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, Terminator, Sequential, Escalating, Unlimited, Foggy.
The first round will be on Africa, Asia, Middle East, Hong Kong, and Madagascar. The tie breaker game will be Thailand. The second round will be on Rail Africa, Indian Empire, Japan, South Africa 1885, and Alexander's Empire. The tie breaker game will be Battle for Iraq. The final round will be Lower Egypt, Greater China, WWII Gazala, Mongol Empire, and WWI Ottoman Empire. The tie breaker game will be Egypt: Valley Of The Kings.
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.