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Congratulations to all our qualifiers playing in the Online Playoffs February 17 and 18, 2018.

Winners of the playoffs will be announced next week.

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Prizing

Live Finals (for each platform: Xbox One and PS4)

The top two Xbox One players and the top two PS4 players from the Online Playoffs will receive travel to and accommodation in Philadelphia, PA for the Live Finals.

Schedule

  • Registration Opens

    January 3, 2018

  • Online Qualifiers

    January 10 – February 10, 2018

  • Online Playoffs

    February 17 & 18, 2018

  • Live Finals

    March 7, 2018

Format & Rules

Stage One: Online Qualifiers

There are two ways to qualify for the Online Playoffs:

Brackets

There will be 10 times to play NHL 18 Snider Hockey Cup qualifier 16-player Xbox One and PS4 brackets:

Wednesdays at 7:00pm EDT Saturdays at 3:00pm EDT
January 10 January 13
January 17 January 20
January 24 January 27
January 31 February 3
February 7 February 10

The top two players from each 16-player Xbox One and PS4 bracket will advance to the Online Playoffs.

Leaderboards

There will also be an NHL 18 Snider Hockey Cup 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.

All players must be at least 14 years of age and residents of Canada or the continental USA. Some restrictions apply. Read the Tournament Rules for details.

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.

The top two players for each of Xbox One and PS4 will receive travel to and accommodation in Philadelphia, PA for the event.

Stage Three: Live Finals

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 at XFINITY Live! Philadelphia:

  • For each of Xbox One and PS4.

All players will need to read How to Play in This Tournament for additional tournament specific instructions, prior to playing in this tournament.