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Prize Pool & Team List Announced for the CEVO/MLG CS:GO Season 8 Pro League

CEVO is pleased to announce the CEVO / MLG CS:GO Season 8 Pro League prize pool and Professional Division team list. The first Season 8 Professional Division matches are set to kick off on Sunday, August 16th and all regular season games will be broadcast by the CEVO-TV crew Sunday through Thursday evenings throughout the event on MLG.tv/playCEVO.

The entire Season 8 regular season schedule has been released and is now available HERE. If you would like to be automatically notified when our broadcasts begin, make sure to follow the channel with your MLG.tv account. 

Europe North America
1. mousesports (3rd Place s7 CEVO-P EU) 1. Mythic (2nd Place s7 CEVO-P NA)
2. Dobry Gaming (formerly Gamers2) (5th Place s7 CEVO-P EU) 2. Team Liquid (3rd Place s7 CEVO-P NA)
3. Titan (6th Place s7 CEVO-P EU) 3. Sponsorless (formerly Tempo Storm) (4th Place s7 CEVO-P NA)
4. LGB eSports (7th Place s7 CEVO-P EU) 4. Counter Logic Gaming (5th Place s7 CEVO-P NA)
5. PENTA Sports (8th Place s7 CEVO-P EU) 5. Maximum Effort (formerly Nihilum) (6th Place s7 CEVO-P NA)
6. Team Kinguin (1st Place s8 CEVO-P Placement Tournament) 6. 3suP (7th Place s7 CEVO-P NA)
7. Team E-Frag.net (2nd Place s8 CEVO-P Placement Tournament)
7. Lunatik eSports (8th place s7 CEVO-P NA)
8. FlipSid3 Tactics (3rd Place s8 CEVO-P Placement Tournament)
8. SapphireKelownaDotCom (9th Place s7 CEVO-P NA)
9. HellRaisers (4th Place s8 CEVO-P Placement Tournament) 9. Method (2nd Place s8 CEVO-P Placement Tournament)
10. Infinity (5th/6th Place s8 CEVO-P Placement Tournament)
10. Mortality eSports (3rd Place s8 CEVO-P Placement Tournament)
11. Team Property (5th/6th Place s8 CEVO-P Placement Tournament) 11. EnemyGG (4th Place s8 CEVO-P Placement Tournament)
12. Team Dignitas (Invited Team)
12. Luminosity Gaming (Invited Team)

NOTE: The 1st and 2nd place teams (Natus Vincere & Virtus.pro) from the CEVO/MLG Season 7 Pro League have earned automatic invites to the Season 8 LAN Finals and do not have to participate in the online regular season. 

Season 8 Prize Breakdown ($175,000.00+ USD):
Professional Division (NA + EU Invite only skill divisions) - $100,000.00 prize pool + $50,000.00 USD travel support
1st - $40,000.00 + travel support
2nd - $25,000.00 + travel support
3rd/4th - $10,000.00 + travel support
3rd/4th - $10,000.00 + travel support
5th/6th - $5,000.00 + travel support
5th/6th - $5,000.00 + travel support
7th/8th - $2,500.00 + travel support
7th/8th - $2,500.00 + travel support

Main Division (NA + EU Restricted skill divisions) - $7,500.00 USD base prize pool (per region) + community crowdfunding
1st - $4,522.00 + automatic invite to s9 Professional Placement Tournament
2nd - $2,035.00 + automatic invite to s9 Professional Placement Tournament
3rd - $980.00 + automatic invite to s9 Professional Placement Tournament
4th-6th - 1 month FREE CEVO MVP coupon for each player on roster + automatic moveup to s9 Main skill division

Intermediate Division (NA + EU Open entry skill divisions) - $4,000.00 USD base prize pool (per region) + community crowdfunding
1st - $2,410.00 + automatic moveup to s9 Main Skill Division
2nd - $1,084.00 + automatic moveup to s9 Main Skill Division
3rd - $520.00 + automatic moveup to s9 Main Skill Division
4th-6th - 1 month FREE CEVO MVP coupon for each player on roster + automatic invite to s9 Professional Placement Tournament
7th-16th - automatic moveup to s9 Main skill division

Amateur Division (NA + EU Open entry skill divisions) - $1,000.00 USD base prize pool (per region) + community crowdfunding
1st - $600.00 + automatic moveup to s9 Main Skill Division
2nd - $270.00 + automatic moveup to s9 Main Skill Division
3rd - $130.00 + automatic moveup to s9 Main Skill Division
4th-6th - 1 month FREE CEVO MVP coupon for each player on roster + automatic moveup to s9 Main skill division
7th-16th - automatic moveup to s9 Main skill division

Season 8 Key Dates:
If you haven't registered your team for Season 8 yet, don't worry - there's still time! Discounted Early Bird Registration will remain open until Saturday, August 22nd at 12:00 PM ET. So don't wait, register your team today as league fees will increase after this date. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CEVO CS:GO SEASON 8!

