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Welcome to the WorldGaming $90K CSGO Canadian Championships - Register today!

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Cineplex WorldGaming Canadian Championship Series, gives gamers from across Canada & US an opportunity to put their skills to the test in some of the world’s most popular competitive titles! We’re excited to present our latest esports tournament: Counter Strike: Global Offensive Canadian Championship Series.

Our tournaments take the stage online and nationwide, featuring a variety of gamers from underdogs to the world’s most talented players - so gear-up for a real fight in order to be crowned the Ultimate Champion! Teams of five will compete across three Stages, including: Online Qualifiers, Regional Finals, and National Finals in Toronto in order to find our hard-fought winners!

With over $90,000 in total cash and swag available to be won, including a trip to Toronto for all Finalists - sign up now to fight for glory and spread the word!

REGISTRATION PROCESS:
Step 1 - TEAM CAPTAINS ONLY
Go to WorldGaming to create an account. If you are already a member, please login. Top-up your balance to reach $25.00 CAD ($18.75 USD) or more, then proceed to Step 2.

* WorldGaming website uses United States dollars (USD) as its currency. All online entry fees will be paid in USD at an exchange rate of $1.00 CAD = $0.75 USD. Louisiana and Montana residents: Please contact WorldGaming prior to depositing.

Step 2 - TEAM CAPTAINS ONLY
Register your team for your preferred Online Qualifier tournament on WorldGaming by clicking HERE, and then selecting your preferred region/date from the options listed. In order to compete for your chance to win the $25,000 grand prize, a $25.00 CAD ($18.75 USD) Team Registration Fee will apply to all tournament entries.

ALL PARTICIPANTS
Your first mission is to report to your Team Captain to confirm Step 1 & Step 2 status! Once affirmative, proceed to below.

Step 3 - PROCEED STRAIGHT TO THIS STEP IF NOT A TEAM CAPTAIN
Once your team captain has set up the team per Step 1 and Step 2 above, create a CEVO account, or login to an existing CEVO account, and then visit CEVO Canadian Championship Series home page to register for the corresponding online tournament. For example, if you register for the August 12th tournament in Toronto on WorldGaming website, you should register for the same August 12th tournament in Toronto on CEVO.

Step 4
Download and install CEVO CS:GO Desktop client. All tournament gameplay will be played through the CEVO CS:GO Desktop client.

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE CEVO REGISTRATION FOR THE ONLINE QUALIFIERS NOW!

  • All matches played on premium 128-tickrate CEVO game servers across 15+ geographic locations protected by CEVO's proprietary anti-cheat technology
  • Complete live personal & team statistics for every match and individual ranking on the Tournament Leaderboards
  • Pick/Ban maps just like the Pros with our automated in-client veto system
  • CEVO's automated match server plugin
  • Automatic recording and storage of all match GOTV demos
  • Real-time updated tournament brackets and team rankings
  • Helpful tournament officials available for LIVE support available throughout the tournament
  • Access to community forums and match predictions

Prize Pool:
Online Qualifer Prize Pool:
1st Place - Invited to Regional Finals (September 10th, 2017)
2nd Place - Invited to Regional Finals (September 10th, 2017)

Regional Finals Prize Pool:
1st Place - $2,500 + trip to Toronto for National Finals in September
2nd Place - $1,000
3rd Place - $500
4th Place - $250

National Finals Prize Pool:
1st Place - $25,000
2nd Place - $12,000
3rd/4th Place - $6,000
5th/6th Place - $3,500

* Prize values are listed in Canadian dollars (CAD) and will be divided equally between all participating Team Members.

Online Qualifier Format & Schedule:
- first-come, first-served open registration
- maximum of 32 teams per tournament
- single elimination best-of-one (bo1) bracket w/ best-of-three (bo3) Semi Finals & Grand Finals

Tournament Rules (English): https://mediafiles.cineplex.com/GameOn/csgo/CSGO_Canadian_Championship_Rules-ENG.pdf
Tournament Rules (French): https://mediafiles.cineplex.com/GameOn/csgo/CSGO_Canadian_Championship_Rules-FR.pdf

NOTE: All participating Teams must have at least one Team Member in the WorldGaming server for the duration of each online tournament: https://discord.gg/XaQUUf5

Qualifier A:
Toronto & Edmonton: Saturday, August 12th, 2017
Montreal & Winnipeg: Sunday, August 13th, 2017
Oakville & Calgary: Saturday, August 19th, 2017
Vancouver & Ottawa: Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Qualifier B:
Montreal & Winnipeg: Saturday, August 26th, 2017
Toronto & Edmonton: Sunday, August 27th, 2017
Vancouver & Ottawa: Saturday, September 2nd, 2017
Oakville & Calgary: Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

Tournament Schedule:
Round of 32 (bo1): 12:00 PM (local time)
Round of 16 (bo1): 1:15 PM (local time)
Round of 8 (bo1): 2:30 PM (local time)
Semi Final (bo3): 3:45 PM (local time)
Grand Final (bo3): 6:30 PM (local time)

NOTE: Teams should be aware that this tournament schedule is tentative and teams should be prepared to play matches in a rush style back-to-back format. This may involve starting a match prior to the times listed above. With that said, due to strict time constraints, reschedules will not be permitted.

