into two (2) best-of-three matches. Failure to Opt-in by the deadline will result in no matches being assigned.
A final single elimination bracket will occur on Week 8. The top 64 teams will be seeded based on their leaderboard performance. Teams will fight for prizing in this final elimination bracket.
|Week||Opt-Ins Begin||Opt-Ins Close||Matches Assigned||Match 1||Match 2|
|Week 1||N/A||N/A||Sept. 18th||Sept. 23rd @ 1:00 PM PDT||Sept. 23rd @ 2:30 PM PDT|
|Week 2||Sept. 19th||Sept. 23rd||Sept. 24th||Sept. 30th @ 1:00 PM PDT||Sept. 30th @ 2:30 Pm PDT|
|Week 3||Sept. 26th||Sept. 30th||Oct. 1st||Oct. 7th @ 1:00 PM PDT||Oct. 7th @ 2:30 PM PDT|
|Week 4||Oct. 3rd||Oct. 7th||Oct. 8th||Oct. 14th @ 1:00 PM PDT||Oct. 14th @ 2:30 PM PDT|
|Week 5||Oct. 10th||Oct. 14th||Oct. 15th||Oct. 21st @ 1:00 PM PDT||Oct. 21st @ 2:30 PM PDT|
|Week 6||Oct. 17th||Oct. 21st||Oct. 22nd||Oct. 28th @ 1:00 PM PDT||Oct. 28th @ 2:30 PM PDT|
|Week 7||Oct. 24th||Oct. 29th||Oct. 29th||Nov. 4th @ 1:00 PM PDT||Nov. 4th @ 2:30 PM PDT|
The top 64 teams from the leaderboard at the end of Week 7 will be seeded into a single elimination bracket
|Round of 64||Nov 10th||1:00pm PST||Best-of-3|
|Round of 32||Nov 10th||2:30pm PST||Best-of-3|
|Round of 16||Nov 10th||4:00pm PST||Best-of-3|
|Quarterfinals||Nov 11th||1:00pm PST||Best-of-3|
|Semifinals||Nov 11th||2:30 PM PST||Best-of-3|
|Finals||Nov 11th||4:00 PM PST||Best-of-5|