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Peanut's 3X Double-Elimination Singles Tournament
Basically, it is bracket-type tournament with each round being itself a double-elimination series. All 64 players will be grouped by 4 and the winner of each group will be the winner of the double-elimination round and move on to the following round in another group with 3 other winners. Note that elimination doesn't mean a loss in a single game but rather in a set of games against one opponent (i.e. best of 3). You can lose no more than one set of games per round.
The tournament winner will therefore have to win 3 consecutive 4-player double-elimination brackets.
Each player must choose a home map when they sign up.
For those unfamiliar with a double-elimination bracket, here is the format for 4 players (which we will be using).
How the tournament works Round 1 64 players grouped in 4s randomly. Double-elimination brackets for each group (see diagram above). 5 games at a time (2 on each home map, 1 on random map). Match-up winner determined by best of 5. Winner of the bracket moves on to the next round.
Round 2 16 players grouped in 4s by ranking (see below). Double-elimination brackets for each group (see diagram above). 7 games at a time (3 on each home map, 1 on random map). Match-up winner determined by best of 7. Winner of the bracket moves on to the next round.
Round 3 4 finalists in the same group. Double-elimination brackets (see diagram above). 9 games at a time (3 on each home map, 3 on random maps). Match-up winner determined by best of 9. Winner of the bracket claims victory in the tournament!