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CEVO Announces Offseason Halloween Howl CS:GO Tournament (Oct 31-Nov 1)

As the CEVO CS:GO s8 Regular Season comes to a close and the top teams in each division begin their preparation for the postseason, CEVO is happy to announce the 2015 Halloween Howl CS:GO Tournament. The 2015 Halloween Howl CS:GO Tournament is an online offseason tournament taking place on Saturday, October 31st and Sunday, November 1st, 2015 open to both European & North American CS:GO teams of all skill levels. 

Registration for Halloween Howl tournament is NOW OPEN and teams can register until Friday, October 30th at 11:59 PM ET. Space in this tournament is limited to a maximum of 64 teams in each conference, so don't wait - register your team today!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE 2015 HALLOWEEN HOWL CS:GO TOURNAMENT

Participation in the Halloween Howl CS:GO Tournament is completely FREE for CEVO MVP's and $5/player for regular users. To sign up for the CEVO MVP program, visit http://cevo.com/mvp.

  • $1,600.00 USD in cash prizes + direct invitations to participate in the CEVO Season 9 Main skill division up for grabs
  • ALL matches played on premium 128-tickrate CEVO game servers across 15+ geographic locations protected by CEVO's proprietary anti-cheat technology.
  • CEVO's automated match service integration
  • Complete live personal & team statistics for every match and individual ranking on Event Leaderboards
  • Access to automated scrim system to prepare for the tournament
  • Automatic recording and storage of GOTV demos
  • Real-time updated tournament brackets and team rankings
  • Helpful tournament officials available for LIVE support available throughout the tournament
  • FREE access to community forums and match predictions

Prizes:
1st Place - $500.00 + Invitation to participate in the CEVO Season 9 Main skill division
2nd Place - $200.00 + Invitation to participate in the CEVO Season 9 Main skill division
3rd Place - $100.00 + Invitation to participate in the CEVO Season 9 Main skill division
4th-6th Place - Invitation to participate in the CEVO Season 9 Main skill division

NOTE: The prizes shown above are the same for both the North American and European tournaments.

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 conference (North America + Europe)
- double elimination bracket with best-of-three (bo3) map upper bracket and best-of-one (bo1) map lower bracket

European Schedule:
Saturday, October 31st:
Round of 64: 12:00 PM CET
Round of 32 / LB Round 1: 2:30 PM CET
LB Round 2: 5:00 PM CET
Round of 16 / LB Round 3: 6:00 PM CET
LB Round 4: 7:00 PM CET
Round of 8 / LB Round 5: 8:00 PM CET
Round of 4: 10:30 PM CET

Sunday, November 1st:
LB Round 6: 12:00 PM CET
WB Finals / LB Round 7: 2:30 PM CET
LB Round 8: 5:00 PM CET
LB Round 9: 6:00 PM CET
LB Finals: 7:00 PM CET
Grand Finals: 8:00 PM CET


North American Schedule:
Saturday, October 31st:
Round of 64: 12:00 PM ET
Round of 32 / LB Round 1: 2:30 PM ET
LB Round 2: 5:00 PM ET
Round of 16 / LB Round 3: 6:00 PM ET
LB Round 4: 7:00 PM ET
Round of 8 / LB Round 5: 8:00 PM ET
Round of 4: 10:30 PM ET

Sunday, November 1st:
LB Round 6: 12:00 PM ET
WB 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 these tournament schedules are 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 reschedules will not be permitted.

UPDATE: We've decided to expand the North American side of the tournament to 128 teams, the schedule will remain the same as we'll be running 2x 64 team brackets and prizing for both brackets will match. 

MAP POOL & VETO PROCESS

  • de_dust2
  • de_inferno
  • de_train
  • de_mirage
  • de_cache
  • de_overpass
  • de_cbble 

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) Home bans one map
6) Away bans one map
7) Remaining map is played (knife for side choice)

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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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Comments

#HYPE
#HYPE

Andrew Ferrari / CEVO Maximum Senior Support Specialist Extreme Master Prophet / aferrari@cevo.com

Posted Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 8:44 PM GMT
Yee
Yee

dont spend $700 on a phone for cs, buy a $700 pc thatll get 60 fps. trust me i made a big mistake.

Posted Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 9:17 PM GMT
HYPE
HYPE

One can only achieve their full potential when environmental stress is eliminated

Posted Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 12:20 PM GMT
Meow
Meow

Shutdown

Posted Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 12:58 AM GMT
So if its only the first 64 teams, what happens to the remaining? Are they refunded?
So if its only the first 64 teams, what happens to the remaining? Are they refunded?

pls no hackerino

Posted Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 2:17 AM GMT
How can you tell if you are signed up or not? You can\t really tell if you are a part of the 64 teams.....
How can you tell if you are signed up or not? You can\t really tell if you are a part of the 64 teams.....

Posted Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 9:07 PM GMT
Any spots open?
Any spots open?

