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.
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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|
The tournament will have the following schedule:
|Thursday, November 10th|
|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|
|Sunday, November 13th|
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:
Marissa Roberto - Stage Host
Tres "stunna" Saranthus - Desk Host
Alex "Vansilli" Nguyen - Commentator
Conner "Scrawny" Girvan - Commentator
Mohan "launders" Govindasamy - Color Commentator
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: