This tournament is pre-cursor to a potential Freestyle World Championship with regional qualifying groups.

Similar to the 'American Leader' tournament, this tournament is only open to Europeans.

With Europeans playing others from a similar time zone on a freestyle basis, players hopefully have several turns each day (at least one). No waiting half a week for a go.

There are 42 players.

Players will be informed when they have a game and will have 60 hours to join (less for reserves,to speed things up). If they fail to do so then they will be ejected from the tournament and a reserve will replace them (or if no reserves are left then, or we have progressed to quarter-finals or beyond, then the game will be re-set up with those players that have joined).

Every player plays at least 2 games.

Games are 6-player (unless players are missing - see above). Conditions: Standard, Freestyle, Flat Rate Spoils, Adjacent Fortifications, Fog of War On.

Maps: Various Europe maps - see below.

First Round - 42 players. Europa Map. There are seven 6-player games. The winner and last to be eliminated progress to the Quarter-Finals (where they will play players from other games). The other 4 players from each game play in the last Chance Saloon Round (where they play players from other games).

Last Chance Saloon Round - 28 players. Europa Map. There are five 5 or 6-player games. The winner and last to be eliminated progress to the Quarter-Finals.

Quarter Finals - 24 players. There are four 6-player matches. Each match consists of 2 games - first game on Alexander's Empire Map, second game on Europe Map. The winner of each game scores 4 points, second (last to be eliminated) scores 2 points and third (second-last to be eliminated) scores 1 point. In each 2-game match, the three players with most points from the 2 games progress to the Semi-Finals. In the event of players having equal points, the player(s) scoring most points in the second game progress(es).

Semi-Finals - 12 players. There are two 6-player matches. Each match consists of 2 games - first game on Ancient Greece Map, second game on Europe Map. The winner of each game scores 4 points, second (last to be eliminated) scores 2 points and third (second-last to be eliminated) scores 1 point. In each 2-game match, the three players with most points from the 2 games progress to the Finals. In the event of players having equal points, the player(s) scoring most points in the second game progress(es).

Final - 6 players. The Final will be a 3-game series - first game on Imperium Romanium Map, second game on WWII Western Front Map, third game on Europa Map. In the first two games, the winner of each game scores 4 points, second (last to be eliminated) scores 2 points and third (second-last to be eliminated) scores 1 point. In the third game the winner scores 6 points, second (last to be eliminated) scores 3 points and third (second-last to be eliminated) again scores 1 point.

The player with the most points from the 3-game final is crowned King of Europe.

In the event of players having equal points, there is a play-off on the Europe map.

DJ Teflon wrote:Semi-Finals - 12 players. There will two 6-player matches. Each match will consist of 2 games - first game on Ancient Greece Map, second game on Rail Europe Map. The winner of each game will score 4 points, second (last to be eliminated) will score 2 points and third (second-last to be eliminated) will score 1 point. In each 2-game match, the three players with most points from the 2 games will progress to the Finals. In the event of players having equal points, the player(s) scoring most points in the second game will progress .

Rail Europe! What a terrible map... and for that reason - I'm Out.

DJ Teflon wrote:This tournament will be a pre-cursor to a potential Freestyle World Championship with regional qualifying groups.

Similar to the 'American Leader' tournament, this tournament is only open to Europeans.

With Europeans playing others from a similar time zone on a freestyle basis, players can hopefully have several turns each day (at least one). No waiting half a week for a go.

There will be 42 players. If we do not have 42 (but have more than 24) by 30 November we will start with the number of players we have and adjust qualifications accordingly (so that more players qualify from each round). If we do not have 24 by 30 November then we will wait until we do and start from the Quarter-Final stage.

Players will be informed when they have a game and will have 60 hours to join. If they fail to do so then they will be ejected from the tournament and the game will be re-set up with those players that have joined.

Every player will play at least 2 games.

Games will be 6-player (unless players are missing - see above). Conditions: Standard, Freestyle, Flat Rate Spoils, Adjacent Fortifications, Fog of War On.

Maps: Various Europe maps - see below (feel free to suggest any others if there are any).

First Round - 42 players. Europa Map. There will seven 6-player games. The winner and last to be eliminated will progress to the Quarter-Finals (where they will play players from other games). The other 4 players from each game will play in the last Chance Saloon Round (where they will play players from other games).

Last Chance Saloon Round - 28 players. Europa Map. There will five 5 or 6-player games. The winner and last to be eliminated will progress to the Quarter-Finals.

Quarter Finals - 24 players. There will four 6-player matches. Each match will consist of 2 games - first game on Alexander's Empire Map, second game on Europe Map. The winner of each game will score 4 points, second (last to be eliminated) will score 2 points and third (second-last to be eliminated) will score 1 point. In each 2-game match, the three players with most points from the 2 games will progress to the Semi-Finals. In the event of players having equal points, the player(s) scoring most points in the second game will progress.

Semi-Finals - 12 players. There will two 6-player matches. Each match will consist of 2 games - first game on Ancient Greece Map, second game on Rail Europe Map. The winner of each game will score 4 points, second (last to be eliminated) will score 2 points and third (second-last to be eliminated) will score 1 point. In each 2-game match, the three players with most points from the 2 games will progress to the Finals. In the event of players having equal points, the player(s) scoring most points in the second game will progress .

Final - 6 players. The Final will be a 3-game series - first game on Imperium Romanium Map, second game on WWII Western Front Map, third game on Europa Map. In the first two games, the winner of each game will score 4 points, second (last to be eliminated) will score 2 points and third (second-last to be eliminated) will score 1 point. In the third game the winner will score 6 points, second (last to be eliminated) will score 3 points and third (second-last to be eliminated) will again score 1 point.

The player with the most points from the 3-game final will be crowned King of Europe.

In the event of players having equal points, there will be a play-off on the Europe map.