The ESOC Grand Tour Season 1 Playoffs, streamed this weekend on ESOCTV!
>>>Playoffs Bracket<<<
Coming this weekend - the Semi-Finals!

>>>Playoffs Stream Schedule<<<

The exciting conclusion to the first season of Weekend Tournaments!
Please welcome this season's Playoffs Roster!

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The playoffs will take place as a single-elimination tournament, with the Round of 8 and Semi-finals being played as Best-of-5s leading to a Grand Finals played as a Best-of-9. Qualifier matches will be played with the same rules as the RO8/Semi-finals. The seeding for the playoffs is arranged first by Season 1 Points and second by 1v1 JP ELO.

Map Pool, Map Rules and Civilization Rules

Round of 8 and Semi-finals Map Pool (Bo5)
Fertile Crescent / Great Basin / Bonnie Springs / Gran Chaco / Hudson Bay / Florida / Alaska

Grand Finals Map Pool (Bo9)
Mendocino / Iowa / Kamchatka / Herald Island / Colorado / Arizona / Parallel Rivers / Thar Desert / Baja California / Manchuria / Florida / Alaska / Cascade Range

Map & Civilization Rules
For Game 1, players will veto maps in alternating fashion until just 1 map remains. The higher seed player will initiate the vetoing. The last map remaining will be the map played upon for Game 1.

After Game 1, the winner of the previous match will ban a single (1) map from the map pool, or two (2) maps if it is the Grand Finals. The loser of the previous match will then select a map from the remaining pool to be played and the winner will lock his civilization. The loser will then choose his civilization and the next game will commence.

There will be no civilization resets during a series. After you've used a civilization, it may not be used again.

Example flow of map rules

Prize Pool

- $300 USD distributed as $150 to 1st place, $70 to 2nd place, and $40 for 3rd/4th place
- One-of-a-kind forum badge

Thank you everyone for participating in Season 1 of the ESOC Grand Tour, and good luck to our competitors!
>>>Grand Tour Season 1 Standings<<<
Sunday, June 10th at 15:00 GMT!
The ESOC Weekend Tours Sup Cup #3!

A pure 1v1 Supremacy tournament, and the final open event of the season!
For information on the ESOC Patch 5.0 release, click here!

Tournament Information
- All times are in GMT.
- Tournament will begin at 15:00 GMT on Sunday, June 10th.
- Round of 64: 15:00 - 15:45
- Round of 32: 15:45 - 16:30
- Round of 16: 16:30 - 17:15
- Round of 08: 17:15 - 18:45
- Semi-finals: 18:45 - 20:15
- Finals: 20:15 - Till we get a winner!
- You can watch the tournament this Sunday on ESOCTV and ESOCTV2!

Sign Ups!
- Sign ups are open soon! You can sign up using your My ESOC tab with your ESO username.
- Sign ups will close on Friday night, June 8th.
- To participate in the event, you must be a member of the tournament discord and be present at the time of the event start!

Prize Pool:
- $150 USD distributed as $80 for 1st place, $40 for 2nd place, and $15 for 3rd/4th place.
- Exclusive forum badge

Civilization Rules:
- During the course of a series, a player may not use a civilization twice.
- In a Best-of-3, 3 unique civilizations must be played if the series reaches game 3.
- In a Best-of-5, 5 unique civilizations must be played if the series reaches game 5.
- Players will freely pick their civilization in Game 1. After that, players alternatively pick their civilization, starting with the winner of Game 1.

Map Pool:
All maps are listed in the order they are to be played in. Beginning with the Round of 16, players will ban a map from the map pool. The player with the higher seed will veto his map first.

- Round of 64 (Bo1): Arkansas
- Round of 32 (Bo1): Manchuria
- Round of 16 (Bo1): Arkansas / Malaysia / Arizona
- Round of 8 (Bo3): Pampas Sierras / Klondike / Hudson Bay / Kamchatka / Manchac
- Semi-finals (Bo3): Arizona / Malaysia / Alaska / Mendocino / Gran Chaco
- Finals (Bo5): Baja California / Fertile Crescent / Cascade Range / Bonnie Springs / Alaska / Manchac / Manchuria

- All games must be played on ESOC Patch.
- All results and recorded games must be reported using the match results submitter.
- You must be present in the tournament discord at 15:00 GMT on Sunday.
- All players must respect scheduled round timings. If a series is not in progress by the time a round is scheduled to end, the admins reserve the right to make a decision on the winner of the match.
- All players must coordinate with caster/co-caster to ensure smooth scheduling of casted matches.
- All other applicable ESOC tournament rules apply.

Additional Notes:
- Games will be played primarily on ESO; games that need to be played on GameRanger must be authorized by a tournament administrator. In case of unforeseen circumstances, casted games may need to be played on GameRanger.
- In case games need to be played on GameRanger, please have home cities and decks prepared!
- All players must adhere to the prospective tournament schedule. If a series is not in progress by the time a round is scheduled to end, the admins reserve the right to make a decision on the winner of the match.
- If you think your opponent somehow had an unfair advantage by using any exploits or mods, please PM one of the admins with the recorded game and screenshots.
- Admins reserve the right to disqualify any player(s) for failure to abide by the tournament rules. All admin decisions will be final.
- If you have any further questions, please ask in this thread!

ESOC Grand Tour
- This is the 8th event in 8 of Season 1.
- You can read more information on how Season 1 and the Playoffs will be run here.
- Here you can view the the current standings of Season 1.

- If you would like to contribute by funding future "Weekend Tours" you can donate here!
- While donating, please write the message "for weekend tours".

Tournament Staff
- Admins: @princeofcarthage, @Cometk, and @Mitoe
- Casters: \

Thank you everyone and enjoy!