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Holiday Classic CS:GO Tournament (Jan 2-3, 2016) - $1,600 USD Prize Pool

As the CEVO CS:GO s8 Playoffs come to a close and teams begin their preparation for Season 9, CEVO is happy to announce the Holiday Classic CS:GO Tournament. The Holiday Classic CS:GO Tournament is an online offseason weekend tournament taking place on Saturday, January 2nd and Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 open to both European & North American CS:GO teams of all skill levels. 

Registration for Holiday Classic tournament is NOW OPEN and teams can register until Friday, January 1st at 11:59 PM ET. Space in this tournament is limited to a maximum of 64 teams in each conference, so don't wait - register your team today!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE HOLIDAY CLASSIC CS:GO TOURNAMENT

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

  • $1,600.00 USD in cash prizes + direct invitations to participate in the CEVO Season 9 Main skill division up for grabs
  • 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 Event Leaderboards
  • Pick/Ban maps just like the Pros with our automated in-client veto system
  • In-game coaching enabled in for all matches
  • CEVO's automated match service integration
  • Access to automated scrim system to prepare for the tournament
  • Automatic recording and storage of GOTV demos
  • Real-time updated tournament brackets and team rankings
  • Helpful tournament officials available for LIVE support available throughout the tournament
  • FREE access to community forums and match predictions

Prizes:
1st Place - $500.00 + Invitation to participate in the CEVO Season 9 Main skill division
2nd Place - $200.00 + Invitation to participate in the CEVO Season 9 Main skill division
3rd Place - $100.00 + Invitation to participate in the CEVO Season 9 Main skill division
4th-6th Place - Invitation to participate in the CEVO Season 9 Main skill division

NOTE: The prizes shown above are the same for both the North American and European tournaments.

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 conference (North America + Europe)
- double elimination bracket with best-of-three (bo3) map upper bracket and best-of-one (bo1) map lower bracket

European Schedule:
Saturday, January 2nd:
Round of 32: 2:30 PM CET
Round of 16 / LB Round 1: 5:00 PM CET
LB Round 2: 6:30 PM CET
Round of 8 / LB Round 3: 7:30 PM CET
Round of 4 / LB Round 4: 10:00 PM CET 

Sunday, January 3rd:
LB Round 5: 2:30 PM CET
LB Round 6: 4:00 PM CET
WB Finals / LB Round 7: 5:30 PM CET
LB Finals: 7:00 PM CET
Grand Finals: 8:00 PM CET

North American Schedule:
Saturday, January 2nd:
Round of 64: 12:00 PM ET
Round of 32 / LB Round 1: 2:30 PM ET
LB Round 2: 5:00 PM ET
Round of 16 / LB Round 3: 6:00 PM ET
LB Round 4: 7:00 PM ET
Round of 8 / LB Round 5: 8:00 PM ET
Round of 4: 10:30 PM ET

Sunday, January 3rd:
LB Round 6: 12:00 PM ET
WB 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_inferno
  • 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) Home bans one map
6) Away bans one map
7) Remaining map is played (knife for side choice)

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Comments

this is awesome
this is awesome
Posted Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 12:25 AM GMT
"Participation in the Halloween Howl CS:GO Tournament" Copy and paste?
"Participation in the Halloween Howl CS:GO Tournament" Copy and paste?

Sleep? Sleep is for the weak!

Posted Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 1:52 PM GMT
Do we have to pay for entry of the coach?
Do we have to pay for entry of the coach?

Posted Thursday, December 10th, 2015 12:03 AM GMT
[quote="Enfohip"]Do we have to pay for entry of the coach?[/quote] The coach must be PAID and on the ROSTER to join the server. Thank you @CEVOkVIN_S
Enfohip said:Do we have to pay for entry of the coach?


The coach must be PAID and on the ROSTER to join the server.

Thank you
@CEVOkVIN_S

The ESEA network is currently unavailable.

Posted Thursday, December 10th, 2015 12:05 AM GMT
[quote="CEVO|kVIN_S"][quote="Enfohip"]Do we have to pay for entry of the coach?[/quote] The coach must be PAID and on the ROSTER to join the server. Thank you @CEVOkVIN_S[/quote] How will someone join as a coach? Is there a button on the match screen in the client or something?
CEVO|kVIN_S said:
Enfohip said:Do we have to pay for entry of the coach?


The coach must be PAID and on the ROSTER to join the server.

Thank you
@CEVOkVIN_S


How will someone join as a coach? Is there a button on the match screen in the client or something?

Posted Thursday, December 10th, 2015 3:51 AM GMT
[quote="Enfohip"][quote="CEVO|kVIN_S"][quote="Enfohip"]Do we have to pay for entry of the coach?[/quote] The coach must be PAID and on the ROSTER to join the server. Thank you @CEVOkVIN_S[/quote] How will someone join as a coach? Is there a button on the match screen in the client or something?[/quote] "COACH" is a roster role (this can be assigned by your captain). The coach can join the game server like any other member of the team, but will be assigned to the Spectators and will ONLY BE ABLE TO SPECTATE HIS TEAM MEMBERS.
Enfohip said:
CEVO|kVIN_S said:
Enfohip said:Do we have to pay for entry of the coach?


The coach must be PAID and on the ROSTER to join the server.

Thank you
@CEVOkVIN_S


How will someone join as a coach? Is there a button on the match screen in the client or something?


"COACH" is a roster role (this can be assigned by your captain). The coach can join the game server like any other member of the team, but will be assigned to the Spectators and will ONLY BE ABLE TO SPECTATE HIS TEAM MEMBERS.

Andrew Ferrari / CEVO Maximum Senior Support Specialist Extreme Master Prophet / aferrari@cevo.com

Posted Thursday, December 10th, 2015 5:39 PM GMT
[quote="CEVO|Ferrari"] "COACH" is a roster role (this can be assigned by your captain). The coach can join the game server like any other member of the team, but will be assigned to the Spectators and will ONLY BE ABLE TO SPECTATE HIS TEAM MEMBERS.[/quote] Alright, thank you very much!
CEVO|Ferrari said:

"COACH" is a roster role (this can be assigned by your captain). The coach can join the game server like any other member of the team, but will be assigned to the Spectators and will ONLY BE ABLE TO SPECTATE HIS TEAM MEMBERS.


Alright, thank you very much!

Posted Friday, December 11th, 2015 1:19 AM GMT
so 1600 in prize pool but 1-6 prizes only get 800$ EDIT: NVM eu and na got it
so 1600 in prize pool but 1-6 prizes only get 800$

EDIT: NVM eu and na got it

Posted Friday, December 18th, 2015 12:42 AM GMT
Can an individual join or only a full team? If only a team is anyone looking for a player? I'm SMFC and have played since 1.5, primarily AWP or entry frag with any weapon. Located in Denver but can play anywhere, I can even handle European pings.
Can an individual join or only a full team?

If only a team is anyone looking for a player? I'm SMFC and have played since 1.5, primarily AWP or entry frag with any weapon.

Located in Denver but can play anywhere, I can even handle European pings.

Posted Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 5:47 PM GMT
Are you allowed to stream the games within this tournament?
Are you allowed to stream the games within this tournament?

skalman

Posted Friday, January 1st, 2016 9:33 PM GMT
can people pay after the registration lock as long as they're on the roster?
can people pay after the registration lock as long as they're on the roster?

Posted Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 1:47 AM GMT
So when it will start? Thought its 14:30 CET in Europe??
So when it will start? Thought its 14:30 CET in Europe??

Posted Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 1:37 PM GMT