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Season 5 Permanent Roster Lock, Playoff Details, and Prize Claim Information

Season 5 Permanent Roster Lock Information:
This is a quick reminder that team rosters for all Season 5 games and divisions will lock permanently on Friday, August 29th at 11:59 PM CDT. After this date, there will be ABSOLUTELY NO roster changes permitted for any team, for any reason, for the remainder of the event.  With that said, we recommend that teams have backup players available and on team rosters in case of any unexpected absences that may arise to prevent unnecessary forfeit losses.

We enforce the permanent roster lock at the end of each season to prevent teams from stacking up on the talent from teams that will not qualifiy for the playoffs and to encourage teams to remain together for the entire event.  Additionally, team captains should take note of CEVO's prize claim policy outlined below and make final roster adjustments accordingly. Again, team rosters will remain open from now until Friday, August 29th at 11:59 PM CDT.

Season 5 Playoffs & Season 6 Moveup/Movedowns:
The Season 5 Playoffs are just around the corner, so it's time to release the information that everyone's been asking for. Here are the most important Playoff details for players and teams who are in a position to qualify for the post-season:

ALL UNFINISHED REGULAR SEASON & MAKEUP MATCHES MUST BE COMPLETED BY THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th @ 11:59 PM CDT. MATCHES COMPLETED AFTER THIS DATE WILL NOT COUNT TOWARDS THE SEASON 5 PLAYOFF SEEDS.

- All games/divisions will utilize a standard double elimination bracket playoff format
- Seeds and brackets will be determined based on the final regular season standings using our exclusive CPI system
- We'll release individual game specific news announcements with brackets, map pools, special playoff rules, etc.. at the end of the regular season 

CS:GO Professional Division:
- top 8 teams qualify for the s5 Professional Playoffs (bo3 double elimination bracket)
- top 4 teams (Playoffs) will qualify for the s5 Professional division "Final Four" on LAN @ theGXL
- top 10 teams will automatically re-qualify for the s6 Professional division
- teams who finish 11th-16th will be invited to participate in the s6 Professional Placement Tournament for a chance to retain their spot in the Professional division 
CS:GO Main Division:
- top 16 teams will qualify for the s5 Main division Playoffs
- top 6 teams (s5 Playoffs) will be invited to participate in the s6 Professional Placement Tournament
- teams with less than a .500 regular season winning percentage will be moved down to the s6 Intermediate division
CS:GO Intermediate Division:
- top 32 teams will qualify for the s5 Intermediate Playoffs
- 1st place team (Playoffs) will be invited to participate in the s6 Professional Placement Tournament
- all s5 Intermediate Playoff teams will be invited to the s5 Main divison
CS:GO FREE Division:
- top 128 teams (national conference) will qualify for the s5 FREE Division Playoffs
- top 6 teams (Playoffs) will be invited to the s5 Main division
- all other s5 FREE Playoff teams will be automatically moved up to the s6 Intermediate division

TF2 Professional Division:
- top 4 teams will qualify for the s5 Professional division Playoffs on LAN @ theGXL
- top 6 teams will automatically re-qualify for the s6 Professional division
- all other s5 Professional teams will be invited to participate in the s6 Professional Placement Tournament to for a chance to retain their spot in the division
TF2 Open Division:
- top 16 teams will qualify for the s5 Open Playoffs
- top 6 teams (Playoffs) will be invited to participate in the s6 Professional Placement Tournament

DOTA2 Open Division:
- top 32 teams will qualify for the s5 Open Playoffs
- all s5 Playoff games to be played using the bo3 format
- all s5 Playoff teams will be invited to the new s6 Main division

Hearthstone Open Division:
- top 8 players will qualify for the s5 Hearthstone Playoffs  

BF4 Open Division:
- top 8 teams will qualify for the s5 BF4 Playoffs 

CoD4 Open Division:
- top 8 teams will qualify for the s5 CoD4 Playoffs  

CS 1.6 Open Division:
- top 8 teams will qualify for the s5 CS 1.6 Playoffs  

Prize Claim Instructions
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 Season 5) has been completed.
 
Every single 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 “Manage Events” under the “MY CEVO” tab
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 “Manage Events” under the “MY CEVO” tab
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.

If you have any questions about the prize claim process, feel free to contact us at http://cevo.com/support.

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Comments

you guys locking CEVO-IM after this season?
you guys locking CEVO-IM after this season?

Posted Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 7:52 PM GMT
There was no date posted yet for the start of playoffs right? I didn't miss it did I?
There was no date posted yet for the start of playoffs right? I didn't miss it did I?

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Posted Monday, September 1st, 2014 7:08 AM GMT
Is IM going to be locked next season? Another note.. 128 is smart for CEVO. 96 teams made it last year to IM. There were about 80 teams competing at the start of CEVO IM s5 80 teams say avg of 6 players on each team that's about $4,800 before fees. CEVO is probably expecting about half of the cevo free teams moving to IM to die. Leaving 63 to move up, which is about an extra $4,800 before fees. i DUNNO
Is IM going to be locked next season?

Another note..

128 is smart for CEVO. 96 teams made it last year to IM.

There were about 80 teams competing at the start of CEVO IM s5

80 teams say avg of 6 players on each team that's about $4,800 before fees.

CEVO is probably expecting about half of the cevo free teams moving to IM to die. Leaving 63 to move up, which is about an extra $4,800 before fees.

i DUNNO

all u cevo kids cheatttt

Posted Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 2:07 PM GMT
Playoffs for Intermediate is top 32, or top 16? I don't understand how all 32 teams will move-up to Main next season, considering there are only about 30 teams in Main right now?
Playoffs for Intermediate is top 32, or top 16?

I don't understand how all 32 teams will move-up to Main next season, considering there are only about 30 teams in Main right now?

Posted Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 4:17 PM GMT
OPEN UP ROSTERS
OPEN UP ROSTERS

Posted Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 1:39 AM GMT
It's frustrating when they don't announce when the playoff dates are till a few days before
It's frustrating when they don't announce when the playoff dates are till a few days before

hi

Posted Friday, September 12th, 2014 2:38 PM GMT