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Hellcase New Years Open (NA/EU) FREE MVP CS:GO Tournament (Jan 21-22) w/ $1,500

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

It's time to announce our next FREE weekend MVP event, the Hellcase New Years Open CS:GO Tournament. The Hellcase New Years Open is an online weekend rush style CS:GO tournament taking place on Saturday, January 21st and Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 open to European & North American CS:GO teams of all skill levels.

Team registration for the Hellcase New Years Open is NOW OPEN and teams can register until Friday, January 20th at 11:00 PM ET. Space in this tournament is limited to a maximum of 64 teams in per region, so don't wait - register your team today!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE HELLCASE NEW YEARS OPEN CS:GO TOURNAMENT NOW!

Participation in the Hellcase New Years Open CS:GO Tournament is completely FREE for CEVO MVP's and $5/player for regular users. To sign up for the CEVO MVP program today, please visit http://cevo.com/mvp.

  • $1,500.00 USD in cash prizes + invitations to Season 12 Main Division
  • 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 Hellcase New Years Open Leaderboards
  • Pick/Ban maps just like the Pros with our automated in-client veto system
  • In-game coaching is enabled in for all matches
  • CEVO's automated match server plugin
  • Access to automated scrim system to prepare for the tournament
  • 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

Prizes ($750 Per Region):
1st Place - $500.00 USD + invitation to Season 12 Main Division
2nd Place - $175.00 USD + invitation to Season 12 Main Division
3rd Place - $75.00 USD + invitation to Season 12 Main Division

Format & Schedule:
- first-come, first-served open registration that's completely FREE for CEVO MVP’s and $5 per player for regular users
- maximum of 64 teams per region
- double elimination bracket with best-of-three (bo3) map upper bracket and best-of-one (bo1) map lower bracket

European Schedule:
Saturday, January 21st:
UB Round 1: 12:00 PM CET
UB Round 2: / LB Round 1: 2:30 PM CET
LB Round 2: 5:00 PM CET
UB Round 3: / LB Round 3: 6:00 PM CET
LB Round 4: 7:00 PM CET
UB Round 4: / LB Round 5: 8:00 PM CET
UB Round 5: 10:30 PM CET

Sunday, January 22nd:
LB Round 6: 12:00 PM CET
UB Finals: / LB Round 7: 2:30 PM CET
LB Round 8: 5:00 PM CET
LB Round 9: 6:00 PM CET
LB Finals: 7:00 PM CET
Grand Finals: 8:00 PM CET

North American Schedule:
Saturday, January 21st:
UB Round 1: 12:00 PM ET
UB Round 2 / LB Round 1: 2:30 PM ET
LB Round 2: 5:00 PM ET
UB Round 3 / LB Round 3: 6:00 PM ET
LB Round 4: 7:00 PM ET
UB Round 4 / LB Round 5: 8:00 PM ET
UB Round 5: 10:30 PM ET

Sunday, January 22nd:
LB Round 6: 12:00 PM ET
UB Finals / LB Round 7: 2:30 PM ET
LB Round 8: 5:00 PM ET
LB Round 9: 6:00 PM ET
LB Finals: 7:00 PM ET
Grand Finals: 8:00 PM ET

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_dust2
  • 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)

NOTE: As this is a 64 team double elimination bracket, only the first 64 "Ready" teams will be scheduled first round matches. Teams that forfeit their first round matches will be replaced in the bracket by teams on the waiting list on a first come, first served basis. To join the waiting list, teams must have 5 "Ready" players on the CEVO website, and have a team rep waiting in the "Waiting List" channel of our TeamSpeak 3 server (ts.cevo.com).

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About CEVO:
CEVO is a global eSports company built around North America’s largest competitive online PC gaming league. Founded in December of 2004 with the intention to transform competitive online gaming into a professional sport, CEVO has been hosting both free and pay-to-play tournaments across a variety of AAA titles for almost 10 years. Through CEVO-TV we are also engaged in online broadcasting and other digital media. Additionally, CEVO offers event management, marketing, development, and design solutions for clients looking to get involved in the business of eSports. For more information visit cevo.com.


About Hellcase:
For more information visit hellcase.com

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