Neither war nor life is fair... nor are the dice or the drop.
But there are a few things we can do to make wins depend more on strategy than luck.
FAIR START : In this tournament both players start the same number of games.
WIN by TWO : And we play at least 6 games per match so you have a better shot at overcoming any unlucky drops/dice.
This is a 1v1 bracket tournament of 16 players.
1. Each match will feature at least 6 games where each player starts 3.
2. When the games begin I will take note of which games you got to go first in and will send additional invites as needed until
each player has started at least THREE games .
You will end up playing in some games that don't count toward the match… BUT those games might come into play before the match is over!
3. Since we are playing an even number of games this means you must win by two. You have to "break your opponent's serve" in order to win.
However, we can't drag this out forever (until the final!) so…
IF the match is tied after 10 games played (that count), the FIRST game played that didn’t count YET determines the match.
In the FINAL, there is no tiebreaker – the champion must win by 2.
show: EXAMPLE
Games played Game #01 – Player A starts Game #02 – Player B starts Game #03 – Player B starts Game #04 – Player B starts Game #05 – Player A starts Game #06 – Player B starts Game #07 – Player A starts Game #08 – Player A starts Game #09 – Player B starts Game #10 – Player B starts Game #11 – Player A startsPhase One Games 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07 COUNT because Player A starts Games 01, 05, 07 and Player B starts Games 02, 03, 04 They tie 3-3Phase Two Games 06 & 08 COUNT because Player A starts Game 08 and Player B starts Game 06 They tie 1-1 (4-4 overall)Phase Three Games 09 & 11 COUNT because Player A starts Game 11 and Player B starts Game 9 Player B wins 2-0 (6-4 overall)Result : Player B wins Game #10 does not count.
show: Alternative ending to the example
IF in Phase Three the players tie (10 games played), then we go to a tiebreaker and the FIRST game played that didn’t count YET determines the match:Phase Three Games 09 & 11 COUNT because Player A starts Game 11 and Player B starts Game 9 They tie 1-1 (5-5 overall)Phase Four Player A wins Tiebreaker Game #10Result : Player A wins
show: BRACKET
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show: SETTINGS
Map: British Isles (chosen for low first turn advantage) Game Type: Standard Initial Troops: Automatic Play Order: Sequential Spoils: No Spoils Reinforcements: Chained Special Gameplay: FOG, no trench Round Limit: 30 Rounds
show: PLAYERS
By order of signup (order in bracket randomized by challonge.com) 01. Jonofperu 02. BlackKnight_6 03. Ragian 04. Claudard 05. Clacie 06. thunderhue 07. HighlanderAttack 08. generalhead 09. rmjw10 10. ckyrias 11. Guderian09 12. andypl0nd0n 13. MoB Deadly 14. musicalmaven 15. Wizz00 16. HOWITZERHAL Reserves 1. loenatiek 2. Chewie1 3. fc1966 (To cover the first round.)
show: ROUND 1 matches
(* = counts)ckyrias vs Clacie (4:2)Game 12114046 (Clacie start; ckyrias win)*Game 12114047 (ckyrias start; ckyrias win)*Game 12114048 (Clacie start; ckyrias win)*Game 12114049 (ckyrias start; Clacie win)*Game 12114050 (ckyrias start; ckyrias win)*Game 12114051 (ckyrias start; Clacie win)Game 12118661 (ckyrias start; Clacie win)Game 12118655 (ckyrias start; ckyrias win)Game 12120428 (ckyrias start; Clacie win)Game 12120429 (ckyrias start; ckyrias win)Game 12120430 (Clacie start; Clacie win)*Wizz00 vs thunderhue (2:4)Game 12114040 (thunderhue start; Wizz00 win)*Game 12114041 (thunderhue start; thunderhue win)*Game 12114042 (Wizz00 start; thunderhue win)*Game 12114043 (Wizz00 start; Wizz00 win)*Game 12114044 (Wizz00 start; thunderhue win)*Game 12114045 (Wizz00 start; thunderhue win)Game 12118662 (thunderhue start; thunderhue win)*Jonofperu vs BlackKnight_6 (4:2)Game 12114034 (BlackKnight_6 start; Jonofperu win)*Game 12114035 (BlackKnight_6 