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CEVO Announces CS:GO Season 12 (NA/EU) w/ $33,000+ in prizes - Register Today!

CEVO is excited to announce that team registration for our 12th Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Season is NOW OPEN for CS:GO teams in Europe and North America! As usual, discounted early bird registration will be available until the end of the Preseason.

Save your money and pay your team's league fees before Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 to take advantage of these discounts.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW FOR CEVO CS:GO SEASON 12!

Premium Skill Divisions (Amateur / Intermediate / Main) features: 

  • $$$ prizes in all premium skill divisions ($33.000 USD in total)
  • All matches played on high-quality 128-tickrate CEVO game servers across 15+ geographic locations protected by CEVO's proprietary anti-cheat technology
  • Unlimited access to our automated scrim system (with premium league team)
  • Complete live personal & team statistics for every match and individual ranking on our Event Leaderboards
  • Pick/Ban maps just like the Pros with our automated in-client veto system
  • Public GOTV relays and automatic recording and storage of GOTV demos for every match
  • In-game coaching enabled in all premium skill divisions
  • Automatic weekly matches scheduled and easy to use match scheduling thread with SMS alerts
  • Real-time updated standings and team rankings
  • Helpful league officials available for LIVE VoIP support Sunday through Thursday all season long
  • CEVO's automated match game server plugin
  • Ability to file match disputes for CEVO staff review

What's NEW in our Season 12 Premium Skill Divisions?

  • Public GOTV Relays
    Want to watch a friends match? How about taking a shot at casting one of your favorite team's games? Now you can, as Public GOTV Relays will be available for all premium skill division matches.
     
  • SMS Scheduling Alerts
    Can't check your email at work or school, but still want to keep up to date on your team's match schedule? You can now opt-in to SMS Scheduling Alerts as long as your team is registered in one of our premium skill divisions!
     
  • Match Awards & Detailed Weapon Statistics
    Want to know who the Master Baiter on your team is? You can now check player performance at a glance with our new Match Awards for players at the bottom of each match page. Have some time on your hands? Drill down deep with our advanced Detailed Weapon Statistics to see which guns you were the best within any given match.
     
  • New Default Match Days for CEVO-Main
    We've made some changes to the default match days in our Main division to avoid conflicts with other leagues and tournaments. In Season 12, teams in our Main division will play their weekly matches on Monday & Thursday evenings. As always, teams may use the match communication thread for each game to propose alternate match days/times.
     
  • CEVO MVP Season Pass Discount (50% OFF)
    Level up your CEVO CS:GO experience with an MVP 3-month Season Pass! Now you can add a Season Pass to your s12 league fees for 50% OFF. That's 3-months of CEVO MVP for only $8.91 USD. Learn more about the CEVO CS:GO MVP program at http://cevo.com/mvp.

Season 12 Format & Schedule
Participating teams will compete in CEVO’s signature eight-week Swiss-style regular season format in an attempt to qualify for the Playoffs, and the chance to climb the ladder of ranked skill divisions. Important dates for Season 12 are listed below.

  • Early Bird Team Registration Opens – Monday, January 16th, 2017
  • Preseason Begins – Monday, February 6th, 2017
  • Preseason Ends – Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
  • Early Bird Team Registration Ends (League fees increase) – Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
  • Regular Season Matches Released – Friday, February 24th, 2017
  • Regular Season Ends & Final Roster Lock – Thursday, April 27th, 2017
  • Playoff Schedules Released – Friday, April 28th, 2017
  • Playoffs Begin - Monday, May 1st, 2017

Skill Divisions & Prizes
Main Division (NA/EU Restricted skill divisions) - $20.00 (Early Bird) / $25.00 per player - $10,000.00 prize pool (per region)
CEVO-M is our premium restricted skill division consisting of 48 very highly skilled and experienced teams (per region) 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 MVP tournaments. CEVO-M teams will play two matches per week on Mondays & Thursdays in both North America and Europe across one national conference (per region) and compete for our largest cash prizes.

1st - $6,000.00
2nd - $2,500.00
3rd - $1,500.00
4th-6th - 1-month FREE CEVO MVP coupon for each player on roster

Intermediate Division (NA/EU Open entry skill divisions) - $12.50 (Early Bird) / $15.00 per player - $5,000.00 prize pool (per region)
CEVO-IM
 is our intermediary premium 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 national conference (per region) for cash prizes and the chance to move up to the CEVO-M skill division based on their performance in Season 12.

