"Freemiums" will be allowed to participate, however you will need to have TWO game slots open at a time.
Details: All games will have the following settings: Terminator, Freestyle, Automatic, Flat Rate, Unlimited, Fog, No Trench, 30 Rounds
Because this is the Tour of the Balkans, each round will feature a different Balkan map. The first round will feature Yugoslavia, the second round will be Ancient Greece, the third round will feature Macedonia, the fourth round will take place on the Istanbul map, and the fifth round will be played on the Balkan Peninsula map. The winner of this competition will need to have balanced skills in 7-player games, 4-player games, and 1v1 games.
Note: If a game reaches the round limit (30), with more than one player left at the end of the round, the player with the most troops wins the game (based on CC rules); however they will NOT receive termination point(s) for any remaining players, because they did not actually terminate them.
In the first round there will be five groups of seven players (that's 35 players in total), and each group will take part in three games. The first two games will be played simultaneously, and after they are finished, the third will be played. To advance to round two, you must score within the top 3 of your group, or the top scoring 4th place player out of all groups will also advance. The points scoring system is as follows: 1 point per Termination, 1 point per Game Victory.
In Round 2, the remaining 16 players will form four groups of four, with the top 2 from each group advancing after four games in this group (the first two will be played at the same time, and the third and fourth games will be played at the same time). The points scoring system is the same as round 1.
In Round 3, the remaining 8 players will form two groups of four, with the top 2 advancing after four games. The points scoring system is the same as round 1.
In Round 4, the remaining 4 players will form two groups of two, and each group will play a 1v1 best of three series, with the winner from each group advancing to the final round.
In the final round (Round 5), the remaining 2 players will play a best of three series against one another, with the winner being crowned champion.
If two players are tied in their group (in rounds 1-3), your rank in the group will be determined by when you were eliminated in every game, in order. For example if player 1 and player 2 both had 12 points, and both players had 1 1st place finish, but player #1 had 2 2nd place finishes, while player # 2 had only 1 2nd place finish, then player #1 would be ranked ahead of player #2. If two players happen to be tied in every category, there will be a single 1v1 playoff game on the Balkan Peninsula map.
As players join, their names will be posted below. I will also need two reserves.