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CEVO/MLG Announce CS:GO X Games Aspen Online Qualifiers (NA+EU)

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

MLG, the global leader in eSports, and ESPN X Games are teaming up to bring eSports to X Games Aspen for the first time. The MLG X Games Aspen Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) Invitational will take place in Aspen, Colorado, from January 23-25, 2015 and will be broadcast on MLG.tv with highlights during X Games telecasts airing on ESPN and ABC, and on X Games digital and social platforms.

MLG is teaming up with MLG Brasil and CEVO for the MLG X Games Aspen Counterstrike: Global Offensive Online Qualifiers. Eight teams will compete in Aspen for X Games gold. Ninjas in Pyjamas, Team Fnatic, and Cloud9 have accepted invitations and will be joined by the winners of five regional Online Qualifiers (2 Europe, 2 North America, and 1 Brazil).

CEVO will host the Online Qualifiers for Europe and North America.  Each Region will begin with a 128-team Preliminary Qualifier on December 14th from which the final 8 teams will qualify to compete against 8 invited teams in a Championship Qualifier December 15-18.  Qualification in both regions will continue with an additional 128-team Preliminary Qualifier on December 20th and an additional 16-team Championship Qualifier on December 21st. The winner of each Region’s Championship Qualifiers will be invited to compete in Aspen.  

Team registration for the MLG X Games Aspen Counterstrike: Global Offensive Online Qualifier #1 will open on Sunday, December 7th at 12 PM EST and 6 PM CET. Invites for the bracket #2 teams will be announced next week.

Participation in the MLG X Games Aspen qualifiers are completely FREE and include:

  • CEVO automated match service integration
  • ALL matches played on premium 128-tickrate CEVO gameservers
  • Access to premium league features (scrim system, leaderboards, etc..)
  • ALL matches protected by CEVO's exclusive anti-cheat technology
  • Complete match statistics for every match
  • Automatic recording and storage of GOTV demos
  • Real-time updated standings, brackets, and team rankings
  • Helpful league officials available for LIVE support throughout the event

NOTE: All times below are listed in local time. The North American qualifier will use the EST timezone, the European qualifier will use the CET timezone, and the complete event schedule can be found online HERE.

Qualifier Map Pool

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Format & Schedule

QUALIFIER #1 - BRACKET #1: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14th:
- 128 team double elimination bracket
- first come, first serve open registration
- single map (bo1)
- map & side selection: maps predetermined and listed on bracket / knife for sides
- tournament seeds: random
- top 8 teams in each region advance to day two

  • Round of 128: 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Round of 64 / LB Round 1: 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Round of 32 / LB Round 2: 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
  • Round of 16 / LB Round 3: 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Round of 8 / LB Round 4: 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
  • LB Round 5: 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
  • LB Round 6: 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
  • LB Round 7: 8:45 PM - 10:00 PM
  • LB Round 8: 10:00 PM - 11:15 PM

QUALIFIER #1 - BRACKET #2: MONDAY, DECEMBER 15th - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19th:
- 16 team single elimination bracket
- 8 invited teams + top 8 teams from bracket #1
- best of three maps (bo3)
- map & side selection: VETO process (maps 1 & 2) / knife for sides (map 3)
- bracket #2 seeds 1-8 (invited teams): random order 
- bracket #2 seeds 9-16 (qualified from qualifier #1 - bracket #1): seeded based on whether they came from the qualifier #1 - bracket #1 upper or lower bracket, with ties broken randomly. 

  • NA Round of 16 (Monday, December 15th): 7:30 PM - 12:30 AM
  • NA Round of 8 (Tuesday, December 16th): 7:30 PM - 12:30 AM
  • EU Round of 16 (Wednesday, December 17th): 7:30 PM - 12:30 AM
  • NA Semi-finals (Wednesday, December 17th): 7:30 PM - 12:30 AM
  • NA Finals (Thursday, December 18th): 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • EU Round of 8 (Thursday, December 18th): 7:30 PM - 12:30 AM
  • EU Semi-finals (Friday, December 19th): 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • EU Finals (Friday, December 19th): 10:00 PM - 12:30 AM

* The winning team from each region's Qualifier #1: Bracket #2 will qualify for the Winter X Games 2015 Aspen

QUALIFIER #2 - BRACKET #1: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20th:
- 128 team double elimination bracket
- first come, first serve open registration
- single map (bo1)
- map/side selection: predetermined and listed on bracket; knife for sides
- tournament seeds: random
- top 8 teams in each region advance to day two

  • Round of 128: 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Round of 64 / LB Round 1: 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Round of 32 / LB Round 2: 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
  • Round of 16 / LB Round 3: 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Round of 8 / LB Round 4: 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
  • LB Round 5: 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
  • LB Round 6: 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
  • LB Round 7: 8:45 PM - 10:00 PM
  • LB Round 8: 10:00 PM - 11:15 PM

QUALIFIER #2 - BRACKET #2: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21th:
- 16 team single elimination bracket
- 8 invited teams + top 8 teams from day one bracket
- best of three maps (bo3)
- map/side selection: VETO process (maps 1 & 2) / knife for sides (map 3)
- bracket #2 seeds 1-8 (invited teams): seeded first based on their Qualifier #1 - Bracket #2 performance, with ties broken randomly
- bracket #2 seeds 9-16 (qualified from qualifier #2 - bracket #1): seeded based on whether they came from the qualifier #2 - bracket #1 upper or lower bracket, with ties broken randomly.

  • Round of 16: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Round of 8: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Semi-finals: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Finals: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

* The winning team from each region's Qualifier #2: Bracket #2 will qualify for the Winter X Games 2015 Aspen

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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-pay 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 further information about CEVO, please visit cevo.com.

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: www.mlg.tv.

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Comments

Looking forward to it, very excited!
Looking forward to it, very excited!

yo' wher all da vidya gaems @?

Posted Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 5:47 PM GMT
nice
nice
Posted Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 5:53 PM GMT
whats the prize?
whats the prize?

Posted Thursday, December 4th, 2014 8:39 AM GMT
[quote="tehWANNY"]whats the prize?[/quote] The teams that win these qualifiers will receive flight stipends, hotel rooms, meals, VIP treatment, along with a chance at a $50,000 prize pool and Xgames medals at the LAN event in Aspen. Let us know if you have any other questions... Thanks, CEVO|Pipher
tehWANNY said:whats the prize?

The teams that win these qualifiers will receive flight stipends, hotel rooms, meals, VIP treatment, along with a chance at a $50,000 prize pool and Xgames medals at the LAN event in Aspen.

Let us know if you have any other questions...

Thanks,
CEVO|Pipher

Chris Pipher / VP, Operations / CEVO, Inc.

Posted Thursday, December 4th, 2014 7:21 PM GMT
Won't want to miss out on a chance to be apart of the XGames
Won't want to miss out on a chance to be apart of the XGames

Posted Sunday, December 7th, 2014 7:08 PM GMT
Finally us Europeans can break through on CEVO. Thanks Spangler & co, looking hella lot forward to partaking.
Finally us Europeans can break through on CEVO. Thanks Spangler & co, looking hella lot forward to partaking.

suuup

Posted Monday, December 8th, 2014 8:38 PM GMT
Will registration close when the bracket is full? When will we know if we are playing?
Will registration close when the bracket is full? When will we know if we are playing?

Posted Monday, December 8th, 2014 10:16 PM GMT
[quote="strategyaday"]Will registration close when the bracket is full? When will we know if we are playing?[/quote] As of right now, once we hit 128 @ready teams, team registration will stop. [i]We will take the first 128 @ready teams into the bracket, even if we end up having more signed up.[/i] We intend to schedule the brackets exactly 24 hours prior to the first match start time. Thank you
strategyaday said:Will registration close when the bracket is full? When will we know if we are playing?


