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CS:GO Season 4 Skill Divisions & Placement Tournament

Friday, January 17th, 2014

The Season 3 Playoffs are right in the thick of things, but we're far too excited to hold off any longer on getting Season 4 under way! As we get ready to open registration for our 4th season of CS:GO, we're thrilled to announce that we'll again be adding an additional skill division and increasing our CS:GO prize pool for the 3rd consecutive season after a tremendous amount of supprt from the CS:GO community in Season 3. With the start of Season 4, comes the return of the Professional division.  You can read about all of our official Season 4 skill divisions below.

Season 4 and the off-season Placement Tournament will be completely FREE-to-Play for teams in the Open through Main skill divisions. Complete Season 4 details including prize pools, default match days, and our projected full season schedule will be released early next week.

 

The Open Division (CEVO-O) is completely FREE-to-Play and open to all teams. Designed for beginner teams who are looking to get their feet wet with competitive play.  Teams in this division play one match per week and compete for cash prizes and the chance to move up to the next skill division at the end of the season. The Open division will be separated into three regional conferences to help make scheduling matches a breeze, while allowing teams to play the majority of their matches on servers in their preferred location.

 

The Intermediate Division (CEVO-IM) is a FREE-to-Play restricted division designed for both new and experienced teams seeking serious competitive play.  Teams can qualify to play in this division through their performance in the previous season or through our off-season Placement Tournament.  Teams in this division will play one match per week in one national conference and compete for cash prizes and the chance to move up to the next skill division at the end of the season.

 

The Main Division (CEVO-M) is a FREE-to-Play restricted division designed for only very highly skilled and experienced teams looking for serious, near-professional competition. Teams can qualify to play in this division through their performance in the previous season or through our off-season Placement Tournament. Teams in this division will play two matches per week in one national conference and compete for cash prizes. After Season 4, the Main division will be filled exclusively by teams who are moved up based on their performance in the previous CEVO season.

 

The Professional Division (CEVO-P) *NEW* is our most prestigious division and consists of only the top 16 teams in North America. In Season 4, the Professional division will be filled with teams that are invited to compete at CEVO's discretion. In future seasons, teams will earn spots in this division from their performance in CEVO and their participation in the off-season Professional Placement Tournament. Teams in this division will play two matches per week, in one national conference, and compete for our largest cash prize pool.

 

Season 4 Off-Season Placement Tournament Details

Registration for the Placement Tournament will open on Thursday, January 16th and close on Thursday, January 30th 2014 at 11:59 PM CST, with play beginning on Monday, February 3rd.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE PLACEMENT TOURNAMENT

  • 192 teams maximum (32 groups of 6)
  • Group stage (bo1), followed by single elimination bracket stage (bo1)
  • The top 2 teams from each group advances to bracket stage
  • Matches will be scheduled Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8 PM CST
  • ALL matches protected by CEVO's Paladin anti-cheat technology
  • Helpful league officials available for LIVE support on ALL match nights
  • Teams that receive 2 FFLs at any point in the event will be removed and ineligible for a moveup
  • Teams that finish in the top 16 will be invited to participate in the Season 4 Main division
  • Teams that finish 17th-64th will be invited to participate in the Season 4 Intermediate division

 

Map Pool

  • de_inferno
  • de_dust2
  • de_nuke
  • de_train
  • de_mirage
  • de_cache

NOTE: Matches will begin with a knife round to determine which team gets to pick starting sides.

 

Placement Tournament Schedule

Group Stage:

  • Round 1 - Feb 3rd
  • Round 2 - Feb 4th
  • Round 3 - Feb 5th
  • Round 4 - Feb 10th
  • Round 5 - Feb 11th
  • Round 6 - Feb 12th (tiebreaker round)

Bracket Stage:

  • Round of 64 - Feb 16th at 7:30 PM CST
  • Round of 32 - Feb 16th at 9:00 PM CST

NOTE: Group Stage matches will be scheduled with a default match time of 8:00 PM CST. If both teams agree, this time can be changed. Due to the extremely tight schedule for this event, teams should be prepared to play on all of the dates listed above as reschedules will not be permitted after the Group Stage.

