Tourney Rules:

1)The tourney will be held on Saturday, 14 May 2005, 3:00 PM EST in channel op mark4 in US EAST. That's 1200 PM pacific time. You must sign up by 12:00 PM 14 May 2005 EST. 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 the 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 with a rating higher than 7.0 in their lifetime. 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 mark4@battlereports.com, include a link to your report or tell me how old school you are, and the name you'll compete under as well as your b.net name and usual name. The number of entrants is essentially unlimited, but if we get more than 64 you’re going in as an alternate and may not get to play. If we have an off number of people some people may get randomly generated first round bys.

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 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. Otherwise the non discing player wins, no matter what was happening in game. Finals games will be restarted from a save.  

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 of spreading the wealth, the first place player will be given $75, the second $50, and the third $25 united states dollars. 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, it’s 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.

8)Maps are as follows. I expect five rounds. If both players agree on a map, they can use any official blizzard map, WCG, or PGT map on melee setting and play on that map. If players don’t agree during round one, they play on Temple. Round two Gaia. Round three Nostalgia 1.3. Round four Temple again, and The picked map for the finals is Nostalgia. You can download the maps at http://www.pgtour.net/viewpage.php?db=bw&id=5 from the excellent people at http://www.pgtour.net/index.php who are doing a great job keeping BW alive. Each player in the finals picks one map and third is Nostalgia if it’s not a hut out. All other rounds are single elimination.

9)The winning player must save a replay from each tourney game and email it to me after each game. I ask that you post the replay at the br.com replay section.

 

BR.com Admins: Mark4, JohnnyVegas, and Zerg~Ling will be acting admin if he gets eliminated early cuz he wants games to BR.