NorthCon format released

The tournament organisers behind NorthCon have revealed the format for the CS:GO tournament.

NorthCon is gathering a lot of attention from the CS:GO community with its €9,000 competition, which is expected to attract some of the biggest names in the European scene.

The tournament will kick off with four groups of four teams, with the winner of each group automatically progressing to the second group stage.

The second and third-placed teams will have to play a relegation phase to determine the last four teams that will enter their names in the second group stage.

The last eight teams will then be divided into two groups of four, with the two winners reaching the semi-finals, while the second and third-placed sides will have to play another relegation phase.

The single-elimination playoffs will then follow, with the semi-finals, the Grand Final and the third-place decider all using a best-of-three format.

The schedule for the tournament can be found on NorthCon's official website by going here.

There is still no information about the participants' list for the CS:GO tournament, but stay tuned to HLTV.org for all the latest updates on NorthCon, which will take place from December 14-15 in Neumünster, a town in the north of Germany.

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2012-11-16 14:53
"NorthCon is gathering a lot of attention from the CS:GO community with its €9,000 competition, which is expected to attract some of the biggest names in the European scene." what a joke.
2012-11-16 15:00
Well, everyone would celebrate a $10000 tournament because it sounds more but 9000€ are almost $11.500. :-)
2012-11-16 15:25
the sentence... just seems to me like a joke :D and if you really think about it it must be a joke. i would understand if it was dh with 45k.
2012-11-16 19:38
Well, the years before they had like 1000€ for Counter-Strike.
2012-11-16 20:07
which years?
2012-11-16 20:10
the years before
2012-11-16 20:25
friday ? srsly ?
2012-11-16 15:03
The format is not bad (assuming that it's structured in a way that the 2nd of a group does not play against the winner of it's own group in the next groupstage, if they reach it of course) Pretty small prize purse considering that they expect to attract the 'biggest' names in the european scene. GL anyways
2012-11-16 15:08
You seriously always find a reason Or a way to put out a negative opinion. Literally just read you talking about how you only want the best for the cs franchise. Bullshit.
2012-11-16 16:51
Huh? "negative" opinion? No it's a constructive opinion...I'm not a person who'd ever say that something is perfect! But let's get realistic 9k for a "major" tournament is bullshit considering where the event is actually held and all the "expenses" the players would have! I wouldn't expect other than German/Danish/Swedish/Dutch and mby French teams to attend the event simply cause it's not worth it. Oh and the format could turn to be laughable if a team always ends up playing the same opponents!
2012-11-16 16:57
You're a joke.
2012-11-16 18:07
That's a well supported opinion. Get a brain and please don't reply to me anymore ;)
2012-11-16 19:25
go mTw
2012-11-16 15:16
#9
Sweden rubbe 
9000€ thought it would be 90 000€ really 5000€ first place thats 1000€ each. 75% of the bills 1 month yey?
2012-11-16 15:29
nice!!
2012-11-16 15:39
#12
Germany Dok1 
interesting format...:)
2012-11-16 16:02
see you at northcon boys
2012-11-16 16:32
what do you smoke?
2012-11-16 19:39
Cigarettes from what I remember, if that answers your question
2012-11-16 20:14
nicee
2012-11-16 17:33
#18
United States mah9 
this is how tournaments should do it.
2012-11-16 18:13
lol gl
2012-11-16 18:14
Interesting that XLParty's prize purse is larger than NorthCon's, yet most big teams seem to be choosing NorthCon over XLParty. Wonder why that is.
2012-11-16 21:32
No it is not, 9k euros is more than 10k dollars.
2012-11-17 05:36
Oh, I thought XLParty's purse was 10,000 Euros. My mistake.
2012-11-17 06:42
#30
Denmark rizc 
See you there!
2012-11-17 13:25
See you there!
2012-11-17 16:37
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Greece her-1g 
any info about the teams attending the byoc quals?
2012-11-29 00:33
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