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Halloween Howl 2 (NA/EU) FREE MVP CS:GO Tournament (Oct 29-30) w/ $1,500

It's time to announce our next FREE weekend MVP event, the Halloween Howl 2 CS:GO Tournament. The Halloween Howl 2 is an online weekend rush style CS:GO tournament taking place on Saturday, October 29th and Sunday, October 30th, 2016 open to European & North American CS:GO teams of all skill levels.

Team registration for the Halloween Howl 2 is NOW OPEN and teams can register until Friday, October 28th 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!


Participation in the Halloween Howl 2 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.

  • $1,500.00 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 Halloween Howl 2 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
2nd Place - $175.00 USD
3rd Place - $75.00 USD

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, October 29th:
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, October 30th:
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, October 29th:
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, October 30th:
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

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.


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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).


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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