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NHL 18 Snider Hockey Cup, Sponsored by Xbox (Overview)

3 Jan , 2018  

Overview

The NHL 18 Snider Hockey Cup, Sponsored by Xbox is a free to enter 1v1 NHL 18 tournament, playable on Xbox One and PS4. All players must be at least 14 years of age and residents of Canada or the continental United States (excluding Arizona, Maryland, Tennessee, and New Jersey).
 

Stage One: Online Qualifiers

There are two ways to qualify for the Online Playoffs:
Brackets
There will be 16-player NHL 18 qualifier brackets on:

  • Wednesday, January 10th at 7pm EDT
  • Saturday, January 13th at 3pm EDT
  • Wednesday, January 17th at 7pm EDT
  • Saturday, January 20th at 3pm EDT
  • Wednesday, January 24th at 7pm EDT
  • Saturday, January 27th at 3pm EDT
  • Wednesday, January 31st at 7pm EDT
  • Saturday, February 3rd at 3pm EDT
  • Wednesday, February 7th at 7pm EDT
  • Saturday, February 10th at 3pm EDT
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    The top two players of every 16-player bracket will advance to the Online Playoffs.
     
    Leaderboards
    There will also be an NHL 18 qualifier leaderboard for each of Xbox One and PS4 running from Wednesday, January 10 to Saturday, February 10.
     
    The top four players from each leaderboard will advance to the Online Playoffs. Each leaderboard will also have separate cash prizing.
     

    Stage Two: Online Playoffs

    Day 1 – Saturday, February 17th @ 3pm EDT, for both Xbox One and PS4:

  • All qualifiers will be divided into groups and compete in a tournament within each group
  • Day 2 – Sunday, February 18th @ 3pm EDT, for both Xbox One and PS4:

  • The top eight players from Day 1 will compete in a single elimination bracket
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    The top two players for each of Xbox One and PS4 will receive travel to and accommodation in Philadelphia, PA for the Live Finals.
     

    Stage Three: Live Finals

    The Live Finals for both Xbox One and PS4 will take place on Wednesday, March 7th at XFINITY Live! Philadelphia.

     

    Live Finals Prizes

    For both Xbox One and PS4:

  • First place: $4,000 USD, watching the Philadelphia Flyers play the Pittsburgh Penguins from a suite at the Wells Fargo Center,
    and a signed Philadelphia Flyers jersey
  • Second place: $1,600 USD, watching the Philadelphia Flyers play the Pittsburgh Penguins from a suite at the Wells Fargo Center,
    and a signed Philadelphia Flyers jersey
  • Third place and fourth place: $750 USD, and signed memorabilia
  • Fifth place to eighth place: $250 USD, and signed memorabilia
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    Register for the NHL 18 Snider Hockey Cup, Sponsored by Xbox

     

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