Participating teams will compete in CEVO’s signature eight week regular season format in an attempt to qualify for the online playoffs, and the chance to climb the ladder of ranked skill divisions to the prestigious Professional Division.

  • s8 Registration + Preseason (July 23rd, 2015 - August 22nd, 2015)
  • s8 Professional Placement Tournament (July 20th, 2015 - August 11th, 2015)
  • s8 Online Regular Season (August 16th, 2015 – October 8th, 2015)
  • s8 Online Playoffs (October 11th - TBA)
  • s8 LAN Finals at MLG.tv Arena in Columbus, Ohio (November 6th, 2015 - November 8th, 2015)

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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.

About Major League Gaming (MLG):
MLG is the leader in eSports delivering premium gaming content to viewers through its streaming platform - MLG.tv and promoting eSports globally through premier competition. MLG.tv is one of the fastest growing broadcast networks worldwide reaching 20 million highly-engaged fans each month via web, mobile, connected TVs, gaming consoles and social media. MLG pioneered the eSports industry as the longest-running competitive gaming league in North America and through Gamebattles, the largest cross platform online gaming tournament system with 9 million registered users. For more information: MLG.tv.

About Counter-Strike: Global Offensive:
CS:GO is the latest installment in the Counter-Strike series. Since it was launched in August of 1999, Counter-Strike has become one the most played online games of all time, and the series has sold over 25 million copies. In the past year, CS:GO’s player numbers have increased by more than 250%, and over $3.5 mil have been paid to community content creators making and selling new items and levels for the games. For more information visit counter-strike.net.

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Comments

"1st - $2,410.00 + automatic moveup to s9 Main Skill Division 2nd - $1,084.00 + automatic moveup to s9 Main Skill Division 3rd - $520.00 + automatic moveup to s9 Main Skill Division 4th-6th - 1 month FREE CEVO MVP coupon for each player on roster + automatic invite to s9 Professional Placement Tournament" 1-3 gets a invite to placement tournament too, right? EDIT: I'm retarded
"1st - $2,410.00 + automatic moveup to s9 Main Skill Division
2nd - $1,084.00 + automatic moveup to s9 Main Skill Division
3rd - $520.00 + automatic moveup to s9 Main Skill Division
4th-6th - 1 month FREE CEVO MVP coupon for each player on roster + automatic invite to s9 Professional Placement Tournament"

1-3 gets a invite to placement tournament too, right?


EDIT: I'm retarded

Neck-row not knee-crow

Posted Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 12:48 AM GMT
What are Open prizes if any and what are their Move-ups? Last time i heard it was top 32 open teams goto AM in US and IM for EU. Has it changed?
What are Open prizes if any and what are their Move-ups?
Last time i heard it was top 32 open teams goto AM in US and IM for EU. Has it changed?

Crusader

Posted Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 10:41 PM GMT
Why Do I not see Cloud 9 up there?
Why Do I not see Cloud 9 up there?

Posted Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 2:24 AM GMT
[quote="Evercrackn™"]Why Do I not see Cloud 9 up there?[/quote] They had to drop it this season to make room for the scheduled stuff
[quote="Evercrackn™"]Why Do I not see Cloud 9 up there?

They had to drop it this season to make room for the scheduled stuff

Posted Friday, August 28th, 2015 6:23 AM GMT
Any estimates how many teams will get to CEVO-IM playoffs? About 130 teams in regular season right now.
Any estimates how many teams will get to CEVO-IM playoffs? About 130 teams in regular season right now.

Posted Monday, August 31st, 2015 6:15 PM GMT
[quote="johnnecro"]"1st - $2,410.00 + automatic moveup to s9 Main Skill Division 2nd - $1,084.00 + automatic moveup to s9 Main Skill Division 3rd - $520.00 + automatic moveup to s9 Main Skill Division 4th-6th - 1 month FREE CEVO MVP coupon for each player on roster + automatic invite to s9 Professional Placement Tournament" 1-3 gets a invite to placement tournament too, right? EDIT: I'm retarded [/quote] please explain... still dont understand 4-6th placement tournament but not 1-3
johnnecro said:"1st - $2,410.00 + automatic moveup to s9 Main Skill Division
2nd - $1,084.00 + automatic moveup to s9 Main Skill Division
3rd - $520.00 + automatic moveup to s9 Main Skill Division
4th-6th - 1 month FREE CEVO MVP coupon for each player on roster + automatic invite to s9 Professional Placement Tournament"

1-3 gets a invite to placement tournament too, right?


EDIT: I'm retarded


please explain... still dont understand 4-6th placement tournament but not 1-3

Posted Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 6:57 PM GMT
Wish I could have played
Wish I could have played

HexGaming

Posted Monday, September 21st, 2015 4:38 PM GMT