Announcing The NA Apprentice Season 3! This is a GSL-style tournament for up and coming NA players.
The total player count is being increased from 24 to 32. Now all the players (both invited and qualified) will begin the tournament from Group Stage 1.
The NA Apprentice is partnering with Matcherino for this event! Anyone can contribute $0.50 to the prize pool for free with the coupon code
Only NA residents who have not reached the following stages may participate:
* Group Stage 3 in any 2018 WCS event
* Group Stage 2 in 2019 WCS Winter Americas
* Group Stage 1: April 1-6
* Group Stage 2: April 8-13
* Ro8: April 22-27
* Ro4: April 29-May 4
* Finals: TBD
* Group Stage 1: 8 Bo3 round robin groups of 8 players each. Top 2 of each group advance.
* Group Stage 2: 4 Bo3 round robin groups of 4 players each. Top 2 of each group advance.
* Playoffs: Single elimination bracket. Ro8 and Ro4 are Bo5. Finals is Bo7.
Qualifier 1: Friday, March 29 @ 7 PM EDT
Qualifier 2: Saturday, March 30 @ 7 PM EDT
Qualifier 3: Sunday, March 31 @ 7 PM EDT
Season 3 begins: April 1st (don't worry, there won't be any April Fools bamboozling here)
Group Selection Ceremony: April 7 @ 8 PM EDT
The NA Apprentice is now partnered with OSC! This means that players can earn OSC points just for participating in the NA Apprentice. By earning enough OSC points, players can qualify for the OSC Championship at the end of the year!
OSC World Rankings can be viewed here
The OSC point distribution is as follows:
+ participation points for everyone, including qualifiers