CEVO Gfinity S9 finals viewer's guide

The CEVO Gfinity Professional Season 9 Finals will commence in London tomorrow and as such the group draw and schedule has been released. Here is the entire viewer's guide.

The event which is scheduled to take place from April 28 - May 1 marks the end of the CEVO Season 9 Professional season which this time around, took the form of online qualifiers. $125,000 will be up for grabs for the eight teams in attendance.

To start things off there will be a group stage played in the GSL format from which the best two teams will advance to the playoffs. Interestingly, the group stage will feature best-of-three matches across the board.

The groups are as follows:

Group A Group B
Europe HellRaisers Brazil Tempo Storm
Poland Virtus.pro Denmark Dignitas
United States Splyce Denmark SK
Canada OpTic United States Selfless

*Hover over team names to see lineups

Of special note is the fact that, Natus Vincere, one of the invited teams has decided not to attend the event paving the way for SK to take their spot.

The playoffs will start with the semi-finals and will all be played in a best-of-five format. The full schedule is below:

Thursday, April 28th
11:00 Brazil Tempo Storm vs. Denmark SK BO3
13:45 Poland Virtus.pro vs. United States Splyce BO3
16:15 Denmark Dignitas vs. United States Selfless BO3
19:00 Europe HellRaisers vs. Canada OpTic BO3
21:45 Group B losers match
BO3
       
Friday, April 28th
11:00 Group A losers match
BO3
13:45 Group A winners match
BO3
16:15 Group B winners match
BO3
19:00 Group A decider match
BO3
21:45 Group B decider match
BO3
     
Saturday, April 30th
13:00 Semi-final #1 BO5
17:30 Semi-final #2 BO5
     
Sunday, May 1st
16:30 Grand final BO5

The talent lineup for the event will consist of a nine-man crew; here it is:

United Kingdom James Banks - Stage host

United States Chris Puckett - Desk host

United Kingdom Duncan "Thorin" Shields - Analyst
United Kingdom Richard Lewis - Analyst

United States Joseph "heliumbrella" Cunningham - caster
Canada Mohan "launders" Govindasamy - caster
United States Dust "dusT" Mouret - caster
United Kingdom Vince "Metuz" Hill - caster
United Kingdom Jack "Jacky" Peters - caster

The entire prize pool for the event is $125,000 distributed as follows:

1. - $55,000
2. - $30,000
3-4. - $12,500
3-4. - $12,500
5-8. - $5,000
5-8. - $5,000
7-8. - $2,500
7-8. - $2,500 

If you're looking for more coverage related to the CEVO Gfinity Professional Season 9 finals be sure to check out the interview conducted by Bünyamin "BenjaCS" Bektaş with Skyler "Relyks" Weaver and Michal "stich" Malachowski's article previewing the $125,000 LAN finals.

