Tourney Rules:

1)The tourney will be held on Sunday, 26 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 26 June 2005 EST. This is a FFA tournament, matches will be randomly decided on the day of the tourney by me. That is, I put all the names in the hat and pick the matches at the start 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 five minutes after 3:00 PM, or is afk in the channel for more than five minutes after 3:00 PM, you don’t play. 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 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. Right now I’m going try to arrange it so we have at least four players for the first set of games and four for the finals. If we get a full house of 64 people, It’ll be 8 player FFAs for all first round games and another 8 player FFA for the winners of the second. I’ll determine the number of games and players in them on Sunday when we see who shows up. 

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. All games will be played on melee, NOT FFA setting. That means you can ally, backstab, nuke rush, 5 SCV rush T_Mac, whatever. The only real rule is, only one person can win each game. Do whatever you can to win. Bonus points awarded for gay strats. Anyone who makes another player cry gets bragging rights. You cannot agree to share the prize money in any way shape or form.

4)We might have a few disconnects during the games. Who cares, it’s FFA. Disconnect is a loss!  

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. 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 winner of the final FFA game will be given $75, the second place person gets the knowledge they should have allied with other people against the winner. 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. I really, really prefer paypal, but I can work with other methods if they are easy.

7)It's a single elimination tourney. This is for two 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, FFAs are long as it is. No double elimination boys.

8)I’m picking the maps. First round is Orbital Death, second will be Primeval isles.  

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

 

 

BR.com Admins: Mark4, JohnnyVegas.