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August Altercation (NA/EU/BR) FREE MVP (Aug 13-14) CS:GO Tournament w/ $2,250

It's time to announce our next FREE weekend MVP event, the August Altercation CS:GO Tournament. The August Altercation is an online weekend rush style CS:GO tournament taking place on Saturday, August 13th and Sunday, August 14th, 2016 open to European, North American, and Brazilian CS:GO teams of all skill levels.

We'd like to send a special shout-out to Lucas "eatbacon1" Almeida who has been helping with our recent expansion into Brazil. As a reminder, players from South America can now play in our FREE CS:GO PUG servers in São Paulo, Brazil. Get started today HERE.

Team registration for the August Altercation is NOW OPEN and teams can register until Friday, August 12th 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 AUGUST ALTERCATION CS:GO TOURNAMENT NOW!

Participation in the August Altercation 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.

  • $2,250.00 USD in cash prizes
  • 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 August Altercation 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 11 Main Division
2nd Place - $175.00 USD + invitation to Season 11 Main Division
3rd Place - $75.00 USD + invitation to Season 11 Main Division
4th - 6th Place: Invitation to Season 11 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, August 13th:
UB Round 1: 12:00 PM CEST
UB Round 2: / LB Round 1: 2:30 PM CEST
LB Round 2: 5:00 PM CET
UB Round 3: / LB Round 3: 6:00 PM CEST
LB Round 4: 7:00 PM CEST
UB Round 4: / LB Round 5: 8:00 PM CEST
UB Round 5: 10:30 PM CEST

Sunday, August 14th:
LB Round 6: 12:00 PM CEST
UB Finals: / LB Round 7: 2:30 PM CEST
LB Round 8: 5:00 PM CEST
LB Round 9: 6:00 PM CEST
LB Finals: 7:00 PM CEST
Grand Finals: 8:00 PM CEST

North American Schedule:
Saturday, August 13th:
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, August 14th:
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

Brazillian Schedule:
Saturday, August 13th:
UB Round 1: 12:00 PM BRT
UB Round 2 / LB Round 1: 2:30 PM BRT
LB Round 2: 5:00 PM BRT
UB Round 3 / LB Round 3: 6:00 PM BRT
LB Round 4: 7:00 PM BRT
UB Round 4 / LB Round 5: 8:00 PM BRT
UB Round 5: 10:30 PM BRT

Sunday, August 14th:
LB Round 6: 12:00 PM BRT
UB Finals / LB Round 7: 2:30 PM BRT
LB Round 8: 5:00 PM BRT
LB Round 9: 6:00 PM BRT
LB Finals: 7:00 PM BRT
Grand Finals: 8:00 PM BRT

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 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. For information about Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, please visit http://blog.counter-strike.net.

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Comments

How does the "invite to CEVO-Main" work if youre from Br? U will make a brand new Main division in Brazil or?
How does the "invite to CEVO-Main" work if youre from Br? U will make a brand new Main division in Brazil or?

Posted Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 2:02 PM GMT
No free servers? Sucks.
No free servers?

Sucks.

Posted Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 8:27 PM GMT
[quote="ayriks"]How does the "invite to CEVO-Main" work if youre from Br? U will make a brand new Main division in Brazil or?[/quote] If registration for this event is successful, we plan to add BR to Season 11 with two skill divisions (Amateur and Main). If we don't add BR to s11, unfortunately those invites will not exist. [quote="ryukenf"]No free servers? Sucks.[/quote]Game servers are provided by CEVO for all matches in this tournament. You don't have to pay anything extra or provide your own.
ayriks said:How does the "invite to CEVO-Main" work if youre from Br? U will make a brand new Main division in Brazil or?
If registration for this event is successful, we plan to add BR to Season 11 with two skill divisions (Amateur and Main). If we don't add BR to s11, unfortunately those invites will not exist.

ryukenf said:No free servers?

Sucks.
Game servers are provided by CEVO for all matches in this tournament. You don't have to pay anything extra or provide your own.

Chris Pipher / VP, Operations / CEVO, Inc.

Posted Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 4:09 PM GMT
Question. Only brazilian teams allowed to play? We're from Argentina
Question. Only brazilian teams allowed to play? We're from Argentina

Qui vit sans folie n'est pas si sage qu'il croit

Posted Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 1:06 AM GMT
[quote="TylerNTC"]Question. Only brazilian teams allowed to play? We're from Argentina[/quote] If you're able to play on servers in Sao Paulo, BR then you are more than welcome to register.
TylerNTC said:Question. Only brazilian teams allowed to play? We're from Argentina
If you're able to play on servers in Sao Paulo, BR then you are more than welcome to register.

Chris Pipher / VP, Operations / CEVO, Inc.

Posted Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 2:40 AM GMT
looking for IGL and Sniper. got 3 solid players looking to make a team. lets start practicing. Private msg me
looking for IGL and Sniper. got 3 solid players looking to make a team. lets start practicing. Private msg me

Posted Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 2:56 AM GMT
EU-based player with MVP looking for a team or mix or whatever. Global, 19ish eff, awp, igl, etc.
EU-based player with MVP looking for a team or mix or whatever. Global, 19ish eff, awp, igl, etc.

just end my suffering

Posted Thursday, August 11th, 2016 1:17 PM GMT
Did rosters lock already?
Did rosters lock already?

[G]FaM

Posted Saturday, August 13th, 2016 4:07 AM GMT
Thought roster locks happened when first games started :/ RIP
Thought roster locks happened when first games started :/ RIP

Posted Saturday, August 13th, 2016 7:39 AM GMT
I know 2 of us signed up last night like 5 minutes before 9pm PST and then when the rest of the team tried to join it said locked so we got screwed
I know 2 of us signed up last night like 5 minutes before 9pm PST and then when the rest of the team tried to join it said locked so we got screwed

[G]FaM

Posted Saturday, August 13th, 2016 3:55 PM GMT
Skyler, the team limit was reached before roster lock anyways.
Skyler, the team limit was reached before roster lock anyways.

Posted Saturday, August 13th, 2016 4:19 PM GMT
Vivo
Vivo

Posted Saturday, August 13th, 2016 5:38 PM GMT
yay i win
yay i win

sUrKaDuRk!~

Posted Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 5:16 AM GMT