This is the third tournament in a series I call Zoom Out.*
In this tournament, you’ll start small, conquering first a city and then zooming out gradually to battle for bigger and bigger territories until you conquer the entire planet. For my other similar tournaments, follow the links below.
*With apologies to BluU, who has run for some time an excellent series called "BluU's zoom into." Check it out.
Okay, here's how this works:
Maps Round 1: Berlin 1961 Round 2: Germany Round 3: Holy Roman Empire Round 4: Orient Express Round 5: Napoleonic Europe Round 6: Europe Round 7: Eurasia Round 8: World 2.1
Settings Standard, Sequential, Automatic, Escalating, Chained, Sunny, No trench, No limit
Format Players will be divided (random.org) into four groups of six players each.
In Round 1, each group plays a single six-player game. The first player eliminated is out of the tournament; the remaining five move on to the next map.
In Rounds 4, 6, and 8, the groups are shuffled and one is eliminated, like so: Round 1: 4 groups of 6 players Round 2: 4 groups of 5 players Round 3: 4 groups of 4 players Round 4: 3 groups of 4 players Round 5: 3 groups of 3 players Round 6: 2 groups of 3 players Round 7: 2 groups of 2 players Round 8: 1 group of 2 players