Basically this tournament is a really abstract way of simulating diplomatic strain. Every turn, the territories you are allowed attacking is predetermined. Anyone who breaks one of the rules will forfeit their points for that match.
Games will be Foggy, No spoils, Manual, Sequential, Adjacent.
Games will be 8 player games, handed out 3 at a time. After every round, the 2 people with the lowest scores will be eliminated. When down to the final 8, one person is eliminated per match. If the eventual winner has not won 3 games by then, the top 4 will play 4 wild card spots and another elimination round will be setup.
Points are calculated by the formula: (2*#Players - Position - #of turns past limit) = Points.
The order for which territories you are allowed attacking goes by the following order. Round 1: No Attacks (only reinforcement allowed) Round 2: New Territories, Kowloon, Plover Cove Round 3: New Territories, Sai Kung, Hong Kong Round 4: New Territories, Kowloon, Sai Kung, Plover Cove Round 5: Kowloon, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, Lantau Round 6: New Territories, Kowloon, Sai Kung, Plover Cove Round 7: New Territories, Sai Kung, Hong Kong Round 8: New Territories, Kowloon, Plover Cove, Lantau Round 9: Free for All Round 10: Free for All Round 11: Any game not won by this point loses points at one per turn, as per the formula. The rule remains free for all
EDIT: As this can be considered a niche product in the tournament landscape, the games will be handed out one at a time to allow freemiums. There will still be 3 games between eliminations until down to the final 8. Also, it is possible that the turn strain is too tough for no spoils. In that case, after round 1 the game will become escalating spoils. The final 8 elimination will once again be no spoils.