Alienware Arena launched registration today for the Counter-Strike 1.6
Digital Insurgency Tournament, the latest event in an ongoing series
operated by iGames and CEVO. The tournament is sponsored with a $3,500
cash prize pool.
Now a decade since public release,
Counter-Strike 1.6 remains one of the world’s most popular first-person
shooters and is the game of choice of many of America’s and Canada’s
most dedicated and skilled gamers. Aspiring amateurs and established
players alike are expected in a showdown that is every bit as immersive
and intense as any other modern game.
Tournament play will
begins October 26th with up to 128 teams competing through
double-elimination brackets twice per week. The top 32 teams will
advance to the finals leading up to the Championships that will be
broadcast on AlienNetwork LIVE on Saturday, December 5th. Standard
competitive rules for Counter-Strike 1.6 will apply.
Registration is open now on the Alienware Arena website at www.alienwarearena.com/event/cs-digital-insurgency/.
Complete details including the full schedule and contest eligibility
are also available. Slots will be assigned on a first-come first-served
basis to fully registered teams, so interested gamers are encouraged to
Initial registration for teams closes on Thursday, October 22nd.
Double-Elimination Preliminary Schedule (Oct 26 - Nov 19)
In the opening phase, teams will be scheduled to complete two matches per week – with deadlines on Mondays and Thursdays.
the communication tools available through the Alienware Arena control
panel, it is up to teams to negotiate their exact match time, which can
be any day or time prior to the deadline.
Match 1 Deadline: Thursday, October 29 - de_dust2
Match 2 Deadline: Monday, November 2 - de_inferno
Match 3 Deadline: Thursday, November 5 - de_tuscan
Match 4 Deadline: Monday, November 9 - de_nuke
Match 5 Deadline: Thursday, November 12 - de_train
Match 6 Deadline: Monday, November 16 - de_dust2
Match 7 Deadline: Thursday, November 19 - de_inferno
Final 2 teams per bracket advance to the next phase.
Tournament Finals (Nov 23 - Dec 5)
Match 1 Deadline: Monday, November 23 -
Match 2 Deadline: Thursday, November 30 -
Match 3 Deadline: Thursday, December 3 -
Matches 4-8 Deadline: Saturday, December 5
final teams that remain will play out all remaining matches during the
Championships on Saturday, December 5 starting at 2:00 PM eastern time.
It is likely that the final Match may not end until around or after
11:00 p.m. Eastern Time on that day. The brackets will specify the
exact order of the maps.