In the midst of the finals of the 2v2 invitational, which are going on right now at twitch.tv/esoctv, we are proud to announce our next seasonal championships! Like all of the preceding seasonal championships, this tournament will be open to all players above the rank of PR15. For the extremely competitive players out there this tournament will be especially interesting, because the ESOC Spring Championships 2017 will feature the largest prize pool in ESOC history -- $1500!
We've decided to change a few rules, learning from previous experiences. First of all, we're introducing a veto system in order to allow players to slightly alter the mappool to their wishes. Secondly, we're changing the group stages a little bit. And lastly, we would like to clarify some of the smaller rules.
The veto system allows you to veto (=ban) a map from the given map pool. The map pools for the entire tournament will be posted shortly in the rules thread. For a more detailed overview, check out the spoiler.
The Group Stages
The group stages have been a problem for many players. Players often feel like they are treaten unfairly because they didn't manage to play their final crucial game because they opponent disappeared. For both the player and the tournament admins, this is a problematic dilemma, and there is no ideal solution. To combat this problem, we are reducing the amount of groups (relative to players) and adding a few wildcard slots. The wildcard slots function as a tool to allow disadvantaged players to advance to the bracket stages regardless, even if they did not place in the top two of their group.
In the past tournaments it has come to our attention that some players neglect the smaller but necessary rules. We would like to remind everyone that the tournament rules are there to be followed, and that we will guide the players more into following these rules.
Building Rotator: The use of the rotator mod is banned. The first offense will lead to an official warning from the potential caster and the tournament admins*. The second offense will lead to a map loss. The third offense will lead to a disqualification.
* = If the rotator mod is game breaking, by for example rotating your buildings to wall off your base, this will lead to a map loss immediately without any preceding warning.
Recorded Games: Tournament games must be recorded and the recorded games must be posted in the corresponding subforum. The casters will try to remind the players to record the game, but ultimately this is the responsibility of the players themselves. We ask everyone to remind themselves to record their tournament games!
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NOTE: To combat players not showing up, you will have to check in one week before the start of the tournament, which is in one month. If you do not check in, your signup will be invalid. We will do our best to remind everyone to check in in time.
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