Freemiums welcome...only one slot needed at a time.

The tournament will consists of 3 stages: 2 group rounds and a final.

The groups will be organised to keep the standard as evenly spread as possible.

Here are the rounds:

Round 1 - 6 Groups of 6

Standard

Freestyle to speed things up

Escalating Spoils

Unlimited Reinforcements

No Fog

Each group will play 4 maps in this order:

Iceland

Italy

Malta

BeNelux

Points will be awarded as follows:

1st: 8 points

2nd: 5 points

3rd: 3 points

4th: 2 points

5th: 1 point

6th: 0 points

The top three players from each group at the end of Round 1 progress to Round 2.

In the event of a tie, the player who has survived the most turns will go through.

Round 2 - 3 Groups of 6

Standard

Sequential

Escalating Spoils

Unlimited Reinforcements

No Fog

Each group will consist of two Round 1 winners, two Round 1 runners up and two Round 1 3rd place players.

Each group will play 4 maps in this order:

Germany

British Isles

France

Iberia

Points will be awarded in the same way as Round 1.

The top 2 players from each group at the end of Round 2 will progress to the final.

Same tie-break rules as Round 1.

Round 3 - Final - 1 game of 6 players

For the final round there will be one game on the Europe map.

Other details are as follows:

Standard

Sequential

Escalating Spoils

Unlimited Reinforcements

No Fog

I need 36 players, and there will be room for 4 reserves in Round 1. If there are any dropouts after Round 1 they will be filled by the 4th place player from the same group as the dropout in Round 1.

Players will have 60 hours notice to join their games.

Please let me know if I've missed anything out

Cheers!

Reserves:

1. Kotaro

2. coacheberhardt

3. MarVal

Day -5: 2008-11-16 - Tournament Opens

Day 1: 2008-11-21 - Round 1 Begins - 36 players begin 4 games each

Day 26: 2008-12-16 - Round 1 Ends - 18 players eliminated - PMs sent for next round

Day 27: 2008-12-17 - Round 2 Begins - 18 players begin 4 games each

Day 37: 2008-12-27 - The first game of Round 2 is complete

Day 48: 2009-01-07 - geoff martinez is the first player to be knocked out of Round 2

Day 49: 2009-01-08 - Group 3 start their second game after didi2606 deadbeated in the first game - Group 3 is down to 5 players

Day 100: 2009-02-28 - Round 2 finishes and the Grand Final begins! The final 6 players battle it out on Europe

Groups for Round 1

(Top seeded players are indicated by a number in brackets)

Final Standings for Round 1

Groups for Round 2

Final Standings for Round 2

Group 1 (after all 4 games)

- Code: Select all
`-Position---Player-------------Points---Turns-Survived-`

-1st--------Industrial-Helix---44-------66-------------

-2nd--------killmanic----------32-------64-------------

-3rd--------DJ-Teflon----------31-------62-------------

-4th--------doochbagbill-------25-------55-------------

-5th--------marasanov----------25-------51-------------

-6th--------jnaboap------------24-------54-------------

Group 2 (after all 4 games)

- Code: Select all
`-Position---Player-------------Points---Turns-Survived-`

-1st--------HighlanderAttack---44-------58-------------

-2nd--------aniximo------------40-------54-------------

-3rd--------Schwournes---------28-------60-------------

-4th--------Hanksy-------------28-------55-------------

-5th--------Fixit-Fred---------25-------48-------------

-6th--------geoff-martinez-----20-------58-------------

Group 3 (after all 4 games)

- Code: Select all
`-Position---Player-------------Points---Turns-Survived-`

-1st--------zissou2------------39-------66-------------

-2nd--------Gilligan-----------34-------65-------------

-3rd--------negoeien-----------34-------57-------------

-4th--------Sionach------------30-------56-------------

-5th--------Solkim-------------20-------49-------------

-6th--------DEADBEAT-----------0--------0--------------

GRAND FINAL

Industrial Helix v killmanic v HighlanderAttack v aniximo v zissou2 v Gilligan