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Welcome to the Gfinity CS:GO Spring Series 2018 Playoffs!

Welcome to the Gfinity CS:GO Spring Series 2018 Playoffs!

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We're pleased to announce that the Gfinity CS:GO Spring Series 2018 Playoffs will begin on Sunday, September 16th, 2018. We've extended the absolute final date to play your matches until Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 at 11:59 PM ET, due to some unforeseen issues with our plugin that were introduced by a recent game update.

A few quick notes on some postseason rules that you may not be familar with...

The regular season standings were determined using CEVO's proprietary CPI ranking system. You can read more about the CPI HERE.
For the most part, the match scheduling process will remain the same as the regular season, but match extensions beyond the deadline date listed on the brackets will not be permitted. During the postseason, teams will have 24 hours from the conclusion of the match to file an official dispute. Disputes will no longer be accepted after this 24 hour window has expired.
All matches will be set with a default time of 9:00 PM (default timezone of conference), but teams are encouraged to work together to find a time that works for both teams.
From all of us at Gfinity and CEVO, we sincerely hope you had a good time participating in our event and we'd like to wish the best of luck to all of the teams who will be participating in the Gfinity CS:GO Spring Series 2018 Playoffs!

PLAYOFF DETAILS & MOVEUP/MOVEDOWN CRITERIA:

As previously announced here, we've released the moveup/movedown criteria heading into the next season.

Playoff Brackets: Coming Wednesday, September 12th

VETO FORMATS:

The Main, Intermediate, and Amateur skill divisions will play all matches as a best-of-three (bo3) map series using the current Valve Major's map pool. Maps will be decided inside of the client prior to each match with CEVO's veto system outlined below.

1) The home team (team with the better Playoff seed) 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).

PLAYOFFS MAP POOL

de_inferno
de_nuke
de_train
de_mirage
de_cache
de_overpass
de_dust2

PERMANENT ROSTER LOCK INFORMATION:
This is a quick reminder that as of Thursday, September 6th, 2018 at 11:59 PM ET all team rosters in each skill division were permanently locked. During the Playoffs there will be ABSOLUTELY NO roster changes permitted for any team, for any reason.

We enforce the permanent roster lock towards the end of each season to prevent teams from stacking up on the talent from teams that did not qualifiy for the playoffs and to encourage teams to remain together for duration of the season. 

PRIZE POOL:
Main Division: $15,000.00 USD prize pool (per region)
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

Intermediate Division: $7,500.00 USD prize pool (per region)
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

Amateur Division: $2,500.00 USD prize pool (per region)
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

PRIZE CLAIM POLICY:
ALL roster members from each winning team must follow the instructions below to be eligible for payment. Players may begin sending in their earnings forms as soon as the final match in their specific event (ie. CS:GO Spring Series) has been completed.

Every "Ready" player on the roster will receive an equal share of the team's prize money, regardless of whether or not they participated in any matches, and only players who have submitted their earnings forms within 30 days of the conclusion of the event will be paid out. 

Players who wish to forfeit their share of the money to the rest of their team can do so during the prize claim process. All prize claims will be processed within 60 days. To submit your winnings request or forfeit your prize, please use the following instructions.

How to claim a prize:
1) Sign in to your account on CEVO.com
2) Click on “My Teams” by hovering over the Settings button
3) Fill out the CEVO Prize Claim Form for each prize that you’d like to claim
4) Fill out and upload the applicable tax form (if claiming over $600 in a given year)
5) Click the “Claim Prize” button

How to forfeit a prize:
1) Sign in to your account on CEVO.com
2) Click on “My Teams” by hovering over the Settings button
3) Find the prize that you would like to forfeit
4) Use the “Forfeit Prize” dropdown menu to select the user that you would like to send your prize to

NOTE: All prize claim requests will be processed by CEVO staff within 30 days of submission.

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