CS:GO Tournament Powered By NETGEAR at AFKgg

CS:GO Tournament Powered By NETGEAR @ AFKgg
Saturday and Sunday August 19-20 2017
163 W. Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA 95113

AFKgg, in partnership with NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR), proudly announces our 2nd massive CS:GO Tournament! With a prize pool features thousands of dollars in NETGEAR products including NETGEAR Nighthawk X10 routersNETGEAR Nighthawk S8000 gaming switches and a minimum of $2000 in cash payouts, this tournament is not one to miss!

March's NETGEAR CS:GO tournament featured fierce competitors from across Norcal, Socal, and even New York! This August we are back and powered with our new 10G local network (brought to you by NETGEAR!) we are ready to run our matches on our dedicated servers and take this tournament to the next level! 

So form your teams now and get ready for a weekend of food, drink, and  games!

Register Here to reserve your spot in the tournament. Spots are limited so register online early to guarantee your team makes it to victory!

You can register as a full team, partial team, or individual!

 ------- Schedule ------

Day 0 - Friday 8/18
4:00 pm to 10:00pm - Team Recruitment, Team Photos, FREE practice time and early check-ins! (Details TBA)

Day 1 - Saturday 8/19

9:00 am - Doors open
9:15 am - Check-in starts
10:15 am - Check-in ends
11:00 am - Group Stage Starts
6:00 pm - Knockout Stage starts

Day 2 - Sunday 8/20
11:00 am - Doors open for Day 2
11:30 am - Semi-Finals commence
3:00 pm - Grand Finals commence

 ------- Prizes ------

1st Place
   ~ 5x NETGEAR R9000 Nighthawk X10 AD7200
   ~ 75% of Cash Prize Pool ($1500 Minimum + $10 per player registered)
2nd Place
   ~ 5x NETGEAR Nighthawk S8000 Gaming Switch
   ~ 25% of Cash Prize Pool ($500 Minimum + $10 per player registered)
3rd Place
 5x AFKgg Gift Cards

 ------- Spectating and Activities ------ 

AFKgg and NETGEAR invite all CS:GO fans and team supporters to come enjoy the event! AFKgg will be dedicating the weekend to all things Counter-Strike. The stream will be broadcast throughout the venue with a dedicated viewing area in the patio! We will  have special CS:GO themed cocktails and drinks, trivia, raffles and games! Although spectators will not be allowed downstairs, the patio promises to be an exciting area for friends and fans alike!

------- Stream & VODs ------

Main Tournament Live Stream at twitch.tv/AFKggLounge
Tournament also live on Netgear Youtube Channel
VODs of Tournament at AFKgg's Youtube Channel
Match GOTV IPs will be posted on Brackets.

  ------- General Tournament Information & Rules ------

~ All teams or individual players must pre-register online to attend the tournament. Follow the link to our Registration page.
~ Teams may register a full roster of 5 and 1 substitute player. 
~ All players must provide a full name and steam nickname that represents the exact nickname that player will be using during the tournament.
~ Teams that have players that play under a different nickname than the one registered will be disqualified.
~ Team captains will receive a confirmation and instruction email within 72 hours of registration.

Entry & Check-In
~ $25 Entry Fee per player. AFKgg Members get $10 off entry fee with membership card.
~ $10 of the entry fee per player is added to the $2000 cash prize pool.
~ Entry fee is due on Day 0 (8/18) or Day 1 (8/19) of the event during check-in.
~ Your team must be present and checked in by cut off time of 10:15am on Day 1 (8/19).
~ Priority will be given to teams in order of pre-registration times.

Dedicated LAN Servers & Production
~ All matches will be played on our high end server machines hosted locally at AFKgg.
~ These match servers are all 128 Tick.
~ Absolutely no lag servers, hosted on our very own 10G local network brought to you by NETGEAR.
~ We will be running a full scale production with multiple cameras to capture all the action.
~ Every team will be able to participate in a photo-op for team and player photos.
~ Top quality casters and commentary for all the matches that are on stream.
~ Every match will be available to be watched online via GOTV Servers.
~ All matches will have a GOTV replay file attached to the bracket.
Tournament Strucuture
~ Maximum of 32 Teams, 160 players
~ Group Stages will be best of 1 Double Elimination Bracket
~ Knockout stage will be best of 3 Single Elimination Bracket
~ Day 1 will end when there are 8 teams left
~ Day 2 will be dedicated to Top 8
~ Tournament strucuture is tentative and may change depending on participant numbers.
Check back on Thursday August 17th for finals updates.
Config & Match Details
~ Players will be allowed setup time before the start of tournament to save configs to our PCs.
~ Players have a maximum of 10 minutes to configure their game prior to joining the server for each match. If your team is missing players or takes to long to commence the match, you will receive a forfeit loss.
~ All teams are required to connect to the AFKgg provided Teamspeak. Teamspeak will be used for communicatino between teams and tournament admins. It can also be used for match team communication if desired.
Venue Rules & Info
NO Outside food or drink is allowed in the venue.
~ Only players on teams will be allowed in the LAN Center during the tournament.
~ Very limited quantity of Spectator badges will be available at an extra fee due to limited space and will be first come first serve
~ Parking will be available in the Market San Pedro Garage located on San Pedro Street near AFKgg. Parking Validation will be provided free of charge to tournament participants.

 ------- Peripherals & Gear Rules ------

~ Players may bring and use their own mouse, mousepad, and headphones.
~ Keyboards are restricted due to time constraints and will only be allowed during Top 8 on Day 2.
~ AFKgg will provide twenty 144Hz Monitor setups, but not all matches will be played on these setups.
~ The remaining setups will be 60Hz Monitors
~ Teams playing on 144Hz Monitors will always be playing against another team also on 144Hz monitors
~ Teams playing on 60Hz monitors will be playing against other teams with 60Hz monitors
~ NO USB Flash Drives for configs, use a cloud storage platform or email.
 ------- Map Rules ------
~ Map pool is Valve's Activy Duty Map Group (Inferno, Cobblestone, Cache, Overpass, Mirage, Nuke, Train)
~ Maps will be banned until there is only 1 left. In the case of best of 3, the last 3 maps will be played in reverse ban order.
~ First team to ban will be decided by coin toss.
~ Picking sides in games will be decided by a knife round.
~ Ties on any maps will be settled by a 6-round Overtime until there is a winner.

 ------- Match Rules ------

~ Standard Valve Competitive Match Rules and Configs (Unless otherwise stated)
~ 30 Round Match with Halftime, First to 16 Rounds
~ 1:55 Round Timer
~ 0:40 Bomb Timer
~  Overtime Rules: 
    ~ 6 Round OT, 3 Rounds per half.
    ~ 10,000 Starting Money
    ~ OT Rounds will repeat until there is a winner.
~ Pauses will only be allowed for technical issues.