MAP POOL & VETO PROCESS:

  • de_inferno
  • de_nuke
  • de_train
  • de_mirage
  • de_cache
  • de_overpass
  • de_cbble 

Best-of-three (bo3) map veto process:
1) Home bans one map 
2) Away bans one map 
3) Home picks map #1 (side choice to Away) 
4) Away picks map #2 (side choice to Home) 
5) Map #3 is randomly selected from remaining 3 maps (knife for side choice)

Best-of-one (bo1) map veto process:
1) Home bans one map
2) Away bans one map
3) Home bans one map
4) Away bans one map
5) Map is randomly selected from remaining 3 maps (knife for side choice)

REGIONAL FINALS - VENUES:

  • Montreal – Cinéma Banque Scotia Montréal
  • Ottawa – Scotiabank Theatre Ottawa
  • Toronto – Cineplex Cinemas Scarborough
  • Oakville – Cineplex Cinemas Winston Churchill
  • Winnipeg – Scotiabank Theatre Winnipeg
  • Calgary – Scotiabank Theatre Chinook
  • Edmonton – Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton
  • Vancouver – Cineplex Cinemas Langley

CONTACT US:
For all general tournament and WorldGaming.com inquiries: support@worldgaming.com or through the WorldGaming Discord server

For all CEVO.com and CEVO in-game, server, or client inquiries: http://cevo.com/support or through TeamSpeak 3 at ts.cevo.com

DISCLAIMER: EACH TEAM MUST PAY $25.00 CAD PER ONLINE TOURNAMENT TO COMPETE FOR A PRIZE. Registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. The tournament is open to legal residents of Canada or the continental United States (excluding Arizona, Maryland, Tennessee and New Jersey), who are over the age of 17. Team of five (5) players required to participate. All team members must have the following prior to the start of the tournament participate: WorldGaming, CEVO, and Steam accounts; CEVO CS:GO Desktop client; and a valid Counter-Strike: Global Offensive game license. There is a fee associated with the game license, charged by Steam. Registration for the Online Qualifiers ends September 3, 2017 at 2:59 PM ET. Each team member must be present at the Regional Finals and Nationals Finals, otherwise the team is disqualified. Entrants are responsible for transportation to and from the Regional Finals. Travel may be provided to the entrants that advance to the National Finals at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

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About WorldGaming:
WorldGaming acts as a social gaming community for competitive gamers to interact with one another and with brands, targeting the gamer demographic. Launched in 2006, it is the premier destination for competitive and passionate gamers, with over 8,000,000 matches played and over $40,000,000 in cash prizes paid to gamers. Owned and operated by Cineplex, WorldGaming is an online service that facilitates tournaments, leagues and ladders for all platforms. More information is available at WorldGaming.com.

About Cineplex:
A leading entertainment and media company, Cineplex (TSX:CGX) is a top-tier Canadian brand that operates in the Film Entertainment and Content, Amusement and Leisure, and Media sectors. As Canada’s largest and most innovative film exhibitor, Cineplex welcomes 75 million guests annually through its circuit of 164 theatres across the country. Cineplex also operates successful businesses in digital commerce (CineplexStore.com), food service, alternative programming (Cineplex Events), cinema media (Cineplex Media), digital place-based media (Cineplex Digital Media) and amusement solutions (Player One Amusement Group). It also operates a location based entertainment business through Canada’s newest destination for ‘Eats & Entertainment’ (The Rec Room), and an online eSports platform for competitive and passionate gamers (WorldGaming.com). Additionally, Cineplex is a joint venture partner in SCENE, Canada’s largest entertainment loyalty program.

Proudly recognized as having one of the country’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures, Cineplex employs over 13,000 people in its offices across Canada and the United States. To learn more visit Cineplex.com or download the Cineplex App.

About CEVO:
CEVO is a global esports services and technology company. Founded in December of 2004 with the intention to transform competitive online gaming into a professional sport. Over the last ten years, CEVO has managed more than 400 live and online tournaments around the globe for ourselves and on behalf of clients across a variety of AAA esports titles. Additionally, CEVO offers event management, marketing, broadcasting, production, development, and design solutions for clients looking to get involved in the business of esports. For more information visit corp.cevo.com.

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