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Northern Arena announces CS:GO Call of the North - Montreal Qualifier (Oct 22-23)

We're proud to announce that CEVO will once again host the Call of the North - Northern Arena Montreal Online CS:GO Qualifier! The Call of the North - Northern Arena Montreal Qualifier is an online CS:GO qualification tournament taking place on Saturday, October 22nd & Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 featuring some of the best CS:GO teams from all across Canada.

The tournament is an online weekend rush style CS:GO tournament where the winner of the 32-team double elimination (bo3 upper, bo1 lower) map bracket, will receive a direct invitation + travel & accomadation to the Northern Arena 2016 Montreal $100K LAN Finals (Nov 10-13, 2016)

Follow the action all weekend long (Oct 22-23), as Northern Arena will be broadcasting the best matches from the qualifier on twitch.tv/northernarena.

Which teams can participate?

  • Teams that have least 3 active Canadian players (must play in all matches)
  • All-female teams from North America
  • Teams that play for a Canadian Esports organization

If you're a team that meets at least one of the above criteria and wants to participate that we haven't been in touch with yet, contact CEVO Support immediately at http://cevo.com/support or via email at support@cevo.com and we'll be happy to invite your team to compete.

The rest of the world has set the bar; will you answer the call?

Prizes
The winning team from the Call of the North Online Qualifiers (CotN) will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Montreal to compete at the Northern Arena 2016 Montreal LAN Finals for a chance to win a share of the $100,000+ prize pool at the Bell Centre in mid-November.

Purchase Montreal LAN Finals Tickets
Northern Arena presented by Bell will make it’s Montreal debut from November 10-13, 2016. The event will host three tournaments including the $100,000 CS:GO Final, the $100,000 Dota 2 Beat Invitational Final and the $15,000 Gears of War 4 Canadian Qualifier for MLG Colombus.

NOTE: The preliminary tournament matches will be streamed online,  and only the finals from each game will be held at the world-famous Bell Centre for spectators to watch in-person.

Watch professional players from around the world as they compete in several eSports competitions, including CS:GO and DOTA 2. Northern Arena’s live event will allow fans to connect with professional eSports stars and see them in action, competing for prize pools of more than $200,000. 

PURCHASE TICKETS TODAY at http://www.evenko.ca/en/events/11744/northern-arena/bell-centre/11-13-2016

Format & Schedule:
- 32 double elimination bracket with best-of-three (bo3) map upper bracket and best-of-one (bo1) map lower bracket
- Map & side selection (bo3): VETO process (maps 1 & 2) / knife for sides (map 3)
- Map & side selection (bo1): VETO process + knife for sides

Schedule:
Saturday, October 22nd:
UB Round 1 (bo3): 11:30 AM ET
UB Round 2 (bo3) / LB Round 1 (bo1): 2:00 PM ET
LB Round 2 (bo1): 3:00 PM ET
UB Round 3 (bo3) / LB Round 3 (bo1): 4:30 PM ET
UB Round 4 (bo3) / LB Round 4 (bo1): 7:00 PM ET

Sunday, October 23rd:
LB Round 5 (bo1): 11:30 AM ET
LB Round 6 (bo1): 12:30 PM ET
UB Finals (bo3) / LB Round 7 (bo1): 1:30 PM ET
LB Finals (bo1): 4:00 PM ET
Grand Finals (bo3): 7:30 PM ET
Grand Finals 2 (if necessary - bo3): 10:00 PM ET

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)

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About Northern Arena:
Northern Arena is a world-class eSports competition consisting of LAN and online events for both professionals and upcoming amateurs. It is also the first Canada-Wide pro eSports championship. Northern Arena’s goal is simple: to bring competitive gaming to the masses and allow hard-working, talented players to show their quality and dedication through competition. With Call of the North, we want to provide an opportunity for Canadian and women CS:GO eSports teams to display their skills against the world’s finest in order to develop and popularize the eSports scene in Canada.

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.

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