1)The tourney will be held on Sunday, 13 Jan 2002, 3:00 PM EST in channel clan mark4. That's 1200 PM pacific time. The tourney will start promptly at 3:00 pm. Please try and arrive a few minutes early and check in with me to let me know you are ready. If anyone shows up more than ten minutes after 3:00 PM, or is afk in the channel for more than ten minutes after 3:00 PM, I will replace you with an alternate. You must use the name you signed up with. I may let people start thier games up to half an hour early if both people show up early because that avoids a huge crowd right at the start time.
2)Players will be selected on a first come, first serve basis. In order to qualify the player must either be recognized by myself as an old school br.comer or have posted a report, or posted on the forum from 5 Dec to 5 Jan. 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 team name you'll compete under as well as your b.net name and usual name. I'll take the first 16 players to sign up and have up to ten standbys. Feel free to show up in the channel and ask to play after 3:10 EST.
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)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 one of thier opponents 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 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 discing player 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 all 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 BR.com philosophy, the first place player will be given $20 united states dollars, and be eligible to participate in the "uber master final tourney" for a larger prize. In order to claim your prize you must provide me with a valid name and address, or an email address with a paypal account associated.
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 for finals is New Gettysburg, with game type of greed, second map and game type picked by loser of first game, third picked by winner of first game. Please don't pick temple you bastards.
8)The maps and game types are as follows:
Game1: Station Unrest (sc maps folder) Greed with resources set to 5,000
Game2: Blood Bath (sc maps folder) Slaughter set to 15 minutes
Game3: Twisted Trail (download folder) Sudden Death
Game4: New Gettysburg (sc maps folder) Greed with resources set to 5,000
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)The players must save a replay from each tourney game and provide it on my request. I ask that you post the replay at the br.com replay section unless asked not to by an officially selected battle reporter, to make Masturnate happy.
10)You can find the brackets here.
11)All the alternates got to play during my last two tournaments, so if you signed up as an alternate, show up!