Tourney Rules:

1)The tourney will be held on Saturday, 11 June 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 11 June 2005 EST. This is a 2v2 tournament, but teams will be randomly decided on the day of the match by me. That is, I put all the names in the hat and pick the teams at the start time. You don’t need a partner, sign up as individuals.  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, you don’t play. Once you start the tourney with your random teammate you must finish with them or forfeit. 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 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 and our friends 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 players 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 teams 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 teams agree, then you may restart the game from a saved game or restart the entire game. Otherwise it gets played as 2v1 until the finish. If both players from a team disconnect that team loses, 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. And if I’m the one in a game lagging it up, I’ll leave so the rest of the officials will probably do so also if it’s a problem.

6)In keeping with the BR.com philosophy of spreading the wealth, the first place team will be given $50, the second place team leader $30 united states dollars. Obviously both team members get half. 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 weird and unusual strats that work only once can be used. Finals will be best of three.

8)If both teams agree on a map, they can use any official blizzard map, WCG, or PGT map on melee setting and play on that map. If they can’t agree First round the games will be held on Medusa, Second on Winter Conquest, Third on Rivalry, and Finals on Dire.  

9)The winning team leader 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.

10) Big thanks go out to Dibbler and Ling who contributed most of the prize money to this tourney. People like this who give back to the community help give everyone a fun time, and they have my admiration.

 

BR.com Admins: Mark4, JohnnyVegas.