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CEVO Announces CS:GO Season 7 (NA/EU) - $135,000 USD - Register Today!

CEVO is pleased to announce that team registration for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Season 7 is now open. Registration will remain open until Thursday, April 9th at 12:00 PM EDT. The Season 7 prize pool will start with a minimum of $135,000 USD in prize money and travel support + community crowdfunding. Season 7 marks our first foray into Europe and both regions will feature FREE and premium pay-to-play skill divisions.

Earlier today we announced a partnership with MLG.tv, who will become the exclusive broadcast partner for Season 7 and host the s7 LAN Finals at the MLG.tv Arena in Columbus, Ohio on July 24-26, 2015. You can read the full partnership announcement HERE.

As a result of our partnership with MLG, you'll now be able to catch all the best of Season 7 at http://MLG.tv/playCEVO daily Sunday through Thursday.

Premium Pay-to-Play Divisions (Amateur / Intermediate / Main / Professional) features: 

  • $135,000 USD minimum in prize money and travel support + community crowdfunding
  • Professional division LAN Finals event at MLG.tv Arena in Columbus, Ohio (July 24-26, 2015)
  • ALL matches played on premium 128-tickrate CEVO gameservers across 15+ locations
  • CEVO's automated match service integration
  • Access to premium league features (scrim system, league leaderboards, etc..)
  • ALL matches protected by CEVO's exclusive anti-cheat technology
  • Complete LIVE match statistics for every match
  • Automatic recording and storage of GOTV demos
  • Automatic weekly matches scheduled and easy to use match scheduling thread
  • Real-time updated standings and team rankings
  • Helpful league officials available for LIVE support Sunday through Thursday all season long
  • FREE access to community forums and prediction systems for each match

FREE-to-Play Division features:

  • Bring your own gameserver (BYOS)
  • 1 match per week in regular season
  • ALL matches protected by CEVO's exclusive anti-cheat technology
  • Automatic weekly matches scheduled and easy to use match scheduling thread
  • Real-time updated standings and team rankings
  • Helpful league officials available for LIVE support on default match nights only
  • FREE access to community forums and prediction systems for every match

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CS:GO SEASON 7

Season 7 Format & Schedule
Participating teams will compete in CEVO’s signature eight week regular season format in an attempt to qualify for the online playoffs, and the chance to climb the ladder of ranked skill divisions.

  • s7 Registration + Preseason: March 9th, 2015 - April 6th, 2015
  • s7 Professional Placement Tournament: March 22th, 2015 - April 9th, 2015
  • s7 Online Regular Season: April 19th, 2015 – June 21st, 2015
  • s7 Online Playoffs: June 25th, 2015 – July 10th, 2015
  • s7 LAN Finals at MLG.tv Arena in Columbus, Ohio: July 24-26, 2015

Skill Divisions & Prizes
Professional Division (NA/EU Invite only skill divisions) - $50 per player - $75,000.00 + $42,000.00 in travel support 
CEVO-P is our most prestigious division and consists of only the top 12 teams each from North America and Europe. Teams can earn invites to this division through their performance in the off-season Professional Placement Tournament. CEVO-P teams will play 11 matches in a round-robin group play format over the course of the 8 week regular season. Following the regular season, there will be a short online playoff where the top 4 teams (per region) will have the opportunity to compete for our largest cash prize pool ever on LAN at the MLG.tv Arena in Columbus, Ohio on July 24-26, 2015.

NOTE: We'll be releasing the CEVO-P prize breakdown shortly!

Main Division (NA/EU Restricted skill divisions) - $20 per player - $6,000.00 base prize pool (per region) + community crowdfunding
CEVO-M is our premium pay-to-play restricted skill division consisting of 48 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, and sometimes through our off-season tournaments. CEVO-M teams will play two matches per week on Sundays & Wednesdays in both North America and Europe across one conference (per region) and compete for cash prizes. The top 6 teams in this division will also qualifiy for the s8 Professional Placement Tournament.

