Knockout Stage Updates for 2021 Lower League eCup

by Joe Meyer

The Knockout Stage for the 2021 Lower League eCup presented by Offside Marketing will commence on Thursday, February 4th.

After three weeks of group stage action, the top players from each of the five eCup divisions have advanced to the knockout stage. The PlayStation Premier Division bracket will feature the top 32 teams from the group stage, the Xbox Premier Division bracket will consist of 24 teams, and the three remaining divisions (PlayStation & Xbox Second, PC Divisions) will consist of 8 teams.

There will be no live draw for the knockout stage. Brackets, as well as tentative match times for the first and second rounds, will be released on the morning of Tuesday, February 2nd. The full list of qualified teams will be announced on the morning of Monday, February 1st after the conclusion of the group stage on Sunday.

After the first two rounds, match times & dates will be scheduled on a round-by-round basis, in accordance with player & club availability. Preliminary dates for each round can be found below, and are subject to change in the event of match postponement or cancellations.

Knockout Stage Schedule - PlayStation & Xbox Premier Divisions

  • First Round: Thursday, February 4th-Tuesday, February 9th
  • Second Round: Wednesday, February 10th-Sunday, February 14th
  • Quarterfinals: Sunday, February 14th-Wednesday, February 17th
  • Semifinals: Thursday, February 18th-Saturday, February 20th
  • Finals: Wednesday, February 24th

Knockout Stage Schedule - PC Premier Division

  • First Round: Thursday, February 4th-Sunday, February 7th
  • Quarterfinals: Monday, February 8th-Sunday, February 14th
  • Semifinals: Monday, February 15th-Thursday, February 21st
  • Finals: Sunday, February 21st

Knockout Stage Schedule - PlayStation & Xbox SmallWorld Second Divisions

  • Quarterfinals: Monday, February 8th-Friday, February 12th
  • Semifinals: Saturday, February 13th-Monday, February 15th
  • Finals: Sunday, February 21st