1st - $3,000.00 + automatic move up to s13 Main skill division
2nd - $1,500.00 + automatic move up to s13 Main skill division
3rd - $500.00 + automatic move up to s13 Main skill division
4th-6th - 1-month FREE CEVO MVP coupon for each player on roster + automatic move up to s13 Main skill division
All other Playoff teams - automatic move up to s13 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 per week and all of our premium league features.

Amateur Division (NA/EU Open entry skill division) - $7.50 (Early Bird) / $10.00 per player - $1,500.00 prize pool (per region)
CEVO-A
 is our entry level premium skill division open to all teams in both North America and Europe. It's designed for both new and experienced teams seeking casual competitive play. Teams in this division will play one match per week on Wednesday evenings in three conferences across North America (East, Central, and West) and one national conference in Europe, competing for cash prizes and the chance to move up to the CEVO-IM/M skill divisions based on their performance in Season 12.

1st - $900.00 + automatic move up to s13 Main skill division
2nd - $400.00 + automatic move up to s13 Main skill division
3rd - $200.00 + automatic move up to s13 Main skill division
4th-6th - 1-month FREE CEVO MVP coupon for each player on roster + automatic move up to s13 Intermediate skill division
All other Playoff teams - automatic move up to s13 Intermediate skill division

MAPS AND VETO PROCESS
Each of our premium skill divisions (A, IM, and M) will play their regular season matches as a best-of-one (bo1) map series using Valve's Active Duty map pool of de_inferno, de_nuke, de_train, de_mirage, de_cobblestone, de_cache, and de_overpass. Teams will Pick/Ban maps just like the Pros with our automated in-client veto system prior to each match. We'll share more information about the details of our map veto process in another news announcement coming shortly.

FREE Division (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 and the opportunity to advance into one of our premium skill divisions in Season 13.

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 move up & 5x FREE entry into s13 Intermediate skill division
4th-6th - 1-month FREE CEVO MVP coupon for each player on roster + automatic move up to s13 Amateur skill division
All other Playoff teams - automatic move up to s13 Amateur skill division

FREE-to-play Division information:

  • Bring your own game server (BYOS)
  • 1 match per week during the regular season
  • All matches protected by CEVO's proprietary 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
  • FREE access to community forums and prediction systems for every match

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

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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.

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So what is stopping a CEVO-M or CEVO-IM team from competing in the CEVO-A league and winning all the money from playing less skilled teams?
So what is stopping a CEVO-M or CEVO-IM team from competing in the CEVO-A league and winning all the money from playing less skilled teams?

CEO/Co-Owner of Methodical Approach Gaming! Maggamers.com

Posted Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 9:06 PM GMT
[quote="Popeye."]So what is stopping a CEVO-M or CEVO-IM team from competing in the CEVO-A league and winning all the money from playing less skilled teams?[/quote]Nothing other than the fact that they would be winning a lot less money and playing for three entire months against teams that are way below their skill level. We don't think it's worth it (or fun), and we haven't seen very many teams try this over the past few seasons.
Popeye. said:So what is stopping a CEVO-M or CEVO-IM team from competing in the CEVO-A league and winning all the money from playing less skilled teams?
Nothing other than the fact that they would be winning a lot less money and playing for three entire months against teams that are way below their skill level. We don't think it's worth it (or fun), and we haven't seen very many teams try this over the past few seasons.

Chris Pipher / VP, Operations / CEVO, Inc.

Posted Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 9:07 PM GMT
What time will Regular Season Matches be released today?
What time will Regular Season Matches be released today?

CEO/Co-Owner of Methodical Approach Gaming! Maggamers.com

Posted Friday, February 24th, 2017 4:16 PM GMT
[quote="Popeye."]What time will Regular Season Matches be released today?[/quote] We plan to release the first round of Regular Season matches this afternoon (no later than 5:00 PM ET).
Popeye. said:What time will Regular Season Matches be released today?
We plan to release the first round of Regular Season matches this afternoon (no later than 5:00 PM ET).