1st (60%) - $3,600.00 + automatic invite to s8 Professional Placement Tournament
2nd (27%) - $1,620.00 + automatic invite to s8 Professional Placement Tournament
3rd (13%) - $780.00 + automatic invite to s8 Professional Placement Tournament
4th-6th - 1 month FREE CEVO MVP coupon for each player on roster + automatic moveup to s8 Main skill division + automatic invite to s8 Professional Placement Tournament

Intermediate Divison (NA/EU Open entry skill divisions) - $12.50 per player - $2,750.00 base prize pool (per region) + community crowdfunding
CEVO-IM is our intermediary premium pay-to-play skill division open to ALL teams in both Europe and North America. It's designed for experienced teams seeking serious competitive play. CEVO-IM teams will play two matches per week on Mondays & Thursdays in both North America and Europe across one conference (per region) for cash prizes and the chance to move up to the CEVO-M skill division based on their performance in Season 7.

1st (60%) - $1,650.00 + automatic moveup to s8 Main skill division
2nd (27%) - $742.50 + automatic moveup to s8 Main skill division
3rd (13%) - $357.50 + automatic moveup to s8 Main skill division
4th-6th - 1 month FREE CEVO MVP coupon for each player on roster + automatic moveup to s8 Main skill division
7th-16th - automatic moveup to s8 Main skill division

NOTE: We encourage teams that are new to CEVO to start in our Intermediate division if they are looking for serious league competition with two matches week and all of our premium league features.

Amateur Divison (NA ONLY Open entry skill division) - $7.50 per player - $500.00 base prize pool + community crowdfunding
CEVO-A is our entry level premium pay-to-play skill division open to ALL teams in North America only. It's designed for both new and experienced teams seeking casual competitive play. Teams in this division will play only one match per week on Wednesday evenings in three conferences across North America (East, Central, and West) and compete for cash prizes and the chance to move up to the CEVO-IM/M skill divisions based on their performance in Season 7.

1st (60%) - $300.00 + automatic moveup to s8 Main skill division
2nd (27%) - $135.00 + automatic moveup to s8 Main skill division
3rd (13%) - $65.00 + automatic moveup to s8 Main skill division
4th-6th - 1 month FREE CEVO MVP coupon for each player on roster + automatic moveup to s8 Intermediate skill division
4th-32nd - automatic moveup to s8 Intermediate skill division

FREE Divison (NA/EU Open entry skill divisions) - FREE-to-Play 
CEVO-FREE is completely FREE-to-play (you guessed it!) and open to ALL teams in both Europe and North America. Designed for beginner teams who are looking to get their feet wet with competitive play. Teams in this division play one match per week on Tuesday evenings at 9:00 PM in their conferences local time zone, and compete for free entry into Season 8 and the opportunity to move up to one of our pay-to-play skill divisions. The FREE division will be separated into three regional conferences in North America (East, Central, and West) and one large conference in Europe to help make scheduling matches a breeze, while allowing teams to play the majority of their matches on servers in their preferred location. 

1st-3rd - automatic moveup & FREE entry into s8 Intermediate skill division
4th-6th - 1 month FREE CEVO MVP coupon for each player on roster

NOTE: CEVO-FREE is a bring your own server (BYOS) division. Teams will have the ability to reserve a very limited number of game servers in North America, courtesy of Gameservers.com, but teams should be prepared to bring their own servers if there aren't any available.

Map Rotation

  • Preseason #1: de_resort
  • Preseason #2: de_tuscan
  • Week #1: de_inferno
  • Week #2: de_season
  • Week #3: de_cbble  
  • Week #4: de_nuke   
  • Week #5: de_mirage   
  • Week #6: de_overpass
  • Week #7: de_dust2   
  • Week #8: de_cache

CEVO-P bo3's and Veto Process
In Season 7, the Professional skill division will play all matches as a best-of-three (bo3) series using the current Valve Major's map pool. Maps will be decided inside of the client prior to each match with CEVO's veto system outlined below.

