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Stride Xfire Cup Finals (all times EDT)
Finals Festival Broadcast Times (all times EDT)
Wed. June 20:
|6pm - 7pm:||Pure Pwnage Live Webcast & Chat|
|7pm - 7:30pm:||3rd Place Match (Pre-game show)|
|7:30pm - 9pm:||Team 3D vs. EG (& Post-game show)|
|9pm - Mid:||Play with the Pros in CS & BF2/2142|
Thurs. June 21:
|7pm - 7:30pm:||Final Match (Pre-game show)|
|7:30pm - 9pm:||coL vs. JMC (& Post-game show)|
|Noon - Mid:||Play with the Pros in CoD2, CS/CS:S & BF2/2142|
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Pro Teams in the Finals Festival Events:
- CS:S - VerGe, Pandemic, EFG, Check-Six
- CS 1.6 - Flow Gaming, Check-Six
- BF2 & BF2142 - 20ID, Crucial, Team Hot
- COD 2 - Pandemic, Enervate, Flow Gaming
Games Schedule: (all times EDT)
Festival Schedule (all times EDT)
|6pm - 7pm:||Xfire Debate Club (WoW Classes)|
|7pm - Mid:||CS:S 7-10, CoD2 9-mid|
|6pm - 7pm:||Chat with Pure Pwnage|
|7pm - 7:30pm:||3rd Place Match (Pre-game)|
|7:30pm - 9pm:||Team 3D vs. EG (& Post-game)|
|9pm - Mid:||CS 9-mid, BF2/2142 9-mid|
|6pm - 7pm:||Chat with coL & JMC|
|7pm - 7:30pm:||Final Match (Pre-game)|
|7:30pm - 9pm:||coL vs. JMC (& Post-game)|
|Noon - Mid:||CS noon-4, BF 2-6, CoD2 5-9, CS:S 8-mid|
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Tournament & Gaming EventsMar. 29 - Quarter-Finals "A" (2 live matches)
Live Gaming Event #1
Apr. 5 - Quarter-Finals "B" (2 live matches)
Live Gaming Event #2
May 4 - Semi-Finals (2 live matches)
Live Gaming Event #3
June 19 to 21 - Stride Cup 2007 Finals
3rd Place Match & 3 Day Live Gaming Event
- Maxrounds: 30 (15 rounds per half)
- Freezetime: 15 seconds
- Friendly Fire: On
- Bomb timer: 35 seconds
- Round time: 2 minutes
- Start money: 800
- Buy time: .25
- Overtime: 3 rounds, 10,000 start money
- Overtime: Team stays on the side they were on last
- Brackets are single elimination.
- Demos required and enforced (automatically recorded) by the ESEA anticheat client.
- Teams must come to a decision as to what side each team will play first (T or CT). If a decision cannot be reached, a coin toss will be held and the team that wins the coin toss will be able to choose their starting side.
- Map pool: de_inferno, de_nuke, de_aztec, de_dust2, de_train, de_cpl_mill
Teams will compete for the following prizes:
- Round 1 Winners (3/29 & 4/5): $500
- Round 2 Winners (5/4): $1,000
- 3rd Place (6/20): $3,000
- 2nd Place (6/21): $5,000
- Final Winner: (6/21): $12,000
A well established CS:S squad, with a propensity to upset other top names such as Team 3D and EFG. Currently ranked #8 in North America in CS 1.6 by Gotfrag, they have a strong CS:S team as well and are doing well in CEVO-Professional as the season begins.
compLexity has recently switched to Source much like Team 3D. compLexity also boasts an impressive track record in CS 1.6, being one of the top two American teams in the world for the past two years (the other team being Team 3D). compLexity is currently ranked the #1 CS 1.6 team in North America by Gotfrag and 8th in the world.
EFGaming was founded in 2005 around some of the most talented Counter-Strike: Source players in the world. In the year 2006 no Counter Strike: Source team in North America attended more LAN competitions nationwide than EFGaming. Having won the championship match at each and every event, EFG's team continues to show why they are the top ranked North American team.