 

Season 4 Automatic Moveups & Movedowns

s3 Open division teams that have qualified for the Playoffs will be automatically moved into the s4 Intermediate division, while the top 3 teams from Open will receive an additional moveup to the s4 Main division. s3 Intermediate division teams that qualified for the Playoffs will be automatically moved into the s4 Main division. The top three, s3 Main division teams will receive an automatic invite into the new Professional division.  

Additionally, teams who finished with less than a .500 regular season record in the s3 Main or Intermediate divisions, who did not qualify for the s3 Playoffs will be automatically moved down one skill division. Teams that have been moved down are encouraged to participate in the off-season Placement Tournament to compete for the chance to retain their spot in one of our restricted skill divisons.

 

CEVO-TV Coverage

c0tton, klops, misled, latorr and the rest of the CEVO-TV crew will be broadcasting s4 Placement matches. You'll be able to catch all the action on match nights from our freshly re-designed WATCH section and as always, VODs will be available after the matches on our YouTube channel. If for whatever reason a match server doesn't have enough room for our casters or a properly configured GOTV, CEVO will provide you with a server.

 

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Players can register their teams HERE beginning on Thursday, January 16th until Thursday, January 30th at 11:59 PM CST. We're looking forward to continuing to grow our presence in CS:GO in addition to hosting events for all of the most popular games. As always, we're open to feedback and would love to hear from you. Feel free to post your questions, comments, or concerns below, contact CEVO Support, or join our public Ventrilo server (texas.cevo.nationvoice.com:4000) to speak to a game official.

 

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Comments

Looking Forward to this :)
Looking Forward to this :)

I'm Working my way to Invite.

Posted Saturday, January 18th, 2014 12:45 AM GMT
Around what time will the games be for the Group Stage? A lot of my team has work during the early hours of course so I hope the games will take place at night
Around what time will the games be for the Group Stage? A lot of my team has work during the early hours of course so I hope the games will take place at night

Posted Saturday, January 18th, 2014 5:22 PM GMT
@Ali D, the default match time for the Group Stage is going to be 8 PM CST, but teams are encouraged to communicate with their opponents and switch the match times if there is any conflict. If both teams can't agree on a new time, the match will have to be played at the default time though. Let me know if you have any questions about this... Thanks, CEVO|Pipher
@Ali D, the default match time for the Group Stage is going to be 8 PM CST, but teams are encouraged to communicate with their opponents and switch the match times if there is any conflict. If both teams can't agree on a new time, the match will have to be played at the default time though.

Let me know if you have any questions about this...

Thanks,
CEVO|Pipher

Chris Pipher / General Manager / CEVO.com

Posted Saturday, January 18th, 2014 5:31 PM GMT
Automatic main movedowns with less than a .500 in CPI? I don't see any teams that are higher than a .500.
Automatic main movedowns with less than a .500 in CPI? I don't see any teams that are higher than a .500.

pew pew

Posted Saturday, January 18th, 2014 11:05 PM GMT
[quote="budi"]Automatic main movedowns with less than a .500 in CPI? I don't see any teams that are higher than a .500.[/quote] Hi Budi, The portion you are quoting states "finished with less than a .500 regular season record". Seen here, the sentence indicates records - not CPI rating.
budi said:Automatic main movedowns with less than a .500 in CPI? I don't see any teams that are higher than a .500.


Hi Budi,

The portion you are quoting states "finished with less than a .500 regular season record". Seen here, the sentence indicates records - not CPI rating.

You are watching CEVO-TV, I am c0tton.

Posted Saturday, January 18th, 2014 11:23 PM GMT
[quote="CEVO-TV|c0tton"][quote="budi"]Automatic main movedowns with less than a .500 in CPI? I don't see any teams that are higher than a .500.[/quote] Hi Budi, The portion you are quoting states "finished with less than a .500 regular season record". Seen here, the sentence indicates records - not CPI rating.[/quote] Woops, thanks for clearing that up c0tton
CEVO-TV|c0tton said:
budi said:Automatic main movedowns with less than a .500 in CPI? I don't see any teams that are higher than a .500.


Hi Budi,

The portion you are quoting states "finished with less than a .500 regular season record". Seen here, the sentence indicates records - not CPI rating.