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 sides)

Players can register their teams from Monday, March 9th until Thursday, April 9th at 12:00 PM EDT. 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 visit us in our public TeamSpeak3 server (cevots.gameservers.com:9366) to get in touch with CEVO Staff! 

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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 Major League Gaming (MLG):
MLG is the leader in eSports delivering premium gaming content to viewers through its streaming platform - MLG.tv and promoting eSports globally through premier competition. MLG.tv is one of the fastest growing broadcast networks worldwide reaching 20 million highly-engaged fans each month via web, mobile, connected TVs, gaming consoles and social media. MLG pioneered the eSports industry as the longest-running competitive gaming league in North America and through Gamebattles, the largest cross platform online gaming tournament system with 9 million registered users. For more information: MLG.tv.

About Counter-Strike: Global Offensive:
CS:GO is the latest installment in the Counter-Strike series. Since it was launched in August of 1999, Counter-Strike has become one the most played online games of all time, and the series has sold over 25 million copies. In the past year, CS:GO’s player numbers have increased by more than 250%, and over $3.5 mil have been paid to community content creators making and selling new items and levels for the games.

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CEVO!!
CEVO!!

Posted Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 2:09 AM GMT
Thanks for the update , goodluck to everyone
Thanks for the update , goodluck to everyone
Posted Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 2:52 AM GMT
lol
lol

120hz

Posted Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 3:37 AM GMT
"1st (60%) - $3,600.00 + automatic invite to s8 Professional Placement Tournament" invite to PPT ROFL? they placed 1st in main they go to Pro division automatically. WTF ROFL
"1st (60%) - $3,600.00 + automatic invite to s8 Professional Placement Tournament"
invite to PPT ROFL? they placed 1st in main they go to Pro division automatically. WTF ROFL

120hz

Posted Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 4:39 AM GMT
[quote="neteX"]"1st (60%) - $3,600.00 + automatic invite to s8 Professional Placement Tournament" invite to PPT ROFL? they placed 1st in main they go to Pro division automatically. WTF ROFL [/quote]If a team finishes as the top team in the Main division, it doesn't necessarily mean that they're better than the bottom teams in the Professional division. That's why we have the Professional Placement Tournament to determine how the teams stack up against each other. Anonymous 5 won the Main division in Season 5, and they weren't able to qualify for CEVO-P in the Placement Tournament. Team Quetzal won the Main division in Season 4, and they also weren't able to qualify for CEVO-P. Thanks, CEVO|Pipher
neteX said:"1st (60%) - $3,600.00 + automatic invite to s8 Professional Placement Tournament"
invite to PPT ROFL? they placed 1st in main they go to Pro division automatically. WTF ROFL
If a team finishes as the top team in the Main division, it doesn't necessarily mean that they're better than the bottom teams in the Professional division. That's why we have the Professional Placement Tournament to determine how the teams stack up against each other.

Anonymous 5 won the Main division in Season 5, and they weren't able to qualify for CEVO-P in the Placement Tournament.

Team Quetzal won the Main division in Season 4, and they also weren't able to qualify for CEVO-P.

Thanks,
CEVO|Pipher

Chris Pipher / VP, Operations / CEVO, Inc.

Posted Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 1:14 PM GMT
I got a question for the Amateur Division. For the servers are they executed by the home team? Or is it like a pug where everyone has to ready up for it to start?
I got a question for the Amateur Division.

For the servers are they executed by the home team? Or is it like a pug where everyone has to ready up for it to start?

Posted Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 6:16 PM GMT
[quote="CEVO|Pipher"][quote="neteX"]"1st (60%) - $3,600.00 + automatic invite to s8 Professional Placement Tournament" invite to PPT ROFL? they placed 1st in main they go to Pro division automatically. WTF ROFL [/quote]If a team finishes as the top team in the Main division, it doesn't necessarily mean that they're better than the bottom teams in the Professional division. That's why we have the Professional Placement Tournament to determine how the teams stack up against each other. Anonymous 5 won the Main division in Season 5, and they weren't able to qualify for CEVO-P in the Placement Tournament. Team Quetzal won the Main division in Season 4, and they also weren't able to qualify for CEVO-P. Thanks, CEVO|Pipher[/quote] if you would of put them in cevo P and if they did bad they would just get moved down. so theres really no difference. maybe they played good teams on their worst maps. its all situational
CEVO|Pipher said:
neteX said:"1st (60%) - $3,600.00 + automatic invite to s8 Professional Placement Tournament"
invite to PPT ROFL? they placed 1st in main they go to Pro division automatically. WTF ROFL
If a team finishes as the top team in the Main division, it doesn't necessarily mean that they're better than the bottom teams in the Professional division. That's why we have the Professional Placement Tournament to determine how the teams stack up against each other.

Anonymous 5 won the Main division in Season 5, and they weren't able to qualify for CEVO-P in the Placement Tournament.

Team Quetzal won the Main division in Season 4, and they also weren't able to qualify for CEVO-P.

Thanks,
CEVO|Pipher

if you would of put them in cevo P and if they did bad they would just get moved down. so theres really no difference. maybe they played good teams on their worst maps. its all situational

120hz

Posted Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 3:30 AM GMT
Why resort...
Why resort...

Posted Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 8:13 AM GMT
Yeah why is resort in the map pool, confuzzled?!
Yeah why is resort in the map pool, confuzzled?!
Posted Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 10:19 AM GMT
[quote="cXm"]I got a question for the Amateur Division. For the servers are they executed by the home team? Or is it like a pug where everyone has to ready up for it to start? [/quote] In the Amateur division, teams will be using CEVO's premium 128 tickrate automated servers. The ready up process is similar to a pug, where everyone on the team types ".ready", and the match begins automatically.
cXm said:I got a question for the Amateur Division.

For the servers are they executed by the home team? Or is it like a pug where everyone has to ready up for it to start?
In the Amateur division, teams will be using CEVO's premium 128 tickrate automated servers. The ready up process is similar to a pug, where everyone on the team types ".ready", and the match begins automatically.

Chris Pipher / VP, Operations / CEVO, Inc.

Posted Thursday, March 12th, 2015 1:10 PM GMT
[quote="CEVO|Pipher"][quote="cXm"]I got a question for the Amateur Division. For the servers are they executed by the home team? Or is it like a pug where everyone has to ready up for it to start? [/quote] In the Amateur division, teams will be using CEVO's premium 128 tickrate automated servers. The ready up process is similar to a pug, where everyone on the team types ".ready", and the match begins automatically.[/quote] Thanks Pipher, appreciate it!
CEVO|Pipher said:
cXm said:I got a question for the Amateur Division.

For the servers are they executed by the home team? Or is it like a pug where everyone has to ready up for it to start?
In the Amateur division, teams will be using CEVO's premium 128 tickrate automated servers. The ready up process is similar to a pug, where everyone on the team types ".ready", and the match begins automatically.


Thanks Pipher, appreciate it!

Posted Monday, March 16th, 2015 12:04 AM GMT
Are the Pre-season games mandatory? Will a team be removed if they do not play them? For IM anyway is what I'm asking.
Are the Pre-season games mandatory? Will a team be removed if they do not play them? For IM anyway is what I'm asking.

Posted Monday, March 16th, 2015 10:01 PM GMT
[quote="duco"]Are the Pre-season games mandatory? Will a team be removed if they do not play them? For IM anyway is what I'm asking.[/quote] Yes, you will be removed.
duco said:Are the Pre-season games mandatory? Will a team be removed if they do not play them? For IM anyway is what I'm asking.


Yes, you will be removed.

One life, two life, three life, never. Wind and a feather, floating forever.