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United States Skyler 'Relyks' Weaver
Skyler 'Relyks' Weaver
Age:
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Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
772
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
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2016-04-27 21:49
#24
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Canada LongBaguette 
GREEN WALL
2016-04-27 21:50
Wat ?
2016-04-27 21:52
#43
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Canada LongBaguette 
OpTiC ArThRaNgRoS wiTH the InSAnE TrIcKsHotZz XXX
2016-04-27 22:04
#11
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Poland DominnX26 
ez vp
2016-04-27 21:49
Brand new cs go roul/ette csgourban.com to get 5 $ use this co/de: uxDZaIB2
2016-04-28 05:47
last
2016-04-27 21:49
ez for snax my brother
2016-04-27 21:49
Last
2016-04-27 21:49
#16
Thorin | 
Finland KARJALA 
No Scoots. :(
2016-04-27 21:49
vp or dig to take it all
2016-04-27 21:49
Those are the two faves yes
2016-04-27 21:55
#44
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Georgia aliosha 
Vp yes dig no way they will choke as always
2016-04-27 22:04
fsfs
2016-04-27 21:49
21
2016-04-27 21:50
this is how major shold be , not a lan event with 125k prize pool
2016-04-27 21:50
All big tournaments should have 16 teams and double elimination format
2016-04-27 21:52
k
2016-04-27 21:50
group b all terribad teams lol
2016-04-27 21:51
You suck at trolling.
2016-04-27 21:52
SK - bunch of onliners and shitters Dignits - same as above + chokers Selfless - Who the fuck are they? Tempo storm - They had 1 lucky run on Katowice and thats all, trashy and overrated team. So I guess he is so right saying that group B sucks
2016-04-27 22:14
thank u its true, clammier blind maybe
2016-04-28 05:46
i are think so
2016-04-28 12:19
Right, and let's look at Group A? HellRaisers? OpTic? Splyce?! Only top tier team there is Virtus.Pro. SK Gaming & Tempo Storm are very good teams, both online and offline.
2016-04-28 18:39
both HR and Optic > TS and SK so? SK sucks online, magiskb0y is the biggest onliner of all time ;]
2016-04-28 18:46
Actually, you're right. SK is shit, lol.
2016-04-28 19:54
no moses?
2016-04-27 21:51
BO5 semi-finals is awful
2016-04-27 21:51
#31
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Spain Alser 
Wrong prize distribution, 7-8 get $2,500
2016-04-27 21:52
#39
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Poland mki` 
Good catch, it's fixed now!
2016-04-27 21:56
You could also add Piotr 'izak' Skowyrski as a caster He will be there casting in their studio He is getting paid and will stream on gfinitys pl channel (I think that counts as their official caster?)
2016-04-27 22:17
Bo5 semi wtf
2016-04-27 21:52
tier 100000 tournament. your chance vp win this shit tournaments cleaner toilets
2016-04-27 21:53
Ayy lmao cevo best tournament organizers my dudes BTW - why did c9 forfeit their game vs splyce? They woulda bbeen here instead
2016-04-27 21:56
#40
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Russia IV4N_ 
2ez4VP
2016-04-27 22:01
tfw fake anders is the best caster
2016-04-27 22:01
#42
United Kingdom Dird 
$11k/person potential for 1 weekends work...the top teams should take advantage of their situation as much as possible
2016-04-27 22:03
#48
ScreaM | 
Dominican Republic casxd 
no 11k/person because the org stays with some part of the money tho maybe 10k/person and the org stays with 5k
2016-04-27 22:18
Majority of teams don't take from the prize money.
2016-04-27 22:23
#57
United Kingdom Dird 
I'm talking top tier. fnatic, navi...although I guess they don't want to play LANs with subs
2016-04-28 00:05
bo5 playoffs,lmao
2016-04-27 22:09
If VP fails to win this, then it would time for a roster change.
2016-04-27 22:24
The fudge is this talent lineup? Even the PGL minor has a better talent lineup... CEVO, not even once.
2016-04-27 22:31
What the hell did you expect from a 125k tournament?
2016-04-28 01:56
Well, the minors are a lot smaller than this, and they have better casters.
2016-04-28 14:10
The minors are being casted by a bunch of different casters. The recent Americas minor was casted by these same MLG casters.
2016-04-28 19:48
I mainly ment the european and even the asian minor.
2016-04-28 20:13
WTF the casters? I'm not asking for Anders/Semmler or Sadokist/HenryG. But who are these guys?
2016-04-27 22:53
not even worth watching any part of this. trash teams. trash casters.
2016-04-27 23:04
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2016-04-27 23:26
#55
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Tunisia k3yg3n 
ez vp
2016-04-27 23:26
Piotr 'Izak' Skowyrski
2016-04-28 00:00
is that a tier 2 tournament?
2016-04-28 00:11
these casters wtf, guess i will be muting stream again
2016-04-28 03:02
BO5 Semis hoo lee shiet
2016-04-28 03:18
#65
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Wow, first match! GO GO GO Brazil! #TSWIN We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL!
2016-04-28 05:54
t2 teams and t5 talent not gonna watch
2016-04-28 08:58
#68
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Hungary FHarbor 
bo5 semis kek
2016-04-28 12:41
Should have been bo7 final
2016-04-30 04:28
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