Chris Pipher / VP, Operations / CEVO, Inc.

Posted Friday, February 24th, 2017 5:36 PM GMT
Hi, i just saw we were in the Main Division (team name : Nuit blanche) can we still register to it since games have been drawn the Feb 24th ? If yes, until which date do we have to pay the league's fees ? Thanks in advance.
Hi, i just saw we were in the Main Division (team name : Nuit blanche) can we still register to it since games have been drawn the Feb 24th ?
If yes, until which date do we have to pay the league's fees ?

Thanks in advance.

Posted Saturday, February 25th, 2017 11:18 AM GMT
[quote="Bobif"]Hi, i just saw we were in the Main Division (team name : Nuit blanche) can we still register to it since games have been drawn the Feb 24th ? If yes, until which date do we have to pay the league's fees ? Thanks in advance.[/quote] Yes, the regular season has already started, so you should pay the league fees ASAP to avoid missing matches. If you pay your league fees by the end of this week, we'll be able to go back and schedule you for any of the matches that you've missed. Let us know if you have any other questions, and good luck in S12!
Bobif said:Hi, i just saw we were in the Main Division (team name : Nuit blanche) can we still register to it since games have been drawn the Feb 24th ?
If yes, until which date do we have to pay the league's fees ?

Thanks in advance.
Yes, the regular season has already started, so you should pay the league fees ASAP to avoid missing matches. If you pay your league fees by the end of this week, we'll be able to go back and schedule you for any of the matches that you've missed.

Let us know if you have any other questions, and good luck in S12!

Chris Pipher / VP, Operations / CEVO, Inc.

Posted Monday, February 27th, 2017 3:31 PM GMT
How is it that registration is still open even though the season started matches on Mar 1? My team doesn't have any matches scheduled yet, when does that happen? Thanks!
How is it that registration is still open even though the season started matches on Mar 1? My team doesn't have any matches scheduled yet, when does that happen?

Thanks!

protect ya neck

Posted Saturday, March 11th, 2017 9:52 AM GMT
[quote="real__"]How is it that registration is still open even though the season started matches on Mar 1? My team doesn't have any matches scheduled yet, when does that happen? Thanks![/quote]We typically schedule makeup matches for teams that have joined the season late every few days. I can see that your team has already received a few matches, so you should be good to go. Let us know if you have any other questions about the season, and GL HF!
real__ said:How is it that registration is still open even though the season started matches on Mar 1? My team doesn't have any matches scheduled yet, when does that happen?

Thanks!
We typically schedule makeup matches for teams that have joined the season late every few days. I can see that your team has already received a few matches, so you should be good to go.

Let us know if you have any other questions about the season, and GL HF!

Chris Pipher / VP, Operations / CEVO, Inc.

Posted Sunday, March 12th, 2017 1:13 AM GMT
How many team go to playoffs on interm/main leagues? thanks
How many team go to playoffs on interm/main leagues? thanks

Posted Monday, March 13th, 2017 1:22 PM GMT
[quote="Pizituh"]How many team go to playoffs on interm/main leagues? thanks[/quote]We usually wait until about midway through the season to announce the number of teams that will qualify for the Playoffs. In Season 11, the top 32 teams in Intermediate and the top 16 teams in the Main division qualified for the postseason, we expect similar numbers in Season 12, but we'll make an announcement in a few weeks to confirm.
Pizituh said:How many team go to playoffs on interm/main leagues? thanks
We usually wait until about midway through the season to announce the number of teams that will qualify for the Playoffs.

In Season 11, the top 32 teams in Intermediate and the top 16 teams in the Main division qualified for the postseason, we expect similar numbers in Season 12, but we'll make an announcement in a few weeks to confirm.

Chris Pipher / VP, Operations / CEVO, Inc.

Posted Monday, March 13th, 2017 2:56 PM GMT
I am currently playing for a team in the free division and so if we get to the playoffs we get automatic move up to the amateur skill division correct? But we still have to pay that brackets fees? Whats the point of automatic moving teams up then?
I am currently playing for a team in the free division and so if we get to the playoffs we get automatic move up to the amateur skill division correct? But we still have to pay that brackets fees? Whats the point of automatic moving teams up then?

Berry

Posted Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 5:59 PM GMT

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