Posted Monday, March 16th, 2015 10:08 PM GMT
[quote="veritum"][quote="duco"]Are the Pre-season games mandatory? Will a team be removed if they do not play them? For IM anyway is what I'm asking.[/quote] Yes, you will be removed.[/quote] Thanks
veritum said:
duco said:Are the Pre-season games mandatory? Will a team be removed if they do not play them? For IM anyway is what I'm asking.


Yes, you will be removed.


Thanks

Posted Monday, March 16th, 2015 10:12 PM GMT
How ist it with the Proffesional Placement Tournament for season 7 in Europe? Do teams get invitet to play there or can anyone sign up to play in the placement tournament for the first europe season?
How ist it with the Proffesional Placement Tournament for season 7 in Europe? Do teams get invitet to play there or can anyone sign up to play in the placement tournament for the first europe season?

Posted Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 10:15 PM GMT
Just a few general questions (been a while) 1) When is the actual first pre-season week / day / game? 2) Does the team need to be paid in order to be scheduled for pre-season? 3) When would week one start? We're just trying to get guys / everyone paid up and didn't see exact times and dates for everything (just the ranges). Thanks!
Just a few general questions (been a while)
1) When is the actual first pre-season week / day / game?
2) Does the team need to be paid in order to be scheduled for pre-season?
3) When would week one start?

We're just trying to get guys / everyone paid up and didn't see exact times and dates for everything (just the ranges).

Thanks!

Posted Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 6:26 PM GMT
1) http://cevo.com/event/cs-globaloffensive/schedule/263/ 2) Yes and team marked @ready 3) http://cevo.com/event/cs-globaloffensive/schedule/264/

Adam Spangler / Retired (March 2011 - April 2017)

Posted Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 6:54 PM GMT
s7 Professional Placement Tournament: March 22th, 2015 - April 9th, 2015 lol gg
s7 Professional Placement Tournament: March 22th, 2015 - April 9th, 2015 lol gg

Posted Thursday, March 19th, 2015 1:43 AM GMT
22th
22th

Posted Thursday, March 19th, 2015 1:43 AM GMT
heard it here first: things are situational
heard it here first: things are situational

xD

Posted Saturday, March 21st, 2015 4:16 PM GMT
I just played resort for the first time in a pug. I personally don't think it is viable, the rotates are insanely long. It seems more suited to a game like Call Of Duty. I can see some huge auto sniper plays incoming. Will be interesting to see what happens I suppose!
I just played resort for the first time in a pug. I personally don't think it is viable, the rotates are insanely long. It seems more suited to a game like Call Of Duty. I can see some huge auto sniper plays incoming. Will be interesting to see what happens I suppose!
Posted Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 7:42 AM GMT
question about amateur if I play amateur I'm moved up to intermediate right away regardless of placement? can I still play amateur next season?
question about amateur

if I play amateur I'm moved up to intermediate right away regardless of placement? can I still play amateur next season?

I have no hands, so they call me stone hands.

Posted Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 4:24 PM GMT
Future CEVOa champs here. eZ Finals; Energizer vs TiP eZ
Future CEVOa champs here. eZ

Finals;

Energizer vs TiP

eZ
Posted Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 4:42 PM GMT
Lets go boys
Lets go boys

Posted Saturday, March 28th, 2015 2:15 AM GMT
Couple questions for amateur division (first time on CEVO): -I read above that pre-season games are mandatory and team will be removed if games aren't played. What if the team isn't ready? We only have 3 players and have a few more players joining soon. -If we don't get a total 5 players before the second pre-season game, can we still form a team for the regular season? The registration says it ends April 6th, but I don't know how that would work if pre-season games are mandatory ending on April 1st.
Couple questions for amateur division (first time on CEVO):

-I read above that pre-season games are mandatory and team will be removed if games aren't played. What if the team isn't ready? We only have 3 players and have a few more players joining soon.

-If we don't get a total 5 players before the second pre-season game, can we still form a team for the regular season? The registration says it ends April 6th, but I don't know how that would work if pre-season games are mandatory ending on April 1st.

Posted Monday, March 30th, 2015 2:54 PM GMT

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