Welcome everyone! This is the ninth in the series of the Many Lands Tournaments. This one is Many Lands IX - In the City.
The first round will have 27 players divided into 9 groups of 3. Second round will have 9 winners divided into 3 groups, with the finals being the winners of the second round. Players will be randomly placed into the first round groups.
Each group will play 5 games (sorry, premium players only). Players will need to win 3 games to win the group and advance to the next round. If 2 players win 2 games each, a 6th game will be played for the tie-breaker between those 2 players only, with the winner advancing (and if it's the finals, then it would be for the championship).
All games will be Automatic, Standard, Sequential, Escalating, Unlimited, Foggy.
The first round will be on Charleston, Chicago, Hong Kong, Montreal, and San Francisco. The tie breaker game will be Istanbul. The second round will be on Berlin 1961, Cairns Metro, Quad Cities, Sydney Metro, and Vancouver. The tie breaker game will be Prohibition Chicago. The final round will be NYC, London, Poison Rome, Stalingrad, and Portland. The tie breaker game will be Forbidden City.
Once 27 players are in, I'd like to add up to 3 reserves and get started ASAP. Players will have 48hrs to join or will be replaced promptly with the reserves.