The NA Contender is back for its 3rd season! It is a GSL-style tournament for up and coming NA players at the masters and below level.
There are no qualifiers for this tournament. The player pool is based on a first come, first serve registration process. There are only 24 spots in this tournament. Additional spots in the tournament may be added should there be enough demand. Any players who have forfeited matches in the previous Contender tournaments will be put on a wait list to give other players an opportunity to participate.
Base Prize Pool: $50
Exact distribution TBD
All money raised through Matcherino will go directly to the prize pool.
* If total prize pool is less than $100, only the top 2 will be paid.
* If total prize pool reaches at least $100, payouts for the top 4 will be unlocked.
Only NA citizens/residents who meet the following requirements may participate:
* Never exceeded 5250 MMR in the last 4 months
* Have at least 30 1v1 ladder games on their main named or ladder account before registering.
* Registration deadline: September 28
* Group Stage 1: September 29 - October 6
* Group Stage 2: October 7 - 13
* Ro12: October 14 - 20
* Ro8: October 21 - 27
* Ro4: October 28 - November 3
* Finals: LIVE (TBD)
Players schedule and play out their own matches within the allotted times.
* Group Stage: 4 Bo3 round robin groups with 6 players each. Top 3 of each group advance to playoffs.
* Playoffs: Single elimination bracket. Ro12, Ro8, and Ro4 are Bo5. Finals is Bo5.
The schedule and format listed above are tentative. They may change depending on the final player count.
REGISTER HERE: https://forms.gle/AkceckiK4znQf9eU8