1)The tourney will be held on Saturday, 2 February 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 were invited under. I may start some games up to fifteen minutes early if both people show up because that avoids a huge crowd right at the start time.
2)Players were selected for thier achievements in the previous br.com cash tournies. The selected players are:
High Templar (of course, the current champ!)
In case one those players can't show up, I'll put in alternates in the order they email me. The alternates are:
3)The tourney is designed to have a little fun. 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 invitational 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. Any observer must leave on request of the players except a tourney official.
6)In keeping with the BR.com philosophy of sharing the wealth =], the first place player will be given $100 united states dollars, the second place player will recieve $25 USD. 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 swiss tourney. This is to provide plenty of games, make the tourney move fast, and give an incentive for people to keep playing after a single loss. There will be five rounds with each player playing one game a round. The first round players will be randomnly matched. Every round after that the losing players from the previous round will play each other, the games starting as soon as two losing players are available. The same process will the used for the winning players. After five rounds the player with the best record will win first place. If two or more players have tying records, those players will play each other until a clear winner is determined. The player with the second best record will get second, or if two or more players are tied for second they'll play until a clear winner is determined.
8)The maps are:
Round 1 Temple
Round 2 Incubus
Round 3 Proving Grounds
Round 4 Styx
Round 5 Rivalry
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)The brackets can be found Here.
11)I ask that all the alternates show up on game day at the appointed time and channel.