start; BlackKnight_6 win)*Game 12114036 (Jonofperu start; Jonofperu win)*Game 12114037 (Jonofperu start; Jonofperu win)*Game 12114038 (Jonofperu start; Jonofperu win)*Game 12114039 (BlackKnight_6 start; BlackKnight_6 win)*MoB Deadly vs HOWITZERHAL (2:4)Game 12114028 (MoB Deadly start; MoB Deadly win)*Game 12114029 (MoB Deadly start; HOWITZERHAL win)*Game 12114030 (HOWITZERHAL start; HOWITZERHAL win)*Game 12114031 (MoB Deadly start; HOWITZERHAL win)*Game 12114032 (MoB Deadly start; HOWITZERHAL win)Game 12114033 (HOWITZERHAL start; MoB Deadly win)*Game 12118660 (HOWITZERHAL start; HOWITZERHAL win)*Guderian09 vs musicalmaven (3:5)Game 12114022 (Guderian09 start; Guderian09 win)*Game 12114023 (musicalmaven start; musicalmaven win)*Game 12114024 (musicalmaven start; musicalmaven win)*Game 12114025 (Guderian09 start; Guderian09 win)*Game 12114026 (Guderian09 start; Guderian09 win)*Game 12114027 (musicalmaven start; musicalmaven win)*Game 12161108 (Guderian09 start; musicalmaven win)*Game 12161109 (musicalmaven start; musicalmaven win)*Game 12161110 (musicalmaven start; ?? win)Game 12161111 (musicalmaven start; musicalmaven win)Claudard vs andypl0nd0n (2:4)Game 12114016 (andypl0nd0n start; andypl0nd0n win)*Game 12114017 (andypl0nd0n start; andypl0nd0n win)*Game 12114018 (Claudard start; andypl0nd0n win)*Game 12114019 (Claudard start; Claudard win)*Game 12114020 (Claudard start; Claudard win)*Game 12114021 (Claudard start; andypl0nd0n win)Game 12118659 (andypl0nd0n start; andypl0nd0n win)*generalhead vs Ragian (1:5)Game 12114010 (generalhead start; Ragian win)*Game 12114011 (Ragian start; generalhead win)*Game 12114012 (generalhead start; Ragian win)*Game 12114013 (Ragian start; Ragian win)*Game 12114014 (Ragian start; Ragian win)*Game 12114015 (Ragian start; Ragian win)Game 12114003 (Ragian start; Ragian win)Game 12114002 (Ragian start; Ragian win)Game 12118658 (Ragian start; Ragian win)Game 12120432 (generalhead start; Ragian win)*rmjw10 vs HighlanderAttack (0:6)Game 12114004 (HighlanderAttack start; HighlanderAttack win)*Game 12114005 (HighlanderAttack start; HighlanderAttack win)*Game 12114006 (HighlanderAttack start; HighlanderAttack win)*Game 12114007 (HighlanderAttack start; HighlanderAttack win)Game 12114008 (rmjw10 start; HighlanderAttack win)*Game 12114009 (HighlanderAttack start; HighlanderAttack win)Game 12118656 (rmjw10 start; HighlanderAttack win)*Game 12118657 (rmjw10 start; HighlanderAttack win)*
show: ROUND 2 matches
ckyrias vs thunderhue (2:4)Game 12187410 (ckyrias start; ckyrias win)*Game 12187412 (thunderhue start; thunderhue win)*Game 12187413 (thunderhue start; thunderhue win)*Game 12187414 (thunderhue start; ckyrias win)*Game 12187415 (ckyrias start; thunderhue win)*Game 12187416 (thunderhue start; thunderhue win)Game 12187440 (thunderhue start; thunderhue win)Game 12259630 (ckyrias start; thunderhue win)*jonofperu vs HOWITZERHAL (2:4)Game 12187417 (HOWITZERHAL start; HOWITZERHAL win)*Game 12187418 (HOWITZERHAL start; HOWITZERHAL win)*Game 12187419 (jonperu start; jonofperu win)*Game 12187421 (HOWITZERHAL start; HOWITZERHAL win)*Game 12187422 (jonofperu start; jonofperu win)*Game 12187423 (jonofperu start; HOWITZERHAL win)*musicalmaven vs andypl0nd0n (0:6)Game 12187424 (andypl0nd0n start; andypl0nd0n win)*Game 12187425 (andypl0nd0n start; andypl0nd0n win)*Game 12187426 (musicalmaven start; andypl0nd0n win)*Game 12187427 (andypl0nd0n start; andypl0nd0n win)*Game 12187428 (musicalmaven start; andypl0nd0n win)*Game 12187429 (andypl0nd0n start; andypl0nd0n win)Game 12187439 (musicalmaven start; andypl0nd0n win)*Ragian vs HighlanderAttack (5:3) (* first round of games to count, ** second round of games to count)Game 12187430 (HighlanderAttack start; Ragian win)*Game 12187431 (HighlanderAttack start; HighlanderAttack win)*Game 12187432 (HighlanderAttack start; HighlanderAttack win)*Game 12187433 (Ragian start; HighlanderAttack win)*Game 12187434 (HighlanderAttack start; Ragian win)**Game 12187435 (HighlanderAttack start; HighlanderAttack win)Game 12187437 (HighlanderAttack start; Ragian win)Game 12187438 (HighlanderAttack start; Ragian win)Game 12259631 (Ragian start; Ragian win)*Game 12259632 (Ragian start; Ragian win)*Game 12259633 (HighlanderAttack start; Ragian win)Game 12259635 (Ragian start; Ragian win)**
