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CEVO Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Season 9 announced

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CEVO have announced the 9th season of their tournament.

Following the conclusion of CEVO Season 8, which Virtus.Pro successfully won, registration for the upcoming CEVO Season 9 has been opened. The platform offers teams of all skill levels the opportunity to experience competitive CS:GO, as well as a chance at winning prize money for successful runs during the event. All teams interested can register by following this link.

Below is the schedule for CEVO Season 9 that will span over 8 weeks between November 16th, 2015 - April 4th, 2016:

  • CEVO Season 9  Team Registration + Preseason (Monday, November 16th, 2015 - Thursday, December 31st, 2015)
  • CEVO Season 9  Online Regular Season (Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 – Thursday, March 3rd, 2016)
  • CEVO Season 9 Online Playoffs (Monday, March 7th, 2016 - Monday, April 4th, 2016)


As for the divisions, the Professional, Main, Intermediate, Amateur and Free will be seen, each with their own set of requirements and prize pools.
The Professional division is an invite-only event, featuring the top professional CS:GO teams around the world, details on the prize pool have not yet been announced.
The Main division features a $7,500 prize pool (1st place - $4,500 + invite to CEVO Season 10 Professional Placement Tournament; 2nd place - $2,025 + invite to CEVO Season 10 Professional Placement Tournament; 3rd place - $975 + invite to CEVO Season 10 Professional Placement Tournament).
The Intermediate division features a $4,000 prize pool (1st - $2,400 + automatic transition to CEVO Season 10 Main skill division; 2nd - $1,080 + automatic transition to CEVO Season 10 Main skill division; 3rd - $520 + automatic transition to CEVO Season 10 Main skill division).
Lastly, the Amateur division features a $1,000 prize pool (1st - $600 + automatic transition to CEVO Season 10 Main skill division; 2nd - $270 + automatic transition to CEVO Season 10 Main skill division; 3rd - $130 + automatic transition to CEVO Season 10 Main skill division).

In terms of format everything remains the same apart from a new introduction in the form of a best-of-one map veto process that has been introduced for the Main, Intermediate and Amateur skill brackets. The veto process is as follows:

1) Home Team bans one map
2) Away Team bans one map
3) Home Team bans one map
4) Away Team bans one map
5) Home Team bans one map
6) Away Team bans one map
7) The remaining map in the pool will be played (knife round to decide side)

All maps are identical to the Valve Major map pool, namely, de_dust2, de_inferno, de_train, de_mirage, de_cobblestone, de_cache, and de_overpass.

Source: CEVO

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