"The Tournament" by CLG

Posted on at 8:40 AM by Seranaya
HotShotGG took to reddit yesterday to discuss the possibilities for a tournament hosted by Counter Logic Gaming.
Continue reading to see what they have in mind!

HotShotGG stated in this reddit thread that they're interested in hosting a tournament for the North American pre-made 5's ladder. For those of you that don't want to go to reddit, here's a short rundown of what's going on:
He states that they're doing this to help promote going pro and trying to help deviate our current pro rankings from the same teams we always see. In order to make this tournament exactly what the community wants, CLG is putting out a series of polls for everyone to vote in. These polls will help determine the formatting and pretty much everything else about the tournament!
Here is the current poll that is out, with reference to who the community wants to cast the tournament. I really love this idea as we can really customize this tournament however we want!

Things that are already decided for this event are as follows:
  • Prize pool minimum of $5,000
  • Every player in the tournament is able to stream these games
  • One caster they for sure want is Deman (yay!). The other caster will be decided by us
  • They will keep the amount of revenue generated public as to keep everything clear with the community and determine the next tournament's prize pool
As of now, they have it set as 16 teams participating. They will play in 4 groups of 4 with the top 2 teams from each group moving on into a double elimination bracket. Want to contribute to all the talk? Comment on the reddit thread with your ideas!
The potential participants in 'The Tournament'?
This is a really great idea by CLG! This can open up so many possibilities for the teams that play pre-made 5's and have aspirations to go pro. I can't wait to see what kinds of teams and players come out of something like this and can potentially tear through our current pro scene. What do you think?

31 comments

  1. first!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. ...Anon McPenisface here reporting the news

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    2. He is first, you got to give him credit.

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    3. ^ and last to get laid

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    1. I guess that makes me 4th then.

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    2. oh anonymous rage! kids are so funny these days

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    3. Good one Seranaya! Glad to see that you guys think the "xth" people are annoying as we do!

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    4. he means 3rd worst person in world just after hitler and stalin

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  3. This seems like a great idea, I love the community integration!

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  4. Why can't Dunky be a caster?

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    1. Because he's too good for them

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    2. That would be cool, prob they didn't think about him,

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  5. I kinda like the whole idea of CLG making a tournament were the only qualification to enter is to be on the high end of the premade 5v5 ladder, and as you states; it opens up for smaller teams to have a chance to be seen and show their skills.. (or maybe someone else pointed that one out..)

    I really like the idea of ingame streaming, it kinda makes the whole "I like this player and I want to see what tricks he uses in lanephase" possible. As the tournament streaming right now makes it far from easy to pick up on specific roles, because of the commentators needs of being everywhere at once.

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  6. Irelia ssie pałę tak samo jak west

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  7. New possible champ check it out http://elohell.net/chill/158774

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  8. Let Dunky be the second caster!

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  9. Am I the only one that sometimes wonders if Anon arguments are just one Anon trolling?

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    1. you are never alone on the internet. I think that too.

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  10. Can we please stop the celebrity worship?

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  11. can all the infantile manchilds at the top of the comments please go back to memebase or something.

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