show: SEMIFINAL matches
thunderhue vs HOWITZERHAL (1:5)Game 12353724 (HOWITZERHAL start; HOWITZERHAL win)*Game 12353725 (HOWITZERHAL start; HOWITZERHAL win)*Game 12353726 (HOWITZERHAL start; HOWITZERHAL win)*Game 12353729 (HOWITZERHAL start; HOWITZERHAL win)Game 12353731 (thunderhue start; HOWITZERHAL win)*Game 12353732 (thunderhue start; HOWITZERHAL win)*Game 12353739 (thunderhue start; thunderhue win)*andypl0nd0n vs Ragian (2:4)Game 12353730 (Ragian start; Ragian win)*Game 12353734 (Ragian start; Ragian win)*Game 12353735 (Ragian start; Ragian win)*Game 12353736 (andypl0nd0n start; andypl0nd0n win)*Game 12353737 (Ragian start; andypl0nd0n win)Game 12353738 (Ragian start; Ragian win)Game 12353740 (andypl0nd0n start; andypl0nd0n win)*Game 12353741 (andypl0nd0n start; Ragian win)*
show: FINALS
(* = counts) Final: HOWITZERHAL vs Ragian (9:11)Game 12434753 (HOWITZERHAL start; Ragian win)*Game 12434754 (Ragian start; Ragian win)*Game 12434756 (HOWITZERHAL start; HOWITZERHAL win)*Game 12434757 (Ragian start; HOWITZERHAL win)*Game 12434758 (Ragian start; Ragian win)*Game 12434759 (Ragian start; Ragian win)*Game 12434766 (Ragian start; Ragian win)*Game 12434767 (Ragian start; Ragian win)*Game 12434768 (HOWITZERHAL start; HOWITZERHAL win)*Game 12511175 (Ragian start; Ragian win)*Game 12511176 (HOWITZERHAL start; HOWITZERHAL win)*Game 12511179 (Ragian start; Ragian win)*Game 12562304 (Ragian start; Ragian win)*Game 12562306 (HOWITZERHAL start; HOWITZERHAL win)*Game 12562307 (Ragian start; Ragian win)*Game 12562308 (Ragian start; Ragian win)Game 12639087 (HOWITZERHAL start; HOWITZERHAL win)*Game 12639088 (Ragian start; Ragian win)Game 12639089 (Ragian start; Ragian win)Game 12639090 (Ragian start; HOWITZERHAL win)Game 12685333 (HOWITZERHAL start; HOWITZERHAL win)*Game 12685334 (HOWITZERHAL start; HOWITZERHAL win)*Game 12685335 (Ragian start; HOWITZERHAL win)Game 12685336 (HOWITZERHAL start; HOWITZERHAL win)*Game 12755477 (Ragian start; Ragian win)Game 12755478 (Ragian start; Ragian win)Game 12755479 (HOWITZERHAL start; Ragian win)*Game 12755480 (HOWITZERHAL start; Ragian win)Game 12755481 (Ragian start; Ragian win)Game 12755482 (Ragian start; Ragian win)Game 12755483 (Ragian start; Ragian win)Game 12755484 (Ragian start; Ragian win)Game 12755485 (HOWITZERHAL start; HOWITZERHAL win)Game 12755486 (Ragian start; Ragian win) Consolation: thunderhue vs andypl0nd0n (5:3)Game 12434760 (thunderhue start; thunderhue win)*Game 12434761 (andypl0nd0n start; andypl0nd0n win)*Game 12434762 (thunderhue start; thunderhue win)*Game 12434763 (andypl0nd0n start; andypl0nd0n win)*Game 12434764 (andypl0nd0n start; thunderhue win)*Game 12434765 (thunderhue start; andypl0nd0n win)*Game 12511173 (thunderhue start; thunderhue win)*Game 12511174 (thunderhue start; thunderhue win)Game 12511177 (thunderhue start; thunderhue win)Game 12511178 (thunderhue start; thunderhue win)Game 12562305 (andypl0nd0n start; thunderhue win)*
show: Details of final match
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PREMIUM ONLY Due to the number of games.
FORFEIT RULE You will have 48 hours to accept invites for each round - this means you have 2 chances to accept an invite.
If you fail to accept twice you will either be replaced by a reserve (in the first round) OR your opponent automatically wins and advances (after the first round).
12 HOUR FOG RULE Please allow your opponent a 12 hour opportunity to see the map before you start your turn if you get to go first.
FINE PRINT As tournament director I reserve the right to deny entry to particularly obnoxious or low-rated people or those who have deadbeat in a previous tournament... just in case.