CEVO S9 Placement concludes

The CEVO Season 9 Placement tournaments for the Professional Division have concluded in both Europe and North America and ENCE, CG, Vault, and ex-AA have secured slots in all four of Season 9's single elimination brackets.

CEVO's ninth season saw the organisation team up with Gfinity to offer $125,000 finals in addition to a major overhaul to the structure of the season itself.

Instead of a regular league group stage format, the ninth season will feature four separate single-elimination brackets with 16 teams taking part in order to determine the four teams from each region that will qualify for the offline finals.

allu and ENCE have an assured spot in all the CEVO-P S9 brackets

Interestingly, the sprawling CEVO Season 9 Placement tournament which has taken place in both Europe and North America during the previous week offered up two permanent spots for each region in all four of these brackets, as advancing teams from each week mean that lower finishing teams from the Placement tournament will still have a chance to take part in the later brackets.

In Europe, it was Swedish team CG (who recently revamped their roster with two new Swedish talents) who trumped Aleksi "allu" Jalli's ENCE in the Upper Bracket final with a score of 2-1 and the Finns then themselves survived a consolidational final battle against DenDD with a score of 2-1.

The North American region saw teams who have generally gone unnoticed from the wider international eye have their chance to shine as Vault were first to qualify for CEVO-P Season 9 after taking down Phong "bee" Nguyen's Bee's Money Crew in the Upper Bracket final.

The consolidation final paired bee's Money Crew against the ex-Astral Authority lineup who had played for that organisation earlier in 2015 and it was the latter team who cruised through the game with a 2-0 scoreline.

The final standings from both Placement tournaments are therefore found below. These teams, starting with the top two finishers, will join invited teams from the first single elimination bracket onward to determine offline finalists for CEVO-P Season 9.

Europe North America
1. Sweden CG* 1. United States Vault*
2. Finland ENCE* 2. United States ex-Astral Authority*
3. Sweden DenDD 3. United States Bee's Money Crew
4. Sweden Publiclir.se 4. United States Noble 
5-6. Germany PENTA 5-6. Mexico QuetzaL 
5-6. Sweden Torpedo 5-6. United States ACE 
7-8. United Kingdom BEASTS 7-8. United States WinOut.net 
7-8. CIS Empire 7-8. United States Tectonic 
9-12. Sweden QuackPack 9-12. Canada Mostly Harmless
9-12. Europe nevermind 9-12. United States SteamAnalyst
9-12. Denmark fan jävla 9-12. United States RONIN
9-12. United Kingdom fm-eSports  9-12. United States No ID
13-16. Europe Orgless 13-16. United States Out of Nowhere
13-16. Russia YP 13-16. United States Dreamboat
13-16. Norway Lions 13-16. United States Dying Breed
13-16. Germany KILLERFISH 13-16. United States Vanquish

*The top two finishing teams will have a berth in all four, 16-team single elimination brackets.

An upcoming schedule and date for the first single elimination bracket of CEVO-P Season 9 is as of now forthcoming.

stich writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter

Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
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United States Phong 'bee' Nguyen
Phong 'bee' Nguyen
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2016-02-16 05:21
gj CG
2016-02-16 12:28
United Kingdom Cowyyy 
2016-02-16 05:22
United Kingdom DuckMoriarty 
solid 7-8th
2016-02-16 15:36
2016-02-16 05:22
2016-02-16 05:22
United States mmotorcycle 
who are these people
2016-02-16 05:22
Finland Vaporizeq 
gj ence
2016-02-16 05:23
dUdLeY | 
United Kingdom dUdLeY 
funnny when all 16 teams in EU would smash all them 16 teams from NA
2016-02-16 05:31
That's true actually
2016-02-16 06:46
very true. EU qualifies had a few okay t2/t3 teams. All of the NA teams are t4/t5 lol. There isn't any good players among any of the 16 NA teams. Quite a few decent european teams didn't make it though :(
2016-02-16 12:19
f0rest | 
Turkey skuggii 
2016-02-16 06:09
who is NO-ID?
2016-02-16 06:13
ROFL 1.place FCKNG onliners, gg
2016-02-16 06:28
good on CG!!
2016-02-16 06:39
Confused, someone please explain "offered up two permanent spots for each region in all four of these brackets, as advancing teams from each week mean that lower finishing teams from the Placement tournament will still have a chance to take part in the later brackets."
2016-02-16 07:11
Yeah I'm confused af as well.
2016-02-16 08:42
me 3. That explanation of the format for the pro season could use some work. It sounds to me like they have all 16 teams in 4 seperate single elimination brackets. They play out one bracket and the winner gets a lan spot. Then they play another 16 team single elimination bracket to determine the next team. Then repeat until they have done 16 team single elimination brackets 4 times and the winner of each bracket goes to lan?
2016-02-16 16:27
so ENCE and CG have a spot in all of these brackets then? And rest will... qualify? Wat.
2016-02-16 18:53
I think it is something like this: 1st 16 team single elim: 14 from last year + 2 from placement. 2nd single elim has the same teams as 1st, but without the winner of the 1st and with the 3rd place team from placement 3rd same as 2nd minus 2nd winner + 4th from placement 4th same as 3rd minus 3rd winner + 5th from placement. So even the 5th place team from placement gets to play, but they only get to play in one of the brackets.
2016-02-16 18:56
Ahh yeah, makes more sense :)
2016-02-16 20:20
Wait, where are the "good" T1-2 teams? Is there a division above this, or have teams just dropped CEVO completely?
2016-02-16 08:25
Finland Al_Aziz 
This was just "quals" 14 other teams will probably be announced later.
2016-02-16 09:09
fer | 
Argentina MyMatkhev 
Only 3 or 4 decent teams, so bad.
2016-02-16 08:29
Finland Acoz 
Other teams will be announced later I think :)
2016-02-16 09:49
fer | 
Argentina MyMatkhev 
May be CEVO need to increase your prize pool if he need t1 teams.
2016-02-16 10:14
Spain Silber_ 
Those teams were the cevo main ones and only 2 from each region made the pro division. The cevop teams will be annoinced soon.
2016-02-16 11:32
allu | 
Finland Fherrera 
Ence :)
2016-02-16 08:52
Beasts ez
2016-02-16 09:43
Norway SpicyJuice 
2016-02-16 09:51
ez for FM
2016-02-16 10:55
WP CG! gl in the future
2016-02-16 11:35
Poland trancemeister 
tier 5 teams.
2016-02-16 12:27
not bad for weeks of play in some of the teams. maybe you can call one of them tier 4 some day? 3?
2016-02-16 20:20
Sweden godname 
lets go sweden
2016-02-16 13:22
Europe Scottxaxa 
UK scene is back baby.
2016-02-16 13:29
Wtf is this? How much has Cevo fallen..
2016-02-16 14:21
Learn to read
2016-02-16 14:25
I didnt read it, i made assumptions. Calm down and continue your btec sport course
2016-02-16 14:33
how have they fallen? theyre offering 150k to tier 3 teams, surely theyre just ahead of the curve then
2016-02-16 15:24
2016-02-16 14:30
Ez 4 CG!!! :D
2016-02-16 15:14
gl YP
2016-02-16 16:28
gj Quetzal!
2016-02-16 17:18
2016-02-16 18:04
Hunden_God of course
2016-02-16 19:29
gg Sweden>world xD
2016-02-16 19:39
Estonia swag420weed 
2016-02-16 20:12
Ireland conoR- 
2016-02-17 01:18
Sweden TR8R 
-ENCE +Torpedo pls
2016-02-17 03:37
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