NHL 18 Showdown Series (March and April)

7 Mar , 2018  


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).

Join the NHL 18 Showdown Series


Stage One: Online Qualifiers

There are two ways to qualify for Day 1 of the Online Playoffs:
1. Brackets
There will be NHL 18 qualifier brackets on:

  • Wednesday, March 21st
  • Saturday, March 24th
  • Wednesday, March 28th
  • Saturday, March 31st
  • Wednesday, April 4th
  • Saturday, April 7th
  • Wednesday, April 11th
  • Saturday, April 14th

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.
2. Leaderboards
There will be NHL 18 ELO leaderboards from:

  • Wednesday, March 21st to Sunday, April 1st
  • Monday, April 2nd to Saturday, April 14th

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.

  • 1st place: $125 USD and qualification for Day 1 of the Online Playoffs
  • 2nd place: $60 USD and qualification for Day 1 of the Online Playoffs
  • 3rd place: $40 USD
  • 4th place: $25 USD


Stage Two: Online Playoffs

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:

  • 1st place: $1,000 USD
  • 2nd place: $500 USD
  • 3rd and 4th place: $250 USD each
  • 5th to 8th place: $125 USD each


Join the NHL 18 Showdown Series

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:

  • a copy of NHL 18
  • an Xbox One with a controller, and an Xbox Live account OR a PS4™ with a controller, and a PlayStation® Plus account


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