The playoff brackets for both Varsity and Junior Varsity CSGO have been launched; read on for more information on what to expect.
The top teams in each division for the Spring have advanced to meet the Winter Invitational teams in a double elimination playoff bracket.
Some teams have voluntarily dropped out or were removed due to having issues, including GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY CSGO from Georgia State University, NCSU CSGO from North Carolina State University, and the team from University of Colorado Boulder; we've tried our best to fill any open slots with the next highest teams as usual. Additionally, the following are Varsity teams who will be removed in the coming days for non-compliance/unresponsiveness. If you are on one of these teams, you should have your coorindator finalize your issues by Weds noon Pacific.
The top (3) teams in Varsity will move on to compete in our live final event. Our broadcast team will be contacting teams in order to broadcast as many matches as possible, so check your emails often; any non-broadcasted matches will begin on February 23 at the default time.
To give teams a little bit of leeway, everyone will be given 2 extra days to reschedule the first week, through end of day Tuesday the 26th, while subsequent weeks' results will be due by end of every Sunday as usual. Any matches not played and reported by the deadlines will be automatically forfeited for both sides so that the bracket can advance in a timely fashion.
The upper bracket will have (1) Best-of-Three match and the lower bracket will have up to (2) Best-of-One matches back-to-back each week; back-to-back matches will be scheduled at 12pm and 1pm Pacific, respectively.
Instead of having a potential bracket reset, the final match will be Best-of-Five with the upper bracket team starting 1-0 automatically. The playoffs will utilize CEVO's veto process instead of preselected maps.
As a final reminder, just like with the previous phase of the season, everyone will need to double check that their server preference is properly selected (or else you may have problems) and that all roster members were moved into the new event (if someone failed the verification checker, then they were automatically removed as usual).
Varisty prize pool reminder:
Junior Varsity prize pool reminder:
Teams will either play Best-of-Three in the upper bracket or up to (2) Best-of-Ones in the lower bracket, back-to-back. The schedule is staggered so that no team will have to play both upper and lower bracket matches on the same week; back-to-back matches will be scheduled at 12pm and 1pm Pacific, respectively.
"A" lower rounds are the first and "B" lower rounds are the second on the bracket, as there are always two rounds with the same amount of teams in the lower bracket, as teams drop from the upper bracket.
Due to how we have spaced out the matches after the first week, the default match date may not be automatically accurate as the tournament progresses, so please be aware of that; use the schedule below (also available on the rules page):
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected] anytime. Good luck to everyone and may the best team win!