Fragadelphia have released more details regarding their plans for Nerd Street Gamer's Winter Champs circuit for CS:GO, which will see nine LAN events and six online events played out in the leadup to Fragadelphia 16 on March 4th.
The Winter Champs circuit was initially teased at Fragadelphia 15, with the biggest change being the decision to transition Fragadelphia 16 away from open signups to a points-based invite system. Teams will earn spots in Fragadelphia 16 by competing in a number of online events, regional LANs, and national LANs.
Additionally, for teams that are not in the top sixteen of the standings by the end of the circuit, Fragadelphia will hold a final last chance qualifier the day before Fragadelphia 16, March 3rd, to determine the final eight teams in the event. The full breakdown of the circuit can be read here.
Each of the regional LAN events will have a $2,500 prizepool and will feature up to 16 teams:
- Fragadelphia 16: Bakersfield, California - October 16th - 17th
- Fragadelphia 16: North Brunswick, New Jersey - October 30th - 31st
- Fragadelphia 16: Brentwood, Missouri - November 27th - 28th
- Fragadelphia 16: East Falls, Pennsylvania - January 8th - 9th
- Fragadelphia 16: Fullerton, California - February 5th - 6th
- TBD Regional LAN - February 19th - 20th
Each of the online events will feature a $2,000 prizepool and up to 32 teams:
- Fragadelphia 16: Online #1 - November 6th - 7th
- Fragadelphia 16: Online #2 - November 20th - 21st
- Fragadelphia 16: Online #3 - December 4th - 5th
- Fragadelphia 16: Online #4 - December 18th - 19th
- Fragadelphia 16: Online #5 - January 15th - 16th
- Fragadelphia 16: Online #6 - January 29th - 30th
Note: dates for the online events are subject to change based on conflicts with other events.
Finally, each of the Fragadelphia Major LANs will feature an impressive $10,000 prizepool and up to 32 teams:
- Fragadelphia 16 Major: Philadelphia - November 13th - 14th
- Fragadelphia 16 Major: Denver - December 11th -12th
- Fragadelphia 16 Major: Chicago - January 22nd - 23rd
In total, Fragadelphia and Nerd Street Gamers will be offering up $57,000 in the leadup to Fragadelphia 16!