Aalto Gamers Fall 2021 CS:GO Tournament

WHEN?
Qualifiers on 19.11. starting at 17:00 and finals on 20.11. starting at 13:00

WHERE?
ONLINE
Tournament platform: Challengermode
Tournament participants communication: Discord
Tournament watch party: Twitch


WHO?
Everyone (don't need to be a student)

HOW?
Sign up as a flex or as a full team
SIGN UP CLOSES ON SUNDAY 14.11 23:59

We will send you confirmation and information about the tournament on Monday 15.11.


FORMAT

Double elimination with BO1. Finals BO3. Check challengermode for more detailed info and picture on the bracket.


FLEX

You can also join the tournament alone or with incomplete teams but it is recommended that you join as a full team. It is recommended that you use other platforms to build your team first and then join as a full team. You can find other players in "build-your-team" on Discord and Telegram. We will prioritize full teams over unpaired flex players in case over 32 teams sign up. We will pair flex teams on 1.11 and 8.11 or latest at the signup deadline.

Alternatively and recommended, if you want to build your own team, you can scout players on AG Discord #buildyourteam channel.


PRIZES

  • 1st place: 500e

CHALLENGES


SCHEDULE

The tournament will be played during two days, Friday 19.11. and Saturday 20.11. First 6 rounds will be played on Friday, with a 30 minute break after 3 rounds. The last 3 rounds and grand finals will be played on Saturday 20.11 with a 30 minute break before finals.

Estimated schedule

Friday
  • 16:30 Team captains ready and available on discord
  • 17:00 The first round starts
  • 18:00 The second round starts
  • 19:00 The third round starts
  • 20:00 30 minute break
  • 20:30 The fourth round starts (upper bracket final)
  • 21:30 The fifth round starts (lower bracket quarters)
  • 22:30 The sixth round starts (lower bracket semi)
  • 23:30 The day is over, sleep well and get ready for the next day!
Saturday
  • 14:00 The lower bracket final starts
  • 15:00 The grand final starts (BO3)
  • 18:00 The tournament is over, congratulations to the winners!

STREAM

The games will be streamed and commentated at twitch.tv/aaltogamers!


RULES

We follow the official rules of the Finnish Esports Federation (Suomen elektronisen urheilun liitto – SEUL) for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with the exceptions listed below. The rules can be found here.

DUE TO UNKNOWN ERROR IN CHALLENGERMODE, ON KNIFE ROUNDS PLAYERS HAVE PISTOLS. USING PISTOLS ON KNIFE ROUNDS CAN RESULT IN INSTANT LOSS

EXCEPTIONS:

  • 1.2 Team size: 5 actual players, one non-mandatory stand-in and a non-mandatory coach.
  • 1.3 A team may change at maximum one (1) of its actual player for its pre-selected stand-in.
  • 1.3.2 Coaches are not allowed on the game server. A coach may speak to the players in VoIP at any time before, during and after a round.
  • 2. Game rules are determined by Challengermode (biggest changes are the following two)
  • 2.6.4 Overtime start money: $10 000.
  • 2.7.1 In Best-of-3 format, the starting sides are decided by a knife round in every map.
  • 4.3 A tactical pause may be used by both teams two times in a match, once each half. A tactical pause lasts 60 seconds. This is done with the command /pause.
  • 5.2 Challengermode map pick system. For reference see this
  • 9. No demos needed
MORE RULES:
  • Disconnecting
  • Should someone disconnect during the game, contact the admins immediately so the game can be paused. The disconnected player has 10 minutes to come back or their team will lose the match.
  • We reserve the right to apply and modify these rules as we see fit
  • Not obeying the rules can result in a disqualification or loss of the match