After an exciting first season of the year, where Future collected yet another tournament victory in the NA Apprentice and LastSurprise finally won his first NA Contender, we're back for Season 2!
The NA Apprentice and Contender are both GSL-style tournaments where players play matches on their own time and report results as they are completed. Apprentice is open for all NA players while Contender is targeted towards Masters and below players.
The NA Apprentice Season 2 is part of the 2020 NA Apprentice Circuit, where players can earn points to earn a spot at the end-of-year championship event. To learn more about the 2020 NA Apprentice Circuit, check out the official announcement here.
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The top 8 players of Season 1 have been invited to Season 2 and will be directly seeded into Group Stage 2. The remaining 20 spots are up for grabs in 3 qualifiers.
Elibigility: Only NA citizens and residents (US & Canada) may participate.
- Qualifier 1 (8 qualify): Friday, Feb 28 @ 8 PM EST
- Qualifier 2 (6 qualify): Saturday, Feb 29 @ 3 PM EST
- Qualifier 3 (6 qualify): Sunday, Mar 1 @ 8 PM EST
- Season begins: Monday, Mar 2
- Use the coupon code 2020Apprentice2 to contribute $0.5 to the prize pool for free!
There are no qualifiers for NA Contender — players must register if they'd like to play. The maximum number of player spots is 32, where the final format of Season 2 will depend on the number of signups.
Eligibility: Only players who meet the following requirements may participate.
- Must be an NA citizen/resident (US & Canada).
- Never exceeded 5250 MMR in the last 4 months.
- Played at least 30 1v1 ladder games during the current season on main or primary ladder account before registration.
- Registration deadline: Feb 29
- Season begins: Mar 2
- Use the coupon code 2020Contender2 to contribute $0.5 to the prize pool for free!