The format will be 5 player assassin, with 25 players, divided into 5 groups. Players will be randomly placed into the first round groups.
Each group gets 5 maps to start in first round (sorry, premium players only). If one player gets 3, 4, or 5 wins, they move on. If two players are tied at 2 each, then only they play a 1v1 tie breaker to see who moves on. If all tied at 1 each, one more game in played between all, with the winner moving on.
The second (final) round will be the same format. But if there is a tie breaker for 2 players, it will be best of 3 games.
All games will be Automatic, Sequential, Escalating, Chained, No Fog.
The first round maps will be on British Isles, France, Germany, Iberia, and Balkan Peninsula. The tie breaker game will be BeNeLux. The second round will be on Berlin 1961, San Marino, Stalingrad, Malta, and Austro-Hungarian Empire. The tie breaker games will be on Europe, Europa, Europe 1914.
Once 25 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.