CS:GO Bootcamp 7

an NSG Academy event


December 10, 2017 9:30 am


December 10, 2017 9:30 pm


Ignite Gaming Lounge

3341 North Elston Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618


Chicago's Best - Season 1

*See below for details

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Tournament Summary

  • Guaranteed 3 games for all participants.
  • Double elimination pug/draft style bracket w/ additional match for 0-2 teams.
  • 8 teams total, assuming 40 players in attendance.
  • Teams chosen by random. During sign-in you will be assigned a random seat.
  • Maps will be chosen by an in-game veto process between both captains (the captain will be randomly chosen per team in-game).
  • Current competitive map pool.
  • Starting sides will be determined by a knife round.

**Your team will be disqualified if we can’t find you for your matches. We’ll take a break for food as a group all together when it arrives at 2:30pm.**


  • **NEW** This is the FIRST event of a series of THREE bootcamps that we are going to collect/post individual stats for the “Chicago’s Best – Season 1” leaderboards. The Top 10 players at the end of the 3 bootcamp events in the leaderboards will be randomized on two teams for a “Chicago’s Best – Season 1” Show Match to be played live on stage at the upcoming Chicago Gaming Coalition No. 1 by Mad City on the evening of March 10th, 2018.
  • The Top 10 players will have no costs associated to playing in the show match, but will have to pay entry to participate in other events happening at CGC No. 1.
  • If for some reason players that finish the season in the Top 10 aren’t able to participate in the show match, their spot will be given up to the next highest rated player with availability to participate on March 10th, 2018.
  • Prizing for the above show match will amount to over $1,000 in cash and sponsored hardware for the teams involved.

Participant Instructions

  • Check-in starts at 9:30am & the event begins at 10:30am SHARP. Anyone who arrives after 10:30am will potentially give up their seat and ticket for the tournament. A refund will not be honored if this happens.
  • A waiting list will open once 40 tickets have been sold. There will be no refunds issued within 7 days of the event start time.

Event Schedule

Bracket & Free Play
Remaining Bracket Play

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the format of all of the games?
A: All matches in the bracket *except* for the Grand Finals are Best of 1. Grand Finals are Best of 3 with no map advantage.
Q: Is there a losers match for teams that go 0-2 in the double elim bracket?
A: Yes, we’ll have the two teams that go 0-2 play each other. Everyone is promised a total of 3 matches in their ticket cost.
Q: What all is included in the cost of my ticket?
A: We are able to promise everyone a total of 3 matches at the very least. Pizza and a fountain drink are included in the price as well. If you play all 3 matches and are out of the tournament, you'll be asked to pack up when pizza is served at 3pm.
Q: When does the pizza arrive?
A: 2:30pm.
Q: What do I need to bring with me?
A: Ignite has everything you need to participate. Most players are comfortable using their own peripherals (keyboard, mouse, mousepad, headset) so feel free to bring those if you'd like! Make sure to show up on time so you can properly test all of it and there's time to diagnose any issues that may come up.
Q: What are the specs of the machines?
A: 8th generation i5 3.5ghz, 16gb ddr4 @ 2400 mhz, GTX 1070, Asus 144hz monitors, SteelSeries peripherals.
Q: Are the monitors 144hz?
A: Yep! 27-inch Asus 144hz monitors on every machine.
Q: Can spectators come?
A: Yes. Feel free to encourage anyone else to come out to spectate the event. Ignite has a great atmosphere with great food to enjoy while tournament games are going on.