Woops, thanks for clearing that up c0tton

pew pew

Posted Monday, January 20th, 2014 6:20 AM GMT
Also, I assume not, but are there any prizes for say, coming 1st? Besides getting main
Also, I assume not, but are there any prizes for say, coming 1st? Besides getting main

Posted Monday, January 20th, 2014 3:12 PM GMT
[quote="Ali D"]Also, I assume not, but are there any prizes for say, coming 1st? Besides getting main[/quote]No prizes other than moveups for the placement tournament. Although depending on how you do, you'll potentially be playing for more $$$ depending on the skill division that you qualify for. Thanks, CEVO|Pipher
Ali D said:Also, I assume not, but are there any prizes for say, coming 1st? Besides getting main
No prizes other than moveups for the placement tournament. Although depending on how you do, you'll potentially be playing for more $$$ depending on the skill division that you qualify for.

Thanks,
CEVO|Pipher

Chris Pipher / General Manager / CEVO.com

Posted Monday, January 20th, 2014 4:36 PM GMT
Gl guys
Gl guys

Posted Friday, January 24th, 2014 3:40 AM GMT
Any idea what the first round map is?
Any idea what the first round map is?

Posted Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 3:18 AM GMT
[quote="Miraged"]Any idea what the first round map is?[/quote] Train
Miraged said:Any idea what the first round map is?


Train

Adam Spangler / CEVO Senior Support Specialist / aspangler@cevo.com

Posted Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 3:37 AM GMT
standard cs:go train or ve?
standard cs:go train or ve?

Posted Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 8:46 AM GMT
Bump what version of train is it?
Bump what version of train is it?

Since '99

Posted Thursday, January 30th, 2014 10:14 PM GMT
[quote="Carbon v4-"]Bump what version of train is it?[/quote] Valve's version. Thanks, CEVO|Pipher
Carbon v4- said:Bump what version of train is it?

Valve's version.

Thanks,
CEVO|Pipher

Chris Pipher / General Manager / CEVO.com

Posted Thursday, January 30th, 2014 10:37 PM GMT
Is the group stage a double elimination bracket, or what?
Is the group stage a double elimination bracket, or what?

Posted Saturday, February 1st, 2014 12:29 AM GMT
Group stage is group stage... It's round robin....... I don't think you quite understand how these tournament seedings go. It's like World Cup. You play against all teams in your group, and the top 2 from each go to bracket stage in single elimination.
Group stage is group stage... It's round robin.......

I don't think you quite understand how these tournament seedings go.

It's like World Cup. You play against all teams in your group, and the top 2 from each go to bracket stage in single elimination.

Posted Monday, February 3rd, 2014 4:12 AM GMT
Has this been delayed?
Has this been delayed?

Posted Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 8:03 PM GMT
no
no

Posted Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 3:35 PM GMT
nomad^ is absolutely correct in terms of the format of the event. The event is happening now muffin- and the first two group play matches have already been played. Thanks, CEVO|Pipher
nomad^ is absolutely correct in terms of the format of the event. The event is happening now muffin- and the first two group play matches have already been played.

Thanks,
CEVO|Pipher

Chris Pipher / General Manager / CEVO.com

Posted Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 4:30 PM GMT
Do we know what the maps are for the remaining matches on Feb 16.
Do we know what the maps are for the remaining matches on Feb 16.

Posted Friday, February 14th, 2014 4:31 PM GMT
[quote="Zakaria"]Do we know what the maps are for the remaining matches on Feb 16.[/quote] We'll release the brackets this afternoon, and we'll include the map list at that time. Thanks, CEVO|Pipher
Zakaria said:Do we know what the maps are for the remaining matches on Feb 16.

We'll release the brackets this afternoon, and we'll include the map list at that time.

Thanks,
CEVO|Pipher

Chris Pipher / General Manager / CEVO.com

Posted Friday, February 14th, 2014 5:03 PM GMT
It will be: Round of 64 - Cache Round of 32 - Mirage Knife for Sides
It will be:

Round of 64 - Cache
Round of 32 - Mirage

Knife for Sides

Adam Spangler / CEVO Senior Support Specialist / aspangler@cevo.com

Posted Friday, February 14th, 2014 5:13 PM GMT