CHI CS:GO Open

presented by Cougar Gaming. an NSG Eastern Conference event.

Date

March 9, 2018 11:00 am

to

March 11, 2018 8:00 pm

Location

Chicago Gaming Coalition No. 1

The Mega Center @ Pheasant Run Resort
4051 E Main St
St Charles, IL 60174

Prizes

$10,000 with 32 teams

*See below for details

Registration

Register - $85 *SOLD OUT. Contact eric@madcity.gg if you need to purchase a player pass still. Price increases still apply.

CHI CS:GO Open Online

We’re running an online event for each CS:GO Open event in the NSG Eastern Conference Championship circuit to give participating teams a shot for travel reimbursements to the live events. For details around the online qualifier for this event, see: https://madcity.gg/events/chi-csgo-open-online-qualifier/

Prize Distribution

  • 1st place – $7,000
  • 2nd place – $2,000
  • 3rd/4th place – $500

Group Announcements

All confirmed teams will be assigned a group live on Mad City’s Twitch Channel on Friday, March 2nd 2018 at 9pm CST. Groups will be drawn completely at random live on stream and shared out on this event page immediately after for anyone that is unable to make the stream.*

If you are assigned a group in the schedule located below, you are *required* to be present at your check-in time to avoid disqualification.

*The schedule located below is based on past event data but can be subject to change at any time. We will be keeping everyone up to date throughout the entire weekend on the Mad City Discord if we are ahead or behind in the proposed schedule.

Cost Breakdown

  • THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. IF YOU ARE A PLAYER THAT STILL NEEDS TO PAY FOR YOUR TICKET PLEASE REACH OUT TO eric@madcity.gg
  • NO REFUNDS OR RESALE, must provide proof of purchase during the check-in process.
  • $75 (plus processing fees) per person for NON-BYOC tournament entry (until January 15th 2018)
  • $85 (plus processing fees) per person for NON-BYOC tournament entry (until March 1st 2018)
  • $95 (plus processing fees) per person for NON-BYOC tournament entry (during the last week before and during the event)
  • Registering 3 players for your team will secure your roster in the tournament.
  • Alternatively, team passes can be bought all together on under the same timeline of price increases and costs in multiples of 5.
  • ***Purchasing a ticket to the NON-BYOC event does NOT grant you access to the BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) area of the event, but purchasing both tickets will grant you a 25% discount.***
  • Spectators must either purchase a 1-day pass for $5 or a 3-day pass for $12 (will become available online soon).

Tournament Format*

  • 32 team cap
  • Maps will be selected by an in-game veto process
  • Round Robin groups to determine a 16 team Single Elimination Playoffs bracket
  • The top 2 teams from each of the 8 groups of 4 will advance to the Playoffs
  • Playoffs seeding is determined by round differencials
  • Best of 1s for each match during group play (NO overtime)
  • Playoffs Round of 16 – Best of 1s
  • Playoffs Round of 8 – Best of 3s
  • Playoffs Round of 4 (semi-finals) – Best of 3s
  • Playoffs Round of 2 (grand-finals) – Best of 5

*Mad City reserves the right to make changes to the format at any time during the event in the best interest of everyone involved.

Map Pool

  • The current competitive map pool as of the time of the event.

 

Teams

  • Please register your team at the Toornament page if you intend on participating. If you have 3 players paid for your roster or you have purchased a full team pass, you will be approved for the event. 
  • Assuming 32 teams in attendance, we are promising everyone a minimum of 3 matches that does not qualify out of the group stage.
  • If you would like to purchase BYOC seats to practice with your team or play in additional events, we will discount your combination of tickets by 25%. We’ll be running a BYOC only side CS:GO tournament starting tentatively at 7pm on March 10th, 2018. Anyone that gets knocked out of the main NON-BYOC event or any others is welcome to participate in the side event, as long as you are ticket holders for the BYOC area and have your computer set up.

Hardware and Peripherals

  • Computers are provided by our partner N3rdStreetGamers
  • PC Specs: i7 CPU, NVIDIA 1070 GPU, 16GB RAM
  • Monitors: 144hz
  • You are welcome to bring your own mouse, keyboard, headset, mouse pad, bungee, etc. We should have a *limited supply* of peripherals on hand if needed.
  • You are required to bring IEM (in ear monitors) for this event. We will be providing sound isolated headsets that everyone will be required to wear.

