The NHL 18 Showdown Series is a free-to-enter, online, 1v1 Versus NHL 18 tournament for Xbox One and PS4, with a $3,000 USD prize pool per console!
All players must be at least 14 years of age and residents of a Canadian province or the contiguous United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii).
There are two ways to qualify for Day 1 of the Online Playoffs:
There will be NHL 18 qualifier brackets on:
All players that check in will be split into double elimination brackets, as evenly and close to a size of 16 as possible. The winner of each bracket qualifies for Day 1 of the Online Playoffs.
There will be NHL 18 ELO leaderboards from:
Each ELO qualifier leaderboard has the following prizing. To be eligible, a player must have played eight or more challenges for the leaderboard and have a rating of at least 1000.
Day 1 – Saturday, April 21st
All qualified players from brackets and leaderboards will play in a tournament to determine the eight players for each console that will advance to Day 2.
Day 2 – Sunday, April 22nd
The top eight players from Day 1 will compete in a double elimination bracket for cash prizes.
Online Playoffs – Day 2 prizing for each console:
A player may only qualify for Day 1 of the Online Playoffs for one console.
To play in this tournament, players must have the following by March 6, 2018:
Get all the answers you need from this quick tournament walkthrough: