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The Gfinity Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Series 2018 returns with $50,000 prize pot!

The Gfinity Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Series 2018 returns with $50,000 prize pot!

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After the successful Winter Series, CS:GO returns with the Gfinity Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Spring Series 2018, which will see the best talent battle to become Champions of Europe and North America and take a share of the $50,000 prize pool.

 

The Gfinity Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Spring Series 2018 is now open for registrations to teams of all skill levels across Europe and North America. The tournament remains true to its roots with a commitment to grassroots esports and a prize pot that is shared across amateur, intermediate and the (top) main skill divisions.

All participating teams will compete in Gfinity’s signature eight-week Swiss style regular season format in an attempt to qualify for the Online Playoffs and the chance to climb the ladder of ranked skill divisions.

Team registrations are now open via https://cevo.com/gfinitycsgo at discounted early bird prices. Key dates include:

 

* Early Bird Team Registration Opens – Monday, May 22nd, 2018

* Preseason Begins – Sunday, June 10th, 2018

* Preseason Ends – Thursday, June 28th, 2018

* Early Bird Team Registration Ends (League fees increase) – Thursday, June 28th, 2018

* Regular Season Begins – Monday, July 1st, 2018

* Regular Season Ends and Rosters Lock – Friday, August 26th, 2018

* Playoffs Begin - Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

 

 

The Gfinity CS:GO Spring Series 2018 Features:

 

* Cash prizes in all skill divisions ($50,000 USD in total)

* All matches played on high-quality 128-tickrate game servers across 15+ geographic locations protected by proprietary anti-cheat technology

* Unlimited access to our automated scrim system to practice with your team

* Advanced personal and 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 for all matches

* 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 games played using CS:GO match automation game server plugin

 

Skill Divisions and Prizes: Main Division: Main Division (NA/EU Invitation/Application Only) - $20.00 USD (Early Bird) / $25.00 USD per player - $15,000.00 USD prize pool (per region)

 

Main Division

Is the invite-only 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.

Main teams will play two matches per week on Monday and Thursday evenings in both North America and Europe across one national conference (per region) and compete for our largest cash prizes.

 

1st - $8,000.00 USD

2nd - $5,000.00 USD

3rd - $2,000.00 USD

4th-6th – 5x free entry into next season’s Main skill division

 

If you think that your team has what it takes to compete in our Main division, register your team in the Intermediate division and send us an email at leagueops@gfinity.net with a link to your team roster and recent CS:GO accomplishments.

Move-ups to the Main division will only be considered for fully-paid teams, registered in the Intermediate division at the time of application.

 

Intermediate Division

Intermediate Division (NA/EU Open entry skill division) - $12.50 USD (Early Bird) / $15.00 USD per player - $7,500.00 USD prize pool (per region)

IM is the intermediary skill division open to all teams in both Europe and North America. It's designed for experienced teams seeking serious competitive play.

IM teams will play two matches per week on Sunday and Wednesday evenings in both North America and Europe across one national conference (per region) for cash prizes and the chance to move up to the Main skill division based on their performance.

 

1st - $4,000.00 USD + automatic move up to next season’s Main skill division

2nd - $2,500.00 USD + automatic move up to next season’s Main skill division

3rd - $1,000.00 USD + automatic move up to next season’s Main skill division

4th-6th - 5x FREE Entry into next season’s Main skill division

 

NOTE: All other Intermediate division teams that qualify for the Playoffs will receive an automatic move up to next season’s Main skill division

 

Amateur Division 

Amateur Division (NA/EU Open entry skill division) - $7.50 USD (Early Bird) / $10.00 USD per player - $2,500.00 USD prize pool (per region)

Amateur is the entry-level skill division open to all teams in both North America and Europe. It's designed for new and experienced teams seeking casual competitive play.

Teams in this division will play one match per week on Tuesday evenings in both North America and Europe across one national conference (per region), competing for cash prizes and the chance to move up to the IM/M skill divisions based on their performance.

 

1st - $1,500.00 USD + automatic move up to next season’s Main skill division

2nd - $750.00 USD + automatic move up to next season’s Main skill division

3rd - $250.00 USD + automatic move up to next season’s Main skill division

4th-6th - 5x FREE Entry into next season’s Intermediate skill division

 

NOTE: All other Amateur division teams that qualify for the Playoffs will receive an automatic move up to next season’s Intermediate skill division

 

Map Pool and Veto Process: Each of our skill divisions 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 before each match.

 

Regular Season (bo1) Map Veto Process: 1) The home team will act as Team A 2) Team A bans one map 3) Team A bans one map 4) Team B bans one map 5) Team B bans one map 6) Team B bans one map 7) Team A picks the map out of the two that remain (side choice to Team B) Online Playoffs (bo3) Map Veto Process: 1) The home team will act as Team A 2) Team A bans one map 3) Team B bans one map 4) Team A picks map #1 (side choice to Team B) 5) Team B picks map #2 (side choice to Team A) 6) Team B bans one map 7) Team A picks map #3 out of the two that remain (side choice to Team B) For information about Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, please visit http://blog.counter-strike.net/

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