Schedule

Friday, March 9th 2018

  • Group 1 & 2 – Check-in @ 10am CST
  • Group 1 & 2 – LIVE @ 11am CST
  • Group 3 & 4 – Check-in @ 3pm CST
  • Group 3 & 4 – LIVE @ 4pm CST
  • Group 5 & 6 – Check-in @ 8pm CST
  • Group 5 & 6 – LIVE @ 9pm CST

Saturday, March 10th 2018

  • Group 7 & 8 – Check-in @ 8am CST
  • Group 7 & 8 – LIVE @ 9am CST
  • Playoffs Round of 16 (Wave 1) – Check-in @ 1:00pm CST
  • Playoffs Round of 16 (Wave 1) – LIVE @ 2pm CST
  • Playoffs Round of 16 (Wave 2) – Check-in @ 3:00pm CST
  • Playoffs Round of 16 (Wave 2) – LIVE @ 4pm CST
  • Playoffs Round of 8 – LIVE @ 6pm CST
  • Semi-finals 1 – Check-in @ 8pm CST
  • Semi-finals 1 – LIVE @ 9pm CST

Sunday, March 11th 2018

  • Semi-finals 2 – Check-in @ 9am CST
  • Semi-finals 2 – LIVE @ 10am CST
  • Grand Finals – LIVE @ 2pm CST

Group Schedule

GROUP 1 (Friday, 10am CST)
PUGLIFE
Tendi Esports
Power Puff Boys
Don’t Make Me Toxic

GROUP 2 (Friday, 10am CST)
Alex Jones 2020
Kaleb’s Cash Crew
The New Meta
Thirst

GROUP 3 (Friday, 3pm CST)
Uninspired Gaming
Resolve Esports
Late Arrivals
CycloneGG

GROUP 4 (Friday, 3pm CST)
Mask Off
Malice Gaming
ERA
Scrub Garden

GROUP 5 (Friday, 8pm CST)
Etherian Esports
Fam143
ESEA Clout Tokens
Whatever It Takes

GROUP 6 (Friday, 8pm CST)
Electric Pistols
Illini Esports
The X1 Mob
Conquer Esports

GROUP 7 (Saturday, 8am CST)
Team Rival
Drip or Drown
Hollywood’s Hooligans
608

GROUP 8 (Saturday, 8am CST)
Perplexed Gamers
Team Dynasty
Team Devour
Simplify

Recap

  • Sign up early with the details provided above to reserve your spot to save money, and potentially increase the prize pool for additional sponsors to sign on.
  • There are absolutely NO REFUNDS for any reason, nor can you RESELL your individual ticket. You must provide proof of purchase during the check-in process.
  • You’ll be assigned a group live on Mad City’s Twitch Channel on Friday, March 2nd 2018 at 9pm CST. Groups will be drawn completely at random live on stream and shared out on this event page immediately after for anyone that is unable to make the stream.
  • You must arrive at the check-in time specified for your group.
  • Regardless of your skill level or group, align your travel plans to be around Friday through Sunday.
  • All formats and scheduling are based on a best guess based on past data, but is subject to change.
  • Registering 3 players will reserve your roster for the tournament. Alternatively, buying a team pass will as well.
  • Tentative schedule outlined below.

Free Agents / Ringers

If you would like to add yourself to the Ringer List please fill out this Google Form with as much detail as you’re able to share so others can find you.

Group Stages

Playoffs

Event Schedule

Day
1
   
G1 & G2 check-in
       
G3 & G4 check-in
       
G5 & G6 check-in
         
       
G1 & G2 MATCHES LIVE
G3 & G4 MATCHES LIVE
G5 & G6 MATCHES LIVE
Day
2
G7 & G8 check-in
       
Playoffs check-in
                       
   
G7 & G8 MATCHES LIVE
Playoffs Round of 16 (Wave 1)
Playoffs Round of 16 (Wave 2)
Playoffs Round of 8
Semi Finals 1
   
Day
3
 
Semi 2 check-in
   
Finals check-in
BREAK
                       
     
Semi Finals 2
BREAK
Grand Finals
             
 
8:00am
9:00am
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm
1:00pm
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm
5:00pm
6:00pm
7:00pm
8:00pm
9:00pm
10:00pm
11:00pm
12:00am
1:00am

All times displayed are based on Central Standard Time (CST)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much does it cost to Spectate the event?
A: A 1-day spectator pass is $5 and a 3-day pass is $12. They will be available online soon, otherwise prices will stay the same at the door.
Q: Do I have to play the ESEA qualifier to be able to play in the CS:GO Open event?
A: Nope! This qualifier simply exists to build hype leading up to the event, to create story lines and rivalries between teams that will face each other at the event and to provide travel assistance to the qualifier winners. All CS:GO Open events are open to all!