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26 Feb 2017, 13:52

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Hey everyone!

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!

Rule Adjustments

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.

Veto System

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.

Map Veto System


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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.

Rules Clarification

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!

Signups!

You can sign up HERE (Or click the button below)

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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SIGN UPS ARE CLOSED! - YOU CAN NO LONGER SIGN UP

If you have any questions, feel free to either post them in this thread or to PM the Media/Administration team.
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26 Feb 2017, 15:05

#HYPE
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26 Feb 2017, 15:42

nice!

Good idea to see veto system implemented as well as checkin. And the groups change looks to be a promising solution.
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26 Feb 2017, 15:48

@Mr_Bramboy till what date are signups open?
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26 Feb 2017, 15:52

umeu wrote:@Mr_Bramboy till what date are signups open?

Right now we decided one month. You can see the deadline on the signup-page.
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26 Feb 2017, 15:54

Hype

Is it a BO3 in the Groupstages again and are there some Civ-rules?
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26 Feb 2017, 16:33

Nice-looking event banner!
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26 Feb 2017, 16:37

$1500 is interesting. At least you will have more control now over those idiot players who act like 12 year old kids.
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26 Feb 2017, 16:38

Veni_Vidi_Vici_W wrote:nice!

Good idea to see veto system implemented as well as checkin. And the groups change looks as a promising solution


Are u gonna compete?
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26 Feb 2017, 16:57

musketeer925 wrote:Nice-looking event banner!

Best part about it is the centralized H2O_ avatar.
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26 Feb 2017, 17:24

Not sure yet @ovi12, depends also on my travels and business whether i have time
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26 Feb 2017, 17:25

Is it winner takes it all?
Or do 2nd and 3rd get some of the prize??
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26 Feb 2017, 17:30

Actually 12th place takes home $1000 and then the person in 43rd place gets $500. It's a very innovative prize distribution.
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26 Feb 2017, 17:34

iwillspankyou wrote:Is it winner takes it all?
Or do 2nd and 3rd get some of the prize??

First place $1000, second place $400 and third place $100.
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26 Feb 2017, 17:37

Awesome <3 :love:
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26 Feb 2017, 17:44

seems like we are back to big prizepools which i dont like but w.e.
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26 Feb 2017, 17:46

lordraphael wrote:seems like we are back to big prizepools which i dont like but w.e.

What would you prefer?
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26 Feb 2017, 17:46

WickedCossack wrote:Actually 12th place takes home $1000 and then the person in 43rd place gets $500. It's a very innovative prize distribution.
i think I have a decent shot at 43rd
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26 Feb 2017, 17:47

Sweeeat. Why the increase in prize money? I thought the more spread out prizes for multiple events was a nice idea
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26 Feb 2017, 17:55

We are lucky to have a significant amount of money right now so we decided to try something different. Thanks to all our wonderful donators as always!
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26 Feb 2017, 17:58

Mitoe wrote:
lordraphael wrote:seems like we are back to big prizepools which i dont like but w.e.

What would you prefer?

i have given my opinion on this matter various times.
Short: more events, lesser prizepool for big events. Ofc if you can afford to throw 1.5 k at one tourney and still fund minor tourneys maybe even 1 day toureny, you can increase the prize pool for the majors as much as you want. But if it goes at the expense of smaller tourneys its bad
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26 Feb 2017, 18:02

Basically for first few season tournaments some funded was being done during the tournament. Most donation come in semi finals-finals of tournament. Then in the last one I believe they went smaller because they wanted to have all the prize money before the tournament started. So it could be guaranteed. and then of course most of the donations came in the semi finals-finals so they then just had a ton of unused money.
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26 Feb 2017, 18:03

I don't get the building-rotator rule. Using it to wall more effectively results in an instant map loss. But what else would one even use it for?
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26 Feb 2017, 18:21

You could accidentally rotate your stable
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26 Feb 2017, 18:22

or a house :!: :uglylol:
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