Northern Arena viewer's guide

With Northern Arena due to start on Thursday, here is our one-stop guide with all the information you will need about the event.

Running from Thursday to Sunday, the Northern Arena Montreal LAN Finals will feature eight teams, hailing from Europe and North America, who will face each other for a piece of a $100,000 prize pool.

The entire tournament will take place at Montreal Marriott Chateau Champlain with the exception of the grand final, which will be held on Sunday at the Bell Centre, a sports complex that is home to NHL franchise Montreal Canadiens.


G2 will open Northern Arena against compLexity 

Northern Arena will begin with a double-elimination group stage, featuring best-of-three matches in the elimination and decider stages. The top two teams from each group will advance to the single-elimination, best-of-three playoffs.

Below you can find the group draw in full:

Group A Group B
France G2 France Envy
United States Liquid North America OpTic
Denmark Heroic Europe NRG
Canada Complexity United States CLG

The tournament will have the following schedule:

Thursday, November 10th
16:30 France G2 vs. Canada Complexity BO1
18:00 France Envy  vs. United States CLG BO1
19:30 United States Liquid vs. Denmark Heroic BO1
21:00 North America OpTic vs. Europe NRG BO1
22:30 Group A elimination match BO3
01:30 Group B elimination match BO3
       
Friday, November 11th
17:00 Group A winners' match BO1
18:30 Group B winners' match BO1
20:00 Group A decider match BO3
23:00 Group B decider match BO3
      
Saturday, November 12th
18:00 Semi-final #1 BO3
21:00 Semi-final #2 BO3
     
Sunday, November 13th    
02:30 Grand final BO3

Providing live commentary, analysis and predictions will be a mixture of talent from Canada and the United States, including the likes of Tres "stunna" Saranthus and Jason "moses" O'Toole. Below you can find the complete on-air team that will be responsible for the English language broadcast:

Canada Marissa Roberto - Stage Host

United States Tres "stunna" Saranthus - Desk Host

United States Dustin "dusT" Mouret - Analyst
United States Jason "moses" O'Toole - Analyst (November 10 only)
Canada Garett "Grt" Bambrough - Analyst/ Color Commentator
United States Steve "Ryu" Rattacasa - Analyst/ Color Commentator

Canada Alex "Vansilli" Nguyen - Commentator
Canada Conner "Scrawny" Girvan - Commentator 
Canada Mohan "launders" Govindasamy - Color Commentator 

Canada Kevin "kVIN_S" Swift - Observer

There will also be a Russian language stream, to which fans can connect here.

Finally, the $100,000 prize purse will be distributed between the participating teams as follows:

1. $50,000 
2. $25,000 
3-4. $10,000
5-8. $1,250 

United States Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
18
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
United States Tres 'stunna' Saranthus
Tres 'stunna' Saranthus
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.64
Maps played:
4
KPR:
0.30
DPR:
0.54
APR:
0.09
Canada Mohan 'launders' Govindasamy
Mohan 'launders' Govindasamy
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.76
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.57
DPR:
0.76
APR:
0.13
Canada Garett 'Grt' Bambrough
Garett 'Grt' Bambrough
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.66
Maps played:
20
KPR:
0.46
DPR:
0.78
APR:
0.10
United States Steve 'Ryu' Rattacasa
Steve 'Ryu' Rattacasa
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
6
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
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Brazil zlkz 
good event #lula2018 #PalmeirasDontHaveFIFAWorlCup
2016-11-10 05:33
#16
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Canada LongBaguette 
Marissa "Fitta" Roberto is back!!! haHAA
2016-11-10 06:24
fucking hot isnt she? xD the rest of the talent is funny tho xD
2016-11-10 16:30
3st
2016-11-10 05:31
HEYHF'
2016-11-10 05:31
#5
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Russia Hainz 
yeah
2016-11-10 05:31
firstest
2016-11-10 05:32
firstest
2016-11-10 05:33
#8
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United States Pbor 
complexity > g2
2016-11-10 05:34
#9
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United States 123hacking123 
ez for cloud 9 the #1 team in the world
2016-11-10 05:37
admins why my comment deleted
2016-11-10 05:49
#11
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Brazil Mirekz 
why so many tier 2/3 teams?
2016-11-10 05:50
G2 vs nV/Liquid final ez 4 G2
2016-11-10 05:52
#13
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Brazil Mirekz 
Optic >>>>> Liquid, so G2 vs Nv or G2 vs Optic finals
2016-11-10 05:53
idk tarik and mixwell both onliners but maybe either way gratz G2
2016-11-10 05:54
Finally the frogs have a chance
2016-11-10 06:19
dust "threesome" mouret imgur.com/a/3YJAl Best cuck NA
2016-11-10 06:47
#23
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Canada k1st 
hahhahahahaha
2016-11-10 07:48
you're an idiot
2016-11-10 15:59
nt dust
2016-11-10 15:59
couldnt have gotten better casters, who the fck are these fckers
2016-11-10 06:55
Wtf is this garbage xD
2016-11-10 07:21
Better than CringeCenter
2016-11-10 08:29
haHAA im 12 and kringe at everyrging haHAA I mean its garbage cuz of tier2 teams
2016-11-10 10:10
I don't cringe at everything, not at all. That russian tournament really hyped it up for a cringey unnecessary intro. Though its pretty clear those 12 year olds in twitch chat ruined the word "cringe" for actually cringey things.
2016-11-10 11:12
I agree
2016-11-10 14:36
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Slovakia Jarci 
why is every tournament in the past in murica omg also 10 upcoming tournaments and 9 of them is in usa fuck this:(
2016-11-10 07:30
#21
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Czech Republic SteveCZ 
Whats a color commentator
2016-11-10 07:41
#36
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Germany Trip1909 
A color commentator is a North American term for a sports commentator who assists the main commentator, often by filling in any time when play is not in progress. copy pasta from wikipedia
2016-11-10 16:20
#39
oskar | 
Czech Republic SteveCZ 
Thats a weird term... but thx bro
2016-11-10 17:35
#22
Edward | 
Canada k1st 
GO HABS GO
2016-11-10 07:46
#31
shox | 
Canada dB- 
AWEYE KEVIN ASTI CONTINUE COMME ÇÔÔ
2016-11-10 11:50
#24
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Faroe Islands _shubaN 
ez for CLG
2016-11-10 07:53
should be an easy win for optic
2016-11-10 07:57
Optic has a chance :D
2016-11-10 09:17
02:30 NICE
2016-11-10 11:09
Color commentator? P.S nevermind
2016-11-10 12:47
#37
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Hungary FHarbor 
launders color commentator lol brownie
2016-11-10 16:25
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