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Registration Now Open for theGXL Universe 2014 TF2 BYOC LAN Tournament

CEVO and theGXL are pleased to announce that team registration for theGXL Universe 2014 TF2 BYOC LAN Tournament is now open!  Team registration will remain open until Friday, October 10th at 11:59 PM CDT or when 16 teams have completed registration. The tournament is being held at theGXL Universe 2014 LAN on October 10th-12th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

When: October 10th, 2014 through October 12th, 2014
Location: Greater Philadelphia Expo Center @ 100 Station Ave Oaks, PA 19456


NOTE: To register for the TF2 BYOC tournament, each player must first purchase a BYOC Seat, before creating or joining a team on the CEVO website. To authenticate, players must use the same email address on their CEVO account that was used to purchase their BYOC seat.

Tournament Details
- $120.00 entry fee per team
- $2,000 base prize pool + 100% of entry fees added to tournament prize pool (less PayPal transaction fees)
- minimum of 4 guaranteed matches
- 20 teams maximum (16 open registration + 4 CEVO-P invited teams)
- group stage, followed by a double elimination bracket
- onsite tournament coverage by eXtv

Entry Fee & Prize Pool
There will be a $60.00 entry fee per team and 100% of this fee will go towards increasing the $2,000.00 base prize pool (less PayPal transaction fees). The current prize pool will be updated daily on the official tournament event page. Space in the tournament is extremely limited, and only the first 16 completely paid "ready" teams will have their spots reserved. You can keep an eye on which teams have registered on the competitors page.

Prize Pool Breakdown:
1st Place: 50% of total prize pool
2nd Place: 25% of total prize pool
3rd Place: 15% of total prize pool
4th Place: 10% of total prize pool

Prize Pools (Based on # of Teams):

  • 20 Teams: $3,200.00
  • 16 Teams: $2,960.00
  • 12 Teams: $2,720.00

Map Pool
The specific order of maps and information on the tournament seeds and brackets will be announced shortly. 

  • cp_badlands
  • cp_granary
  • cp_process_final
  • cp_gullywash_final1
  • cp_snakewater_final1
  • cp_yukon_final
  • koth_pro_viaduct_rc4

Event Schedule
The entire tournament will be played on Saturday, October 11th between 9:00 AM - 11:30 PM. You can also check out the full tournament schedule HERE. All matches will be played in bo1 format.

Group Stage:
Round 1 : 9:00 AM
Round 2: 10:15 AM
Round 3: 11:00 AM
Round 4: 11:45 PM 
Round 5: 12:30 PM

Bracket Stage:
Round of 16: 2:00PM
Round of 8: 3:00PM
LB Round 1: 3:00PM
Round of 4: 4:00PM
LB Round 2: 4:00PM
LB Round 3: 5:00PM
LB Round 4: 6:00PM
LB Round 5: 7:00PM
WB Finals: 7:00PM
LB Finals:  8:00PM
Grand Finals: 9:00 PM

NOTE: Official tournament format & schedule are subject to change, but we'll do our best to keep this announcement updated. 


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-pay 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 further information about CEVO, please visit cevo.com.

theGXL – TheGXL was established on February 27th, 2004, as a collaboration of local gaming clans and organizations in the DE, NJ, and PA areas. This collaboration of resources results in over 30 years of LAN party experience. TheGXL’s goal is to institute the largest and most exciting LANs on the East Coast. TheGXL has managed many events ranging between 70 and 700 attendees. For further information about theGXL, please visit theGXL.com.


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