As of right now, once we hit 128 @ready teams, team registration will stop. We will take the first 128 @ready teams into the bracket, even if we end up having more signed up. We intend to schedule the brackets exactly 24 hours prior to the first match start time.

Thank you

Adam Spangler / Retired (March 2011 - April 2017)

Posted Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 1:15 PM GMT
Thanks for the response spangler.
Thanks for the response spangler.

Posted Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 7:36 PM GMT
how to sing up team to this tour ?
how to sing up team to this tour ?

Posted Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 2:35 AM GMT
[quote="Randje"]how to sing up team to this tour ?[/quote] Visit [url]http://cevo.com/event/mlg/home/[/url] and use the left hand navigation bar to select "Join Event". Thanks, CEVO|Pipher
Randje said:how to sing up team to this tour ?
Visit http://cevo.com/event/mlg/home/ and use the left hand navigation bar to select "Join Event".

Thanks,
CEVO|Pipher

Chris Pipher / VP, Operations / CEVO, Inc.

Posted Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 5:04 PM GMT
my friend creat a team and added 2 players to the roster , But when i try to join them i have the same msg below : You do not meet the participation requirements to join this conference. Please refer to the Official Rules for eligibility requirements. my conex gave me cancer: dat msg gave me cancer iam from the same region (europe) i have confirmed the steam id with all the informations , so what is the probleme ? thx
my friend creat a team and added 2 players to the roster , But when i try to join them i have the same msg below : You do not meet the participation requirements to join this conference. Please refer to the Official Rules for eligibility requirements.
my conex gave me cancer: dat msg gave me cancer
iam from the same region (europe) i have confirmed the steam id with all the informations , so what is the probleme ? thx

Posted Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 6:00 PM GMT
[quote="The Meychtah"]my friend creat a team and added 2 players to the roster , But when i try to join them i have the same msg below : You do not meet the participation requirements to join this conference. Please refer to the Official Rules for eligibility requirements. my conex gave me cancer: dat msg gave me cancer iam from the same region (europe) i have confirmed the steam id with all the informations , so what is the probleme ? thx[/quote] After review it appears you are not from Europe. If you can provide proof via a support ticket of your residency in Europe, we would be more than happy to manually add you to the event. Thank you
The Meychtah said:my friend creat a team and added 2 players to the roster , But when i try to join them i have the same msg below : You do not meet the participation requirements to join this conference. Please refer to the Official Rules for eligibility requirements.
my conex gave me cancer: dat msg gave me cancer
iam from the same region (europe) i have confirmed the steam id with all the informations , so what is the probleme ? thx


After review it appears you are not from Europe. If you can provide proof via a support ticket of your residency in Europe, we would be more than happy to manually add you to the event.

Thank you

Adam Spangler / Retired (March 2011 - April 2017)

Posted Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 6:05 PM GMT
Why is my team still in the Preliminary Qualifier phase, even though the team is ready ?
Why is my team still in the Preliminary Qualifier phase, even though the team is ready ?

Posted Thursday, December 11th, 2014 12:54 PM GMT
How will we know that we made it before the 128 @ready, for an example when I was grabbing my 5th into the team it said my team was a @ready with only four players but when I actually clicked my team it said that we weren't ready.
How will we know that we made it before the 128 @ready, for an example when I was grabbing my 5th into the team it said my team was a @ready with only four players but when I actually clicked my team it said that we weren't ready.

Posted Monday, December 15th, 2014 11:54 PM GMT
What day is the qualifier? sorry too much reading lol
What day is the qualifier? sorry too much reading lol

Dakota "RiflerBot" Dunn

Posted Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 9:04 PM GMT
Fuck nevermind can't participate this sucks
Fuck nevermind can't participate this sucks

Dakota "RiflerBot" Dunn

Posted Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 9:06 PM GMT