Posted Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 11:20 PM GMT
You can look here http://cevo.com/event/halloween-howl/competitors/

Posted Friday, October 23rd, 2015 12:48 AM GMT
Remember, that shows both Europe and North America. I believe it's the first 64 teams for both not 32 and 32. Meaning that may say 100 teams, but it counts both.
Remember, that shows both Europe and North America. I believe it's the first 64 teams for both not 32 and 32. Meaning that may say 100 teams, but it counts both.

Posted Friday, October 23rd, 2015 12:48 AM GMT
Thanks
Thanks

Posted Saturday, October 24th, 2015 5:08 AM GMT
Can slots be reserverd teamates were out of town and they couldnt pay we signed up yesterday 2 players payed other 3 couldnt pay until the 23rd.
Can slots be reserverd teamates were out of town and they couldnt pay we signed up yesterday 2 players payed other 3 couldnt pay until the 23rd.

Posted Saturday, October 24th, 2015 6:11 AM GMT
Main thing im wondering is am i in the tournament or not, HOW CAN WE FIND OUT FOR SURE? Like we payed and were signed up quickly but 91st on the bracket.
Main thing im wondering is am i in the tournament or not, HOW CAN WE FIND OUT FOR SURE? Like we payed and were signed up quickly but 91st on the bracket.

Posted Saturday, October 24th, 2015 6:15 AM GMT
We will be expanding NA into 2, 64 team brackets, if signups continue to grow, so we technically have room for 128 teams there. Thank you
We will be expanding NA into 2, 64 team brackets, if signups continue to grow, so we technically have room for 128 teams there.

Thank you

Adam Spangler / Retired (March 2011 - April 2017)

Posted Saturday, October 24th, 2015 7:00 AM GMT
does that mean the prize pool will double? and 12 teams make main?
does that mean the prize pool will double? and 12 teams make main?

Posted Saturday, October 24th, 2015 7:30 AM GMT
[quote="Mexicaniese"]does that mean the prize pool will double? and 12 teams make main?[/quote] Correct, for NA only
Mexicaniese said:does that mean the prize pool will double? and 12 teams make main?


Correct, for NA only

Adam Spangler / Retired (March 2011 - April 2017)

Posted Saturday, October 24th, 2015 8:11 AM GMT
cant wait :D
cant wait :D

Posted Saturday, October 24th, 2015 11:53 PM GMT
Awesome Tournament , lets play it :D good game for all ^^
Awesome Tournament , lets play it :D good game for all ^^

Never do anything against your conscience even if the state ask you. – Albert E

Posted Monday, October 26th, 2015 8:14 AM GMT
why the fuck is there a game at 1030pm on halloween? thats literally the easiest night to get pussy.
why the fuck is there a game at 1030pm on halloween? thats literally the easiest night to get pussy.

Posted Monday, October 26th, 2015 8:04 PM GMT
I have a question. Does the CEVO Client record automaticly POV demos or do we have to write "record demo" into the console? Just asking, because the only other client I used for leagues was ESEA and there it does it. Would be nice to know, guys :) Thx!
I have a question. Does the CEVO Client record automaticly POV demos or do we have to write "record demo" into the console? Just asking, because the only other client I used for leagues was ESEA and there it does it. Would be nice to know, guys :)

Thx!

Posted Thursday, October 29th, 2015 2:00 PM GMT
[quote="Klipper"]I have a question. Does the CEVO Client record automaticly POV demos or do we have to write "record demo" into the console? Just asking, because the only other client I used for leagues was ESEA and there it does it. Would be nice to know, guys :) Thx![/quote] We don't automatically record POV demos, but they aren't required. You are more than welcome to record them if you please. We do automatically record and and store GOTV demos that will be used in case of dispute.
Klipper said:I have a question. Does the CEVO Client record automaticly POV demos or do we have to write "record demo" into the console? Just asking, because the only other client I used for leagues was ESEA and there it does it. Would be nice to know, guys :)
Thx!
We don't automatically record POV demos, but they aren't required. You are more than welcome to record them if you please. We do automatically record and and store GOTV demos that will be used in case of dispute.

Chris Pipher / VP, Operations / CEVO, Inc.

Posted Thursday, October 29th, 2015 2:24 PM GMT
Since there is so many teams atm, if I were to sign up and pay, would I be able to play or no?
Since there is so many teams atm, if I were to sign up and pay, would I be able to play or no?

Posted Friday, October 30th, 2015 12:43 AM GMT
How are the 2 brackets decided for NA? Pure random?
How are the 2 brackets decided for NA? Pure random?

Posted Friday, October 30th, 2015 2:56 AM GMT
When is the latest someone can join a team and play?
When is the latest someone can join a team and play?

Hello

Posted Friday, October 30th, 2015 8:35 AM GMT
quick question when does the team need to be fully paid by to participate in the tournament?
quick question when does the team need to be fully paid by to participate in the tournament?

Posted Saturday, October 31st, 2015 2:42 AM GMT
Will any of these games be streamed?
Will any of these games be streamed?

Posted Sunday, November 1st, 2015 9:21 PM GMT