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Registration NOW OPEN for IBP GameFest OC Fair Collegiate CS:GO Tournament!

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Introducing iBUYPOWER GameFest - the first-ever digital/gaming festival to take place at one of California’s largest fairs, the Orange County Fair on August 12-13, 2017. Featuring a massive iBUYPOWER LAN and esports tournaments hosted by CEVO, GameFest is a world of technological fun for all ages. 

Come out and compete for pride, glory, and awesome prizes at our NVIDIA Battlebox Arena, featuring 60 of our signature iBUYPOWER Gaming PCs. Each tournament fee includes a FREE OC Fair weekend pass ($28 value).

The iBUYPOWER GameFest Collegiate CS:GO tournament will consist of a 32-team dual tournament group play (also known as GSL format), with each of the teams competing for their share of cash + hardware prize pool!


Format & Schedule:
- 50% of tournament entry fees go towards the Collegiate CS:GO prize pool + awesome hardware prizes
- $35 per player (each tournament fee includes a FREE OC Fair weekend pass; $28 value)
- maximum of 8 teams
- open to Collegiate CS:GO teams of all skill levels (must present student ID at venue)
- single elimination (bo3) bracket
- minimum of one (bo3) match guaranteed per team

Tournament Features:

  • The following will be provided for ALL competitors:
  • All matches played on premium 128-tickrate CEVO game servers 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

Tournament Schedule:
Saturday, August 12th, 2017:
Round of 8 – Match #1: 2:00 PM PT
Round of 8 – Match #2: 4:30 PM PT
Round of 8 – Match #3 & 4: 7:00 PM PT

Sunday, August 13th, 2017:
Semi Final – Match #1: 2:30 PM PT
Semi Final - Match #2: 5:00 PM PT
Grand Final: 7:30 PM PT

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.

Prize Pool (50% of tournament entry fees):
1st Place - 75% of prize pool + awesome hardware prizes
2nd Place - 25% of prize pool + awesome hardware prizes


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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)


In Orange County
The 5, 22, 73, 91 and 405 Freeways all connect with the Newport (55) South Freeway. Exit Del Mar/Fair Drive.

From Los Angeles
5 South or 405 South to 55 South. Exit Del Mar/Fair Drive.

From Riverside
91 West to 55 South. Exit Del Mar/Fair Drive.

From San Diego
5 North to 405 North to 55 South. Exit Del Mar/Fair Drive.

Alternate route high traffic periods: From the 405 Freeway, exit Fairview Road, drive South and follow directional parking signs.

More information about the OC Fair in Orange County, California can be found online at http://ocfair.com/


iBUYPOWER symbolizes several key beliefs: Innovation, Quality, Selection, Community, Performance. These are fundamental attributes of life inside and outside of gaming - you need them all to win. Leading the pack, iBUYPOWER is gaming, defined.

Since 1999, iBUYPOWER has been delivering on its promise to build the best gaming systems for the most avid gamers.We fueled passions for gaming by giving our customers the highest quality in custom built computers. Our systems have since become the backbone for professional gamers, game developers, LAN centers, major eSports tournaments, and everyday consumers. iBUYPOWER has worked intimately with brands such as Intel, NVIDIA, AMD, Microsoft, Western Digital, Asus, Bethesda, MLG, and many more. Superior performance, reliability, cutting edge technology, and timely production make iBUYPOWER the authority in PC gaming. For more information visit ibuypower.com.

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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