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Format: This is a 1v1 Team set up being played on the maps of CC featuring Railroads, Bus Lines, and/or Subway Lines. I'm accepting 24 teams of 3 players each for a total of 72 players. Preferential inclusion will be given to complete team sign-ups; however, if you wish to join without a member, you will be given as your teammate(s) the next player(s) to join who is also joining without a team. No exceptions will be made for rank or any other qualification for players who are joining without a team, in regards to being placed with the next available "free agent".
Once the tournament is full, I will use random.org to place teams into the following pools. I will NOT accept reservations for a particular region or team - it will be done randomly. The pools are divided into geographical regions - the list follows:
Settings: Round 1 ALL GAME SETTINGS ARE SEQUENTIAL, FLAT RATE, CHAINED, SUNNY. Teams will be randomly divided into 4 pools of 6 teams each. The first round is a Round Robin. Each team will play all teams in their pool ONCE. Each player per team will play every other player in the pool. Games will be given out 3 at a time, on average of once a week. With each batch of games, each team will play against a different team in their pool on a different map. First round schedule is as follows:
Week 1: Rail USA Week 2: Rail Europe Week 3: Rail Africa Week 4: Rail Australia Week 5: Sydney Metro
This means that each individual player will play a total of 15 games, each team playing a total of 45 games. The Win/Loss record of each player per team will count toward the team's score as a whole. At the end of Round 1, the top two teams in each pool will advance to the Playoffs. Any tie-breakers will be determined by head-to-head record.
Playoffs: Each series will be a best of 9, meaning that each player in a team will play one game against each player in the opposing team. Whichever team wins 5 or more games advances. The bracket is as follows:
Round One Winner of Pool A plays Runner-up of Pool D Winner of Pool B plays Runner-up of Pool C Winner of Pool C plays Runner-up of Pool B Winner of Pool D plays Runner-up of Pool A All Games Played On NYC
Round Two Winner of A-D plays Winner of B-C Winner of C-B plays Winner of D-A All Games Played On Vancouver
Finals Two remaining teams play for the Championship All Games Played On Chicago
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