The ESOC Grand Tour is a series of tournaments that are hosted in one day on the weekend. Tournaments consist of new and different formats each week. The rules for a given event will be posted each week before the sign ups open. Season 1 of the ESOC Grand Tour will contain eight events, after which a Round Robin Playoffs will be held among the top six scoring players. Your hosts for this season are @Cometk and @princeofcarthage.
How to Sign Up For a Tournament
- Unless otherwise specified, the sign ups for any Weekend Tournament will begin at 15:00 GMT Monday and end at 18:30 GMT on Friday.
- Brackets will be posted as soon as possible after sign-ups close, usually Friday evening.
- To participate in any Weekend Tournament, you must be a member of the tournament discord and be present the time of event start.
A system of tallied points is used over the course of the Season. Over the eight events of the tour, players must rack up as many points as they possibly can. After the conclusion of the eighth event, the top six players will be invited to participate in a Round Robin Playoffs to determine the winner of the season! For each round you win, you will receive points for your tour record; each successive round is worth more points. If you lose a match, you do not lose any points. Points are awarded as shown below.
Your total points for the season will be based solely on your 3 best tournament performances. This means that if you don't like a particular week's event, or are busy and can't make the tournament, you can skip a week without falling behind other players. For example, if you collect 5, 5, 5, 3, and 2 points over five events while missing three events, you will have a total of 15 points at the end of the season (5 + 5 + 5).
Follow this link to view the standings of the ESOC Grand Tour Season 1!
Season 1 Schedule
Event 1 - April 8th, 2018 - $150 Sup Cup #1
Event 2 - April 22nd, 2018 - $200 Mono-Civ Cup
Event 3 - April 29th, 2018 - $150 Deathmatch Open
Event 4 - May 6th, 2018 - $150 2v2 Tour
Event 5 - May 19th, 2018 - $150 Sup Cup #2
Event 6 - May 26th - $100 Blitz Bash
Event 7 - June 3rd - $100 Fort Frenzy
Event 8 - June 10th - $150 Sup Cup #3
Single-elimination Playoffs - June 12th through June 24th
At the end of the eighth event of the season, the top eight players in points will be asked to compete in the Single-elimination Playoffs. The quarter-finals and semi-finals will be played as Best-of-5's, and the finals will be played as a Best-of-9.
Ideally, we would like the Quarters and Semis to be played on one weekend, with the top bracket streamed on ESOCTV and the bottom bracket streamed on ESOCTV2. The Best-of-9 Finals will be played on the following weekend and casted by _H2O and Interjection.
The winner of the playoffs will be crowned the Grand Tour Champion!