1)The tourney will be held at 15 DEC 2001, 1200 EST in channel clan mark4. That's 0900 pacific time. The tourney will start promptly at 1200. Please try and arrive a few minutes early and check in with me to let me know you are ready. If you show up more than ten minutes after 1200, or are afk in the channel for more than ten minutes after 1200, I will replace you with an alternate. You must use the name you signed up with.
2)Players will be selected on a first come, first serve basis. In order to qualify you must either be recognized by myself as an old school br.comer or have posted a report, or on the forum within the last 30 days. This is to make sure the people playing are part of the br.com community and not people just looking for the prize. This tourney is about the br.com community having a little fun. To sign up just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, include a link to your last post or report, and the name you'll compete under as well as your usual name. I'll take the first 32 people to sign up and have up to ten standbys.
3)The tourney is designed to have a little fun and celebrate the holidays. Please be good mannered towards your opponents in the channel, and of course any cheat programs and map hacks are entirely prohibited. This shouldn't be taken as forbidding any cheese tactics you happen to enjoy using during the games themselves. Excessive spamming of the tourney channel or another player may result in your disqualification. I don't think we'll have much problem here since it's a community tourney.
4)Since I've invited T_Mac, we might have a few disconnects during the games. If both players agree, then you may restart the game from a saved game or restart the entire game. If one player thinks they were clearly winning when thier opponent disced and doesn't wish to replay, they must provide a replay to the admin, who will determine if they should get the win or the game must be replayed. If the winning player was the one that disced, the players must continue from a saved game or restart. I recommend but do not require that you save the game every five minutes. If the player who did not make the game requests a save, the player making the game must save it. Two discs in one match will result in a loss for the discer unless an admin determines from the replay they were conclusively winning the game when they disced.
5)Since it's a br.com tourney, I'm sure that we will have plenty of people wanting to observe the games. If a tourney admin wishes to watch, they must be allowed to. Second priority goes to officially selected people wishing to write a battle report on the games. Other observers are optional and must be approved by both players. No observer may say ANYTHING to either player in the game. The finals and semifinals will probably be full of officials, so don't expect to get to observe them. Any observer must leave on request of the players except a tourney official.
6)In keeping with the holiday spirit, the first place player will be given $50 united states dollars. In order to claim your prize you must provide me with a valid name and address, I'll mail the winner a check for the prize by the 17th of Dec 2001.
7)It's a single elimination tourney. This is for two main reasons. First, its a lot easier to run and keep track of. This makes it funner for everyone when you don't have to wait on an admin to figure out whats going on. Second, we have a lot of truly good players, but I want to make it fun for the more casual participants as well. In a single game, single elimination tourney luck plays more of a factor and wierd and unusual strats that work only once can be used. Finals will be best of three. First map is Incubus, second picked by loser of first game, third picked by winner of first game.
8)The maps are as follows:
Game1: Neo Hall of Valhalla
Game2: Neo Legacy of Char
Game3: Discovery. If both players agree they may substitute River Styx, otherwise Discovery must be played.
Game4: Island Hop
We have a good mix of maps in there, some favoring a particular race, some balanced, all fun. Each round a player plays 1 game on the selected map. The winner advances. Both players should whisper me with the results of each game.
9)You must save a replay from each tourney game and provide it on my request.
10) Brackets are here.
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