Firmly embedded in the evolution of eSports worldwide, Canada-based Team EG was born over four years ago, making it one of the oldest professional gamer organizations in North America. The EG name has always been synonymous with the best game-playing in North America.
Team Hyper is comprised of some of the most storied players in the game. Leading the pack now they have Jacob "Nightfall" Stanton, who won the only CPL with Source, and has also won CPL in CoD2. All of team Hyper's players understand what it takes to win and have proven time and time again that they can.
Jax Money Crew was founded in 2003 by Alex Conroy with one goal in mind, becoming the best team in the world. JMC has become a North American powerhouse in the Counter-Strike scene and will continue to dominate major events.
Recently converted to Source, Team 3D has established a track record of being the team to beat in CS 1.6. With their recent change in roster, Team3D is expected to become one of the top CS:S American teams.
VerGe Gaming is one of the most accomplished Counter-Strike:Source teams in the world. In addition to being known for their impeccable in game strategies and raw talent, VerGe is also known for their sportsmanship and community contributions.
Maik Brodowski - Meet Your Makers
Maik "Brodo" Brodowski, born May 1987 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, is today the Sales & Media Manager of MYM and a part of MYM since 2005. His gaming career started with being a team manager for a famous Danish based Counterstrike 1.6 team and being a tournament organizer for on - and offline - tournaments.
Lee Chen - GotFrag
As President & Managing Director, Lee defines the strategic direction and runs the business operations of GotFrag. Lee is a veteran of 4 startups, including Teligent and Critical Dynamics.
Frederic Descamps - Xfire
Frederic is Senior Director of Business Development and Marketing at Xfire. Since joining Xfire in 2003, Frederic has organized some of the largest ever live online e-sports events, celebrity chats and machinima movie contests. As his Xfire profile attests, Frederic is an avid World of Warcraft and Counter-Strike player.
Manuel Hoedemakers - ESL
Manuel "Pesticide" Hoedemakers is currently the Electronic Sports League International Head, the European Nations Championship Counter-Strike manager, the International Premiership Series manager and the Extreme Masters Counter-Strike manager.
Daniel Kayser - Game Trailers
Daniel is currently the Editorial Producer and Host for GameTrailers.com and MTV Networks. He has hosted event coverage and conducted interviews from around the globe with top gaming companies such as Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Electronic Arts and Ubisoft. Daniel is also a contributing feature writer for the nationally distributed magazine Hardcore Gamer.
Geoff Keighley - Spike TV
Geoff is host of SpikeTV's "Game Head," the #1 rated videogame show on television, and also appears as a videogame expert on the entertainment newsmagazine "Extra" (NBC/Syndicated). Geoff is also a contributing editor to GameSpot.com.
Trevor "Midway" Schmidt - GotFrag
As one of the oldest members of the CS community, Trevor has been a part of GotFrag.com since the beginning helping to build the sites content. From the creation of Midway's Melee to the Playbook series, Trevor has continued to push the horizon of eSports coverage.
Sebastian Weishaar - ESL
Sebastian "Baschi" Weishaar is the Director of League Operations and International Partner Management for ESL. He was also the 2006 ESL Chief tournament director for the European Nations Championship, the ESL Pro-Series, the Extreme Masters, the WC3L and of all other ESL leagues and tournaments.
Stride Xfire Cup Finals Festival: June 19th-21st
You must be logged in at the time of the Event with at least one Stride Cup account on your friends list to be eligible to win.
Finals Festival Day One - June 19, 2007Over $1,500 in Prizes!
Three (3) PNY GeForce 8800GTS
Ten (10) PC Video Games
Finals Festival Day Two - June 20, 2007Over $1,500 in Prizes!
Three (3) Samsung 22in LCD
Ten (10) PC Video Games
Finals Festival Grand Finale - June 21, 2007Over $3,000 in Prizes!
Three (3) PNY GeForce 8800GTS
Three (3) Samsung 22in LCD
Twenty (20) PC Video Games
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