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In partnership with Twitch, Moonduck Studios proudly presents Elimination Mode, a new game mode inspired by Captains Draft, in which heroes can only be banned or picked once per series. The tournament will begin on Thursday, September 17th at 18.00 CEST right after the debut of’s podcast series ‘What the Duck’ at 16.00 CEST. For more information regarding this new and exciting game mode, you can watch the video at the end of this article.

Six of the teams are completely confirmed for the event; however, due to scheduling conflicts with MLG a more creative solution was chosen: The teams to be eliminated first from the MLG event on September 15th and 16th will be placed into the lower half of the EU bracket.


  • 4 Clover & Lepricon
  • 4 Anchors & Sea Captain
  • complexity Gaming
  • Digital Chaos
  • FIRE
  • High Council of Wizards & Priests
  • Alliance
  • Monkey Freedom Fighters


The bracket splits into two sides, North America versus Europe. This will not only reduce potential server conflicts, but also guarantee an NA versus EU best-of-five Grand Final!


Day 1 – Sep 17

16 CEST – What the Duck podcast
18 CEST – 4CL vs 4ASC
21 CEST – DC vs. Fire

Day 2 – Sep 18

18 CEST – TBD vs. TBD
21 CEST – coL vs. HCWP

Day 3 – Sep 19

18 CEST – EU finals
21 CEST – NA finals

Day 4 – Sep 20

19 CEST – Grand Finals (BO5)

The prize pool of a total of $10,000 will split as follows:

  • 1st place: $5,000
  • 2nd: $3,000
  • 3rd/4th place: $1,000

The event will be streamed on moonduck’s twitch channel

Still wondering exactly how Elimination Mode works? Check out this instructional video by SirActionSlacks: