31/08/2016 CS:GO News


Northern Arena viewer’s guide


With Northern Arena knocking on the door, we have put together a viewer’s guide where you can find all the information you need to keep up with the event, including the groups, schedule, and broadcast crew.

Toronto Convention Centre will play host to Northern Arena 2016 which will commence on September 1 and end on September 4. The prize pool for the event taking place in Toronto, Canada will be $100,000.

The competition will kick off with a GSL format in the group stage which features four groups of four teams. The opening and winners’ matches will be played as best-of-ones while the elimination and deciders will be best-of-threes. The top two squads from each group will advance to the playoffs.

Here are the groups:

Group A Group B Group C Group D
Immortals TSM Cloud9 Heroic
CLG OpTic Rogue Splyce
NRG Echo Fox compLexity Selfless
Synthetik Luminosity ACE Winterfox

Eight teams who manage to get through the groups will play in the single-elimination best-of-three playoffs. There will also be a third-place decider match.

The full schedule can be found below:

Thursday, September 1st
18:00 Immortals vs.  Synthetik BO1
18:00 TSM vs.  Luminosity BO1
19:30 CLG vs.  NRG BO1
19:30 OpTic vs.  Echo Fox BO1
21:00 Group A – winners’ match BO1
21:00 Group B – winners’ match BO1
23:30 Group A – elimination match BO3
23:30 Group B – elimination match BO3
02:30 Group A – decider BO3
02:30 Group B – decider BO3
Friday, September 2nd
17:00 Cloud9 vs.  ACE BO1
17:00 Heroic vs.  Winterfox BO1
18:30 Rogue vs.  compLexity BO1
18:30 Splyce vs.  Selfless BO1
20:00 Group C – winners’ match BO1
20:00 Group D – winners’ match BO1
22:30 Group C – elimination match BO3
22:30 Group D – elimination match BO3
01:30 Group C – decider BO3
01:30 Group D – decider BO3
Saturday, September 3rd
16:45 Quarter-final #1 BO3
16:45 Quarter-final #2 BO3
20:00 Quarter-final #3 BO3
20:00 Quarter-final #4 BO3
00:00 Semi-final #1 BO3
02:45 Semi-final #2 BO3
Sunday, September 4th
16:15 Third-place match BO3
20:00 Grand Final BO3

The following broadcast crew will be bringing you the action on Northern Arena’s Twitch channel:

Marissa Roberto – Host

Jason “moses” O’Toole – Analyst
Dustin “dusT” Mouret – Analyst

 Mohan “launders” Govindasamy – Commentator
 Alex “Vansilli” Nguyen – Commentator
 Keith “Seaside” Lafortune – Commentator
Mirna “athxna” Noureldin – Interviewer

The prize pool breakdown will be as follows:

1. – $50.000
2. – $25,000
3. – $15,000
4. – $5,000
5-8. – $1,250
5-8. – $1,250
5-8. – $1,250
5-8. – $1,250


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